This website has been put together by RawHyde Adventures as a service to the riding community with the intention of providing an easy connection between adventure bike owners and the companies that offer
products of interest to those riders.
Here's some background: For the last 10 years RawHyde Adventures has operated a riding school that teaches the skills necessary to enjoy the type of motorcycles that have become known as "Adventure Bikes". We have the privilege of being BMW's official training center in Southern California, which makes us one of only 9 such places in the world that offers such services.
We are considered experts in the field of "Adventure Motorcycling" and our team is constantly questioned about products and that we use, or things our clients have heard of or services that they are looking for.
In our decade of providing training programs we have found that almost all owners of adventure bikes are interested in accessorizing their bikes. We have come to know most if not all of the companies that provide goods and services. But many of the smaller companies that make truly excellent components, or provide unique services are hard to find. Many of these small companies do not or cannot advertise effectively in magazines, and thus it's increasingly tough for them to be "found". We hope this site provides a solution for both you and these small companies.
I'd like to make it clear that we use some of the products shown here at our training school. In those instances we'll make it known that we have experience with the company and their product.
There are other instances where we don't know the company, but we think there products are cool and we'll let you know that too. Ultimately you must decide what's right for you and the type of riding you plan to do.
Another frequent comment we hear at our school is that our clients; "don't have anyone to ride with". Adventure bikes are special as are their riders; the herd mentality doesn't fit… and most folks don't have a friend that owns an adventure bike… so we are trying to help there too. In a joint project with BMW we have begun building communities of Adventure Riders around the country. You can use this site to connect with over 50 "communities" and thousands of riders around the country. We are building more of these communities each month and our goal is to have 80 communities by the end of 2012.
Hopefully you can see that we are trying to help you make connections within the Adventure Riding world. Whether you are looking for parts for your bike, riding gear… or riding buddies you can find it here.
Over the coming months this site will improve dramatically, with product reviews, blogs and increased "community" we hope that you'll view this as a valuable resource to make your riding life more rewarding. This site is not nor will it ever be a retail site. We are not trying to sell anything; rather we are trying to make you aware of what's out there to make your adventure experience more fulfilling.
Thanks for checking out ADV life.
Founder – RawHyde Adventures