Advanced Motorcycle Rider Training
Even if you have been riding for some time, there is always something new to learn. Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are flocking to this half-day event.
The course will help you to hone skills, attack bad habits and possibly learn new things. The classroom portion (which may be conducted on the range in between exercises, or formally, in a classroom) will include discussions about balancing, the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, the Oval of Safety and increasing visibility. You will review the 4 Preps (not a 1960's vocal group!), Ladder of Risk, traction patches and the effects of impairment on motorcycle operation. Using your motorcycle you will practice the techniques for low-speed control, limited space maneuvers, stopping quickly (both in a straight line and curves), cornering and hazard avoidance.
This course is a logical complement to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse ®, Skills Practice I and Skills Practice II. It is designed to provide a safe, enjoyable riding event for participants.
You may qualify for discounts on your insurance, as well as reimbursement from some Rider Clubs (e.g. Honda Rider Club, Harley Owners Group, BMW, etc) after successful completion of the course.
Students must provide the following protective clothing:
- Motorcycle (able to pass Instructor T-CLOCS inspection)
- Proof of ownership (or written authorization to use bike in class)
- Current license with motorcycle endorsement
- Proof of insurance
- Current inspection
- Proper riding gear
- Helmet: 3/4 or Full face (minimum DOT rating); some are available for students to borrow
- Eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield)
- Long sleeve shirt and/or jacket
- Gloves (full-fingered, abrasion resistant, no skin exposed. . . preferably leather)
- Sturdy pants (denim jeans or better) that come down over the top of the footwear
- Sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear with a low heel l
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Classes are held on the Alexandria Campus motorcycle range (which is the B1 parking lot at the corner of West Campus Drive and Filmore Avenue ). Students meet at the range for class.
You must be on time for all sessions of the course. Class starts promptly. If you are late for any portion of the class you will be dismisssed with no refund. In order to be eligible for a refund class registration must be canceled two (2) weeks prior to the class start date.