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To check the course dates, click on "Schedule". To hold the spot, deposit of $200 is required and remaining $500 is due on the first day of the course.
Fee $667+GST ($700)
Saturday-Sunday from 8:59am-5:00pm and Road Test on Sunday at 5:00pm (No Classroom on these days).
Tuesday-Wednesday OR Thursday-Friday from 8:59am-5:00pm and Road Test at the end of the Second Day (No Classroom on these days).
For those with little or no experience riding motorcycles, The Basic Course is the perfect place to start. Even people returning to the sport after a long absence will find the Basic Motorcycle Course a useful refresher.
Want to take the basic course again? It is only half price for returning students. Our classes fill up fast so don't be disappointed. Book now!
During the classroom instruction, students are introduced to the motorcycle controls and some of the theory behind the operation. Also discussed: bike selection, safety equipment, road, traffic, and weather hazards. Perhaps the greatest emphasis is placed on the importance of proper rider attitude. The classroom section concludes with an exam covering all topics discussed. This is a good time for students to have questions answered on a wide range of subjects, as the on-bike portion of the course is devoted mainly to riding.
The first section is concerned with the absolute basics: getting on and off the bike, pushing, parking, starting up and shutting down. This is followed by moving off and stopping, slow-speed riding and shifting up and down.
The second section consists of exercises which make up the foundation of operating a motorcycle; students learn techniques needed to execute manoeuvres at low and intermediate speeds. Emphasis is placed on smooth machine control.
The third section employs training similar to the police and EMS, we use this same technique to help with bike control in emergencies and the decision-making process needed in these situations. Students are taught collision avoidance, controlled optimum braking and controlled braking during this section and are also given time to practice and reinforce these skills.
Students who are deemed by our instructors to be ready for the road take part in the fourth section which takes them on a controlled group ride with our instructors. Ride lengths and durations are dependent on the students in the group and their skill levels. The ride tries to cover all types of conditions beginning with slower, low-traffic residential routes and working up to major roads. The On-bike training location is Casman centre parking lot.
The testing is confirmed for all the scheduled courses at the end of the second day.
Minimum Class 5 GDL Operator's License.
Waiver of Liability: To train on our bikes you will be expected to sign our waiver of liability. While we strive to keep our training as safe as possible the risk of injury cannot be completely eliminated.
Suitable apparel, safety gear.
We recommend that you have your own, properly-fitting, DOT approved full face helmet for the course (helmet must be a full face or we will provide one)
We also recommend students provide their own sturdy leather gloves, though we can provide these as well.
Leather boots should cover the ankle and have any laces tucked in to avoid snags. Steel toes and leather-soled cowboy boots are discouraged and the lower the heel the better.
A sturdy jacket is a must with denim being the minimum required and motorcycle-grade leather or synthetics preferred. Jeans are acceptable, but leather or textiles are better, however you may also consider Dragging Jeans.
All safety gear must be worn when riding in our closed course or on the road ride - even if it's hot!
We highly recommend you start with or get back on a "pedal bike" before attending our course.
Riding a motorcycle is a sport and learning it from scratch will be both mentally and physically challenging. We will be patient with you and you need to be patient with yourself, you have to want to do it.
Please bring water, snacks and rain gear for yourself.
If you are pregnant please do not book a course. If you become pregnant after you book a course please contact our office.
If you have any medical conditions please let us know before booking the course.