Testimonials

I came into the course

I came into the course a little full of myself because I have a class 1 . Been driving trucks for 15 years , had my regular license for 27 years . I thought this course was going to be easy because of my professional background . With in a few hours of the course on the first day I was proven very wrong . There was a lot to learn and still lots more about riding I to learn . Thanks to Trevor and his team I am riding now and will always carry along with me in my car , truck , or bike the knowledge they gave me .

Russell Leonard
Best training I ever got.

When I was 20 I got a bike and just got on the road, back then that’s just how it was done. One day a senior crept into my lane. I booted her car (bad idea) and she went back into her lane. What freaked me out was she never looked to see where the noise came from, it was like this sort of thing happened all the time to her. I hung up my helmet, but riding stayed on my bucket list and the bug bit me again last year. This time I knew I needed to ‘do it right’ and get professional training. I had some work conflicts but the guys managed to squeeze me into a class that fit my schedule and the 3 days I spent on-bike in the course changed my life. I really mean that. The drills and practice I did gave me skills and confidence (but not too much). I was nervous going on the road ride but by the time it was over I knew: 1) how to avoid problems in traffic like the one that stopped me from riding so many years ago, 2) what kind of bike would make me a better rider and do and go where I wanted to take it, and 3) that I couldn’t wait to do my road test and get that badge of accomplishment, a class 6 endorsement on my licence. The only regret I have is not taking this course years ago.

Clyde Pawluk
The instructors at Too Cool

The instructors at Too Cool motorcycle school are truly committed to helping you develop the fundamental skills of riding a motorcycle. Also demonstrating the proper attitude all motorcyclists should have towards the sport. I’m not sure if there is another motorcycle school out there that can match the atmosphere that they create. Fun, relaxed and at the same time, informative. If you choose to ride with these guys don’t forget your sense of humor. Just relax and have fun!

Jeff Sawa

The experience I had with Too Cool was great. Though the students had very little to connect us our common interest in motorcycling served to immediately bring the group together. This on top of the excellent instruction created an experience that was as fun as it was educational. The new testing laws have to be sorted out, in my opinion that was the only hitch in the entire course. I was just today called by the driver testing school. It was him that instructed me to book my road test through the registry at the same time as buying the permit. In my opinion it would save students some confusion if this knowledge was shared at the end off the course. I understand that your methods are being modified right now, hopefully this will help you stream line the process.

Wesley S
Great course, great instructors, lots

Great course, great instructors, lots of fun and if don’t know how to ride, by the end of the 3rd day you will. The 3rd day city ride with the entire group was an excellent experience. Thank you Trevor, Rene and Jordan!

Boris Kolev
I really believe that any

I really believe that any rider whether they are a beginner or a novice could benefit and learn something by taking the Too Cool Basic Program. I came into the program with plenty of balance from off road riding and cycling as well as bike experience from off road. This clearly helped me out with the basics of bike operation such as throttle, clutching and braking but even then Trevor, Jordan and Renee helped me refine these skills! I actually feel bad for the people that believe they have enough knowledge or experience on a motorcycle to just challenge a road test without taking any sort of course as they are really missing out on starting with a good solid foundation or having tried different techniques that they may never learn otherwise. I can be some what of a perfectionist at times and I will certainly be trying to increase my skills and techniques on a motorcycle continually to get better using the solid foundation Too Cool has provided me. Possibly in the future I wish to attend more advanced riding courses or even race courses once I have my own motorcycle and some more experience with road riding. I was impressed with the motorcycles and gear that Too Cool has available for it’s students as I am used to driving past most motorcycle schools where they are using strictly dirt bikes and little to no gear other than helmets. I was very pleased to complete all of my training on a sport style motorcycle which I intend to purchase! I enjoyed every exercise the instructors put me through but especially the collision avoidance and panic situation drill. Never would I have thought a school would perform such a drill and so flawlessly, it was a perfectly executed simulation of a panic situation and I certainly take my hat off to the instructors. Something else very enjoyable was the student to instructor ratio, many times I have seen groups larger than Too Cool’s with only one instructor which results in everyone sitting and waiting for extended periods of time. The sense of community within too cool is also very positive and I can’t wait to be apart of the motorcycle community in Calgary and to participate actively. When leaving too cool I not only felt like a left with a great deal of knowledge with regards to the sport of motorcycling but I left feeling like part of a community with new friends that I would like to see again. Bravo Too Cool, Bravo. Cheers, Daynon

Daynon Steiert
Couldn’t find better, more patient

Couldn’t find better, more patient instructors if you tried. Don’t think I’ve ever met 3 more positive people in my life. Can’t thank you guys enough, keep up the awesome work. I can see why you fellas love your job so much. Cheers

Cole Moore
This course is excellent! For

This course is excellent! For those beginning to ride or those who have ridden before, the passion of the instructors is evident and the information presented is easy to understand. Instructor patience and immediate feedback and analysis results in improved skills NOW.

Brad Woloschuk

With zero experience in motorcycle I enroll in the 3 days course.

The course is awesome and you should do the 3 full days courses. It is unbelievable you go from not knowing how to ride to feel confident in riding. Great feeling.

You guys have a great school and amazing instructors. Trevor, Rene and Jordan were very helpful from the first moment to the last while learning. They know what to tell you to keep making you go forward. Instructor knows how to entertain to maintain attention all the way. They take care of every student and make everyone feel welcome. I recommended this school for anyone taking there motorcycle class. Bravo to Trevor, Rene and Jordan. Thanks again for everything.

William S
When life throws you a curve …. lean in – My New Life Motto

I cant thank Trevor, Renee, Jay and Brent, enough for all they taught me and the encouragement and confidence they gave me. I took the 4 day gold course this year in early April and learned so much from them. I transitioned those learnings to my own brand new cruiser quite easily. Two weeks ago, I took the Test Prep class and then went online to book the test. Two days ago I showed up at the Registry for my class 6 test on my bike (1100cc) and nailed it. I didn’t use the Too Cool testing link because I couldn’t get in quickly and wanted to get it done. Road test was filled with tons of road construction, stop and go traffic, and two drivers who seemed hell bent on taking me out. But I used the skills “Too Cool” taught in class and navigated it all safely and fearlessly because I trusted in my training. After the road test, the Examiner said to me “not sure who your instructors were, but they did a great job. Good ride in tough conditions….. now here’s your class 6”. When I told him it was “Too Cool”, he just smiled and nodded. So thanks again guys, You took me from never having driven myself on a bike to being a fully licensed class 6 rider with my own bike in less than 2 months.

Bernadette Nowak
I loved every second of

I loved every second of this class! it was filled with humor and excitement. Trevor, Rene and Jordon are very good at what they do and I look forward to dropping by to say Hi!

Amanda Cochrane
I will never forget my

I will never forget my time at too cool motorcycle school. The instructors were very, I mean, extremely patient with us and never seemed upset when we made the same mistakes. They were team based, encouraging, positive, funny and approachable. I felt like I could ask anything and I would get a experience based and reliable answer. I like how they provided us with maintenance basics and multiple types of bikes to try. Otherwise, I never would have discovered my true calling for the adventure bike. I will recommend the course to anyone who is interested in motorcycles. Thank you again. Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman

Trevor, Mike and Collin; I just wanted to thank you all for an outstanding weekend. I thought the course was fantastic. I would highly recommend your course to anyone wanting to ride a motorcycle. Your teaching techniques were excellent and I can’t believe how much I learnt in one weekend. It was intense and a lot of fun. I appreciate how professional you all were. I am an adult educator and I was very impressed with your teaching skills, not to mention you riding experience. I really appreciate your efforts and hard work. Thanks again.

Wendy B
A Must For Anyone using Pavement!!!

I just finished the basic course last week. This course is a must for anyone using public roads, even if just to get educated about the great sport of motorcycling. The instructors, Trevor, Rene, and Brent represent the best of what motorcycling is all about; fun, constant learning, making everyone feel welcomed & worthy of learning from the best, and let’s not forget the best of sarcasm, weird but useful humor. These gentlemen know how to teach while making it feel like a vacation! I can’t recommend this course enough. I miss these guys already, and the wonderful students who were part of our class. A million and one thanks!!!!!!!

Mike Lavoy
I loved how we started

I loved how we started off by walking the bike and not turning it on. Then we started off going slow and worked up to faster speeds. They really do prepare you for your road test 100% An amazing school, an amazing experience! Thank you Trevor, Jordan and Renee

Nicki Martzoukos
Very well done. Learned a

Very well done. Learned a ton in a supportive and fun environment. Safe riding skills emphasized. Thank you so much Trevor and Team

Alan Norris
After having a accident on

After having a accident on the Deerfoot I took the course to build my confidence again. The whole too cool team was very supportive and I learned so much. Thank you!!!

Tapatha Curnew
Best training I ever got.

When I was 20 I got a bike and just got on the road, back then that’s just how it was done. One day a senior crept into my lane. I booted her car (bad idea) and she went back into her lane. What freaked me out was she never looked to see where the noise came from, it was like this sort of thing happened all the time to her. I hung up my helmet, but riding stayed on my bucket list and the bug bit me again last year. This time I knew I needed to ‘do it right’ and get professional training. I had some work conflicts but the guys managed to squeeze me into a class that fit my schedule and the 3 days I spent on-bike in the course changed my life. I really mean that. The drills and practice I did gave me skills and confidence (but not too much). I was nervous going on the road ride but by the time it was over I knew: 1) how to avoid problems in traffic like the one that stopped me from riding so many years ago, 2) what kind of bike would make me a better rider and do and go where I wanted to take it, and 3) that I couldn’t wait to do my road test and get that badge of accomplishment, a class 6 endorsement on my licence. The only regret I have is not taking this course years ago.

Clyde Pawluk
I have always been terrified

I have always been terrified of driving a motorcycle up until recently. I finally mustered up the courage to learn how to ride with proper technical skills. The guys (Trev, Rene and Jordan) are beyond fantastic – approachable, knowledgeable, and understanding. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had and would highly recommend this particular program to anyone. Not only did I gain much needed technical skills, the confidence I gained in such a sort period of time is beyond what I could get from anyone else trying to teach me. The boys encourage you and push you and then positively reinforce you with much excitement when a drill was successfully executed. It gave me the desire of always wanting to ride; of always wanting to get better and improve on my abilities. They are very much like any coaches I have had in my athletic career and nothing like teachers. Thank you, boys, for such a wonderful week. It’s been a slice.

Mary Carson
A brilliant course

The course was excellent. The facilities, instructors and equipment were all first rate. As someone who rode for almost a decade but had not been on a bike for almost 30 years this course was just what I needed. The instruction was first class – even if some of the jokes were a bit corney. The instructors were very focused on extracting the best from each student. The great thing about this course is that not only does it show you how to pass the test but it also teaches you how to survive on real roads.

Philip Wilson
Great course. Definitely improved my

Great course. Definitely improved my comfort on a motorcycle. Not only did it teach me better skills (and repair some of my bad habits) but it also heavily entrenched a need to learn to be a better rider. I’ll be looking for more training once I can improve the skills taught here.

Paul Blackwood
Great foundation. Great staff. Great experience.

The course was AMAZING. Well put together – they had all the equipment needed and laid it out for you each day. The staff was knowledgeable, approachable, and fun – their years of experience shows! I came out a confident rider and would recommend any rider (new or experienced) to take it.

Jessica Larocque
To be honest, you guys

To be honest, you guys re the bomb like boom! boom!! boom!!! learnt some things about life i developed a formula that could be applied to any thing i call D + D = D… Desire +Discipline = Delight. D – D = d ….. Desire – Discipline = dangerous D (Discipline) = P + P = P …… Practice + Perseverance = Perfection First off, Don’t blame what ever bike you are giving on the first day. lol, let them choose the size of your gear… hahaha, the dude has been riding for 44 years…. Before i came like anyone else, i had a 7yrs desire, family and friends didn’t like the sports, they felt it was too dangerous. Trevor, Jordan and Rene are awesome, its inspiring having instructors that won’t give up on you cause first day, failed balance test, i thought that was it, my drive home was filled with mixed feelings, 2nd day, i sucked (could even follow simple cones, no sense of direction at all), i almost gave up and said will stick to cars, but then desire was burning and i had to remind myself that i was gathering tools for practise, 3rd day, i was like “these guys would be tired of me by now”, but no…. and on the forth day. being on that road, enjoying the moment of desire, applying all the skills taught, that first step of discipline and thinking to myself, wow!!! am on a sports bike, am on a SPORTS BIKE… with delight flowing through my body…. this is the school you wanna be… cause really the greatest of people suck initially, got impatient with themselves but had people who were patient with them. besides it was fun playing catch with trevor watching how relaxed he was on the bike gave me a sense of how relaxed i should me…. enough of words, going shopping now….

Oluwaseun (Timi) Jolaoso
You guys are amazing. Trevor,

You guys are amazing. Trevor, Jordan, Rene and the friendly voice Christine 🙂 You guys really care about the students, you guys love what you do and it shows. Im really excited and grateful that i get the chance to start in this sport with the right mentors. See you guys at the show.

Romeo Orantes
Coming to this class I

Coming to this class I had very little experience with motorcycles. After 3 days I was still nervous about the ride as we would be travelling on some roads going 100 kms. Once I found the right bike all the skills that we practiced came together for me and I was able to feel confident out with Jordan and was his wing girl. The ride was a culmination of the excellent training for the 3 previous days. It was so exhilarating on the road!!! Thankyou instructors, well worth my time, energy and money.

Karen Maria Fidler
Simply the best…

Hands down, the most hands on course I have ever taken! The instructors (Trevor, Rene and Brent) are so passionate about the sport, safety, and everything related. They were patient, kind and supportive. They provided encouragement and positive reinforcement when things just didn’t click. The positive energy that radiated on the course was contagious. The road ride was an excellent way to “practice” our skills…I am looking forward to obtaining my Class 6! I didn’t want it to end and…it was an amazing experience!

Thanks Too Cool Team for allowing me to become a student and learn with you! I have already recommended you to friends and will continue to do so!

Lanchi – thank you for taking the time to answer all my questions in a professional, prompt manner…much appreciated! You deserve more credit that you receive!

Connie Hutchison
gratitude

My son attended this motorcycle training….
Even though i’m an old rider, as a father i was a bit nervous with this idea of him to join me in the future and to ride together, specially when he was only 16.
It has been a year since he finished the training……and now we ride the wind together. You guys did a wonderful work!!
He has become a confident rider and also turned into my mentor as he point out the good riding tips you guys taught him…..you can appreciate that i did also indirectly benefited from the professional training that too cool provides.
Thank you!!
Sergio

Gustavo Ribera
Instructors are extremely knowledgeable about

Instructors are extremely knowledgeable about bikes themselves, and their teaching techniques are well presented – simple to understand, safe, and humour is thrown in, too. I have heard of some schools making it difficult for women, or those who take a little longer to learn – by making them feel stupid. I’m sure you guys have “inner voices” too – but if so, I certainly never felt it! Thank you. (I am speaking specifically of Trevor, Rene, and Jordan.)

Dale Karen Young
It was awesome course basically

It was awesome course basically took us through From never being on a bike to basic riding.. Thanks so much for everything Did my road test and got 100% Thanks to all of you thanks. Ryan banman

Ryan banman
This was the most amazing

This was the most amazing experience for me. I am so much more confident driving and have many techniques to keep perfecting over my years riding. I have been telling everyone about Too Cool Motorcycle School! You have the best instructors who were very relaxed and patient. I am much more aware of everything around me now and feel I am more prepared to deal with emergencies. Thank you Trevor, Jordan and Rene!

Kathie Koop
A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

I completed the Silver course on Sunday morning 7th May 2017 with a cold wet ride around the city. The skills that Trevor, Rene and Brett had shared with and embedded in me, gave me a sense of confidence and proficiency that made the ride extremely enjoyable. The big question for me now was when to take the test. Today 10th May, I went out with a friend with a class 6 who was willing to ride with me, after the ride he said that in his experience after watching me ride for 3 hours that I should take the test as soon as possible. I had demonstrated the skills, techniques and competence to pass the test.
Also the connections that Trevor shared helped me get a good deal on insurance, listen to this guy he knows what he is talking about.
Trevor and team thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience. Lanchi thanks for your patience and support with all my dumb ass questions.
The choice and variety of bikes allowed me to get a good understanding of how each type works, big hint don’t dismiss the Groms they are kick ass fun.
Cant wait to get out on the road again, the biking bug has definitely bitten me. Hope to see you guys in the next few weeks over at the McMahon car park with a class 6 in hand!

Mike Donoghue
Very knowledgeable staff, well organized

Very knowledgeable staff, well organized and structured classes. Safety is paramount.

Steve Westcott
Want to learn to ride … then learn from the BEST

Want to learn to ride?…. Then do yourself a favor and go with the BEST!!
I had a bad experience many years ago when a “friend” put me on a bike in a back alley and said, “here’s the clutch, gas, break and gear shifter. Now go!” It ended with me cat-walking the bike into a fence. That was my only motorcycle driving experience.

Trevor has put together an incredibly valuable experience for anyone; regardless of whether you have never been on a motorcycle to those wanting to refresh or enhance their skills. I’ve been a passenger for many years, but wanted to ride my own bike. When I committed to learn properly, I checked out lots of schools and chose “Too Cool” because of their experience and I liked the emphasis on safe riding and their healthy respect for the bike and the sport.
While there is a very scheduled, progressive and defined curriculum, you are taught and encouraged in the way you need. The instructors are patient, acting as teacher, coach and occasionally cheerleader. Trevor, Rene, Jay and Brent will teach you things that most other schools don’t touch on; but they have expectations of you as well. Be on time, pay attention, have fun, and most of all TRUST AND JUST DO WHAT THEY SAY. They will not let you fail if you come prepared to learn. They won’t tolerate anyone goofing around or showing off and jeopardizing their own or anyone else’s safety.
Too Cool is super organized. There are lots of bikes available in a variety of sizes and styles and all are great working order. All helmets, boots, and gloves are quality, organized and sanitized DAILY. Every minute of your day is spent learning, and the drills runs like clockwork. They make learning fun, and while I was exhausted at the end of each day I was also so exhilarated because my skills and confidence were growing exponentially. I chose the Gold course and the end of the week culminated in an exciting 3 hour road ride in and around Calgary. We were on residential streets, main roadways, freeways and highways, going from 5km/hr to 100km/hr. Our class consisted of 12 students ranging in age from 16 to 60 with a ratio of 1:4 instructors to students. Students bond, and are incredibly supportive of each other, friendships are forged.
I had purchased a bike before I went to the class and was nervous about the transition because it is a big powerful bike. The guys knew this and gently pushed me, all the while giving me the skills and confidence to know exactly what to do when it came to safely move up from 250cc to 1130cc. After class was completed I got on my own bike in a large open parking lot and I put my training to work. I was able to safely and easily run through the drills I had been taught in class. It made the transition easy and I was confident with my ability to handle the much bigger bike.
Take a look at the class photos and check out the smiles. You can’t fake that kind of “Happy”
Worth every minute and every cent!!
Way “TOO COOL”

Bernadette Nowak

Great course with great instructors. I truly felt as though you guys *want* us to be safe because you love biking, not because you’re being paid to teach a course. The importance of every little thing that you guys teach is always brought out with an anecdote about your many years of experience, which makes solidifying those little habits all that much easier. It’s also great how you guys go over the exercises – you’ll hear it once, be confused, hear it again and kind of get it, see it, then have it explained one last time and have no question on how to do the exercise.

I came to the course a little nervous and thinking that I might be crazy for doing this. A lot of what you read, even in the training manual, talks of the dangers and fatalities in biking.  After this course, I feel more confident to be able to be a safe rider, to recognize the patterns and actions that lead to dangerous situations, and to practice my skills in a way that will possibly some day save my life. This course has also made me a better car-driver… Amazing, guys… amazing.

Glen V
This was a phenomenal course.

This was a phenomenal course. The instructors were amazing, very patient and really great at teaching in a way that I understood. I would not have been able to get on those bikes without their help. The constancy and repetition was a huge benefit, from the FINECCS to the traffic checks, stopping, starting, clutch points, FRC, everything! Building up that muscle memory really made the last day road ride easier and so enjoyable. Thank you Trev, Rene and Jordan!

Loural Murray