Monster Energy and Colin Edwards host a four-day military-only Texas Tornado Boot Camp to not only thanking soldiers for their service but in hopes of making them more safer and more proficient motorcyclists. Learn more in the Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp.
- During each riding session instructors share a new riding technique with students. Each lesson builds upon the last allowing riders to lap more confidently.
- Monster Energy military Texas Tornado Boot Camp class.
- Fun is the primary ingredient at Edwards’ school. Whether it’s riding bikes, shoot guns, or talking some smack at night—it’s all about smiling and having a good time.
- Although the Texas Tornado Boot Camp has relaxed atmosphere there is plenty to learn and no shortage of riding time.
- A view from underneath the main TT track.
- Students are free to take a break and shoot some pool anytime of the day.
- Colin Edwards has an extensive collection of firearms including this .50 caliber rifle.
- David Cameron from Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas gets ready to shoot at Edwards’ ranch.
- The introduction and safety meeting is kept brief to allow for more riding time.
- Even Edwards’ six-year-old son, Hayes, gets in on the riding action.
- Edwards’ 20-acre compound is extensive and features three different tracks to ride on.
- The Texas Tornado Boot Camp uses electric start-equipped Yamaha TTR-125LE motorcycles to help teach the basic fundamentals of riding.
- Riding gear dries in the fresh air at the Edwards’ riding ranch.
- Students sleep in bunks at Edward’s school which makes it feel more like a camp.
- The main TT track measures 300 by 150 feet and features overhead lighting so students can ride after dark.
- Toward the end of each day each student makes one Superpole flying lap in order to gauge their progress throughout the weekend.
- Each day three meals are served downstairs in the lounge area.
- AMA Flat Track racer and Texas Tornado Boot Camp instructor, Merle Scherb demonstrates proper riding form at the school.