Road Ready Motorcycle Training
There are no shortcuts to learning to ride safely – we take no shortcuts with you!
Many for-profit motorcycle training schools will train you on a parking lot, then tell you you’re “good to go”. That’s not our philosophy, especially given increasing traffic complexity here in the Okanagan and beyond. ALL of our motorcycle rider training courses include in-traffic coaching to make sure that you are truly prepared to enjoy your motorcycle safely and enjoyably.
Kelowna District Safety Council’s team of experienced professionals is here to help get you on your way to being a skilled and confident motorcycle rider. We’ve been providing rider instruction for nearly FORTY YEARS, and earned a reputation as the most respected training program in the Okanagan. Not only that, but our course prices are highly competitive, and because we are a non-profit organization, you pay no additional taxes.
In short, YOU WON’T FIND A BETTER DEAL ON QUALITY INSTRUCTION.
We have two basic Road Ready options: group instruction or 1-on-1 (individualized) training.
The Group Road Ready course is structured over two weekends for a total of about 37 hours. We currently have 13 courses scheduled for 2021. After reviewing the information below CLICK HERE to book your course and make payment. NOTE: Group courses may be canceled or rescheduled depending on enrollment. Additional courses may be scheduled according to demand – check back often.
The 1-on-1 Road Ready course is structured according to your own schedule (pending instructor availability) and can be completed in about 18 hours. Contact KDSC at 250-765-3163 or CLICK HERE for a CUSTOMIZED training package that will suit your needs, budget, and schedule!
NOTE: All Road Ready students are required to have a valid BC Class 6 or 8 Learner’s Permit (obtainable from any ICBC office – for requirements see HERE).
The Road Ready course is the most in-depth program that you’ll find, and it provides students with more “saddle” time than other programs. The course
First weekend – classroom theory and parking lot skills concluding with students riding the ICBC Motorcycle Skills Assessment (MSA).
Second weekend – on-street traffic strategies on a variety of local roadways with a strong emphasis on preparing students for their upcoming ICBC Road Test.
- Licensing & insurance
- Safety Equipment, conspicuity, riding environment
- Types of motorcycles
- Regulations, safe riding standards and strategies
- Hazard awareness
- Risk analysis and management
- Safe riding practices
- Riding dynamics
- Pushing, mounting, and starting a motorcycle
- Slow speed riding – straight line, turns, braking
- Operating the clutch, friction zone
- Gear changes
- Controlled stopping, swerving, brake and evade
- Lane changes
- Intersection behaviour
- Lane changes
- Hill starts and stops
- Downtown, one-way streets
- Fueling up
For students’ own safety, KDSC’s gear requirements are stricter than the minimum standards required by BC law. KDSC can lend students a full-face helmet, jacket, and gloves, at no charge.
KDSC’s fleet of bikes includes cruisers, sport bikes, and dual sport bikes. Most of our bikes are 250cc, with a few 125cc bikes and we’re starting to build up an inventory of 300’s. Light and agile, they build student confidence and make learning to ride easy and fun! All major manufacturers are represented in our fleet, with a great selection of cruiser, dual sport, sport, and standard seating bikes. Due to the range of styles in our fleet, we are able to accommodate students from 4’10″ to 6’8″. Click here to see a few of our bikes
Great course. Terrific instructors. Everything was first class!” Phil A.
“This course has taken me from a person who didn’t know how to start a motorcycle to someone who feels comfortable in traffic! Unbelievable how good this course is! It should be mandatory for all riders.” Kees S.
“Could not be happier with this course! Was great to try out so many different bike styles. Can’t wait to come back and take more training in the coming years!” Tara J.
“Wonderful experience!! Wish I did this years ago.” Linda J.
“This course was fun, informative, eye-opening, and fun!! Wow! Worth every penny!” Alan H.
“Great customer service. Awesome! Positive Reinforcement! Great support and encouragement.” Bonnie H.
Choose KDSC and you’ll see why our Road Ready Course is the largest, most widely recognized and the most highly recommended course in the interior of BC:
-Experienced, friendly instructors and staff
-Convenient course schedules
-Proven, step-by-step curriculum
-Our instructors administer the Motorcycle Skills Assessment (equivalent to the ICBC Motorcycle Skills Test) as part of the course
-We provide the motorcycles, full-face helmets, jackets, gloves, and heated vests for the course and your Road Test
-Administration office open Monday to Friday, generally 9am – 5pm (call in advance to confirm)
-We’re a local registered charity that has been providing quality safety training for children, adults, and seniors for nearly 40 years!
If you do not have your completed and signed (parental signature required if you are under 18) before your first lesson then the lesson will be rescheduled without refund. We will send you the form via email upon registration.