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Motorcycle Training and Track Days

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Motorcycle Training – U.S.A.

  • AdMo Tours Adventure Motorcycle Rider Training – Dirt bike training courses offered in a “learn to ride and ride to improve” program for all levels, including children over 10 Motorcycles provided and equipment rental available.
  • Advantage Motorcycle School – Private school licensed to teach the MSF Basic RiderCourse and the Experienced RiderCourse; they also offer private lessons.
  • Adventure Rider Training -MSF courses offered using Kawasaki 250cc Ninjas and Super Sherpas in Daytona.
  • American Supercamp -Offered at tracks around the country, uses Honda XL100’s to teach skills that are useful on the road.
  • Apex Track Days – Track day events at Reno Fernley Raceway and they’re planning on events in the future at Spring Mountain Raceway.
  • AZ Trackday – Track days at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona.
  • Club Desmo – All-brands of bikes can participate in track days at Buttonwillow, Laguna Seca and Willow Springs Instructors include former World Superbike Champion Doug Polen.
  • Hypercycle Hyperclub – Track Days at the Willow Springs 2.5 Mile road course and the Streets of Willow No membership fees and minimal bike prep.
  • International Road Race School Thailand – Multiple day intensive training program by specialist trainers  Optional Mid-Week Racing event Also training for juniors, with the only requirement being that the student must be at least 1200mm in height (47.25″) and have a basic knowledge of a motorcycle.
  • Jason Pridmore’s STAR – (Skills and Techniques for Advanced Riding) Motorcycle School; offers classes at tracks around the country with Jason Pridmore, AMA Superbike racer.
  • Jimmy Lewis – The Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School; classes for “hard core” off-roaders and also for Adventure Tourers.
  • Kevin Schwantz School – Kevin Schwantz (former GP500 racer) has now opened a school at Road Atlanta; offers one to three day sessions; rental bikes available.
  • Learning Curves – Motorcycle road racing school is a licensed CCS school using many different tracks around the USA.
  • Lone Star Track Days – Track days for everyone from beginners to experts at a variety of tracks in Texas
  • MARRC Roadracing School – At West Virginia’s Summit Point Raceway; for riders interested in learning how to race Qualified to offer licenses for both WERA and CCS.
  • MotoMark1 – Motorcycle training and motor escort/camera bike services Adventure bike training Precision maneuvering course for urban survival skills Curriculum designed and taught by motor officers MSF courses and camera bike training available 7 day/week availability Loaner bikes, safety equipment, and video analysis available Mobile training unit available for groups of 15 or more.
  • Motorcycle LA – Motorcycle riding school with private lessons and motorcycle rentals for the DMV test Located in Burbank, California.
  • MotoSchool – MSF Certified Instructors; two locations in California; learn how to ride off-road
  • Motorcycle Riding School – Illinois’ first licensed commercial motorcycle school, developed to instruct beginners and intermediate riders in safe motorcycle operation via the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum.
  • Motorvike – Personal motorcycle instruction in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere Become a safer rider and have fun in a low stress motorcycle class.
  • Northeast Sportbike Association (NESBA) – Northeast Sportbike Association is a not-for-profit organization “committed to providing motorcycle riders a safer and more enjoyable place to ride” Events are held at various tracks throughout the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest and Midwest United States Costs are low and they offer a free trial class!
  • Northwest Motorcycle School – Learn to ride like the Police Motor Officers in this intensive, 42 hour course in Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon Out of state and riders from other countries welcome.
  • On One Wheel – Focused on teaching you one skill: How to Wheelie!
  • Pacific Track Time  – Offers good food, beverages (non-alcoholic, of course!) and Aprilia RSV rentals at tracks in California.
  • Pacific Supersport Riders – Home track is Portland International Raceway; events also held at Seattle’s Pacific Raceway and Thunderhill Park in northern California Experienced instructors ranging from MSF trained Rider Coaches to regional and national champions like Jimmy Moore Handle first-time track riders up to experienced racers.
  • Puget Sound Safety –  A diverse training school offering courses ranging from the MSF BRC/ERC and DirtBike school to franchised courses such as Lee Park’s Total Control Training.
  • Rich Oliver – Seven-time National Champion Rich Oliver has a training course for riders in all ranges, from beginner through intermediate and even professional Training in the dirt can be the best place to practice and improve their overall skills.
  • Ride Chicago – Motorcycle training in Chicago; they provide the motorcycles and helmets!
  • Ride Like A Pro and now Ride Like A Pro – West Coast – Jerry “Motorman” Palladino is an ex-motor officer and he teaches riding skills focused on low-speed handling skills on big bikes These are some of the hardest riding skills to master but they have the most potential for making more confident, safer riders!  Also check out our reviews of Jerry’s videos
  • Ride Smart – Many different types of training events for beginners through experts on tracks and other venues in Texas.
  • Stayin’ Safe – The late Larry Grodsky’s real road skills training courses offered in the Mid-Atlantic region by Mary Ann Puglisi, who is now running the program with other instructors.
  • Streetmasters – Motorcycle training for experienced street riders in Precision Cornering, Braking & Swerving Personalized training with emphasis on technique, not speed Lead instructors are Walt Fulton, former Daytona winner featured in “On Any Sunday,” and Bob Reichenberg, former MSF Chief of Motorcycle Instructor Training.
  • Superbike Coach – California-based coaching for street riders or racers includes training in road skills; track drills for racers or track day riders; a wheelie course; race or street bike setup course; and DMV skill test preparation course.
  • T.E.A.M. Arizona – Dedicated training facility; offers MSF courses; training for beginners through advanced; group training available also.
  • Team Hammer – One of the most successful road racing teams in the U.S.A. Going to the  school can qualify you for a WERA or CCS racing license; they also run track days for graduates.
  • 2Fast – 2Fast Motorcycle Track Days and Instruction at tracks in the Northwest.
  • US Desmo – Our club hosts four track days per year for primarily European motorcycles at Carolina Motorsports Park and Roebling Road.
  • Willow Springs – Motorcycle club and new racer school – high performance and advanced instruction for racers.
  • Women’s School of Motocross – Offers classes nationwide; dirt bike training can also help improve street skills.
  • Women’s Riding School – Fun, safety and education. Low student to instructor ratio All experience levels are welcome from novice to expert. Virtually any bike can be used as long as it passes our basic safety inspection; cruisers, standards, sport bikes, dirt bikes. The day consists of a morning track walk, classroom instruction, lots of on-course riding and elective infield exercises.
  • Motorcycle Safety Training – You may find a listing for a motorcycle safety training class near you on this site.

Motorcycle Training – Canada

  • Roadcraft Motorcycle Academy – From “A.B.” (February 2012): “I took a course with last year and highly recommend it. They only take licenced riders with their own bikes. As they say on the site “RoadCraft Motorcycle Academy, in Richmond B.C., concentrates exclusively on the needs of licensed riders.” I have signed up for a 1 day refresher in early April.
  • 2wheel 2ition – Run by Dave Clayton, a licensed Motorcycle Training Instructor and former Police motorcycle rider and drill team member The training involves motorcycle theory, skills and traffic safety instruction In Vancouver.
  • Pro Ride – Motorcycle training school in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Valley Driving School – Several locations in B.C., with theory courses, Motorcycle Skills Test, refreshers and more Recommended by wBW visitor “M”: “I took this course last year, learned a ton of stuff and had a blast. I feel way more confident on my bike now… these guys are great.”

Advanced Motorcycle Training – U.S.A.

  • 2Fast Track Days – Offers both Performance Schools and Track Days at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Washington Focus is on helping riders become faster and safer in a friendly environment.
  • Advanced Rider Training – Learn advanced riding skills; training for everyone from first time track day riders to racers looking to improve their times Offered by Team Pro-Motion at several tracks on the East Coast WERA, CCS, and AHRMA sanctioned, and the ART Limited school certificate being accepted to purchase a road racing license.
  • California Superbike School – Keith Code – Keith Code teaches advanced road skills; available at tracks around the country. Read the wBW California Superbike School review.
  • Champ Racing – Doug Chandler’s Motorcycle Racing School Here’s a note we received from Doug: “Hi Rick… I am starting my own road racing school My intent is to keep it small and as personal as possible My focus is on the students who want to get into racing or the people who just want to go around the track faster and safer I will work with all levels of riders but I am trying to get the people with some track experience.”
  • CLASS – Reg Pridmore – Reg Pridmore is a 3-time AMA Superbike Champion; school emphasizes focus and control to improve street skills In session from March through November at Sears Point, Laguna Seca, California Speedway and Streets of Willow Springs.
  • Code R.A.C.E. School – “All about experiencing the hard skills of real motorcycle roadracing in a kicked-back environment of professional and effective coaching” with Keith Code.
  • Cornerspeed Riderschool – Aaron Stevenson’s school emphasizes cornering speed and smoothness; at the Virginia International Raceway; accredited by WERA and CCS, graduates are eligible for provisional racing licenses.
  • Doug Foley’s Motorcycle Drag Racing Schools – Four-time AMA Prostar World Champion Rickey Gadson is now affiliated with this school; these skills can help racers learn how to launch their bikes better at the start.
  • dp Safety School – Offers instruction with the expert of your choice; tracks include Buttonwillow, Laguna Seca, Sears Point and Thunderhill Group or individual instruction offered Attendees can purchase videos of their rides for after-school study.
  • Ed Bargy Racing School – Ed started teaching performance riding in 1968 School designed for students to obtain racing license Tracks include Carolina Motorsports Park, Roebling Road and Talledega.
  • Fastrack Riders – For advanced practice with minimal interference for all levels of performance Tracks include Streets of Willow Springs, California Speedway and Willow Springs Program emphasizes lots of track time; sessions always held the Friday prior to WSMC races.
  • Freddie Spencer – Freddie was World Champion three times; school is run out of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Nick Ienatsch School provides Honda CBR600F4’s One, two or three day programs; three-day program includes a day on dirt with Honda XL100’s All levels from novice to pro.
  • FastTrax – Performance Riding School at Nelson Ledges and Mid-Ohio Offers both Advanced Street Riders and New Racers schools.
  • Penguin Racing School – In business for 29 years and counting.

Motorcycle Rider Training – UK and Europe

  • ABC Riding School – Custom-tailored CBT, DAS and Advanced Motorcycle training in Aylesbury.
  • Advanced Motorcycle Training – One-on-one training provided by Police Motorcycle Instructor, a video of the rider is provided on DVD and includes bike-to-bike communication  Motorbike hire available and riders from the United States welcomed More detailed information and photos here.
  • Advanced Motorcycle Tuition – Expert advanced motorcycle training, by professionals, for full licence holders; in East Sussex and New Forest.
  • Bandit Wheelie School – Learn to wheelie and stunt ride with Jimmy Fireblade!
  • Begin Motorcycling – How about a residential motorcycle training course in the Derbyshire Peak district?
  • Dexterity Motorcycle Training – Learn to Ride a Motorbike in Kent and East Sussex CBT courses in Ashford, Kent Motorcycle Training courses across the beautiful Kent and East Sussex countryside.
  • Doug Polen – Doug Polen’s 1on1 Riding School offers track training for individuals or up to 6 riders at a choice of tracks and locations.
  • Ducati Riding Experience – Ducati now runs a school with classes for beginners, advanced riders, racers and also a women’s riding school The classes take place on the Imola race circuit in San Marino (Italy).
  • Enhanced Rider Scheme – The first approved Post Test Trainer in Staffordshire offering Rider Assessments as part of the DSA Enhanced Rider Scheme ( ERS )
  • Fast Travel – Based in Switzerland, offers you the possibility to experience exclusive training with a maximum of 2 riders at a track of your choice. These are customized intensive Coaching sessions for either inexperienced riders or hobby racer. The goal is to make you a safer and faster rider without taking any risks but at the same time having fun.
  • GRS Advanced Riding Skills – Based near Heathrow; RoSPA Diploma qualified and all instructors are either Police ‘Class One’ or RoSPA Gold, as well as having achieved the IAM Advanced Motorcycle test.
  • Lincolnshire Roadcraft – Advanced rider training taught by ex-Police motorcyclist.
  • Powerslide Training – Learn motorcycle sliding skills in a safe environment.
  • RAE Motorcycle Training – Offers everything from Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) to Direct Access Courses; also motorcycle and scooter rentals, tyres, servicing, MOT, clothing and more.
  • Smoothrider – Advanced training in Heywood, near Manchester.
  • Smart Rider – Independent motorcycle training body, approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), situated in the Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds.
  • Survival Skills – Motorcycle training school run by BTEC-qualified instructor, Kevin Williams, specializing in post-test and advanced motorcycle rider training In business for ten years and offers flexible but structured advanced rider training courses for newly qualified riders, returning riders and experienced riders. Scheduled advanced rider training courses run from Kent, Oxford & Northern France, and several times a year Survival Skills goes “on tour” to locations like Devon, Wales and Yorkshire.
  • Superbike Coach – Various motorcycle skills training for street riders, track day riders and racers, wheelies, DMV Skill Test Prep and more Individual and group training available.
  • Swans Advanced Rider Training – Based in central London and offering advanced rider training Instructor has an RoSPA Diploma in Advanced Motorcycling Instruction, the highest qualification available in the UK for Advanced road riding instruction Also approved by the Driving Standards Agency (Cardington) to teach CBT and Direct Access courses to learners.
  • Thurrock Motorcycle Training – DSA Approved Training Body; DSA approved Instructors; Police Class 1 Instructors; BSM Accredited Provider; ROSPA Qualified Instructors Training 7 Days a Week Motorcycle hire available Safety helmet, jacket, gloves and waterproof clothing to loan for your course.
  • TrackdaySuperbiker – “The UKs No. 1 Website for track day and racing enthusiasts” Track day and racing forums, videos, galleries and merchandise.
  • TrackSense – Guided track days and training at Almeria Circuit (southern Spain) Packages vary and can include bike transport, bike hire, hotel and more.
  • UK Advanced Training – Owned and operated by serving police officers and holders of the class-one permits for cars and motorcycles. The training is run nationwide and all staff hold the class-one, police advanced permits for cars and motorcycles; many are police instructors.
  • Wendy Weaver – teaches one-on-one motorcycle safety in the U.K. she is rated Police Class 1 Standard.
  • Wheelie School – Learn to wheelie with professional stunt riders.

Motorcycle Rider Training – Rest of World

  • Corser Concepts (AUS) – Corser Concepts Motorcycle School is a motorcycle skills and balance improvement course aimed at teaching all motorcycle riders to become safer more confident.

Road Racing Clubs and Organizations

AFM – American Federation of Motorcyclists AHRMA – American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association CCS – Championship Cup Series Formula USA
WERA CMRA – Central Motorcycle Roadracinig Association CRA – Central Roadracing 
MRA – Motorcycle Roadracing Association OMRRA – Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association SMRI – Sandia Motorcycle Roadracing, Inc.
WSMC – Willow Springs 
Motorcycle Club
WMRRA – Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association

Motorcycle Training:  BMW announces motorcycle rider training program  |  wBW review of the MSF Experienced RiderCourse  |  wBW review of Lee Parks’ motorcycle training course Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic  |   Crossroads Motorcycle Academy offers personalized street or off-road training by certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructors  |  Cycle School Motorcycle Training provides MSF Certified instruction to Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base for beginners and experienced riders  |  wBW review of Jerry “Motorman” Palladino’s Ride Like a Pro III and Ride Like a Pro for the Ladies  |  Be sure to visit the wBW Motorcycle Safety page  |  The Motor Cop survival video; a riding video used by law enforcement agencies for training in street survival skills; available from the Street Smarts Video website

Advanced Motorcycle Training:  Check out the recently revised wBW Book Review page for many books related to improving your motorcycle riding skills, advanced rider training, racing and more!  |  Listing of all U.S. state motorcycle training programs

Advanced Motorcycle Training Tips:  Here are a few tips from Reg Pridmore on riding fast

Videotape Your Track Day: has on board video systems for motorcycles for tours, track days, instruction, racers, etc Also full camera kit rental services at UK and European track days, from one to four camera views including your own DVD by the end of the day  |  Red Spider Racing offers on track, live video production of your track riding experience

Track Day Motorcycle Rental:  Reliance Motorcycle Rentals rents the Suzuki GSXR or R6 at various track locations in the Midwest U.S.A Also visit Sportbike Track Time to register for the track day events

Motorcycle Sidecar Training:  Learn how to pilot a sidecar rig; also S/TEP (the Sidecar/Trike Education Program) at Adventure Sidecar

Motorcycle Track Days:  Motoyard Track Days at Willow Springs Raceway (Rosamond, California); also features one-on-one instruction for both new riders and experienced riders  |  TheChampion Sportbike Club offers a unique combination of track time with advanced training courses available from 13 times National Champion Mike Himmelsbach  |  TrackDay has a list of schedules for track days all over the U.S |  Track Sense organizes track days at European circuits; see below for the 2007 calendar  |  Trackaholics has tips on preparing for track days, schedules and more  |  Bike Tweakers list of many West Coast (U.S.A.) track days  |  Track days at Llandow  |  Catalan Sports Bikes is located near Barcelona, Spain and has track day package tours

Learn to Wheelie with Jerry Jones’ video!

Off-Road & Motocross Training:  MotoVentures offers multi-day guided adventure tours in the American Southwest, dirt bike rider training, specialized trials riding and group events at their Rider Training Center  |  MXAddict (UK) provides off-road training with experienced instructors, half and full day sessions; bikes and gear included  |  BMW offers off-road motorcycle training for youth

Motorcycle Riding Skills:  The MegaRider Organisation, a New Zealand non-profit motorcycle safety body focusing on rider training, has an interesting riding skills blog


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