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MAX BMW Off-Road School

  • Hunter Mountain 64 Klein Avenue Hunter, NY, 12442 United States (map)

MAX BMW Motorcycles is proud to offer Off-Road Performance School at Hunter Mountain Resort. Located in the heart of the Catskills, Hunter is the perfect venue for this program. It features great terrain and riding areas created just for this school, a first-class hotel and spa and is easily accessible from everywhere in the northeast.

Riding your own dual sport BMW our two-day program is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces. Bill Conger, Max Stratton and Ben Stratton (all graduates of the BMW Motorrad Off-Road Academy in Germany) will be instructors for these schools.

Each day includes a full day of riding instruction. Riding includes drills on dirt, gravel, water and grass and excursions up and around Hunter Mountain and the surrounding area.


In this course, we will start with basic items such as proper riding position and work through a progression of skills exercises to help you become more confident on your bike on different surfaces. We will cover advanced topics such as how to climb and descend steep hills, riding over obstacles, and recovery techniques for large bikes.

Riders also will be able to put their newfound skills to use on a dual sport ride with the instructors. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles. Knobby tires are a must. This course is intended for intermediate to advanced road riders, but you do not need to have any prior dirt-riding or off-road experience.

In order to provide a personalized level of attention, class sizes are limited. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and reserve your spot early as our previous events have sold out.


What: MAX BMW Level 1 Off-Road Performance School, featuring professional instruction. Two-day program.

Where: Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter, NY

When: September 20 to 21

Cost: $595
(includes two days of instruction, lunch both days)

Accommodations: Riders are responsible for their own lodging. We recommend
the Kaatskill Mountain Club at Hunter Mountain. Check them out at

Other information: Riders must bring their own bike and full protective gear. Knobby tires required

Online Registration:

Earlier Event: September 6
MAX BMW Track Day at Lime Rock Park
Later Event: October 4
Wheels in the Field