Motorcycle Driving School
Contact UsImagine yourself on a Harley FXDR 114, cruising through the Adirondack Mountains. Body leaning into each curve. Crisp autumn wind on your face. Skirting past crystal clear reservoirs and meandering through mountain passes. As the trees showcase a myriad of fire red, orange, golden leaves, you think to yourself, “this is freedom.” Every motorcycle enthusiast that has ever taken our course has imagined some version of true liberation on the back of a motorcycle. Allow us to help you realize your dreams of independence and outdoor escape with a comprehensive motorcycle driving program.
MSF Based Curriculum
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a non profit motorcycle training organization that is sponsored by bike manufacturers. When we sat down to develop a comprehensive motorcycle training course that would train riders to drive at their highest level while keeping them safe, we decided to pull from the MSF knowledge base. Riding a motorcycle is designed to be liberating and fun. We don’t want to get in the way of that but we also want each student to be mindful of the dangers and drive defensively to avoid them. Whether you are a novice or just need to brush up on your skills, we have viable lessons for you.
Physical and Mental Resilience
Once you become accustomed to driving an automatic car, there is very little thought involved. Most Americans have been driving since the age of 17. Hence when many people drive a familiar route, they tend to go into a hypnotic state. When driving a motorcycle, this phenomenon may be possible but is not recommended. To be a true rider requires physical and mental resilience. Your body and the bike must become one. Each hand and eye movement is for a specific reason. Most car and truck drivers are not looking out for riders and in many cases they cannot see you. Intellectual prowess is required to stay alive.
If you purchased the bike before you started the lessons, feel free to bring it to class. It is better that you learn on your own bike to familiarize yourself with all features. For those who have not purchased a bike, don’t fret because we offer late models for you to learn on. Our bikes are maintenanced regularly and routinely inspected. The motorcycles that you will learn on are certified according to New York state law. While our competitors teach students on abused and worn out motorcycles, we strive to prepare you for the actual road with adequate teaching bikes.
Try It Out
Everything is not for everybody. The truth is that some people come to us with vivid dreams of cruising along the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway but in reality they aren’t built for it. Taking an accredited motorcycle driving class is an inexpensive way to try it out. You may discover that riding a motorcycle is not for you. We won’t hold it against you. In fact, we applaud you for being brave and honest with yourself. Some of our students held the same sentiments but spent tens of thousands of dollars anyway. Taking all of this into account, we certainly hope that you gain confidence and join the motorcycle herd.