Olympia - Tacoma - Seattle
The Introduction to Riding is the class for you! Our Introduction course is for true beginning riders who want to learn basic riding skills but have not had the chance to experience motorcycle controls or maneuvering skills.
Why should I consider taking the Introduction to Riding?
Students like taking this course, prior to participating in a Learn to Ride course, to have a more successful and positive rider training experience. Our course offers a very low stress, encouraging, hands-on environment as we introduce you to basic riding components. This training course is provided as a recommended option before taking the Learn to Ride (LTR) so that you can gain a head start on the controls, basic skills and have increased confidence.
What is involved in this course?
The Introduction to Riding is a four-hour introductory course for beginning riders to offer a comfortable start to familiarity of motorcycle controls and basic operation: primary control familiarization, gray zone (clutch use), starting/stopping, and shifting.
How does the schedule work?
The Introduction to Riding starts in a classroom setting for about an hour. We discuss basic motorcycle concepts, controls, and basic operation. After covering safety rules and hand signals, we move to the bikes on the parking lot for about 3 hours of on-bike experience and training. As our instructors get to know the students, concerns, and expectations, they cater coaching and support to best help the student.
What will I learn?
The course is designed to build confidence, introduce basic riding skills, and offer hands-on practice. Our classroom and on-bike activities offer practice and experience with:
How do I sign up?
Will I get my endorsement?
The Introduction to Riding is an introductory session and not a full-length training course. Testing is NOT part of this course.
As part of a smaller class, you are offered more attention and focus than a typical safety course:
How structured is this course?
Students must provide:
Where can I buy the riding gear that I need?
We recommend that you check out local motorcycle shops. Each shop carries a full line of protective gear and has knowledgeable staff that would be very happy to help you start your riding experience in the right direction.
Will I get a lunch break?
Throughout the course you will be given short breaks. This 4-hour course does not offer an extended lunch break. Please make sure to bring plenty of fluids and snacks with you. Learning to ride a motorcycle safely demands an alert mind. We encourage you to eat prior to your course. We would also recommend a good night’s rest before your course date.
Do I need my own motorcycle?
The Introduction to Riding does not require you to bring your own motorcycle. We provide training motorcycles (many loaned to us at no expense by the local dealers).
What type of motorcycles will I be riding in the course?
The types of motorcycles will vary over time. However, here is a list of common bikes used at our locations:
What do I do after this training session?
After this training, your next step is to take the Learn to Ride training. This Introduction to Riding is an option available for students prior to completing a basic training course. The purpose here is to become familiar with motorcycle controls and basic operation and allow you to be ahead of the riders in the Learn to Ride training