Olympia - Tacoma - Seattle
There are timid riders, lucky riders and then there are great riders. The Street Skills program is all about advancing your skills to become a great rider. Experienced riders quickly learn that avoiding emergencies before they happen is better than reacting to them after they appear. Our program teaches the skills needed to spot and avoid common issues like decreasing radius corners before you enter them as well as cornering skills to handle surprises like sand that might appear mid-corner. Having advanced riding skills can take your joy and safety of riding to a new level. Decades of riding experience is not needed to become an advanced rider nor will decades of experience alone make you an advanced rider.
Research indicates nearly all motorcycle crashes and fatalities are avoidable. When compared against other U.S. based motorcycle training, only our Street Skills program compliments our unique approach to closed-course instruction with expert-level coaching. The Street Skills program educates and trains you to make lifelong behavior modifications by enabling awareness of personal abilities, limitations of you and your machine, and knowledge of motorcycle dynamics with advanced skills. Let us help you to expand your skill and technique whether you are a commuter, racer, weekend warrior, or world traveler.
Who it’s For
The Street Skills 101 and 102 are for riders that want to be more comfortable and confident in their ability to mitigate risks and prevent emergencies before they occur and be better skilled to avoid and react when needed. If you are looking to have a better understanding of the capabilities and limits of your motorcycle(s) and improve your skills to better match your bike, then this is the training for you.
Street Skills was originally developed for the US military and uses closed course training environments that allow for “street speed” riding to control risk and maximize learning while you advance your riding skills and road strategies. Whether you are new to motorcycling or a veteran rider, with thousands of miles and dozens of motorcycle safety courses under your belt, the Street Skills courses are like no other training available in the United States.
If you want to be safer, ride with more confidence, or just know how to find the limits of your motorcycle, then this is the program for you!
Why It Works
With over twenty years of developing advanced training programs, including national and government programs, Puget Sound Safety has acquired knowledge and research that is unmatched. Our experience training riders outside the confines of conventional training formats and our intensive research has given us the opportunity to distill the best and most effective methods and current information to offer to you.
Every activity and lesson will have a direct and immediate relation to your street riding, and our dynamic classroom and on-motorcycle training will add a fun factor that will have you learning faster than you ever thought possible. We not only teach you how to ride better but also ensure you understand the theory and application behind every lesson. You will understand motorcycle dynamics, traction theory and have a clear understanding of how your actions affect your motorcycle.
What It Covers
Riding activities include cornering, advanced vision techniques, threshold braking, precision riding skills, and trail braking for the street. All these skills are taught in a methodical step by step fashion to assure your maximum success while minimizing the risk. These positive and fun learning methods help you better understand your motorcycles abilities and limitations compared to the capabilities of other vehicles and operators sharing the road with you.
Learn how to P.L.A.N. to Survive and the S.M.A.R.T. cornering technique. Training emphasizes critical skills needed for “Aggressively Defensive” riding: reading roads and corners, traction management, development of cornering skills, effective threshold braking at street speeds, mid-corner braking, night riding skills, and other road survival strategies.
Upon completion, riders will have acquired top tier skill-sets few riders possess.
Street Skills - 101
These are some of the topics covered during your SS101 training
Street Skills 102
SS102 brings more challenging lessons beyond the critical lifesaving skills of the SS 101 and leads to total mastery and control of the motorcycle. Riders must have completed the SS 101 prior to taking the SS 102. Topics include:
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Will I get a lunch break?
Throughout Street Skills you will be given breaks for drinks and there will also be a lunch break mid-day. Please come prepared with plenty of fluids and snacks to keep you going throughout the day.