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Ready to step up your motorcycle game? 

The Advanced Rider course combines self-paced online and classroom learning with practical hands-on riding training that will help fine-tune your riding skills during advanced maneuvers. Examples of what you’ll learn in this course include stopping in the shortest distance possible, cornering, swerving, taking tight turns and other evasive skills.

This course is designed for riders who have a minimum of twelve months and at least 1000 miles of riding experience, a motorcycle operator’s license, and a motorcycle to ride to and during the class. Please note: This is not a license waiver class. Participants should have completed a learn-to-ride course, such as the Basic Rider Course. Students must use their own registered, insured, and road-worthy motorcycle that passes a safety inspection at the start of class.

Instruction Time Includes:

1 Hour
Self-Guided Classroom Instruction

5 Hours 
Online Self-Guided eCourse

5 Hours 
Range Training



Class Size

12 Students


2-3 days

Terms Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

Admission Requirements:

  • Valid CT driver's license

  • Able to balance a two-wheeled vehicle (bicycle)

  • Prior motorcycling experience with a minimum of 1,000 street riding miles, or more than twelve months of riding experience–you will be asked to complete on/cycle competency assessment upon arrival to class

  • Ability to coordinate clutch lever and throttle use to control the motorcycle smoothly, upshift and downshift smoothly, stop the motorcycle properly at a designated point and negotiate typical roadway turns and curves

  • Access to a computer, printer, and internet (student must take and pass the 3+ hour eCourse before first class)

  • An email address (to obtain the eCourse login link)

  • eCourse completion certificate, completed within 30 days before the class start date, MUST be provided to the instructor on the first day of class

  • Signed minor waiver form from parent or guardian from any participant under 18 or completed adult waiver form if over 18

Driving Requirements:

Note: Motorcycles will be provided 

  • A street-legal motorcycle to be used in the program
    You must ride to class, no hauling bikes/scooters to class on a trailer or truck is permitted (no exceptions). Bikes will be inspected.

  • Proof of state-required insurance coverage for said motorcycle

  • Helmet-due to COVID-19 precautions, students must provide their own helmets
    Full-face, ¾, and half helmets are acceptable if they meet minimum DOT certification.

  • Eye protection
    face shield, goggles, or glasses

  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket

  • Full-fingered gloves, leather preferred

  • Long, ankle-length pants
    denim or other heavy material

  • Leather boots or leather athletic shoes
    over-the-ankle style

We suggest bringing your own snacks & beverages on your riding days. Please arrive well-hydrated and rested.

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