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Intermediate Motorcycle Classes in the Bay Area

Intermediate Riding Clinic / CMSP 1-Day Premier Course
(With Licensing Option)

The Perfect Next Step for Newer and Returning Riders

Developed by Total Control Training, the Intermediate Riding Clinic / CMSP 1-Day Premier Course is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills as well as riders that have recently returned to riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.

The IRC/1DPC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Although designed primarily as a safety course, the course is also challenging and fun and it is completed in one 8-hour day.


Licensing Option

The California Motorcyclist Safety Program offers experienced students who take the 1DPC—but are not licensed—the opportunity to achieve intermediate-level skills along with their motorcycle license, in which case riders will also have the option to either take it on their own motorcycle or do it in one of our available loaner bikes.

IMPORTANT: Students who attend this class to obtain their license must be at least 21 years old and will be required to demonstrate fundamental riding skills by passing a basic riding evaluation at the beginning of the class, similar to the Motorcycle Skills Test applied by the California DMV. You must successfully complete this test in order to continue with the rest of the class.

Riders who already have their own bike and a motorcycle license can be take this course without the testing requirements.


What It Covers

The IRC/1DPC covers essential cornering and crash-avoidance skills such as:

Throttle Control • Brake Control • Vision • Line Selection • Low Speed Turns • Evasive Maneuvers • Road Speed Cornering

Riders who complete the IRC/1DPC report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The IRC/1DPC is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as "Level 2" training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and "Refresher" training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base.

Price

The IRC/1DPC has a cost of $350.

Get our Course Combos and save!

Basic Course + Intermediate Course = $630

Intermediate Course + Advanced Course = $630

Ride Like A Pro Package (ALL 3 Classes) = $945

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Motorcycle Requirements

We provide loaner motorcycles for unlicensed students. Licensed students must bring their own motorcycles for the class and adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Motorcycles used for the range exercises must be street-legal and have current registration.
  • Students must provide insurance policy and license (tag) numbers at the start of the class.
  • Your tires should have sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts.
  • No car tires or race tires or race compound tires allowed regardless if they are DOT approved.
  • Your bike should not overheat while stopped with the motor running on a hot day.
  • On liquid cooled bikes, check the coolant level.
  • Check the engine oil level.
  • Your charging system must function properly, and a relatively new battery is highly recommended because you will be starting the bike frequently.
  • Brakes are in good working order.
  • No motorcycles with leaking fluids will be allowed on the range. This includes: engine oil, transmission fluid, gasoline, engine coolant, brake fluid or anything else that may leak from a motorcycle.

Gear Requirements

  • Full-finger, 100% leather or street-specific motorcycle gloves.
  • Long sturdy pants with no holes (denim jeans, leather pants, motorcycle specific pants).
  • Over-the-ankle protective boots.
  • DOT-approved helmet, if you have one.
  • Eye Protection.
  • Motorcycle-specific riding jacket.

For New Riders

Learn the basics of riding safely in a controlled environment and receive the certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. Our friendly basic riding course was designed for people with zero experience on a motorcycle. We provide motorcycles and helmets for you to learn with.

For Experienced Riders

Become a better—and safer—rider using your own motorcycle with our Intermediate Riding Clinic. Or take your cornering and crash-avoidance skills to the highest level with our Advanced Riding Clinics, taught only by the best certified instructors in the Bay Area!


"Great way to learn how to ride. The course left me with much more confidence being on a bike then coming in. Learned about how to ride and the risk that come with it. Would gladly come again to take the more advanced classes."
― Christopher Vera
"I had such a great time at class with Ken and Kyle. I’ve been riding for awhile but they still taught me some new things. Thank you Pacific Motorcycle Training. I will be back for more training."
― Camille Scerri
"Absolutely phenomenal experience. The instructors were knowledgeable and exuded a deep passion for riding. I have ridden motorcycles most of my life but I was still able to learn quite a bit. The value of just practicing drills over and over again really enhances your understanding and comfort on the bike."
― Logan Ellis
"Had great teachers. Christ and Isaac. Have great tips and teachings to help me do things correctly and fix my mistakes. I got great skills and confidence and will definitely take the intermediate class at a later time."
― Locks E
"Let me start off with WOW! This course was just magnificent. The instructors are really fun and amazing, I've never been on a bike before until this course and they tought me every thing I needed to know and now I can confidently ride a motorcycle."
― Gregory Woodruff
"Excellent services Professional instructors Friendly nice training location"
― Mohamed Bahabri
"This class was well worth the money. The classroom instructions were applicable and but not overly tedious. The range was a bit remedial in the beginning, but quickly ramped up and was actually quite fun and educational. The instructors, Tim, Chris and Lisa were great. The content was well planned out and rehearsed and there was no wasted time. Well done!"
― Kyle Prusso

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