Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto) Radio

Bret Tkacs' Adventure Riding Tips for Beginners - ADVMoto Live! #12

September 02, 2020 ADVMoto Magazine Season 1 Episode 5
Adventure Motorcycle (ADVMoto) Radio
Bret Tkacs' Adventure Riding Tips for Beginners - ADVMoto Live! #12
Show Notes

Planning to finally hit the road and conquer that adventure trip you've been planning for years? Pack up and prepare for a full-throttle on as Brett Tkacs, our audacious guest for this episode talks about his adventure and offers hot tips for new ADV riders!

Bret Tkacs is an expert motorcycle rider and trainer based in Puyallup, Washington (USA). Bret’s primary focus is reducing the number of motorcycle-related deaths through many different venues. Bret has written Washington’s newest basic motorcycle licensing curriculum, becoming one of few states that offer more than one program. He provides unique online instruction through the popular YouTube channel MotoTrek, and has traveled extensively around the world, teaching classes and giving engaging lectures that go above and beyond common assumptions of how motorcycles and their riders operate. He has amassed extensive, detailed knowledge through decades of teaching on-road and off-road riders how to stay safe and successfully avoid accidents, all while avoiding the word “safety”.


  • The awesome adventures of Bret Tkacs and how he found his road to the moto track
  • The history and beginning of adventure riding
  • Preparing a rider’s skillsets for a long and perilous journey
  • Training formats, exposing riders on different situations
  • Survival Mode; handling medical considerations and difficulty in communications
  • The advantage of small bikes for beginners (even pros!)
  • Focusing more on riders needs rather than rider’s wants
  • Transmissions that are suitable for beginners and why DCT is not one of them
  • The importance of knowing and understanding your bike’s needs and capabilities before spending money on them
  • Motorcycle Gadgets; distraction or advantage?
  • Communities; a gateway for connecting with fellow riders and ride companions
  • What's waiting on the horizon for Bret

Instagram Handle: 

  • @bret.tkacs


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