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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.
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.
a) Check back on our website periodically; we will add additional classes if there are cancellations by other students and this may create an earlier opening. You may reschedule using the confirmation number in your confirmation e-mail. A $20 fee will apply. NOTE: If your class starts within the next 7 days and you want to move to an even earlier available course date, please phone the office to reschedule, as the on- line enrollment system will charge a larger reschedule fee.
b) If you would like to be considered for last minute fill-ins (within 24 hours of a class start date/time), please email us with your preferences. You might specify a particular date that you desire or a general interest in an earlier date – please specify if you are available weekends or weekdays – and we will put you on the cancellation list.