FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A – Since ProRider classes are designed to help you handle your bike with greater ease and confidence, the classes are conducted on your own bike, allowing you to truly learn it’s dynamics, handling, capabilities and limitations.
Q - If I have been through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or Rider's Edge Courses, do I need ProRi
A – Yes you do, we are an advanced training that teaches Police Motorcycle Skills that are only taught in the 80 hour police motorcycle training. This class is the next level of training that will improve your riding ability and riding confidence and may save your life!
A – We recommend that you have some riding experience – at least a season under your belt – or have successfully completed an MSF rider class or equivalent school prior to attending this course. ProRider is aimed for experienced riders who have successfully completed these other classes and are looking for the “next level” of challenge and improvement. This class is beyond the level of training you from MFS type classes.
A – Absolutely! Many of our instructors are seasoned police motorcycle officers who have worked many crashes involving “experienced riders.” Often, these riders have the crash avoidance “head knowledge” but have never physically practiced those maneuvers and developed the appropriate “muscle memory” to successfully implement them. You will leave this class a better rider!
A – Far more bikes are dropped in a basic MSF class then ProRider. The only way to guarantee that you will not drop your bike is never to take it out of the garage or leave your driveway. Unfortunately, even in the most basic MSF classes people sometimes drop their bikes. However, we make every effort to help you safely perform these exercises without risk to you or your bike. Our exercises start “slow and wide” and we gradually increase the challenge as your gain confidence and skill. While we do not predict or anticipate bikes “dropping”, we do provide you with the opportunity to remove your saddlebags, wrap your engine guards with rubber hose, or take other safeguarding measures. We do not anticipate any injures or any damage to any motorcycles.
A – While we should develop skills for all types of weather, we don’t like unnecessary risk. Many of the exercises, especially the crash avoidance skills, require a dry surface for maximum safety. Each ProRider Training Site will closely monitor weather forecasts prior to the class and offer rain dates if the crash avoidance portion must be postponed or cancelled.