Basic Street Riding

Where Freedom Begins

Classroom Portion:

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.

Motorcycle Portion:

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.

GOLD $689 4.5hr class, 23 hr onbike

  • weekDAY Mon-Thurs during the day

SILVER $589 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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 GDL or above equivalent
  • At least 16 years of age, parental waiver required if under aged
  • Proficient balance on a two wheel non-stationary pedal bike

If you are currently considered a minor under Alberta Law, we require parental consent. Please provide their contact information here.

Please select your course dates from lists below according to which course type you wish to take

Day 1: 5:23pm -10:30pm Day 2: 5:46pm -10:30pm Day 3: 5:46pm -10:30pm Day 4: 5:23pm -10:30pm Corresponding Classroom: 5:46pm-10:30pm
*some dates start one hour later Day 1: 8:23am-1:30pm Day 2: 8:46am-1:30pm Day 3: 8:46am-1:30pm Day 4: 8:23am-1:30pm Corresponding Classroom: 5:46pm-10:30pm
* some dates start 1hr later Day 1: 2:00pm-7:00pm Day 2: 1:46pm-6:30pm Day 3: 1:46pm-6:30pm Day 4: 1:46pm-7:00pm Corresponding Classroom: 5:46pm-10:30pm
Day 1: 11:23am-5:00pm Day 2: 11:23am-5:00pm Day 3: 10:23am-5:00pm Day 4: 11:23am-5:00pm Corresponding Classroom: 5:46pm-10:30pm

Interested in a private course or intro to riding?

Add in any notes concerns including if you are looking to be in the same class with a friend/family.
AGREEMENT OF CONDITIONS: The following outlines the terms, conditions, and policies set forth by Too Cool Motorcycle School Inc. (TCMS) pertaining to registration in a course with TCMS. This is to help assist you in preparing yourself for your course. Terms & Conditions: Effective Apr 30, 2019, precedes any other copies Submitting your registration and payment constitutes that you have thoroughly read in its entirety, understood and are agreeable with the following terms and conditions. I. REGISTRATION PREREQUISITES: a. BASIC COURSES You must have a minimum class 5 Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) or equivalent, be at least sixteen (16) years of age – parental consent required for minors. You DO NOT have to have your written test done prior to your course. Basics: You are required to wear a full-faced helmet and all gear provided whether as a whole or at the discretion of TCMS in addition to your personal gear. You MUST also have the ability to proficiently ride a 2-wheeled pedal bike. We require that you start or get back on your pedal bike prior to your on lot practical session. The safety of everyone present is our paramount concern. The inability to balance will mean that you will be sent home as balance is a requirement in order for you to safely operate a motorcycle. In addition, you must do the homework that is provided to you. Failure to do so can and most often does result in unsuccessful outcomes for the student. Test Preps: Must have graduated from the Basic Course and meet requirements as above. Private Practice: You must be able to demonstrate within the first 30 minutes that you have sufficient control and understanding of the operations of the motorcycle. It will be at the discretion of the instructor whether or not you will go on the road and or continue on the road. The inability to demonstrate control of the motorcycle and safe navigation within traffic will mean that you will be sent home. b. REFRESHERS You are required to have a class 6 Driver’s License, and be at least sixteen (16) years of age to register - parental consent required if under the age of minority. You will also require a full faced helmet, the appropriate riding gear, and a bike that is in proper working order, registered and insured. Again, the inability to demonstrate control of the motorcycle in order to participate in the class will mean that you will be sent home. II. REGISTRATION FEES AND CONFIRMATION: You agree to pay in full the registration fee that is applicable to your course in order to secure your seat in the course. As your confirmation email and any correspondence that may follow will be sent to your email, it is your responsibility to make sure it is correct and up to date. Any issues or questions must immediately be brought up to TCMS. We are not responsible for courses missed as a result of any missed correspondence. III. CANCELLATION / REBOOKING / REFUNDS: **No Refund once a course has commenced under any circumstances. ** a. CANCELLATION • 14 full days before your Basic course & classroom $69 • 14 full days before your Basic course & after classroom $192 • 14 full days before your Refresher / Test Prep………………........................................ $92 / $69 • Within 14 days of your Basic Course or Refresher / Test Prep / Private Practice No Refund / $69 / $123 b. REBOOKING • 14 full days before your Basic course $69 • Within 14 days of your Basic course – Silver $230 • Within 14 days of your Basic course – Gold $283 • Within 14 days of your Refresher course $123 For the Basic Course, in the event that you do not successfully demonstrate the skills required to proceed to graduation day, you will be offered one opportunity where space is available to redo part or all of the 4 on bike modules at $110 per day for Silver and $135 per day for Gold. Modules required will be at the discretion of the instructor. To be done by 30 days unless otherwise arranged. If you require a full redo, there’s a mandatory minimum 30 waiting period in order to be more prepared. TCMS reserves the right to reschedule a course in the event of weather or issues beyond our control. We will do our best to work with your schedule and our availability. However, the cancellation/refund policies will still apply if you choose to cancel. If your schedule does not allow you to complete the remainder for 30 days and over, you are responsible for keeping on top of review to be prepared when you continue. In the event that the reschedule occurs at the end of the season where we are unable to schedule you, your course will be deferred to the next season. Deferrals will only be allowed for one instance and must be done within one calendar year. Again, the cancellation/refund policies still apply in all cases. c. REASONS FOR DISMISSAL & TERMINATION OF REGISTRATION INCLUDING PREGNANCIES If you are pregnant, this course is not for you. If you become pregnant after having booked your course, please contact our office immediately. Cancellation fees will still apply. If it is discovered that you failed to disclose or conceal that information in order to continue with the course, your registration will be terminated immediately. As the curriculum is progressive, you are required to be on time to your class. Late arrivals may be turned away. Each module requires the successful completion of the previous module and therefore missing a day in whole or part will result in termination of registration for the remainder of your course. Participants can and will be dismissed with the immediate termination of registration due to any and all behaviours TCMS finds to be inappropriate, unsafe, or illegal including the following reasons: • Found to be under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs • Going against the instructions of the coaches • Harassment of any kind towards anyone including and not limited to a classmate, instructor, or staff of TCMS No refund will be given in all cases. d. SUBSTITUTIONS, TRANSFERS OR ADDITIONS Substitutions, transfers or additions of any kind are prohibited during the course. In some cases, a transfer will be allowed prior to the course at the discretion of TCMS with sufficient notice and all requirements/prerequisites are met. An administrative fee of $69 will be due. e. GIFT CERTIFICATES Transfers of certificate will be allowed under approval of TCMS and cannot be redeemed for cash. Purchasers can request reissue of lost certificates with proof of purchase and will be subject to a $23 fee. Cancellation and rebooking policies apply once certificates are redeemed for a course. ADDITIONAL THINGS TO NOTE: Riding a motorcycle is a sport and learning from scratch is both mentally and physically challenging. We will be patient with you. However, you will need to be patient with yourself and, most importantly, YOU must want to do it for none other than yourself. TCMS reserves the right to refuse registration by anyone at any time and for any reason. TCMS also reserves the right to change and update their conditions at any time. Again, by continuing with this registration you are acknowledging that you have thoroughly read through this Agreement in its entirety and understand its contents. You certify that the information you have given pertaining to your registration is deemed to be correct and truthful. You also understand that you are to contact the office to make any corrections and/or additions to your registration.
We offer a three hour test prep for our graduates who feel are ready to start preparing to challenge their Class 6 exam.  We go through some lot practice to get you reacquainted with the bike, starts and stops, shifting and corners.  We take you onto the road for a mock road test and then back to the lot to review some important points that the examiners will be looking for. Offered on select Saturday and Sunday evenings.  $179

If you are currently considered a minor under Alberta Law, we require parental consent. Please provide their contact information here.

When did you graduate from Too Cool?
6:46pm -10:pm
AGREEMENT OF CONDITIONS: The following outlines the terms, conditions, and policies set forth by Too Cool Motorcycle School Inc. (TCMS) pertaining to registration in a course with TCMS. This is to help assist you in preparing yourself for your course. Terms & Conditions: Effective December 27, 2018, precedes any other copies Submitting your registration and payment constitutes that you have thoroughly read in its entirety, understood and are agreeable with the following terms and conditions. I. Registration Prerequisites: a. Basic Courses You are required to have a minimum class 5 Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) or equivalent and be at least sixteen (16) years of age to register – parental consent required if under the age of minority. You DO NOT have to have your written test done prior to your course. You also MUST have the ability to proficiently ride a 2-wheeled pedal bike. We require that you start or get back on your pedal bike prior to your on lot practical session. The inability to balance will mean that you will be sent home as balance is a requirement in order for you to safely operate a motorcycle. The safety of everyone present is our paramount concern and therefore we must abide accordingly to our responsibility to not be negligent. In addition, you must do the homework that is provided to you. Failure to do so can and most often does result in unsuccessful outcomes for the student. Test Preps: Must have graduated from the Basic Course and meet the licensing and age requirements as per the basic course. b. Refreshers You are required to have a class 6 Driver’s License, and be at least sixteen (16) years of age to register - parental consent required if under the age of minority. You will also require a full faced helmet, the appropriate riding gear, and a bike that is in proper working order, registered and insured. II. Registration Fees & Confirmation: You agree to pay in full the registration fee that is applicable to your course in order to secure your seat in the course. As your confirmation email and any correspondence that may follow will be sent to your email, it is your responsibility to make sure it is correct and up to date. Any issues or questions must immediately be brought up to TCMS. We are not responsible for courses missed as a result of any missed correspondence. III. Rebooking, Cancellation & Refunds: (per instance) **No Refund will be issued once a student’s course has commenced under any circumstances.** a. Cancellation • 14 full days before your Basic course & classroom $69 • 14 full days before your Basic course & after classroom $192 • 14 full days before your Refresher / Test Prep………………........................................ $92 / $69 • Within 14 days of your Basic Course or Refresher / Test Prep No Refund / $69 b. Rebooking • 14 full days before your Basic course $69 • Within 14 days of your Basic course – Silver $230 • Within 14 days of your Basic course – Gold $283 • Within 14 days of your Refresher course $123 For the Basic Course, in the event that a student does not successfully demonstrate the skills required to proceed to graduation day, they will be offered one opportunity where space is available to redo part or all of the 4 on bike modules at $110 per day for Silver and $135 per day for Gold. Modules required will be at the discretion of the instructor. To be done by 30 days unless otherwise arranged. Those requiring a full redo will have a 30 day mandatory waiting period in order to be more prepared. TCMS reserves the right to reschedule a course in the event of weather or issues beyond our control. We will do our best to work with your schedule and our availability. However, the cancellation/refund policies will still apply if you choose to cancel. In the event that the reschedule occurs at the end of the season where we are unable to schedule you, your course will be deferred to the next season. Deferrals will only be allowed for one instance and must be done within one calendar year. Again the cancellation/refund policies still apply. c. Reasons for Dismissal & Termination of Registration including Pregnancies: If you are pregnant, this course is not for you. If you become pregnant after having booked your course, please contact our office immediately. Cancellation fees will still apply. If it is discovered that you failed to disclose or conceal that information in order to continue with the course, your registration will be terminated immediately. As the curriculum is progressive, you are required to be on time to your class. Late arrivals may be turned away. Each module requires the successful completion of the previous module and therefore missing a day in whole or part will result in termination of registration for the remainder of your course. Participants can and will be dismissed with the immediate termination of registration due to any and all behaviours TCMS finds to be inappropriate, unsafe, or illegal including the following reasons: • Found to be under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs • Going against the instructions of the coaches • Harassment of any kind towards anyone including and not limited to a classmate, instructor, or staff of TCMS No refund will be given in all cases. d. Substitutions, Transfers or Additions: Substitutions, transfers or additions of any kind are prohibited during the course. In some cases, a transfer will be allowed prior to the course at the discretion of TCMS with sufficient notice and all requirements/prerequisites are met. An administrative fee of $69 will be due. e. Gift Certificates Transfers of certificate will be allowed under approval of TCMS and cannot be redeemed for cash. Purchasers can request reissue of lost certificates and will be subject to a $23 fee. Cancellation and rebooking policies apply once certificates are redeemed for a course. Additional things to note: Riding a motorcycle is a sport and learning from scratch is both mentally and physically challenging. We will be patient with you. However, you will need to be patient with yourself and, most importantly, YOU must want to do it for none other than yourself. TCMS reserves the right to refuse registration by anyone at any time and for any reason. Again, by continuing with this registration you are acknowledging that you have thoroughly read through this Agreement in its entirety and understand its contents. You certify that the information you have given pertaining to your registration is deemed to be correct and truthful. You also understand that you are to contact the office to make any corrections and/or additions to your registration.