The Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation, Inc. (WMF) invites riders to develop and hone adventure riding skills at the female-focused 2019 Dirty for Good dual-sport training camp at Rocky Gap State Park, Maryland, August 7-12, 2019. This camp is the first of the Dirty for Good series, with the next training scheduled to be in Vermont in 2020. “Dirty for Good is a user-friendly way of introducing dual-sport motorcycle riding or improving dual sport skills to the next level,” says WMF National Chair, Sue Slate.

WMF sees the need to bring its template of multi-day, off-pavement riding camps to the eastern portion of the country with the completion of the Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route (MABDR). WMF has previously hosted dual-sport rider training camps and tours in Colorado, California, Alaska and the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

The camp is designed for motorcycle licensed beginner dual-sport riders as well as a novice to intermediate dual-sport riders wanting to add to and refine their skills.

Xplor-International and SheADV are partnering with WMF to provide four days of professional dual-sport training. Riders will learn motorcycle maintenance skills, environmental stewardship practices and experience four days of safe dual-sport rider training on closed range exercises, then move out to situational training on trails.

Cindy Fata attended the WMF’s first off-road program and is attending Dirty for Good this year. “Xplor International and SheADV will no doubt help create another great adventure with the Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation while raising funds for yet another worthy cause.”

“My dirt riding skills improved substantially! I gained the confidence to maneuver all kinds of terrain,” says Robin Bova, who attended similar WMF camps in the past.

The registration cost is $800. WMF has always used the formula of providing high quality, moderately priced rider training programs that make contributions to worthy causes. The Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) foundation.

Each registrant will additionally raise a minimum of $300. One-hundred-percent of proceeds go towards three charitable initiatives including Final Salute, Inc., a non-profit organization providing homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing. Final Salute, Inc. Founder, Jas Booth says, “All monies will directly go toward housing homeless women veterans and their children and provide emergency services financial assistance to prevent homelessness.”

Funds will also go towards the Women’s Coalition of Motorcyclists, a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the number of women motorcyclists. The third charity is youth off-road rider training.

“Once people find out that you’re doing such an unusual thing to raise funds for a good cause, they are intrigued and want to help you out,” says Bova.

Camp participation requires a motorcycle endorsement, 500-miles of recent riding and good health to successfully and safely navigate dirt trails.

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