3 day riding / coaching package
3 days coaching / riding with Chris - loads of time to learn, ride, and pick his brains
Late model KTM bikes, bike fuel and land access fees all included
4 nights accommodation and meals all included
Pricing: appx $2650 (based on 4 people / 3 days riding)
We are now looking at taking expressions of interest for January 2020 - February 2020 - Chris’s calendar books up really quickly!
Get in touch with us now to lock in your trip!
We have a 2 day session available on 15/16 February 2020 which currently has 1 space left so please get in touch if you would like to come along to that!
Adventure Basics One day clinic. Day runs from 9:00am - 3pm. Cost $215pp
This includes setting up your bike correctly, correct, strong and balanced riding positions, and using the clutch, throttle and brakes effectively for maximum control. Also covered are things such as packing for an adventure ride, and survival / self rescue techniques.
Friday 1 November 2019, Thames BOOK HERE
We have bookings open now for Australia clinics, in Berrima, NSW
Adventure bike clinic is Friday 13 December: currently sold out, but get in touch to get on the waitlist!
Enduro bike clinics are Saturday 14 December (Beginner / Intermediate) and Sunday 15 December (Intermediate / Advanced): book here
Chris has been teaching off road skills since 2007, initially as a way to raise funds to compete outside of New Zealand and now runs his coaching business full time. He enjoys passing on his knowledge and techniques learnt from racing around the world, but also sharing his enthusiasm and love for riding. Chris’s background as a mechanical engineer allows him to break down the physics of riding and describe the techniques in detail. Chris now runs riding clinics for all level of riders, from those who are new to the sport up to experienced racers, and has helped many students to achieve their goals. Chris Birch Off Road Coaching runs group coaching clinics year-round in New Zealand and Australia and is available to run sessions globally on request.
Chris Birch is a life-long motorcycle addict. He is the current and eight times New Zealand Enduro overall champion, three time Roof of Africa winner, he has been on the podium seven times at Red Bull Romaniacs including winning it in 2010. He has competed successfully in the world’s biggest enduro races like Erzberg, Red Bull Last Man Standing, Hells Gate, ISDE, WEC and EEC. Chris is New Zealand’s most successful Dakar Rally competitor finishing 27th and second in the rookies class in 2012. Chris has ridden and raced in over thirty countries and has a thirst for adventure. Chris has been in partnership with Red Bull and KTM since 2007.
Chris Birch Coaching clinics are aimed at improving off road riding skills. Chris focuses on helping his clients get the most out of their riding – whether this is to improve performance and placing in competition, to beat their mates, or simply to get the most enjoyment from the weekend’s riding. Chris has spent his whole life riding and racing motorbikes in many disciplines and has picked up tips, tricks, shortcuts and handy hints that you only get from experience. When you are being coached by Chris, it’s a fantastic opportunity to pick his brains about any riding or bike set up problems you have
November 2016: We have passed our annual review and continue to hold safety in high regard in our business
Chris Birch Off Road Coaching is registered on New Zealand's Adventure Activities register and has held the New Zealand Adventure Activities Certification since October 2014. We are one of only two dirt bike coaching operators who are on the register, a requirement of operating a business such as ours. The Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure and Activities) Regulations (2011) established a safety audit and registration process that is a key part of providing assurance that New Zealanders, visitors and the adventure activities sector can be assured that all operators have sound safety practices. The regulations aim to enhance professionalism and ensure consistent good practice across the sector. We are proud to hold the AdventureMark certification and are always evaluating our business to see how we can improve safety within our clinics.