Additional Riding Session
Students often ask us for more riding time or if we know where they can rent a small motorcycle so they can continue to practice the skills they learned during their Basic Rider Course (also known as BRC, beginner course, novice course). In response to this request we offer the Additional Riding Session (also known as ARS, more riding time). This is an inexpensive way for students to continue to develop and hone skills while using our motorcycles and with the benefit of our instructors to help guide the way.
Why take the Additional Riding Session?
The ARS provides an opportunity to gain additional riding skill using our motorcycles with our instructors. Many new riders choose to take the ARS to save the cost of purchasing a "learning" bike, or to save the time it would take to repeat the entire beginner course. This class focuses on riding skills only and skips any classroom time.
What is involved in the Additional Riding Session?
Sometimes a student rider is not able to master all the necessary skills to pass the skills evaluation in the Basic Rider Course, or a student might have passed, but feel they need more time on the bike. This Additional Riding Session gives them an opportunity to gain more skill without taking the entire beginner course again. Training is done close to a one-on-one instructor/student ratio to work on the drills you need to work on. There isn't any waiting in line or working on the techniques you aren't needing. It is all about what you need and want. Some of the drills you might find during your session are:
- Slow Speed Manuevers
- Test Practice
Prerequisites for taking the Additional Riding Session:
Any student may participate in our ARS if they have completed the BRC course. Whether the student passed, failed or dropped out, as long as they completed their beginner course through exercise #16, "Avoiding Hazards". Students may take this course as often as they like and qualify no matter how long ago they took their BRC.
Do I have to ride the same motorcycle?
No. You may choose to ride any motorcycle available.
Can I ride my own motorcycle during the Additional Riding Session?
Yes. If your motorcycle meets all of the requirements of our training motorcycles and you have the necessary insurance you may be permitted to ride your own bike. Your bike will have to meet two of the following requirements as a minimum:
- Unladen weight of 400lbs
- 500cc or less
- Less than a 30 inch seat height
You will need to check with our office for more information and approval.
How does the schedule work?
The ARS is 2 hours and provides very personalized training to what you need. Riding exercises may be shorter or longer depending on your performance and needs. Since this course is designed to maximize riding time for you the instructor will only coach as needed and have the freedom to use coaching techniques specific to the your needs.
Does the ARS allow me to repeat my skills test from the BRC?
Those who did not succeed in meeting the standards to gain an endorsement in their BRC and those with sufficient riding skills to pass the BRC skills test will be invited to try again by scheduling a retest after taking the ARS provided they took the BRC within 90 days.
How much does the Additional Riding Session cost?
The ARS is only $144 and includes the use of our motorcycles, helmets, and instructors.
How do I sign up?
- Check the schedule for open availability. Click here to view the Schedule.
- Once you find a training date you are interested in you may register:
- Online (click the Register Now button next to your training date)
- Call our office (253) 770-8888 (Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm)
- In person at our office (address is at the bottom of the page, or call for directions)
- For your convenience you may use your Visa or Mastercard over the phone or in person at our office to secure your spot.
- You will receive a confirmation letter (receipt) prior to your course start date with the appropriate information including directions.
What kind of gear is required?
- A parental permission form if under the age of 18 prior to the first riding session
- US DOT compliant helmet (small supply is available)
- Eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield)
- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
- Long pants
- Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear
- Full-fingered riding gloves
- Prepare for the weather (rain gear, sunglasses, snacks & drinks, etc.)