RawHyde has been providing training at our California location for more than 15 years. Our beautiful location in the coastal mountains north of Los Angeles has every type of terrain that’s necessary to teach the skills our students need to increase both their abilities and confidence. We have a full service facility, providing meals, lodging, motorcycle rental, mechanical and tire changing services plus we have miles of trails that offer nearly every type of “situation” that you’ll ever encounter in the back country.
California’s legendary weather makes our place a wonderful get away for folks who live in cold climates, and the world famous Mojave Desert is literally our back yard and those of you who choose to join our Base Camp Alpha trip (post training) will have a chance to experience the Mojave up close. Come join us in Sunny California!
RawHyde's Training Programs in California:
Intro to Adventure Level 1
As the name indicates this program is geared toward riders that are new to the world of dirt roads. This class will introduce you to the basic principles of off road riding and will help you understand much more about the capabilities of your Adventure Bike. When you’re done you’ll have the confidence to explore well beyond the point where the pavement ends.
Intro Plus Level 2
We've all heard the phrase "use it or lose it" and that's certainly true when it comes to "off road skills" on big heavy Adventure Bikes! It's a fact that newly learned skills are "perishable" and we know from experience that a lot of riders come to RawHyde and take a class with the best intentions of putting their new skills to use immediately. The idea of this new program is to provide a chance to refresh some basics and add a few new tools to the skills box!
The Next Step Level 3
This program is aimed at riders who have either taken our introductory class or have solid fundamental off road skills and are looking to “take it to the next level”. This class will focus on advanced skills and technical terrain management! Successful completion of this class will give the rider a massive boost in confidence as well as the skills to travel anywhere in the world, from the Sahara Desert to the jungles of Brazil.
The final class in our trilogy is geared toward riders who want to travel the world. The program “fills the gap” between training and all the other things that a rider needs to know about if they are going to travel the world. From Navigation to First Aid this class gives the student a chance to put all their skills to the test in a real world setting and learn all the rest of what they need to know about before setting off on a big trip.
Early arrival and extra services
We’ve often heard from our clients that they wished we offered mechanical services or more opportunities to learn about other aspects of adventure riding. We listened, and we’re pleased to announce that in 2018 we created a series of extra “opportunities” for you to become more familiar with some of the other important aspects of our sport or have a tire changed, bar risers or a skid plate installed or perhaps a minor repair of some sort.
Learn more about our early arrival and extra services and extra learning opportunities.Read more
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons. Read more.
RawHyde Off Road... Simply the best experience thus far on my bike. Why? Here are a few reasons.
- You can use your own bike EVEN if it’s not a BMW. This was huge for me since I ride a Triumph Explorer XC and wanted to use it for training.
- All inclusive. Once there my lodging and food (I’ll talk about the food later) were included in the price.
- Customer Service. From the start they make you feel welcome. Once there the level of service is legendary.
- Training. They really shine here. The approach taken is to tell you to do “this” or “that” with your bike. This keeps you focused on the task and not thinking about doing it wrong.
- Food. No trip to RawHyde would be complete without commenting on the food. This is not your typical “The was hot and there was plenty of it” kind of place. While this statement is true, one word description is “awesome”. Breakfast was a buffet style affair. Lunch was a box lunch that would put most dinners to shame. Dinner was a 3 course meal complete with wine served to us by the RawHyde staff.
These are a few of the reasons I recommend RawHyde. I would also recommend a trip like the High Rockies Adventure after training to practice your new skills.
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I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you... Read more.
I have attended several training classes and events at RawHyde. It reminds me of camp when I was younger. Show up Friday, put away my car keys and my wallet, and enjoy the weekend. Everything is there already arranged for you including bike, food, lodging and the great Dakar Bar! The opportunity to hang out with a bunch of riders around the campfire in the evening, discussing the ride experience from the day, is a great ending before heading to bed.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Read more.
I just wanted to take a minute to let you know last weeks Base Camp Alpha experience was just incredible. First of all the modification due to weather was brilliant, the ground we covered was beautiful and challenging but not overly intimidating. Arrival Sunday night I felt like I was being greeted by old friends or like I was coming home. Thats the overview, totally satisfied.
Now a couple details, your staff, all of them so far are nothing short of amazing, they really don’t make me feel like some client with a bunch of money there to pay to have a good time. Your staff makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger and I really enjoy the whole experience. I have now had the opportunity to work with six of your coaches, they are all a little different as they are all individuals but they are also 100% first class highly capable instructors, being a good rider is difficult but teaching it is a whole other level of difficulty. I’m very impressed.
I had the the opportunity to ride Tuesday with Jeff And Barty, it had to be one of the greatest rides of my life. I felt really challenged but I never felt intimidated or in any serious danger, just right at my limit but not to the point I felt I was going to get in trouble. I really like those guys and we became friends which is special to me because I’m sort of a lone wolf and making friends doesn’t come easily to me. I also made a couple new friends with other clients and I am probably going to ride to the Grand Canyon in September with one of them who will be picking up a bike from you, (Rob).
Thanks for all you do !!
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family... Read more.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
I just want you to know the incredible positive impact that you, your company, and your team has had on my life, Maya's life, and potentially our family as I've now encouraged our son to start riding. We intend to come back as soon as possible as a family to attend training together. You have an outstanding organization. Your leadership, ability to assemble an outstanding team, create a fun, challenging, positive, and rewarding environment, and offer an exceptional customer experience is incredible. You inspire people to live life to its fullest.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. Read more.
Anyone that asks about my bike or talks about getting an adventure bike, I say two things... Get a BMW and go to Rawhyde, both of which are worth every penny! I then go on and on about the feeling of satisfaction being able to ride obstacles I would have never thought possible. And I have to rave about the fantastic food, fun atmosphere as someone who lives on the Central Coast of California, I have to let them know that Rawhyde even has an appreciation for good wine! Who could ask for more? BMW motorcycles and Rawhyde go hand in hand! They have both enriched my life immensely.
It was a great event. So many talented riders from all over the US came to RawHyde Adventures for the 2015 GS Trophy Challenge West Coast Qualifiers. I was lucky enough to work with this amazing team.
Thank you all for the awesome Intro Course last weekend. Great bunch of instructors and staff. I'll be back! I also want to thank you for making me think hard about upgrading to a 1200!
Talk to our Rider Advocate
Here at RawHyde Adventures we believe in actually having a conversation with people that are interested in our programs so please call us if you have the time. If you reach our voicemail; please leave a message and we WILL return your call promptly. Please Note: Occasionally we have programs that require the service of our entire staff and take us far beyond cell range, and thus it may be a day or two before we can return your call, but rest assured we will do so as soon as possible.
Even though we'd really rather talk to you in person.. email is sometimes necessary so - email if you must but call us if you can, we'll be delighted to answer your questions. If you do not receive a response to your email within 2 business days; please call. If we are out of the office (as stated above) we will contact you as soon as possible.