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The Off-Road Experience > Off-Road Basics

     The BFGoodrich Off-road Basics class is a one day immersive experience designed to provide drivers with basic trail driving techniques, that progress into advanced vehicle control, in diverse off-road situations. Whether you have no experience, or a mild level of experience, this class will get you ready to shift into 4WD, and know exactly what you are doing.


  • Basic principles of off-road driving techniques and safety.
  • Tire technology & choice.
  • Equipment and vehicle analysis.
  • Vehicle preservation through the use of routine maintenance and strategic driving.
  • Vehicle control and traction management.
  • Onboard electronic vehicle controls (traction control, stability control, hill descent control)
  • Drivetrain & suspension types.


  • 8:30am - Arrive, Check In, Overview of the day
  • Classroom driving techniques and safety procedures.
  • Outside vehicle walk around and familiarization, equipment introduction.
  • Driving demonstration and training in the warm up area.
  • Vehicle guiding and spotting on the rock garden.
  • Lunch (bagged lunches are provided)
  • Trail ride.
  • 4:00pm - Wrap up.