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Basic Motorcycle Course

The first course of 2018 is scheduled for May 1st-2nd. Please click on "register now" to book online.

Motor Cycle Basic CourseFee $667+GST

Gold Weekend

Saturday-Sunday from 8:30am - 5:00pm and Road Test on Sunday at 5:00pm.

Gold Weekday

Tuesday- Wednesday OR Thursday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm and Road Test at the end of the Second Day.

Silver Week Night (NEW)

Monday to Thursday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and the Road test will be on Friday at 6:00pm.

And don't forget, we supply you with Motorcycles, Gloves & Helmets. Please note, During our Gold Weekday, Gold Weekend Or Silver Weeknight sessions there is no classroom, only riding.

For those with little or no experience riding motorcycles, the Basic Course is the perfect place to start. Even people returning to the sport after a long absence will find the Basic Course a useful refresher.

Want to take the basic course again? It is only half price for returning students. Our classes fill up fast so don't be disappointed. Book now!

Please click on "SCHEDULE" to get the 2017 available course dates. A deposit of $200 is require to hold a spot and remaining is due on the course day. Please click on "REGISTER NOW" to book online and we will contact you to get the deposit over the phone.

Classroom Portion

During the classroom instruction, students are introduced to the motorcycle controls and some of the theory behind the operation. Also discussed: bike selection, safety equipment, road, traffic, and weather hazards. Perhaps the greatest emphasis is placed on the importance of proper rider attitude. The classroom section concludes with an exam covering all topics discussed. This is a good time for students to have questions answered on a wide range of subjects, as the on-bike portion of the course is devoted mainly to riding.

Let's Ride!

The first section is concerned with the absolute basics: getting on and off the bike, pushing, parking, starting up and shutting down. This is followed by moving off and stopping, slow-speed riding and shifting up and down.

The second section consists of exercises which make up the foundation of operating a motorcycle; students learn techniques needed to execute manoeuvres at low and intermediate speeds. Emphasis is placed on smooth machine control.

The third section employs training similar to the police and EMS, we use this same technique to help with bike control in emergencies and the decision-making process needed in these situations. Students are taught collision avoidance, controlled optimum braking and controlled braking during this section and are also given time to practice and reinforce these skills.

Students who are deemed by our instructors to be ready for the road take part in the fourth section which takes them on a controlled group ride with our instructors. Ride lengths and durations are dependent on the students in the group and their skill levels. The ride tries to cover all types of conditions beginning with slower, low-traffic residential routes and working up to major roads. The On-bike training location is Casman centre parking lot.

Road Test

The testing is confirmed for all the scheduled courses. If you want to challenge your class 6 road test right after the course at the training lot, pay the class 6 road test fee at the Timberlea registry and let us know during your course days. We will ensure you are taken for the test following the course - end of the Course. You must complete your class 6 knowledge test before you can challenge your road test.

We can also schedule your test a few days after your course if you think you need more practice. You will have to pass your knowledge test before you can pay for your road test. You can rent any of our bikes to use for the test for $76 plus GST.

Please note that if you have paid the road test fee at the registry but change your mind about taking the test end of the course, you will NOT lose your money. The road test fee permit is good for one year from the date it was issued.

Course Requirements

Minimum Class 5 GDL Operator's License.

Waiver of Liability: To train on our bikes you will be expected to sign our waiver of liability. While we strive to keep our training as safe as possible the risk of injury cannot be completely eliminated.

Suitable apparel, safety gear.

We recommend that you have your own, properly-fitting, DOT approved full face helmet for the course (helmet must be a full face or we will provide one)

We also recommend students provide their own sturdy leather gloves, though we can provide these as well.

Leather boots should cover the ankle and have any laces tucked in to avoid snags. Steel toes and leather-soled cowboy boots are discouraged and the lower the heel the better.

A sturdy jacket is a must with denim being the minimum required and motorcycle-grade leather or synthetics preferred. Jeans are acceptable, but leather or textiles are better, however you may also consider Dragging Jeans.

All safety gear must be worn when riding in our closed course or on the road ride - even if it's hot!

We highly recommend you start with or get back on a "pedal bike" before attending our course.

Riding a motorcycle is a sport and learning it from scratch will be both mentally and physically challenging. We will be patient with you and you need to be patient with yourself, you have to want to do it.

Please bring water, snacks and rain gear for yourself.

If you are pregnant please do not book a course. If you become pregnant after you book a course please contact our office.

If you have any medical conditions please let us know before booking the course.

Please call 780-743-8435 or email info@fortdriving.com for Dates & Availability