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Frequently Asked Questions
The IME motorcycle lessons will not teach you all there is to know about motorcycling, but you will learn enough to practice making the motorcycle go and stop by coordinating the use of the clutch, throttle and front brake. You’ll start with some “feet down” exercises and progress to riding with your feet up. These activities are also explored in early exercises of the BRC, but the IME will take things at a slower pace and allow more time to develop the foundation of your control skills. Some people find the coordination of the controls to be a little tricky at first, but most can get the hang of things with practice. If you think you might be someone who would benefit from extra practice at a slower pace, the IME might be a good entry point to training and motorcycle lessons.
What If I am Nervous about Riding?
If you are nervous about giving riding a try or are worried that you might not have the ability to ride, the IME’s hands-on learning and small class size can help make your first motorcycling experience be relaxed and at your own pace. After participating in the IME, you will have a better idea about your abilities and be better able to decide if riding a motorcycle is a good personal choice for you.
Students under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or guardian’s signature on both the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program and Covid Release, Waiver and Indemnification forms. The parent or guardian can accompany the student to class and sign the forms in the presence of the RiderCoach with proper identification (photo ID), or the student may bring the pre-signed forms to class so long as the parent’s signatures are notarized.
Please note: Our Watertown location is currently closed for construction.
You can see the full schedule, plus availability for each location, by clicking here. If you do not see a course scheduled, give us a call and we’ll set one up for you: (315) 858-3321
Please consider that you will be outdoors for extended periods in ambient weather conditions. You will spend a full day expending mental and physical energy as you learn new skills with motorcycle lessons.
If you are particularly short, please contact our office so we can arrange for you to “try on” one of our training motorcycles a week or two before your class.
If you feel that there are motor skill ability, age, physical condition or language limitations that may limit your ability to learn to ride, please feel free to contact our office to discuss what provision can be made to assist you.
You will also need to bring a photocopy of your license (and permit, if applicable) and the originals.
You’ll get specific details on what to bring upon enrollment.
To reschedule, first cancel your existing class, and then re-enroll in your new class. Follow the instructions in your BRC Confirmation email.
IMPORTANT! If you reschedule to a different class, you MUST cancel your existing class or you will be charged for both classes!
- If you cancel your class seven (7) or more days before your class start date, you will be charged a $20 processing fee.
- If you cancel your class within seven (7) days of your scheduled course you will be charged a $20 processing fee.
- If you cancel within 24 hours of your class start time, fail to show up, or show up after training has begun, you will be charged the full course fee.
If you would be interested and available to move to an earlier course date than the one for which you are scheduled…Our enrollment system will accommodate a limited number persons to be waitlisted per class. Visit our enrollment system to place your name on a waitlist for a particular course date. Please limit your waitlist sign-ups to a single class. People on the waitlist will be notified in order with a 30-minute window between notifications. After that, the open spot will be made available to the general public. The spot will show as available until someone enrolls and claims it. A waitlist notification is not a guarantee of a spot in that class; you must respond to the notification and enroll in the new class date to secure the spot.
If you sign up to fill a waitlisted spot, you MUST remember to cancel your existing class, or you will be charged for both classes. The enrollment system will not automatically cancel your original class. You must do that manually. Cancellation fees will apply.
Naturally, if your personal schedule changes and you learn that you will no longer be available on your waitlisted dates, we ask that you remove your name from the waitlist to make room for someone else.
Check back on our website periodically; additional classes may be added. If you reschedule to a different class, you MUST cancel your existing class or you will be charged for both classes! Cancellation fees will apply.
NOTE: If your scheduled class starts within the next 7 days, and you reschedule to a class that starts even earlier in the next 7 days (for example, you were scheduled for a Thursday start date, but rescheduled to the Monday class that starts three days earlier), please call our office to cancel your original class as the enrollment system will charge the larger “within the week” cancellation fee. In this circumstance, we will reduce the cancellation fee to $20.