Motorcycle Intermediate Classes for
Corporate and Government Agency Employees
Intermediate riders have some riding experience (on or off of the job) and are somewhat comfortable with their ability to negotiate certain types of terrain and accomplish basic tasks. However, they have not experienced the variety of training and job situations that are critical for their job effectiveness and efficiency. Their jobs require them to ride in terrain or climates in which they are uncomfortable. Intermediate riders need to become highly aware of their own abilities and the capability of their equipment so they can best serve your agency.
- Do some of your employees feel uneasy when challenged by:
- side hills?
- creek crossings?
- rocky trails?
- deep sand or mud?
- Do they ever use too much front brake?
- Do they need to know how to simplify log crossings – wet and dry – that are now tricky?
- Has a log water bar or a wet stick or root ever taken out an employee’s front wheel?
- Do they ever wonder when they should brake or get on the gas to protect themselves?
- Have they ever been sucked into a wet or dry rut at speed?
About the Class
To ensure that employees can immediately apply everything they are taught in actual riding situations, 75 percent of this class is taught on terrain similar to what employees will be riding.
Riders participate in a test of their current skill levels so they can receive maximum benefits from the agency’s investment in the course. Students will be taught any lower level skills they have not yet mastered.
Click here to learn more about your Senior Instructor, Bill Uhl.
Now that the basics have been covered, the level of performance of the employee rider can be increased. The major topics covered include:
- Skill development
- Basic switchback – the climbing turn – uphill, downhill, right, and left turns
- Crossing or avoiding rocks – uphill, downhill, and on a flat
- Side hills (position of bike and rider; weight distribution)
- Shifting with and without a clutch – the why’s, when’s, and how’s
- Turning around on a narrow trail
- Additional clutch lever techniques for starting out, creek crossings, uphill riding, log jumping, and switchbacks
- Wheel placement
- Roots (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Ruts (wet and dry – uphill and downhill)
- Slick, dry, and frosted bridges
- Water crossings – from creeks to rivers
- Waterproofing a motorcycle for crossing creeks, rivers, etc.
- Reading the terrain ahead
- Types of soil – what to do as seasons change
- Speed (Identify the rider’s comfort zones)
- When to go slow to go fast
- Turning while going up or down hill
- How to tread lightly
- All of the above will be in a forest or desert setting
Classes will be tailored to your special needs.
For the cost of your corporate or government custom class, call or e-mail us for a quote. See the Contact Us Now button for directions in the side menu.
You can register your employees for one and two-day classes. Longer classes are also available.