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If it has to do with getting started dirt biking, making it safer, and learning how to ride with confidence, I can help!

You’re here because:

  • You’re ust getting started and don’t want to choose the WRONG bike that will make learning to ride more dangerous
  • You’re a complete beginner and want to learn all of the basics to safely & confidently ride a dirt bike on the trails
  • You’re tired of stalling, falling, and crashing multiple times when you ride
  • You just want to stay safe and have fun so that I can ride with my family and friends for years to come

Good news, my friend, there’s no wrong answer! If any or all of the above apply, you’re in the right spot!

I’m Kelley Fager, and it’s my goal to give you my step-by-step system of getting started and riding with confidence without the fear of getting hurt so that you can enjoy riding and not have to worry about missing work or playing with your family.

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So thankful for a lovely wife that I can have fun with and be myself!

I do this by teaching new and beginner riders the basics techniques of riding, how to properly set up a dirt bike for safety and confidence, as well as building your mindset to I help riders discover problems they didn’t know they had.

KELLEY FAGER USMCA certified coach About

USMCA – Certified Coach!

Kelley is certified through the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association on!

I break down the techniques and concepts I use in a simple way that’s easy to understand. Then you can use my practical tips and tricks to use today to start becoming a better dirt bike rider!

To go more in-depth, my Virtual Dirt Biker School will show you how to safely and confidently ride a dirt bike. It’s a step-by-step video course that will take your riding skill 6-12 months ahead if you’re a new or struggling rider. Click here to learn more.

Fun Facts about me (Kelley):

  • I’m a follower of Christ that happens to ride dirt bikes
  • I got licensed for and raced an 8-second drag bike
  • I’m a connoisseur of: root beer, pizza, and pancakes
  • I like classical and metalcore music
  • I’m the 4th kid of 7
  • I also enjoy skiing (mostly slalom in the summer), bowling, baseball, and drag racing


Sunday 26th of May 2024

Kelly, i love that you love Christ! Where would we be without Him! May God grant us the power to shine for Him :) Now for a qurstion from this mostly ignorant new rider; I wanted to give my 2006 YZ85 just a bit more torque to climb these absolutely ridiculous missouri hills! I have seen the Athena slightly expensive rebuild kit for a 105. If I did go with that kit do you have any idea exactly what I would have to do to the carb? I understand I would have to rejet it, but don't know to what. Anyway, I hope your day is great! -karlito

Kelley Fager

Tuesday 28th of May 2024

Hey Karlito, thanks for sharing - I would most certainly be nothing without Him! As for your YZ85, unfortunately that is one of the worst bikes when it comes to low-end/midrange torque due to the nature of how the engine makes power. With that said, the easiest way to make good power would be getting the jetting dialed in first (check out this article on air screw tunung), then you could also change the gearing (1 tooth smaller on the front or 1-2 teeth bigger on the rear) for a little better acceleration. The 105 kit would help, but it's expensive and it still wouldn't have as much low-end torque as a KLX140 or TTR125 - although it kicks butt on top-end if you rev it out. Yes, you'd probably need to lean out the jetting since the bigger engine typically sucks more fuel through the carb.


Tuesday 2nd of April 2024

Hi Kelley,

I'm interested in some lessons. Former street bike rider, total beginner dirt rider focused on single trail type riding. How should I contact you to arrange lessons? Have bike, will travel (from Maple Grove). :)

Kelley Fager

Wednesday 3rd of April 2024

Hey Jim, thanks for reaching out, and welcome to trail riding - I think you'll really enjoy it! I'm still trying to work out a schedule for in-person training this season. I'd recommend getting on our email list, and then subscribing to the youtube channel here if you haven't already. I'll announce on one or both of those channels when people can start signing up.

Thanks, -Kelley

Ivan Patenaude

Sunday 25th of February 2024

Hi, just read your very comprehensive coverage of KLR650 mods and you did a great job. Had a 2010 to which I did many of the modifications you mentioned over my years of ownership. Used it mainly on the pavement, Sargent seat, 1 tooth + front sprocket, springs front & rear, fork brace also lowered the front fender as I found the stock one really caught a lot of air. In the end turned it into a great road bike. I gave it to my son and am thinking of reclaiming it this spring/summer, don't tell him. I've got the itch again.

Keep up the good work, regards, ...... Ivan.

Kelley Fager

Monday 26th of February 2024

Haha, tell him to get another bike and join you - thanks for sharing, Ivan!


Wednesday 18th of October 2023

I like your reviews. Have you done one on the KLX230R?

Kelley Fager

Monday 23rd of October 2023

Thanks Jonathan! I have a comparison of the KLX230R vs CRF250F vs KLX300R here. Will this be your first dirt bike?


Thursday 24th of August 2023

I bought the front triple fork that you recommended along with the front shocks that you recommended for the KLX 110r and the triple fork does not even come close to fitting. The shaft size and bearing size on the internal front steering compartment are totally different. Any ideas? Jody

Kelley Fager

Thursday 24th of August 2023

Hey Jody, I'm terribly sorry to hear that. I'd really like to help you get this solved. Can you tell me exactly what parts you ordered for it? Thanks