Riding dirt bikes makes you cool
(But see below for frequently asked questions)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is a dirt bike class?
Our dirt bike (little bike) classes are $250 per person. That includes the use of helmet, goggles, gloves, elbow/shin/knee pads, a full day of instruction AND the bike (fuel too).
How much does the Intro to ADVenture cost?
$275 and you must be an AMA member (American Motorcyclist Association). We can sign you up onsite for a $20 single-day membership or a $49 year long membership. You can also become a member or renew online prior to class and bring your new number.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes! We give ACTIVE DUTY members 10% off throughout the year. Just email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the code and be sure to bring your ID to class with you as we will verify on site.
Do you offer group or family discounts?
We don't have a specific discount for our regularly scheduled classes, however we would be happy to add a date that works for your group. Dirt Camp has the most flexibility/availability on weekdays therefore we can offer classes at a deeper discount Mon-Fri (excludes holidays).
Where are you located?
Our mailing and business office is in Fairfax, VA. However we run our classes in King George, VA between Fredericksburg and Dahlgren.
Where is your advance Adv training held?
Our special event Oct. 23-25, 2020 will be held on private land in the Shenandoah Valley, near the town of Mount Jackson, VA.
We live far from Dirt Camp, where can we stay?
Airbnb is always a good option. Check in the Virginia towns of Fredericksburg, Dalgren, or King George.
Bike Rental Questions
Can I just rent a bike and ride without taking a class?
In short, no. Our insurance is tied to training. Also the bikes don't leave the riding area without us, so you would have to be a member of the Washington Area Trail Riders to use the trails closest to where we run our classes. For ladies, there is a great opportunity to rent and ride in Tamaqua, PA where we will be providing rentals at Over-and-Out, an all women off-road event June 26-28, 2020.
I'm hosting a camping/Adventure bike/Jeep/scouting event, can you bring motorcycles my guests can rent?
Most likely yes. We have capacity to carry about 8 dirt bikes at once and flexibilty to go just about anywhere in the continental US. a couple caveats: it would have to be when we do not already have classes scheduled, and we would have to either give some basic instruction with the rental or have participants prove proficiency with a manual motorcycle clutch.
I want to do a corporate off-site learning event, can you bring bikes to that?
Yes! We would love to come to you and engage a small group in a new activity. Dirt biking only seems like a solo sport. We emphasize the value of teamwork when riding off-road. We can accommodate up to 16 people in a class. Please email us to set something up. email@example.com
Are you open during "Shelter in Place" orders?
Even though riding dirt bikes is inherently more than 6 feet apart and we disinfect equipment, have small class sizes etc. we are not currently operating. We cancelled our March and April 2020 classes to comply with the spirit of the Shelter-in-place orders of Governor Northam. The details of his edict would suggest that we were technically allowed to operate, but really, we are not an essential service and we want to do our part to help encourage people to stay home and stop this pandemic as best we can. Fingers crossed we will re-open at the end of May 2020.
When will classes resume post-pandemic?
As of now (early April) we are holding out hope of being open for business again by May 21st, in time for a big Memorial Day weekend full of classes.
My class was cancelled due to COVID19. What should I do?
You should have already received an email from us offering a refund or store credit. Search your spam folder etc if you didn't see it. Or email us directly firstname.lastname@example.org
In May, my kids will still be online learning from home. Can we get them out of the house and come to class?
YES! We plan to re-open by May 20th and offer some late-afternoon classes specifically for kids and teens that will hopefully not interfere with academics but will help with the cabin fever
Can I drop my kid off or should I plan to stay all day with her/him?
Depends on the age of your child. For classes ages 12+ you are not required to stay but we leave it to your discretion and understanding of your own child's needs. Our experience is anyone under ~14 could use a parent to help out with gear and lunches etc.
I want to take class at the same time as my child. Can we do that?
It depends on the age of the child and the date of the class. We do have some kids classes running simultaniously with the 12+ classes (where adults are also mixed in). However, if your child is age 6-11 then at least one parent or guardian must be available to the kid the whole class.
I have a 10 year old and 12 year old, can they take class together?
It depends. If your older child is not super tall, then yes, probably. We have 50cc and 110 cc dirt bikes with just a foot shifter for the little little kids. So if the 12 year old is taller than about 5'0", he/she should really be on a bigger bike than our 110. We suggest our classes for ages 12+ where he/she would be on a 125cc or bigger bike, and would also be learning a manual clutch. Look on the schedule for a date where we are offering a New Rider Class and a Kids class on the same date. They wouldn't be in the same class, but would be at Dirt Camp at the same time.
Can all of my kids and I ride together, family class? Private class?
Yes, we can probably accommodate that. Especially if you are looking for a weekday. Our weekends are pretty booked- but please email us and we'll see what we can arrange.