Experienced Rider Course
Many motorcyclists learn to ride on their own, without the help of professional training. As a result, many have serious gaps in their knowledge of motorcycle control techniques or have gained poor habits over the years, which increase safety risks. The riders that have taken rider training, often do not practice skills learned on those courses on their own motorcycles.
Our Experienced Rider Course is designed to hone and master fundamental control techniques, refine and extend maneuvering skills and improve emergency response performance. Unlike our Novice and Traffic courses, you will ride this course and all exercises using your own motorcycle!
The Experienced Riders Course is taught over a weekend, starting on Friday evening with a 2.5 hour classroom session reviewing what is to come during the course. Over the following two days, students will participate in over 15 hours of practical training with their motorcycles. Students will perform various exercises including some based on police motorcycle training layouts.
The course finishes with students taking their newly learned skills to the streets for a traffic riding session with their instructors.
Who should take this course?
Riders with no previous formal motorcycle training
Riders who are comfortable with their motorcycles and have reached the limit of what they can teach themselves
Novice and Traffic course graduates wanting to take the next step in rider training
Riders who want to significantly improve their overall motorcycle handling skills and performance
What you will learn on this course
Master fundamental control techniques
Refine and extend maneuvering skills
Improve Emergency response performance
How to use power for maximum control
Your bike's handling limits
Secrets to precise steering control
How to get maximum braking power without skidding
Engaging your ABS system (if applicable)
Critical emergency response techniques
Important Course Reminders
Training Ratio: 4 Students to 1 Instructor
We recommend that students have at least 1yr riding experience
This is not a pre-race or performance riding course!
Participants under the age of 19yrs old must have a completed consent form signed by their parents or guardians
Participants are required to provide their own adequate riding gear (helmet, jacket, boots, pants and gloves). Gear will be reviewed during the Friday evening theory session.
If possible, please arrive to all classes 10-15min early
Bring water and snacks as well as a lunch (or there are several restaurants near by)
Dress appropriately for weather conditions (warm clothes, rain gear, layers, etc). We ride rain or shine!
Training Risks & Liabilities
The Vancouver Island Safety Council takes every precaution to minimize the risk of accidents occurring during training and we have an excellent safety record to prove this. However, a certain element of risk is always present in learning to operate a motorcycle. VISC accepts the risk of damage to our training equipment and students will not be required to bear the cost of any accidental damage to our equipment.
The Vancouver Island Safety Council cannot accept responsibility for any bodily injury or damage to student's property while they are participating in our courses. All students and the parents/guardians of minors, will be required to sign a release of liability for such bodily injury or property damage before commencing training with VISC. Please familiarize yourself with our Rider Training Liability Waivers.
Cancellation & Transfer Polices
Please be aware of VISC's Cancellation and Transfer Policies before registering for any of our courses or training sessions.
Course: Experienced Rider Course
Cost: $360.00 + GST
Duration: 17 hours total over 3 days
Course Dates/Times: Select Friday evenings (theory), Saturdays and Sundays
Course Location(s): Friday evening Theory: VISC Classroom Saturday: On the track at Western Speedway Sunday: Morning session held at Camosun College Interurban 'P3' parking lot, followed by discretionary traffic riding
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