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Basic RiderCourse (Class No: 19735)
Class Date(s): 9/25 - 9/26
Wed & Thu 8 am - 5 pm
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Cost: $329 per student.

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Ron Bennett has been a rider coach since 2001 in Pennsylvania until he and his wife Yolanda, moved to Virginia in 2012 where he continues coaching. Ron is a retired officer from University of Pittsburgh Police Department after 32 years. Duties included plainclothes, investigations, motor officer, SERT, and community relations. Ron received many awards during this time including Officer of the Year, and Medal of Bravery for First Responder of critical incident. Ron enjoys family events, rollerskating (4 wheels), fishing, jazz, and old school music. Also a member of "Buffalo Soldiers M/C of Pittsburgh" where he is known as "Zoom".


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Don Withrow is the Chief Operating Officer and a Partner for Motorcycle Riding Concepts. Don rode a motorcycle for the first time when he was just 12 years-old. He bought his first motorcycle (a 125cc Allstate) at age 14 with the money he earned mowing lawns and doing odd jobs. Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 20 years spending six years in overseas assignments including two years in Vietnam. Working with riders, young and old, to develop and hone their riding skills is a passion for Don. He has been teaching students to ride motorcycles safely since 2001 including novice, intermediate and experienced riders. 

Don's passion outside of riding motorcycles and teaching students to ride motorcycles is Washington Redskins football. Although he has been mostly disappointed with the team since 1993, he's still an avid fan and goes to as many games as he can.


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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.