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At Too Cool Motorcycle School, all of our instructors and the training lot have been certified by Alberta Transportation since 2003. The training lot located in the south parking lot at McMahon Stadium has been recognized as one of the safest facilities in Alberta.
WHAT WE DO:
We teach people how to ride motorcycles. No single course or school can turn a novice rider into and experienced expert, only years of riding, along with dedicated practice, can do that. What we will do is teach you the right techniques and habits, creating a solid foundation to start a long career of riding and learning. We’ve trained tens of thousands of rider and we do it well.
We strive to provide Calgary with the best motorcycle training for both beginners and experienced riders. While we love to share our passion for riding, we also realize that riding a motorcycle poses considerable risk. We want out students to fully understand those risks and to have the knowledge, skills and attitude to deal with them. Our Chief Instructor, Trevor has raced professionally and has taught many advanced riding training courses. He’s been to many training facilities including Freddie Spencer’s Pro School, California Superbike, Rich Oliver’s Ultra Pro Camp, Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp, RawHyde, Reg Pridmore’s CLASS, and Spring Mountain Motorsports Park.
Great rides start with Too Cool!
What are you waiting for?
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! Afterwards you have the option to book with the examiners that test out of our lot. By doing so you are provided with a bike to use for your road test.
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.
On bike Practical:
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 controlled 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.
- 16 years of age and hold at least a Class 5-GDL Operator’s License. Parental waiver will be required for those under the age of minority in Alberta
- Waiver of Liability. To train on our bikes you will be expected to sign our waiver of liability. While we strive to keep our training as safe as possible and pride ourselves on our safety record, the risk of injury cannot be completely eliminated.
- Must wear suitable apparel/safety gear whether it be ours or yours so long as it meets our requirements.
- The helmet must be a properly fit full-faced DOT approved helmet and your gear must provide armor. We reserve the right to switch out your gear for ours if it does not meet the minimum requirements for level of protection during your course.
- Leather boots should cover the ankle and have any laces tucked in to avoid snags and the lower the heel the better. Steel toes and leather-soled cowboy boots are not acceptable footwear
- A sturdy jacket is a must with denim being the minimum required and motorcycle-grade leather or synthetics being preferred. Jeans are acceptable but leather or textiles are better, however you may also consider Draggin Jeans which can be found at Universal Cycle Services also, home of our official Too Cool mechanic!
- All safety gear must be worn when riding in our closed course or on the road ride – even if it’s hot!
- We require you start with or get back on a “pedal bike” before attending our course to practice your balance. Inability to balance will result in you being sent home as it is a prerequisite.
- Agree to Agreement of Conditions HERE