ProRider aims to provide a challenging, fun and safe learning environment that will allow participants to enhance their riding experience by developing rock solid confidence on the road and gaining ultimate control of their ride.
A little about ProRider
Thank you for visiting ProRider Klamath’s website and taking a few minutes to learn more about ProRider. Throughout the website, you can read up on the classes that we offer and the people that make things happen, but on this page I want to provide you with the background on how ProRider “came to be.”
After realizing the value gained by police officers who complete motor school, we began looking at the motorcycle training options available to civilians and were disappointed to learn that there weren’t many. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation does a great job of providing basic training to beginners and intermediate/refresher training to experienced riders. However, there was no training available that was comparable to the advanced skills taught in police courses. There is nothing secretive about these skills- nothing that is going to compromise officer safety if learned by the public- they simply aren’t incorporated into any civilian classes.
Upon realizing that there was huge opportunity to bring advanced skills to civilian riders, we began talking to a number of police motorcycle officers and other instructors and obtaining feedback and ideas. There was overwhelming support for the idea of creating a civilian riding course that is truly modeled from police motorcycle exercises and techniques- and not just the low-speed work, but the crash avoidance, proper threshold braking and street skills as well.
With the collaboration and input from other motor officer instructors, we developed three challenging, fun, and rewarding course options for experienced riders that want to take their riding abilities to a new level: Advanced Riders Course, Precision and Control Course, and the Defensive Riding Course. Classes kicked off at the Philadelphia PA and Chattanooga TN training sites in the Fall 2013, and has since expanded to 55 locations across the country, and we are rapidly expanding. Each Training Site is independently licensed and operated, but meets a rigorous approval process and conforms to the high standards established by ProRider.
While each Training Site and every instructor brings their own personal flare and touch to the learning process, every affiliate of ProRider is committed to providing an exceptional training experience and giving riders the tools and confidence they need to develop their maximum riding potential.
Come ride with us in an upcoming ProRider class!
BJ McMullan, CEO of ProRider Motorcycle Training
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q – Do you provide a motorcycle, or do I use by own bike in the course?
A – Since ProRider classes are designed to help you handle your bike with greater ease and confidence, the classes are conducted on your own bike, allowing you to truly learn it’s dynamics, handling, capabilities and limitations.
Q – If I have been through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, Rider’s Edge or Harley Riding Academy Courses, do I need ProRider Training?
A – Yes you do, we are an advanced training that teaches Police Motorcycle Skills that are only taught in police motorcycle training. Our classes are the next level of training that will improve your riding ability, riding confidence and may save your life!
Q – What kind of bike can I bring to the course?
A – The best bikes for this course are ones that are close to factory stock – most any street-legal motorcycle can do these exercises, but bikes with tall handlebars (ape hangers), sport bikes with lengthened swing arms, and dual-purpose bikes (street/dirt) with off road knobby tires will have difficulty in the course. Feel free to contact your local instructor with any bike modification questions.
Q – I’m new to riding – is this course for me?
A – We recommend that you have some riding experience – at least a season under your belt – or have successfully completed an MSF rider class, Harley Riding Academy or equivalent school prior to attending this course. ProRider is aimed for experienced riders who have successfully completed these other classes and are looking for the “next level” of challenge and improvement. This class is beyond the level of training you receive from MFS type classes.
Q – I’ve been riding for years. Will I learn anything in this course?
A – Absolutely! Many of our instructors are seasoned police motorcycle officers who have worked many crashes involving “experienced riders”. Often, these riders have the crash avoidance “head knowledge” but have never physically practiced those maneuvers and developed the appropriate “muscle memory” to successfully implement them. You will leave this class a better rider!
Q – Will I drop my bike? I do not want to damage it.
A – Far more bikes are dropped in a basic MSF class than a ProRider class. The only way to guarantee that you will not drop your bike is never to take it out of the garage or leaving it in your driveway… Unfortunately, even in the most basic MSF classes people sometimes drop their bikes. However, we make every effort to help you safely perform these exercises without risk to you or your bike. Our exercises start “slow and wide” and we gradually increase the challenge as your gain confidence and skill. While we do not predict or anticipate bikes “dropping”, we do provide you with the opportunity to remove your saddlebags, wrap your engine guards with rubber hose, or take other safeguarding measures. We do not anticipate any injures or any damage to any motorcycles. We have had several thousand riders, just like you, attend our nationwide classes and they continue to return for more great training!
Q – Will I receive a discount on my motorcycle insurance for taking this course?
A – We provide a training certificate that many insurance companies honor and many do offer a discount on your insurance rates upon successful completion of this course. You may want to contact your agent for more details and to find out if you are eligible for a discount upon completion of this course.
Q – Is this a rain or shine class?
A – While we should develop skills for all types of weather, we don’t like unnecessary risks while learning. Many of the exercises, especially the crash avoidance skills, require a dry surface for maximum safety. Each ProRider Training Site will closely monitor weather forecasts prior to the class and offer rain dates if the crash avoidance portion must be postponed or cancelled.