Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course
The first thing to do, after getting your motorcycle permit, is to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) (800-447-4700).
The BRC was developed by the Motorcycle safety Foundation as a complete riding program for the beginning rider. The program consists of seven hours of classroom instruction and eleven hours of hands-on riding instruction all taught by MSF certified instructors. The two-and-a-half day, 18 hour course provides beginning motorcyclists with the basic mental and physical riding skills necessary to minimize risk on the street. Topics covered include: straight line riding, shifting, braking, turning and swerving techniques as well as motorcycle dynamics.
You will learn important skills that could help you stay safe in tough situations. What better way to get additional experience and learn techniques that will make you a better rider.
MSF Courses are available in the New York City area at: Motorcycle Safety School and Trama’s Motorcycle & Auto School.
- Ride Like a Pro by Jerry “Motorman” Palladino
- Twist of The Wrist II DVD by Keith Code / California Superbike School
High Performance Courses
After you’ve gotten at least a year/3,000 miles of street riding experience, you may want to take your skills to the next level. Check out:
- Yamaha Champions Riding School
- Ride Like A Pro (Mountainside, NJ)
- Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic
- California Superbike School (Motorcyclist Magazine article)
- CLASS Motorcycle Schools
- Penguin Roadracing School
- American Supercamp
Motorcycle Gymkhana is a motorcycle sport designed to challenge a rider’s ability to navigate a pre-designed course in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of errors. It is an open displacement competition that is all about a rider’s skill and ability rather than about how much or how little horsepower a particular motorcycle can produced.
Motorcycle Gymkhana is relatively open to beginners, because riders need little equipment and no special license to participate. Events are usually held at closed courses such as driving schools, parking lots, small circuits, or other paved lots. The layout of the course is designed by the organizer and is different for each event.
- Moto Gymkhana: The ancient Japanese art of riding slow very quickly by Motorcycle.com
- How to do Moto Gymkhana (what is it, and rules) – English version (AntiPiloteDeLigneDroite)
- Moto Gymkhana NYC
- American Motorcycle Gymkhana Riders Association
- Moto Gymkhana Association (UK & Europe)
- Moto Gymkhana Association‘s Channel on YouTube
- Moto Gymkhana New York USA
- Motorcycle Gymkhana USA
- M Gymkhana Day Sessions will usually coincide with M Gymkhana Competition Days, so you will have access to the warm-up course for the competition riders for the entire day but will not be able to ride the competition course.
You will receive instruction of course/cone rules and procedures, coaching and technique advice and be able to chase a more experienced rider!
- N2 Track Days
- Roger Lyle’s Motorcycle Xcitement
- Trackdays and Racing School
- Sportbike Track Time (STT)
- Has training classes for novices to the racetrack, but not to riding.
- Team Pro-Motion Sportsbike Club (TPM)
- Get Covered by Jon Hatcher for TrackDayMag.com:
(Medical insurance should be on your trackday checklist.)
- RiderSurance.com is an action sports-friendly place to quote and apply for health, life, and disability insurance. The perk of this site is we only offer plans that do not have hobby or occupational exclusions specific to racing and riding.