CLASS TIMES: Morning – 8:00am-12:00pm* (unless otherwise noted on the schedule page)
*ending times are approximate
Before showing up for your first class, be sure to read our policies and required riding gear.
First Ride is an introduction to motorcycling. It is meant for those individuals who are learning to ride for the very first time and lets you “try out” a motorcycle to see if this is really something you want to do. First Ride is 4 hours of low stress instruction that gives you some experience in controls and the basic handling dynamics of the motorcycle. It helps build confidence to better prepare you for the Basic Rider Course. Classes are kept small, no more than 3 students and 1 instructor, to maximize personalized instruction to student’s needs.
You must know how to ride a bicycle before this course.
First Ride starts out in the classroom, where the basic controls of the motorcycle are introduced. After 30-60 minutes in the classroom, you go out to the range where we will put you on one of our motorcycles. You will then learn how to control the speed of the bike using the clutch (friction zone), starting and stopping the motorcycle smoothly and riding in a straight line at slow speeds.
First Ride is an introductory course meant as a pre-cursor to taking a license waiver course. There is NO testing in this course, and it will NOT get you your motorcycle endorsement. It is also NOT mandatory to take the First Ride course before taking the Basic Rider Course.
You cannot be late for any portion of this class. We cannot and will not “catch you up”. The curriculum does not allow the time to do this.
NOTE: A class may be canceled if there are less than 2 students. We will usually make this decision 2 business days before a class starting date.
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