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Headstart (Class No: 18202)
Class Date(s): 1/26 3:30 pm
Fri: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
0 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $89 per student.

Meet Your Coach(es):


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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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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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.