Frequently Asked Questions
I have been riding for many years and feel that I am a good rider already. Will this course benefit me?
Absolutely. No one has trouble riding at 55 mph+ down the road. If you can't lock your handlebars while in
a low speed turn and scrape your pegs/floorboards without putting your foot down, then you need this
course. Learning to ride in full control of your motorcycle at low speeds makes you an overall safer and
more confident rider, and it also makes riding much more enjoyable.
How much riding experience should I have prior to registering for a class?
There is no minimum mileage requirement. Riders should be comfortable with the operation of their
motorcycle and the motorcycle's controls. In general, a rider with 3,000 miles riding experience should
have this comfort level.
I have linked brakes on my bike. Will that be a problem for taking this course?
Not at all. Linked brakes have little to no effect on applying the techniques taught in this course.
Will I drop my bike?
It’s possible. We recommend that crash bars be installed on the motorcycle to protect the engine and
saddlebags. If crash bars are installed, you can cover the spots on the bars that would likely be scratched in
the event of a fall with sections of heavy-duty hose, such as heater hose, cut lengthwise and secured to the
bars with duct tape or plastic ties. You can also remove your saddlebags for the class.
If I have 3,000 miles of riding experience am I guaranteed to make it through all the exercises?
No. Occasionally, we get riders whose basic rider skills are so poor that we have to stop them from
finishing the exercises because they may hurt themselves or other riders. For these riders, we advise them
to go back and take the beginner rider course. Their money is refunded. We usually know that they are a
danger to themselves and other riders by the second exercise.
How does this class compare to the MSF Advanced or Riders Edge class?
This course teaches the experienced rider the same techniques used by Police Motor Officers to ride in
complete control of the motorcycle while at low speeds and in tight confined areas such as parking lots and
side roads. The Motor Officer exercises are modified for the average civilian rider and are taught in an
easy-to-learn skills progression format.
Will I receive a certificate upon completing the course?
Yes, each student will receive a “Certificate Of Completion” upon completing this course. Check with your
insurance company to see if they offer a reduced premium rate for continuing rider education.
Do you offer private lessons or instruction?
Yes. We offer private lessons tailored to meet your specific needs. Please email or call us to discuss your
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. We offer discounts for groups with a minimum of eight riders. Please call us for more information on
group rates and to reserve your training date.
I normally ride two up with a passenger. Is there different training for this?
For the most part, no. The same techniques you learn riding solo apply to riding two up. Nothing is
different except that you may not be able to lean the motorcycle quite as far because of the added weight.