intro to motorcycles

In a relaxed, no-stress environment, you will be able to ask questions, get advice, and enjoy the interaction with other students who are at the same level of experience as you. At the conclusion of the class you will have the knowledge to make the decision on whether you would like to continue to the faster paced Basic RiderCourse.

A two-hour, first touch experience with a motorcycle, not designed to teach a person to ride. This is a familiarization program that points out the primary parts and controls of a typical motorcycle and helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.


You will learn how to operate the clutch along with having the time to practice using it. Students are given the option to manipulate the controls while astride a motorcycle, and are led into a Basic RiderCourse as a formal way to learn to ride.

You must provide your own shatter-resistant eye protection, sturdy over the ankle footwear (non-canvas), long sleeved shirt or jacket, long non-flare denim pants or equivalent protective material and full fingered gloves, preferably leather.