Book review: How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles

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Whether you’re buying your first bike or making the transition from recreational riding to competition, you are sure to benefit from reading Gary LaPlante’s new book, titled How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles.

Released in August 2012, How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles follows the same step-by-step training methods LaPlante employs every week at MotoVentures Inc.—his motorcycle training school and tour company in Anza, California.

The book features 176 pages and is filled with full-colour photographs, riding tips, practice exercises and entertaining tales from the trail from motorcycle experts and racing professionals throughout North America. In 21 chapters, the book covers a wide range of topics—from the basic skills and key fundamentals for operating off-road bikes to advanced riding techniques, such as wheelies, jumping and brakeslides. There are even chapters on street bike riding, motocross and trials riding, as well as a glossary of terms at the back to help new riders gain an understanding of unique terminology used throughout the book.

How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is the embodiment of LaPlante’s 43-plus years of riding, racing, testing and working on motorcycles. In the book, he shares advice and presents information in a clear manner that is easy to understand, making How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles an enlightening read and a good riding coach. 

For information on how to purchase the book, visit the MotoVentures Dirt Rider Department Store


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