Wanted: Riders Willing To Get Dirty!

Dirty For Good—Female Focused, Situational Trail Training/Fundraising Tour inHaverhill, New Hampshire, August22-27, 2021

Hosted by SheADV and Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation, the Dirty For Good Situational Trail Training/Fundraising venue is aimed to attract female dual-sport riders at the intermediate level. Dirty For Good provides real-life training experience on Vermont Sections 5 and then 4 of the North East Backcountry Discovery Route, all while doing some good, too. Each participant will raise $250 on behalf of Homeless Female Veterans with Kids through Final Salute, Inc.

Here’s a sample of what you’re in for.


As the Dirty for Good (DFG) website states, “Riders will get DIRTY and do some GOOD.” Most days are under 100 miles, and the tour will favor mastery over speed.

Shal Wilson, a DART Certified Instructor, says riders should come to Dirty for Good 2021 with recent, formal dual-sport experience and be proficient in Level 2 riding, with some skills in Level 3, as defined by this guide. Riders can expect to advance in levels by the end of the tour. It is strongly encouraged that registrants also participate in Touratech Dirt Daze training sessions, August 18-22, 2021, to fine-tune and add to their skills just prior to Dirty For Good’s Situational Trail Training.

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Registration in DFG includes six nights’ accommodation, situational training, a luggage-toting chase vehicle, GPS routes, healthy meals and snacks, and, of course, bragging-rights T-shirts and stickers.

Registration is $1,200, and a $400 deposit holds your spot. Only eight spots are available.

DFG is female-focused, however, guys can join in support of a female registrant.

The DFG goal: Grow the ranks of off-road riding women and women off-road riding instructors, provide opportunities for fun life-long learning, use our passion towards the greater good!

For more information and registration see Dirty for Good.


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Heather Lea has traveled to over 60 countries, 40 of which were on a BMW F 800 GS during a 708-day round-the-world motorcycle adventure with now-husband, Dave Sears (Trip Blog: Riding Full Circle). Heather has been a freelance writer for over twenty-five years and a book and magazine editor for more than fifteen. Aside from Expedition Portal, her stories can be found in Overland Journal, Canadian Geographic, Kootenay Mountain Culture, and Canadian Alpine Journal. She loves doing anything in the backcountry, including backpacking, four-wheel-driving, ski touring, and climbing. Heather is a Canadian now living in Bellingham, WA. Find her on Instagram @writer_heather_lea or on Facebook @heatherleawriter.