André LaPlante | Ep. 42 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast





André LaPlante of MotoVentures

Our guest on Episode 42 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Andre LaPlante, who runs MotoVentures, an off-road training school founded in 1998 by his father, Gary LaPlante. Andre has worked in the motorcycle industry for 20 years in various sales, marketing and advertising roles, including 16 years with Cobra Engineering. He raced motocross and competed in trials for 30 years, and he took 3rd place in the 2022 BMW GS Trophy Qualifier West. Andre is also a US Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA) Certified Instructor. In this episode, we talk about MotoVenture’s “dirt first” philosophy and the value of off-road training for riders of all ages. Even if you’re a street cyclist, you can learn valuable skills that will help you ride with more confidence.

We also talk about Andre’s father, Gary LaPlante, a longtime motorcycle industry veteran who started and ran MotoVentures for many years and wrote the book How to ride dirt bikes. Gary is battling brain cancer, and we encourage listeners to show their support by signing up for training with MotoVentures, purchasing Gary’s book, or visiting his GoFundMe page and make a donation to help cover his significant medical expenses. Andre is a down-to-earth motorcycle enthusiast carrying on his father’s legacy of training people to be better riders. It is an effort that we applaud and fully support.

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