If you are going to be starting out as a motorcycle rider in the Spring of 2015, the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to gather the information you’ll need is to visit one or several of the Motorcycle Rider Training Course Providers at the Ottawa Motorcycle Show on February 13, 14, and 15, 2015.
Algonquin College has been a core member of the rider training community for a long time. Their instructors will be at their booth all weekend, so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to meet them and find out what they have to offer.
Rider Training Institute will also have a booth at the Ottawa Motorcycle Show. Great instructors, great advice, don’t miss their booth.
The Ottawa Safety Council has been putting safe, happy riders on the road since the idea of rider training began. Check them out.
The trick is to get signed up early with a rider training course. You want to get that weekend course under your belt successfully as soon as possible so that you have your M2 licence and you can move on to practicing and perfecting the skills you learned at the course.
What do you learn at the course? The short answer is A Lot. For example, you can practice the correct way to manoeuvre a motorcycle properly while expert instructors are observing you and can point out what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing right. You learn that, while that 1000cc sport bike or $50,000 Harley CVO is the machine of your dreams, it might be wise to work your way up to it over time. The rider training people can steer you in the direction of more appropriate starter bikes.
Oh, and taking a rider training course can not only save you a lot of money on motorcycle insurance, it can also prepare you to emerge safely from riding situations that could otherwise have been costly or injurious.
We’ll let the rider training people tell you everything else they have to offer. Don’t forget to tell them Riders Plus sent you!