Hello! Thanks so much for coming by our booth at this year’s Calgary Motorcycle Show! As promised, you are entitled to $46 off your registration if you register by the 28th of February. Just keep in mind, we run small classes and by that time, we are booking into the end of May.
BASIC STREET RIDING… For those with little or no experience riding motorcycles, the Basic Course is the perfect place to start. Even people returning to the sport after a long absence will find the Basic Course a useful refresher. We supply you with all the gear: helmet, gloves, jacket, boots and back protector. We even have rain gear if it gets a little wet out!
In the classroom instruction, students are introduced to the controls of the motorcycle and some of the theory behind their operation. Also discussed: bike selection, safety equipment, road, traffic and weather hazards. Perhaps the greatest emphasis is placed on the importance of proper rider attitude. The classroom section concludes with an exam covering all topics discussed. This is a good time for students to have questions answered on a wide range of subjects, as the on-bike portion of the course is devoted mainly to riding. The classroom portion takes place at the Dalhousie Community Centre.
The first section is concerned with the absolute basics: getting on and off the bike, pushing, parking, starting up and shutting down. This is followed by moving off and stopping, slow-speed riding and shifting up and down. The second section is done using exercises which make up the foundation of operating a motorcycle, students learn techniques needed to execute maneuvers at low and intermediate speeds. Emphasis is placed on smooth machine control. The third section is similar training to the police and EMS using scenarios, we use this same technique to help with bike control in emergencies and the decision making process needed in these situations. The students are taught collision avoidance, controlled optimum braking and trail braking during this section and are also given time to practice and reinforce these skills. Students who are deemed by our instructors to be ready for the road take part in the fourth section which takes the student on a controlled group ride with our instructors. Ride lengths and durations are dependent on the students in the group and their skill levels. The ride tries to cover all types of conditions beginning with slower, low-traffic residential routes and working up to major roads. The On-bike training location is the south east parking lot of McMahon Stadium.
$689$643, 4.5hr class, 23 hr onbike
- weekDAY Mon-Thurs during the day
$589$543, 4.5hr class, 18.5 onbike
- weekNIGHT Mon-Thurs evenings
- weekEND mornings Sat/Sun over 2 or 3 weekends
- weekEND afternoons Sat/Sun over 2 or 3 weekend
- Valid Alberta Class 5 GDL or above equivalent and be at least 16 years of age with parental waiver
- Proficient balance on a two wheel non-stationary pedal bike
- MUST wear a full-faced DOT helmet and the gear provided unless you have your own that is equivalent or higher in protection
**Registration will be cross referenced with the show list to ensure you receive your discount.