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Bill Dragoo

We were fortunate to meet Bill Dragoo early on in the process of building Grit, and couldn’t be more grateful for his industry knowledge, kind, welcoming nature, and endless connections. He’s the mastermind behind the D.A.R.T. (Dragoo Adventure Rider Training) curriculum; a respected level of training throughout the industry. Many top trainers have trained with him, ridden alongside him, or have gone through his intensive trainer focused program.

Often training along with his son, Ben, the DART program is equal parts fun, challenging, educational, and safe. Bill gradually pushes his students through building confidence and skills—helping each one tackle things they didn’t think possible in a way that almost feels easy. With Bill and Ben as your trainers, you’re definitely in for 2 days of challenges, laughs, stories, and skill progression.

For their classes held here at Grit, check out the dates below, or email with any questions.

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Bill Dragoo At Grit

July 18 - 19
Level 1 + 2
July 20 - 21
Level 3

The D.A.R.T. standard two-day class covers beginner to intermediate, and is appropriate for those beginning off-road riders as well as experienced street riders new to dirt. Even those who’ve ridden dirt bikes for years will benefit from the skills they’ll learn for handling heavy adventure motorcycles in difficult off-road terrain. Riders will start with the basics of balance, body position, peg weighting, clutch usage, enduro steering, and braking, and advance to hills, off-camber terrain, hill fail recovery, obstacles and towing.


“Rocks and Sand” level 3 course covers exactly what the name suggests and gives the rider the skills and experience to ride (and get unstuck) in deep sand and negotiate rocky, steep terrain successfully.


The agenda for a two-day class typically includes an 8 a.m. start on the first day of class, ending around 4; and an 8 a.m. start on the second day, ending with graduation around 3. Start and end times may vary according to time of year, daytime temperatures, etc.

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