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Old 02-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a farm or track around SF

Last week I signed an offer for a job in South SF.
So if/when the work visa comes through I'll move back to California
I'm looking for a farm/track to give an off-road course.

Since I left Orange County in 2006 I have ridden around Latin America, Across Africa, around Europe and couple countries in Asia for a total of 40 countries.

In South Africa I did a off-road training with Country Trax. It was the first time riding off-road two up and I felt it would be good for my girl friend to learn how to move the body around when riding off-road.

Before the Country Trax course I had done the Rawhyde course. I liked the Country Trax course much better. They were very similar but country trax techniques varied a bit and made more sense.

After crossing Africa I spoke with the head instructor Jan de Toit who helped develop the GS trophy and hosted the first GS Trophy in South Africa. He invited me to go back to South Africa and do the instructor course.

So last year I got certified as Country Trax Instructor and now I would like to share those training with you FFs if I can find a suitable location.

Your help finding a place is highly appreciated!
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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Carnegie SVRA is probably your best option, but I have no idea if they allow private instructors.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:01 AM   #3
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Carnegie SVRA is probably your best option, but I have no idea if they allow private instructors.
Thank you for the lead. I will contact them and see if they allow private instructors!
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:51 AM   #5
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Or Hollister
what's that?
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:06 AM   #6
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what's that?
Hollister Hills SVRA

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1179
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If those state parks don't allow private use, I have a long shot for you:

In Hollister, there is a company that makes long distance motorcycle seats called Corbin. There is an empty field south of their facility, but I don't know who owns it. If it is their's, it would seem like a win-win for them to let you use it. Some of your students might buy a seat, and they also have a small cafe where customers wait for their products.
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I ahve helped Doc Wong instruct big bike off road classes at Hollistor, so yeah, private instructors are allowed there.
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I ahve helped Doc Wong instruct big bike off road classes at Hollistor, so yeah, private instructors are allowed there.


can you share details on how to go about it!

thank you!!!
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If those state parks don't allow private use, I have a long shot for you:

In Hollister, there is a company that makes long distance motorcycle seats called Corbin. There is an empty field south of their facility, but I don't know who owns it. If it is their's, it would seem like a win-win for them to let you use it. Some of your students might buy a seat, and they also have a small cafe where customers wait for their products.
I know the brand Corbin!

It's a great idea and I'll follow-up with them.

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Well since they're private lessons, just keep them private. Or you could call Hollistor Hills OHV park, do a google search for the number and talk to a ranger. The Rangers out there all ride and are very cool peeps. They are pro moto and not on any power trips that I have seen.

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can you share details on how to go about it!

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Just looked into CountryTrax, looks cool. I have access to a 2,000 acre ranch just south of the Hollister hills SVRA on the same range of hills. The owner (and his kid) is a rider and lets me ride there all the time. All kinds of terrain, lots of hills and also big flat open areas. I would be willing to try to get permission for this, but not for too large a group. Maybe 4-6 riders?

It also has bathrooms, a lunch area and a great/HUGE BBQ.

Let me know if I can help out.

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Just looked into CountryTrax, looks cool. I have access to a 2,000 acre ranch just south of the Hollister hills SVRA on the same range of hills. The owner (and his kid) is a rider and lets me ride there all the time. All kinds of terrain, lots of hills and also big flat open areas. I would be willing to try to get permission for this, but not for too large a group. Maybe 4-6 riders?

It also has bathrooms, a lunch area and a great/HUGE BBQ.

Let me know if I can help out.

Brent
Hi Brent,

That would be great if you could check with them.
We could keep the group small to 6 riders.
For the introductory course we would just need some easy trails and a flat surface to the figure 8, cones slaloms etc.
For the intermediate course we would need more variety of terrain.
Let me know if you need any information from my end!

thank you very much!
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