Adventure Family Motorsports

Adventure Family Motorsports

Adventure Family Motorsports
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We offer a very unique and personalized experience renting Dirtbikes "for famlies" and provide free training on how to ride a Dirtbike safely on our "Private" 24 acre Ranch in Florida (we only host 1 family at a time to improve the safety factor & increase the training speed). No extra charge for training. All Safety Equipment is included as well as high top boots. All you need is long pants and tall socks. We have packages setup on our website and provide snacks, gatorade and water free. Since we are a "by-appointment-only business" and only host 1 family at a time Please try and book your session at least 4 days in advance to make sure your date and time is available. We use a follow the leader tour guide format for riding through our trails to increase the safety factor. NOTE: The first person to book the date on our website gets that date. Call Doug to confirm your date and time before you book it.
Tampa, Florida

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2023

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MarkRoundtown
Circleville, Ohio3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our group was Grandpa (60), Dad (39), son (15) and son (13). Doug and team started out by telling us what to expect out of the day, then we were all fitted with the proper safety equipment, boots, helmet, gloves and chest protector. Doug then sized each of us for the correct size motor cycle, we then went over operation and safety items for riding. Doug then had us do some basic riding in an open field to get the feel of the bikes (this was quite easy with his teams direction). After that we learned some special items for riding different terrains, we practiced through the woods, around corners, in open fields, in sand and through water. I really liked how this was all done at the individuals own pace. After working on the skills in each different area, Doug tied it all together with one large circuit that was quite fun to ride. We never felt rushed or felt like we did not understand how to use everything. This was our best days off the beach. I would rate higher than 5 stars if I could. Mark, Columbus Ohio.
Written February 24, 2020
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We are very grateful to have such nice customers like your family! It was really great to see you again Mark and was even more awesome to meet, train and ride dirtbikes with 3 generations of your family. Our dirtbike ranch is what has brought our family together and is why we enjoy sharing the experience with other families from all over the USA and many other countries. All the best and we hope to see you guys again next year! Douglas Tilghman Owner Adventure Family Motorsports II LLc
Written February 28, 2020
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napezzente
Davenport, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
My wife and I had been looking for an opportunity to bring together our three adult sons for a day of riding dirtbikes. Our sons had never ridden a motorcycle before. Our AFM experience exceeded our expectations! We had owned bikes in the past and could have rented bikes to teach our sons ourselves. However, we wanted someone with professional experience to teach them the proper fundamentals in a setting to promote quick learning and confidence. Doug and his wife are truly wonderful people who really enjoy sharing their passion with others. The private 24 acre property is well layed out for diverse riding conditions. There is a good selection of well maintained dirtbikes for every ability. AFM also provides the additional equipment for your riding safety. We thoroughly enjoyed our family time together. if you are looking for a unique and exciting family experience we highly recommend AFM!
Written January 13, 2021
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Thank you Nick for the great review and know that we are very grateful for your time to do this review and for your business. I am working to set up your next appointment and look forward to having your family back to our dirtbike ranch soon. Best Regards Doug Tilghman Owner
Written January 15, 2021
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JohnDoe727
Sarasota, FL80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A great activity for the whole family. Doug is a fantastic teacher, tailors the day to the groups and really knows what he is doing. Every aspect-initial communication, communication during arrival on the morning of the experience, safety, equipment, organization of information and breaks, was perfectly planned. He makes everyone feel confident- even those who are hesitant or consider themselves uncoordinated!. We plan to return.
Written March 14, 2020
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John I am very grateful for your kind words and for your business! We enjoyed having your family at the dirtbike ranch and will be here ready to teach you guys more when you come back as well as show you our new riding areas. All the best! Doug Tilghman Founder
Written May 10, 2020
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Travel27888031603
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
My son has the time of his life! I recently made the 3 hour trip to being my son to learn how to ride with Doug. Of course all that could go wrong did, accident on 75 out is behind an hour and then 20 min into the lesson, we get a horrible rain storm. I immediately thought that we would have to cancel despite the combo ya wanting to continue. Doug was a real trouper, he took those boys through the lesson in the rain and they road to their hearts content. Not one time did my son want to get off the bike due to the rain. My son can be very hyper and non attentive. I love how well he bonded with Doug and rode side by side with him for 3hrs!
The experience was amazing and my son developed proper technique that will serve him well in the future. We are planning to rebook soon so he can learn how to ride using the clutch next. My son can’t wait!
Written April 19, 2021
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We have many customers who drive several hours to come to our private dirtbike riding facility and greatly appreciate your confidence in us to make that drive. Kudos to those boys who were so excited that they did not want to stop when it started pouring rain. Since there was no lightening my decision to keep going was the right thing to do, as I could not stand their disappointment if we had to stop. I look forward to teaching your son more good riding skills to keep him safe as he progresses in his motorcycle career. All the best, Douglas Tilghman Owner
Written May 17, 2021
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Scott W
Palm Harbor, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
I was very impressed with Adventure Family Motorsports! Doug and his family are very nice people and made every aspect of our dirt bike riding experience great! The safety gear was clean and in good shape, the dirt bikes were obviously well maintained, and the facility was large with trails of varying degrees of difficulty. Ideal for riders of all skill levels. If you've never ridden a dirt bike before, this is the place to learn how. Doug and his family are great instructors and put safety first. They made sure my family knew how to operate and handle the bikes before heading to the trails. Bring a change of clothes and a towel...your're gonna get muddy!
Written September 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to write these kind words about my dirtbike ranch. Myself and my family work very hard to adapt our facility to each families needs. No crowds here......only one family at a time is how we have been doing it for 10 years as of October 2020. So we really don't understand why people would go to those big amusement parks at this point. We look forward to having you come back to continue working on improving your dirtbike riding skills. Sincerely, Douglas Tilghman Founder & Owner
Written October 1, 2020
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Torben R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Doug and Colton was very professional in the way they were teaching our 2 sons, age 18 and 22 to ride a dirt bike, they have never driven one before, and they absolutely loved it, and the main reason is because of Doug and Colton. The bikes and the safety equipment are very nice. Definitely a fun family outing.
Written August 15, 2020
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Thank you very much for your business and for taking the time to write this review. We enjoyed your boys as well and look forward to teaching them more during your next appointment! Best Regards Doug Tilghman Founder & Owner
Written August 23, 2020
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Eileen
Concord, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
AFM is undeniably the best experience our family has enjoyed from youngsters to Grammies. Doug’s outfit surpasses group instruction as he only offers private instruction one family at a time on the ranch.
Safety is key- he never minimizes. He instills confidence and helps each of us attain a level of expertise all the while adding humor and downright fun.
The boys look up to Doug and have once again asked to go dirt biking before Christmas. I’ll see what Santa says about that!
Top Notch
Written December 6, 2021
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Thank you so much for this fabulous review! As a family owned small business we appreciate every customer and over the past 10 years have made a lot of good friends through this business. We are booked solid now till January but give me a call and we will see if there is an open appointment we can find. Have a blessed Christmas and see you soon! Doug Tilghman Owner & Founder
Written December 13, 2021
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Sharon R
Jacksonville, FL118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Amazing experience for the whole family! My husband, a former moto-cross competitor wanted to introduce our boys (21 and 18) to the joys of dirt bike riding. After some extensive research, we felt Adventure Family Motorsports would be the perfect place to start out.

As an overprotective mom, I was thrilled to see safety, proper training and repetition is high on their list of priorities. Well maintained dirt bikes, course, facility and super friendly and helpful staff.

I can't say enough good things about this father-son team. We will be back!
Written August 22, 2020
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We are so grateful for your business and time to write such a nice review. Since I am an Engineer who has spent 30 years in many manufacturing facilities I am very focused on keeping people safe and making sure they have one of the best experiences of their life. My son and I look forward to hanging out with your family on your next appointment! All the best Doug Tilghman Founder & Owner
Written August 23, 2020
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Chris M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We absolutely loved our time at Adventure Family Motorsports! Doug and Sherry took their time to carefully provide safe instructions to the family throughout the day. Their progressive system ensures that riders can quickly learn and adapt to a number of conditions and terrain. Motorcycles are in great condition, as well as all provided safety equipment. We will be back for sure!!
Written July 1, 2021
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We enjoyed spending time with your family Chris! it is still so awesome to have beginners visit AFM and leave with so much confidence after 3 or 4 hours, have a lot of fun and leave without incident. Bringing families together through the unique sport of dirtbike riding is a dream come true for me. We have your next appointment waiting already. Best Regards Doug Tilghman Founder & Owner
Written September 27, 2021
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Shawn K
Palm Harbor, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I took my 2 older sons out who had never road dirt bikes before. AFM was set up with the perfect instruction and bikes to get them riding confidently in less than an hour! Then we had a blast putting those new skills to the trails around the property where I could see their confidence grow. Doug and his wife were remarkably well equipped to get a complete novice up and riding safely. This is a great experience for the whole family! Highly recommended!
Written December 2, 2020
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Thanks Shawn for the kind words and we will see you next month! Have a happy and safe Holiday! Doug Tilghman Owner
Written December 17, 2020
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