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2014 Motorcycle Rider Courses


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  • 2014 Motorcycle Rider Courses Schedules, Pricing and Course Information in an easy to read, download and print format! Click here for the new digital brochure (requires Adobe Flash) or download the PDF.

  • 2014 Intro Seminar Coming Up!

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Course Information

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page!
(No Refunds)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) FREE CAMS Introductory Seminars
Pre-registration is required.
Meet and greet with our friendly instructors.
Learn more about riding, traveling, towing, protective gear and much more!
Guest speakers!
Come make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Prerequisite: None
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Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Two Hours of Hands-on Experience with motorcycle/scooter and its controls
Motorcycle/scooter and helmet provided
Prerequisite: None
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Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
16 1/2 Hour Course
Designed for Beginner and Returning Riders
Best Way to Earn Your Motorcycle License*
Motorcycles/scooter and helmet provided
Prerequisites: Must be able to ride a bicycle and possess a valid NYS DMV issued motorcycle permit or motorcycle license.
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BRC Practice
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Four Hours of Extra Practice
Review Skills Learned in BRC
Motorcycles/scooters provided
Prerequisite: Completion of BRC
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Basic Bike Bonding RiderCourse (BBBRC)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Next step after the BRC
Half-day riding course on our motorcycles/scooters
Reinforce what you learned in the BRC and bond with the bike so you can devote more attention to traffic and road conditions
Enhance you low speed confidence
Prerequisites: BRC completion. Must have motorcycle license or motorcycle permit and basic riding skills.
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Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Beyond the basics
Half-day riding course on your motorcycle/scooter
Maximize low-speed control and confidence
Hone your skills in the spring
Prerequisites: Valid motorcycle license and basic riding skills.
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Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic Total Control-Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC)
Newly licensed riders
Licensed riders that just got back into riding and don’t want an entry level course
Low Speed Turning
Evasive Maneuvers
Road Speed Turning
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Total Control-Advanced Riding Clinic (ARC) Level 1 (Day 1)
Cornering With Confidence
Learn on Your Motorcycle
Enhance Your Mental Strategies
High Performance Skills Learned at Parking Lot Speeds
Become the Best Rider in Your Group
Add Safety to You Street Riding
Get more out of your Track Days
Prerequisite: 5000 Miles Recent Experience
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Total Control - Skills Practice Day
Review the riding skills you learned when you took Level 1
Let us tune up your body position
Practice Level 1 exercises: cornering, ovals and transitions under the watchful eye of our expert instructors
Brush up before a long trip or track day
Prerequisite: Total Control-Advanced Riding Clinic (ARC) Level 1
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Total Control-ARC Level 2 (Day 2)
Build on the skills you learned in Level 1
Advanced Cornering Techniques
More Challenging Exercises From the Book “Total Control”
Trail Braking into Corners
Hard Breaking into Corners
Speed Shifting
Decreasing Radius Corners
Multiple Apex Corners
Prerequisite: ARC Level 1
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CAMS Introductory Seminars
Join the Capital Area Motorcycling School (CAMS) for a FREE, informal session about the motorcycle classes offered at Hudson Valley Community College. During these sessions, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions about the motorcycle classes, meet the rider coaches and learn some valuable information. These sessions will vary and offer timely tips and tricks and may include guest speakers or hands-on participation. Whether you are new to motorcycle classes or have attended any of the classes before, these FREE sessions offer everyone an opportunity to explore all the possibilities in motorcycle training.
60263
FREE class
1 Session, ADM 102 Wed., 2/19, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

  • This two-hour experience provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with a motorcycle/scooter and its controls in a low-risk, controlled environment.

  • It is designed for the student who has no riding experience and isn't sure whether or not they should take formal training.

  • You will not learn how to ride a motorcycle/scooter, but you will experience a its operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience, allowing you to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride.

  • You should consider yourself successful in this course regardless of you choose to learn to ride or not.

  • This experience does not guarantee success in the Basic RiderCourse (BRC). Group size is limited to three students.

  • *No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

Pre-requisite: None

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RiderCourse

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
In the Basic RiderCourse you will learn:

  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver in tough situations.
  • Swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazards.

The Basic RiderCourse provides classroom and actual motorcycle/scooter operator training in a controlled, off-street environment.

  • Scooters! If you want to learn to ride, but just don't want to use a clutch, take your Basic RiderCourse (BRC) on a scooter. You MUST reserve a scooter when you register for your BRC

Requirements:

  • No experience is necessary, however, you must be able to ride a bicycle. A STRONG sense of balance is required!

  • *No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

  • NYS DMV Policy states: All students MUST possess a valid NYS driver's license AND a valid NYS motorcycle permit or motorcycle driver's license in order to participate in the BasicRider Course. Students will not be allowed to participate in the class if you arrive at class without a valid NYS driver's license and motorcycle permit or motorcycle license. All students who are 16 and 17 years of age must have a notarized parent or guardian signature on the Participant Release, Waiver and Indemnification Form prior to the start of practice riding - NO EXCEPTIONS. There will be no refund or re-schedule given. NYSMSP also accepts out-of-state student credentials that are acceptable to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. To qualify for the motorcycle road test waiver, the student must present a current and valid New York State driver's license and motorcycle learner's permit. (See FAQs and the Cancellation and Refund policy for more detail)

  • Students who possess a valid NYS Driver's License and valid NYS Motorcycle Learner's Permit may use successful completion of this course as an alternative to the motorcycle road test. Students must have a valid NYS Driver's License and valid NYS Motorcycle Learner's Permit prior to starting any course work. Students must not let the NYS Motorcycle Learner's Permit expire after completion of course. The permit must remain valid until the Road Test Waiver has been received by the student and filed with DMV and a Class "M" License obtained. (See FAQs for further detail)

  • NYS Motorcycle Safety Program
    The Basic RiderCourse is sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and is approved by the NYS DMV as an option to the on-street road test.

    All BRC students are urged to read the BRC Student Handbook and complete the study questions, located at the end, prior to attending the first class.

  • New York State Motorcycle Safety Program
  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation
  • Military Information

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Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Practice
This four-hour practice course provides additional riding time on our training motorcycles. Designed for the student who completed the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and wants more time working with rider coaches.

Class size is small and motorcycles will be provided.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a BRC at any training site within the last three years. Protective riding gear is required.

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Experienced RiderCourse

Basic Bike Bonding RiderCourse (BBBRC)
Please note: This is not a licensing or beginner course.

This half-day rising course (no classroom instruction) is the next logical step after the BRC. You will learn how to gain more low speed control and confidence on our motorcycles/scooters.

Instruction includes:

  • Bike Bonding Awareness
  • Basic Control Skills
  • Speed Control and Turns from a Stop
  • Tight Turns
  • Accelerating
  • Braking and Turning
  • Engine Braking
  • Curves and Swerves
  • Low-Speed Decreasing Radius Curves
  • Control in Tighter Spaces
  • Lollipops
  • Sharing the Road

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

Prerequisites: Basic RiderCourse completion. Must have motorcycle license or motorcycle permit and sufficient riding skills and experience to operate a motorcycle/scooter with basic proficiency.

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Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)
This half-day rising course (no classroom instruction) is for licensed riders looking to dial in their low speed control and confidence. Riders will use their personal motorcycle/scooter.

Instruction includes:

  • Bike-Bonding Awareness
  • Big box
  • Zigzag
  • Circle weaves
  • Switchbacks
  • Lollipops
  • Circuit Training
  • Sharing the road

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

Prerequisites: Rider must have valid motorcycle license and possess SOLID basic skills with recent riding experience. It is recommended that the motorcycle/scooter be appropriate for the size and strength of its rider.

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Total Control - Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC)
This is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off but still have their license.

Total Control IRCTotal Control IRC includes:

  • Throttle control
  • Brake control
  • Vision
  • Line selection
  • Low-speed turning
  • Evasive maneuvers
  • Road-speed turning

Prerequisites: Valid motorcycle license, good condition, street-legal, registered, and insured motorcycle. Must have 500 recent miles of riding.

Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet in good condition (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants, full-fingered gloves, boots that cover the ankles and eye protection. Kevlar jeans or chaps are accepted. Jeans and fingerless gloves are not allowed.

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

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Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic Level 1 (Day 1)
Based on best the selling book, “Total Control” by Lee Parks.
Want to become a better rider? Choose this class! Whether you ride a cruiser, sport tourer, standard, sport bike, full dress touring bike or even a scooter, you can benefit from advanced training and learn how to ride like an expert.

Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic

Instruction focuses on:

  • Effective cornering techniques
  • Precise throttle control
  • Throttle-to-brake transitions
  • Line selection
  • Body position
  • Mental attitude
  • Suspension adjustment

An enhanced understanding of riding principles will make the difference between being a regular rider and becoming the expert of your group. It may also make the difference between traveling safely through a corner or not. Though designed for street riding and street riders, Total Control is also a great way to tune up your track day cornering ability or to prepare for your first track experience.

With only six students per instructor, you’ll get lots of individual coaching. Both theory and application (70 percent on bike) help you improve your skills substantially.

In the Body Position portion of the class, you’ll learn how simple physics affects your everyday riding. In the Suspension portion, you’ll learn how to analyze your settings and how to make adjustments for maximum control or comfort or both. In Riding, you’ll work on one riding skill at a time, building confidence in small 2-mph increments until you achieve the desired level of ability. This training builds from your starting point, whatever it may be.

Prerequisites: You must have a class “M” license and proof of insurance, providing your own motorcycle or scooter in good working order, and have at least one (1) year of riding experience. For students with less than two (2) years of experience, it is advised (though not required) that they have completed the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic. Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet in good condition (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants, full-fingered gloves, boots that cover the ankles and eye protection. Kevlar jeans or chaps are accepted. Jeans and fingerless gloves are not allowed.

Total Control has been written up in multiple national and international magazines, including Rider, American Iron, Motorcycle Consumer News and Moto-Euro. Click here for reviews of the class and the book. E-mail Rider@hvcc.edu to purchase a signed copy of Total Control.

National Web site: www.totalcontroltraining.net

Marines take 'Total Control' of the situation

Passengers allowed for an additional fee.

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

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Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic Level 2 (Day 2)
Total Control - ARC Level 2 continues to build on the skills learned in Total Control - ARC Level 1 and will take your riding to the next level.

Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic (ARC) Level 2Topics covered include:

  • Riding Psychology
  • Speed Shifting
  • Trail Braking into a Turn
  • Decreasing Arc Mid-Corner
  • Decreasing Radius Turns
  • Chassis Setup
  • Quick Stops
  • TC Solo

In TC Solo, we combine the skills from Level 1 and 2, and experience them at significantly higher speeds, mimicking the g-forces of track riding.

There is no special tech inspection, but all motorcycles should be in proper working order, including tires, cooling, charging systems, and a battery that is in good condition. Absolutely no race tires or race compound tires allowed regardless if they are DOT approved.

Participants MUST have completed Total Control ARC Level 1 as a prerequisite. Protective gear is required for all students, which includes a DOT-approved helmet in good condition (full-face recommended), motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants, full-fingered gloves, boots that cover the ankles and eye protection. Kevlar jeans or chaps are accepted. Jeans and fingerless gloves are not allowed.

Passengers allowed for an additional fee.

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

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Total Control - Skills Practice Day
Sign up for a half-day of fun, designed to let you practice and refine the unique cornering techniques learned in the Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic Level 1. We provide a safe practice environment for you to relax and refine your 10 steps and the six keys to cornering learned in Level 1.  We will utilize the same range exercises from Total Control - Advanced Riding Clinic Level 1 so students can practice the techniques on their own, under the supervision of highly trained instructors. Proper execution of the techniques, guided self-assessments and numerous repetitions prepares the student to use these valuable techniques when riding on the street.

This is a practice session only, and not a repeat of the clinic minus the classroom sessions.

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on FAQs page! (No Refunds)

Prerequisite: Must have completed Total Control ARC Level 1

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