Always wanted to try the high-speed, long-distance, off-road riding of The Dakar rally, but can’t handle the years of training and huge expense it requires? ALTRider, maker of ADV hop-up parts, now puts on the annual Taste of Dakar event in Nevada outside Death Valley. Running Feb 22-24 this year, entry starts at just $269 and includes catered meals, professional tuition and all the logistics that make doing something like this easy for you. Dakar podium finisher Jimmy Lewis plans the routes and leads the training, so this is really as close as you’ll get without chartering a flight to Argentina. I’ll be there too, so your riding will definitely look good in comparison.