Ride Like A Pro Advanced Rider Course
Class Location: Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque (Class Location - Albuquerque) or Rio Rancho High School, Rio Rancho (Class Location - Rio Rancho)
Class Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Our class is for the experienced rider wanting to enhance their motorcycle riding skills. This course is based on actual Police Motor Officer training and it will improve your confidence and skills at least 100%. This is NOT a beginner riding class and is NOT for receiving your motorcycle endorsement.
You can reserve your spot in class by selecting your desired class date on the Class Registration page. You can pay either the entire class fee or a $50 deposit. If you pay the deposit, you must bring a check for the balance of the class fee to your class. You can also mail your deposit or full class fee to us. Our mailing address is on the Contact Us page. $50 of the class fee will be held as a non-refundable deposit. If you cannot attend the class you selected, you will be allowed to attend another class within one year. Be sure to review the Class Requirements if you decide to sign up for a class. Each class is limited to 10 students.
We offer special rates for returning students and groups of at least 5 students.
"Placing either foot on the ground, when the motorcycle is in motion, or both feet down while it is stopped, is proof the rider has lost control of the machine. This includes dangling your legs when starting or stopping. Motion, means any movement at all."
Class will be held in a light rain, so we recommend that you bring rain gear with you on the day of your class if there is any chance of rain in the forecast. Motorcycle tires can develop a considerable amount of traction on wet pavement, and rain will not prevent the student from being able to perform the class exercises.
We may cancel a class in the event of heavy rain or severe weather in the forecast, or another unforeseen circumstance. If a class is cancelled, the student will receive notification from us via email. The student may reschedule for the next available class. If the student is not able to reschedule, the class deposit will be refunded.
The class will last between 4 and 5 hours. We recommend that you bring something to drink to stay hydrated and snacks if you think you will need something to eat. There will not be a lunch break given during the class.
Course instruction consists of the following exercises:
- slow race
- 12' slow cone weave
- offset cone weave
- 24' U-turn
- intersection (Iron Cross)
- 24' foot circle
- 24' Figure 8
- emergency braking
- 30' cone weave using countersteering technique
- left and right turns from a stop
The slow-speed exercises are described in the Practice Guide, except for the intersection, which is essentially just a series of U-turns in the four legs of an intersection.
As a student, you must understand that taking this course involves certain risks. Although it doesn't happen often, there is a possibility that you could drop your motorcycle, which could cause damage to the motorcycle or injury to yourself. Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions for steps to protect your motorcycle in case of a fall and Class Requirements for the recommended protective gear.