Steve Anderson 
Morton's BMW Motorcycles 


Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Morton's BMW Motorcycles 
5099A Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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Morton's BMW Off-Road Training 

For the seventh year in a row, we're happy to offer you our Morton's BMW Off-Road Training Day!

On Saturday, September 16, we'll head out again to get some off-road training under our belts -- and some dirt under our fenders!

For years, Morton's BMW has been your mid-Atlantic GS store, offering motorcycles, products, and events to foster your enthusiasm for BMW's most popular series of bikes. That work has included hosting a day of off-road training for GS (and other dual-sport) riders at the Massey family farm in Spotsylvania. About 50 eager riders join us each time and we're ready to go again!

Join us on Saturday, September 16, for our seventh annual off-road training day. We'll meet at Morton's BMW at 8:30 am, hold a brief riders' meeting, complete the ritual signing of waiver forms, and then head for the farm. We'll have a couple hours of training in the morning, take a break for lunch -- included in your registration fee -- and continue training in the afternoon. In the past, this has meant a variety of exercises in the morning session -- e.g., maneuvering on grass and dirt, riding over obstacles, etc. -- and then riding the trails through the woods in the afternoon.

gs_training_1_400Riders in a previous class negotiate a trail through the woods.

We divide the participants into groups based on experience and skill, and tailor the training content to each level of expertise. The goal is to improve the skills you already have and make off-pavement riding more fun and less intimidating.

We provide the location, the instructors, the box lunch, snacks, and all the water and fluids you'll need. You provide your GS-style bike (other brands are acceptable, too, but they need to be street-legal dual sports), full riding gear (helmet, jacket, pants, boots, and gloves), and a good attitude. Chances are you'll get dirty, you may get wet (this is a rain or shine event), and we can't promise you won't fall down.

Consider adding some crash protection to your bike if it doesn't already have it. DOT-legal knobby tires are highly recommended; 50-50 tires like the Heidenau Scout K60 or Continental TKC70 are good, but knobbies are best. The parts and apparel pros at Morton's BMW can help you select what you'll need, and we're even offering special deals for participants!

Discounts include:

  • 10% off bike protection (engine guards, etc.) from BMW and Wunderlich;
  • 15% off protective apparel, gear, gloves, and boots (BMW, Klim, Olympia, TCX, and Sidi);
  • 10% off PLUS a free extra cartridge with the purchase of a Helite airbag vest or jacket;
  • And our always-discounted pricing on in-stock knobby tires such as the Metzeler Karoo 3, Continental TKC80, and the Michelin Anakee Wild.


Your trainers are all experienced at riding off-pavement, and most are certified MSF instructors, as well. They'll take good care of you, no matter what your skill level, and will even help you pick up your bike if necessary. Morton's BMW staff will be on hand to assist and provide you with food and drink as needed. We'll also have a compressor at the farm to pump up your tires, should you want to run lower psi for the course.

So, all that's left is for you to register online and start preparing for some good dirty fun!

NOTE: If you try to register and find the event is full, drop a note to Steve Anderson and he'll put you on the waiting list. If there are cancellations, riders will be added in the order in which their e-mail was received.