The DirtWise Academy was started in June 2007 by Offroad Racing legend Shane Watts. Since then, our program has been conducted in almost all 48 of the contiguous United States, 4 different countries.
With over 4300 graduates of our programs throughout the world, we have had the fortune to work with riders of EVERY skill level, fitness level, ability, and age (our oldest attendee to date was 74!).
DirtWise Owner and creator, Shane Watts’ experience and credibility come from a long and very successful racing career all over the world. As a former 6x Australian Enduro Champ, Australian National Motocross Champion, World Enduro Champion, GNCC Champion and ISDE Overall Winner, Wattsy has the experience, knowledge and proven curriculum to provide any skill level of rider with a challenge and opportunity for improvement.
With our Instructor Certification Program, Associate DirtWise Instructors are not only selected for their past racing results, but also their proven ability to communicate with students. Before Certifying our Associate Instructors and sending them out in the field, they must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the DirtWise Curriculum and the precise attention to detail that enables them to give students productive and accurate skill feedback. Futhermore, our instructors have approximately 75-100 hours of in-depth work with Shane Watts, plus shadow work at several DirtWise Schools before completing their DirtWise Instructor Certification.