How To Ride Off-Road Motorcycles Book

May 31, 2012
Courtesy of MotoVentures
The How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles Book by Gary LaPlant of MotoVentures gives advice and insight.
The How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles Book by Gary LaPlant of MotoVentures gives advice and insight.

Gary LaPlante, owner of MotoVentures Training, Tour, and Trials services, has written a new book titled: How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles, Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders. LaPlante’s new book is published by Motorbooks International, retails for $27.99, and will be available August 2012 through and all major bookstore chains.

How to Ride Off-Road is a full color, full size book (8.25″ W X 10.5″ H) that contains 178 pages, 311 photos, many of which are multi shot sequences, a Foreword by Lee Parks, and 19 often humorous “Tales from the Trail” anecdotal stories. How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles was written for all beginning motorcycle riders and for any performance-oriented motorcycle rider, especially off-road riders, who want to take their riding to the next level.

21 chapters inside include: New Rider Advice, Beginners First Steps, Foundation Building, Body Positioning, Braking, Turning, Throttle Control, Hill Climbs, Down Hills, Hillside Turns and Side Hills, Steering while Standing, Wheelies, Whoops, Jumps, Brake Slides, Power Slides, Terrain and Conditions, Off-Road Riding Etiquette, Off -road Bike Preparation, Top 10 Reasons, Motocross, Trials, and a Glossary of Terms.

“At MotoVentures we use off-road motorcycles to teach how to ride motorcycles. Don’t be misled by the title of this book, it’s not just for off-road, motocross, and trials riders, it was written for dual sport and street bike riders too. I wrote it to help my customers practice after taking one of our classes. The lessons and exercises contained in this book are what I have been teaching at MotoVentures since we started in 1999. In this book I present information in frank, laymen’s terms, with practical real-world tips and advice that will help everyone from a beginner to an expert”.
Gary LaPlante

In each chapter there is valuable advice from a wide range of motorcycle riding experts or racing professionals including: Andy Leisner (Cycle World Magazine Publisher), Johnny Merphree (AMA National #20 Flat Track Racer), Mark Cernicky (Professional Motorcycle Racer), Geoff Aaron (10-time AMA National Trials Champion), Cory Graffunder (Extreme Enduro Racer), Ron Lawson (Dirt Bike Magazine Editor), Brian Catterson (Motorcyclist Magazine Editor), Gary Jones (4-Time AMA National Motocross Champion), Kerry Peterson (5-Time World Hillclimb Champion), Keith Code (Founder California Superbike School), Ken Faught (Former Editor Dirt Rider Magazine), Cody Webb (AMA National Trials Champion), Tim Morton (Champion Baja Racer), Eric Bostrom (AMA National Roadracing Champion), Jonah Street (Champion Desert Racer), Fred Andrews (GNCC Champion), Paul Thede (Race Tech Suspension), Ty Davis (Champion Desert Racer), Lee Parks (Owner Total Control Training), Dave Pyle (Champion Race Mechanic), Andy Jefferson (AMA National Motocross Racer), Fred Hoess (16-Time ISDE Gold Medalist), and Jeff Tilton (Supercross and X-Games competitor).

MotoVentures offers three levels of off-road rider training, motocross training, and trials training almost every week throughout the year from a private 350-acre Rider Training Center in Southern California and multi-day guided dirt/dual sport tours in the Southwestern US and Baja. MotoVentures can provide everything you’ll need; an appropriate bike, a full set of riding gear, the perfect places to ride, and professional guidance/instruction.

For more information visit or call (877) 260-MOTO

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