IME—FIRSTRIDE is an optional 3-hour course with 4 Exercises

The IME is a formal course event designed to be an introduction to a motorcycle. It is a participant’s “first experience,” not a learn-to-ride course. Participants are not to be taking this program to learn to ride. The overall aim is to have participants experience a motorcycle’s primary operational characteristics. A goal is for participants to see if motorcycling might be something they would like to pursue, and if so, strongly suggest enrolling in a Basic RiderCourse.

  • This Course is for:
    • Anyone who has never ridden a motorcycle.
    • Anyone who wants to see if learning to ride is right for them.
    • Anyone who wants a taste of motorcycling in a low-risk environment.
    • Anyone who wants extra time to prepare for the Basic Rider Course.
  • Participant Requirements

    As a minimum, each student must be able to ride and balance a bicycle. Each student MUST provide and wear the following required safety gear during the experience:

    • D.O.T. approved helmet (loaners available)
    • Eye protection (glasses or face shield)
    • Full-fingered gloves
    • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
    • Over-the-ankle footwear. Leather is preferred over cloth
    • Long pants (jeans with no holes or tears, sturdy material recommended)
  • Other Recommendations:
    • Raingear, just in case. We call it rain insurance.
    • Water, snacks, you need fuel just as much as your motorcycle. There are portable toilets but no other facilities.