Private Training; Motorcycles, Trikes & Scooters
Private Training; Motorcycles, Trikes & Scooters
Motorcycle Skills Test & Road Test Preps & Escorts
Testing with ICBC can be stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Schedule a Prep session with KDSC and we’ll help you prepare for the ICBC Motorcycle Skills Test (MST) or the Road Test (RT). And we’ll even supply the motorcycle, helmet, jacket, heated vests for those chilly spring and fall days and gloves. Join the thousands who have successfully trained with KDSC over our 37 years!
Controlling a bike and performing maneuvers at slow speeds can be a real challenge, especially in a stressful test situation. So, if you are going to take the ICBC Motorcycle Skills Test but need some help preparing for it, this is the training session for you. These three hours of training will cover all the skills you’ll be tested on during the ICBC Motorcycle Skills Test. Use your bike or ours.
If you’re ready to take the Motorcycle Skills Test at ICBC, but don’t have a bike, or if your bike is too big or its pipes are too loud for use at ICBC you have the option of renting one of ours IF you have taken the MST prep with us. Includes delivery and pickup of bike to ICBC, and you can ask us about options for Vernon and Penticton (travel fees apply).
The ICBC Road Test can be difficult and nerve-wracking, especially for those who have never taken professional training. Three hours of training, this session includes an overview of basic traffic theory, a riding skills assessment, feedback and tips on what to expect on your Road Test, and in-traffic training. Hone your traffic skills and learn the proper riding techniques needed for a successful ICBC Road Test. Use your bike or ours. Book your ICBC Road Test through KDSC.
A great way to warm up, settle your nerves, and get some last minute tips and pointers prior to your ICBC Road Test! One of our instructors will provide you with an overview of what to expect, as well as tips and strategies for a successful Road Test. The Instructor will then take you for a warm-up ride, giving you valuable feedback and reminders as you stop along the way. The warm up is a full 60 minutes, and we will review with you during your 15 minute wait at the ICBC office. Use your bike or ours, and ask about options in Vernon and Penticton. (If you want to rent one of our bikes for the road test the RT prep is mandatory.)
You can also benefit from One-On-One Private Training with our Introduction to Motorcycling for those not quite sure about taking the full Learn to Ride Course, with our Riding Refresher intended to sharpen your riding skill-set or for those who have been out of the sport for a few years, and our Customized Scooter, Trike & Motorcycle training.
Interested in riding a motorcycle, but not quite sure if it’s for you? If you’re nervous about being on a bike for the first time in a group setting, this is a great way to get a head-start on your Learn to Ride course, or to help you decide if motorcycling is something you want to pursue. Book a two-hour session with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Instructors to discuss your fears and your challenges, check out the bikes available for the course, ask any questions you might have and do some basic orientation. No riding in this introduction.
Scooter Skills Course (10 hours; 4 hrs theory and 6 hrs parking lot)
Fun and economical, scooters are rising in popularity. The Kelowna & District Safety Council offers personalized
training sessions for any scooter riders who need help passing their ICBC licensing exams or who just want to improve
their skills. Some training options to consider include:
Theory, which focuses on urban riding tactics, defensive riding strategies, hazard detection, decision making skills, traffic safety issues, group riding, choosing a bike and riding gear, and many other important issues that will give students the knowledge they will need to stay safer on the roads.
Parking lot training offers a great option for those who need help preparing for their ICBC Skills Test for scooters, for those who want to fine tune their slow speed skills, or for those who want to work on emergency procedures.
In traffic training introduces you to a variety of real-life traffic situations such as downtown areas, one way streets, hills, and residential riding. Two-wheeled traffic skills will be demonstrated and practiced, including lane dominance and lane changing. The content of this session will be individualized to the skills of the rider and to his/her goals. Become more confident in traffic and learn the skills necessary for a successful Class 6 ICBC Road Test.
Scooter riders must bring their own scooter. KDSC will provide free loans of helmet, jacket, and gloves if necessary. See the Gear Requirements page for an explanation of KDSC’s gear standards. Contact KDSC and training sessions will be customized to suit each individual.
NEW a more comprehensive Scooter Skills Course for the over 50cc scooter. Includes 4 hours of theory, 6 hours of parking lot to ensure full control at low speeds etc, and 6 hours of in-traffic training, all one-on-one with one of our experienced, highly skilled and personable instructors. Develop at your own pace with this highly interactive course, maintaining a focus on your own specific interests and challenges. (For under-50 cc scooters you can ride with any class of driver’s license, or a class 6 or 8 learner’s permit.) If you’re interested only in the 4 hours of theory and 6 hours of parking lot, we can also provide this.
Riders choice- tell us what you want to cover. This training can include any of the following within the three hours: a theory review, a riding assessment, parking lot with slow speed skills, riding strategies or in-traffic training, all on the student’s own bike. Great for those who learned to ride on their own or from a friend. Also a good way to identify and correct any bad riding habits that may have arisen.
Whether you’ve been off a bike for the winter or for 10 years, KDSC can help you get back in the saddle safely and with confidence! These 3 hour, one-on-one refresher sessions are customized to each rider’s needs and for addressing any skills that the rider wants to improve upon. Typically, sessions will start out in the parking lot to ensure a basic level of slow speed control and skills, and then the session will move into traffic.
This is a great choice if you’re returning to the sport of motorcycling, if you want some help getting used to a new, larger bike, or if you have lost confidence after a traffic incident.
Please note: this session is intended to refresh a rider’s skills; riders who have not ridden for 20-30 years are strongly recommended for the Learn to Ride course (ask KDSC about the insurance benefits of taking the full course, as savings often outweigh the cost of tuition).
Riders may use their own motorcycle or one of KDSC’s. Use of KDSC full-face helmet, motorcycle jacket and gloves are included free of charge. Riders must supply jeans or riding pants and sturdy leather boots that cover the ankle, and ask us about our heated vests!
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 or you may download it here.