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Headstart (Class No: 18211)
Class Date(s): 5/4 4:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
0 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $89 per student.

Meet Your Coach(es):


Trish Blomquist rode her first motorcycle, a Suzuki 50 Trailhopper, when she was 10 years old. Her enthusiasm for motorcycles has continued through the years. With a husband and four children who ride, Trish is dedicated to modeling and coaching motorcycle safety. Trish is originally from Pittsburgh but has lived in Washington D.C. for the past 23 years. When she's not on two wheels, Trish teaches art in a DC elementary school. Trish never gets tired of riding her dual sport bike with her husband through Rock Creek Park and around the monuments or trailering her bike for a day of off-road riding.  She loves the Washington D.C. area because it has so many scenic rides for motorcyclists to safely experience and enjoy.

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Tim Touzinsky retired from the US Army after 30 years of service.  Tim first became a RiderCoach in 2009 while serving overseas, working with Soldiers to help them develop and improve their riding skills. Tim has a wealth of experience both as a rider and instructor.  He has been riding since 1983 and is passionate about motorcycling and loves the satisfaction you get when you are able to work with new riders.

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1.5 HRS OF PRE-COURSE COACHING before your Basic Rider Course.

This can be a stand-alone training opportunity. If you have no experience, Headstart is a valuable opportunity to familiarize yourself with motorcycle riding at a slower, less stressful pace than the larger class setting. We familiarize you with the motorcycle, friction zone, shifting and get you started on exercises! Our Headstart students claim this icebreaker did much to boost their confidence and get them off to a good solid start.

Headstart may be taken independent of the Basic RiderCourse and more than once. Not sure if Motorcycling is for you? Try HEADSTART and find out!

Many students sign up for Headstart just prior to their Basic RiderCourse. This gives them some advance preparation for the Basic RiderCourse a day or two, or even a week, before the full course.