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Basic RiderCourse (Class No: 18029)
Class Date(s): 5/12 - 5/13
Sat: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm / Sun: 7:00 am - 4 pm
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Cost: $329 per student.

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Karl Thompson has fond memories of growing up around motorcycles and riding passenger with his father. He now takes opportunities to ride along side his father, other family members and friends, creating new memories.  Karl is enthusiastic about riding and teaching. His goal is to impart the skills to be good riders but more importantly, the passion to celebrate the lifestyle. 


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This course offers over 15 hours of classroom and riding instruction based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum.

This course is specifically designed for the novice rider and beginner rider. Students learn about components and controls of a motorcycle, riding gear and preparing to for the ride. The risk of riding and managing that risk are studied in depth better preparing the student for "real life" riding. Strategies are investigated that will prepare each student for riding on the street in traffic. Whether you want to learn to ride for pleasure or basic low-cost transportation or both, this course is perfect for you.

Many students are returning riders. They rode a motorcycle in their youth, but haven't ridden in years. This is a perfect reintroduction to riding. Experienced riders can break bad habits and gain new skills.

Graduating students receive an Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion certificate and a Virginia Class "M2" endorsement (motorcycle license).

We offer both weekday and weekend classes throughout the year. Class sizes are typically 10 - 12 students facilitated by two professional RiderCoaches.