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Chris Braun

Fascinated with the Dakar Rally (like so many of us!), Chis has spent much of his time watching what little coverage was broadcast here in the States, wondering how they raced for hours on end on unmarked courses through exotic lands like Morocco and Mauritania. Keeping a pulse on the industry, the stars finally aligned and rally apps started hitting the market; letting mere mortals dabble in Cross Country Rally Navigation and getting to see behind the veil. Our favorite part is that Chris’s first roadbook holder was an impressive tupperware container with dowels and rubber bands. And it was enough to get him hooked. His path then crossed with Phil Walker when he found out about the Rally Blitz app, and realized Phil was also a local to Utah. Fast friends, Chris and Phil have since written and ridden endless roadbooks together all over the west, navigating via roadbook and Rally Blitz. 

Chris has also gone on to compete in international rallies on three continents, has fully embrace the amazing and unique Rally community, and has stories for days. Join Chris & Phil for Grit’s Roadbook Navigation course each fall! 

Training/Tour Dates Location/Trainer(s) Price
Roadbook Navigation
Level 2
Sep 23 to 24
Two Day
Park City, Utah with Phil Walker Chris Braun
$595
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Ben Dragoo has been training alongside his dad, Bill, for the past couple years at D.A.R.T (Dragoo Adventure Rider Training). There are few that could possibly know the curriculum better. He brings with him a level of knowledge, skill, and kindness that’s hard to replicate. You can catch him here at Grit, or training at one of the many expos or tours across the Nation.

Ben Dragoo

Bill Dragoo is the one who created and continues to perfect the curriculum for D.A.R.T (Dragoo Adventure Rider Training). And his son, Ben, has been training along side him for the past several years. These two have the knowledge, patience, technique, and skill to make sure each and every student leaves a better rider.

Bill Dragoo

Chris IS Grit. When curiosity of roadbook navigation hit him, he not only started experimenting with some homemade Tupperware roadbooks, but dove into competing in rallies across the globe. Between he and Phil, the Navigation course they teach is interesting, entertaining, and just a blast.

Chris Braun

Josh is one of those trainers who does it all. Teaching since 2016 for some of the most well known programs, guiding tours to places most of us dream about, and diving deep into the desert racing and rally world whenever his schedule allows. He’s an impressive rider and an even better teacher. Looking for skill, patience, and clear breakdowns of why we ride the way we do? This is your guy.

Josh Jones

Shal has been coaching full-time since 2016 and is certified for the Basic through Advanced courses in both Total Control and MSF for on-street training, and D.A.R.T training for off-road. She offers training at many events & rallies across the country, while also teaching individual and small groups.

Phil Walker

Rob Day is the founder of AdvMotoPros and has been training adventure rides well into 10 years now. He and his team travel the United States training at dealerships & events, much of which is focused around the Pan America.

Rob Day

Shal has been coaching full-time since 2016 and is certified for the Basic through Advanced courses in both Total Control and MSF for on-street training, and D.A.R.T training for off-road. She offers training at many events & rallies across the country, while also teaching individual and small groups.

Shalmarie Wilson

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