Riding gear is required for all range (on-bike) activities. Students without the required riding gear will be dismissed without refund:
- DOT-approved motorcycle helmet. Loaner helmets are available for basic and intermediate students.
- Eye protection. A helmet face shield, goggles, safety glasses, sunglasses or eyeglasses are acceptable.
- Long-sleeves. A motorcycle jacket is recommended. Some advanced courses require a motorcycle jacket.
- Long pants. Sturdy pants must completely cover the legs and have no holes or tears. Athletic leisure wear like sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings and jeggings are not permitted.
- Full-fingered gloves. Gloves must cover entire hand and fingers. Leather motorcycle gloves are recommended.
- Low-heeled boots or shoes that cover and protect the ankle bone. Motorcycle boots are recommended. Boots with flimsy material (e.g. elastic “Romeo” boots) or boots that interfere with the normal use of controls (e.g. high heels) are not permitted.
- Rain gear and sunscreen – our courses run rain or shine.
- Extra clothing in case the weather changes.
- Healthy snacks and water.
You must bring the following documents to the first class session:
You must complete and sign the required waiver form. If you are younger than 18, the form must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you cannot print the waiver in your confirmation, one will be provided at class.
For basic and intermediate courses, you must show a valid driver license or motor vehicle instruction permit.
For advanced courses, you must show a valid driver license with a motorcycle endorsement.
Proof of Insurance
If you are riding your own bike (see below), you must show current proof of insurance.
Our bikes are small, lightweight machines 125–250 cc with seat heights to suit short, medium, and tall riders. The bikes at each site will vary. Some examples are:
- Suzuki TU 250
- Honda Grom 125
- Suzuki GZ 250
- Genuine Buddy 125
- Yamaha TW 200
If you wish to ride your own bike in the course
- For the Basic course: The engine size must be between 51–325 cc. Bikes with automatic transmissions are allowed. Electric bikes are not allowed.
- For all other courses: The engine size must be at least 51 cc. There is no maximum size limit in these courses. Electric bikes and automatic transmissions are allowed.
The bike must have a valid motorcycle license plate. Mopeds or bikes bearing moped license plates are not allowed.
Trikes and reverse trikes are allowed in Advanced Riding Techniques (ART) course and Cornering Clinic. Sorry, no sidecar rigs are allowed. Trikes must have handlebars and the rider must sit astride the engine or drivetrain. Personal bikes are not allowed in Basic 3-Wheel course.
The motorcycle must be properly insured. You must show current proof of insurance to the instructor. Plan to arrive with a full tank of fuel.
The motorcycle must be street legal, in safe riding condition and pass a safety inspection:
- Motorcycle tires with adequate tread (1/8 inch or better) and proper inflation
- Properly functioning front and rear brake, throttle, clutch, and shift lever
- Working headlight, taillight with stop lamp, horn, and signals
- No leaking or weeping fluids