Why Fox Riding Academy?
1. When you look into the details, Fox Riding Academy offers several reasons
why we are the one to provide you with the quality training you desire. Our
regular training program is only two days long. Using the model provided by
the MSF, we can complete your training in one weekend. (Granted it is a long
and difficult weekend, but you are not required to attend any week nights).
2. Our motorcycles are 2012 Yamaha
cycles. We have dual sport bikes, cruisers and scooters available if you choose
to not shift. They are maintained by our professional mechanics and in excellent
3. We hae a small class - a MAXIMUM
of 12 students. Our coaches are updated with the latest techniques to teach
you the skills you need to be safe on the street. Our coaches have an average
of 23 years of street riding experience and 11 years of being a RiderCoach.
to ride a bicycle. Full protective attire is required. Must be of legal age
to operate a motorcycle on the street.
The Basic RiderCourse is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class that consists
of 20 hours of formal classroom activities and on-cycle riding exercises conducted
over two or three days. About seven hours are devoted to learning activities
in the classroom, and around 13 hours of hands-on practice are included. Training
motorcycles are provided. Successful completion will lead to a waiver of the
motorcycle license skill test and could lead to an insurance discount.
How Do I Get Started?
The MSF Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders of all ages. Seven
hours of classroom instruction prepares you for thirteen hours of practical
riding exercises in a controlled, off street environment. Motorcycles are provided
for your use during the course. In the classroom, you'll learn about the different
types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to
become a safer, more responsible rider.
You'll review the different types of safety hear worn for protection and comfort.
You'll find out how alcohol and other drugs impair your ability to ride safely.
Next, you'll move to the riding range and your RiderCoach (an experienced motorcyclist
certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation) will start you off with straight-line
riding, stopping, shifting, and turning. You'll gradually progress to swerving
and emergency braking.
The course concludes with a knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation. Once
your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you'll be happy knowing
that you've gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques.
Your introduction to the wonderful world of motorcycling has just begun!
Required Gear for Riding Academy
Helmet - DOT or Snell Approved
Eye Protection - Sunglasses or face shield
Long Sleeves - Light colored on hot days
Long Sturdy Pants - Jeans or cargo pants
Gloves - Cover your entire hand
Boots - Must cover your entire ankle and be of sturdy construction. No
athletic shoes are acceptable
On both Saturday & Sunday, arrive at the classroom and be ready at 8:00am
Please bring your lunch; we will
have a working lunch in the classroom before going to the range. Lunch/snacks
are on your own - bring it with you. Healthy snacks (cut fresh fruit, nutrition
bars, light snacks, peanut butter, veggies, Gatorade and sport drinks.
Ice Water is provided. We will
have a large cooler with Ice. You will be able to snack between exercises. Bring
your own water if you prefer- If you freeze a bottle or two and they stay cold
on warm days. Drink 2 glasses of water Friday and Saturday evenings to help
hydrate your body.
We start on time each morning.
Occasionally the range class may run past scheduled time - try to be flexible.
If you arrive late on Saturday/Sunday
mornings, you will be dropped from the class.
On the Range Lessons
and operation of important controls and major parts
Review mounting/dismounting procedures
Use engine start and shutdown procedures
the Friction Zone
skilled in using the clutch friction zone for control
& Stopping Drill
coordination to start out and stop with precision and control
and stop smoothly
Speed & Turning
basic skills of adjusting speed and turning (counter-steering technique)
clutch, and brake use with a variety of maneuvers
slow/look/press/roll technique for smooth, precise cornering
Gears to Speed
gear shifting to road speed
skills to allow turns in limited spaces
to Initiate Lean
understanding of counter-steering for initiating turns
finesse through additional rider judgment of entry speed and degree of curve
smooth and precise cornering techniques through various paths of travel
Quickly in a Curve
to maintain control while stopping in a curve
& Lane Changes
in crossing over obstacles
Practice making safe lane changes
||Learn the collision-avoidance
skills of swerving and quick braking
that combines a variety of maneuvers
||To assess basic
skills using a U-turn, swerve, quick stop and cornering maneuver
To demonstrate basic motorcycle control skills and ability to avoid and
To demonstrate ability to use the proper technique to negotiate a curve
Call Us For:
Custom Classes - Clubs, Groups of friends
Ladies Only Classes
Get Legal - We offer a one day class that will allow experiened riders
to get you your motorcycle endorsement. No more T.I.P.'s and riding with buddies
to be legal on the street. GET IT DONE IN ONE DAY! "RRBRC Class"
The Fox Riding Academy is VERY EASY to find! One block from Woodland Mall, behind
Fox Ford and Fox Honda. We are on 29th Street right next to Fox Powersports
3562 29th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512