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Advanced Rider Skills (ARS)
Do you already have your motorcycle endorsement and your own motorcycle? Are you very comfortable with how your motorcycle handles and have over 1,000 miles of experience on it? If you’re ready to learn how to ride your motorcycle better, take the Advanced Rider Skills (ARS).
The Advanced Rider Skills (ARS) is a one-day course that complements an experienced rider’s basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse are emphasized.
The ARS starts in a small-group, discussion-oriented classroom session, moves to the range (parking lot) for riding exercises, and ends back in the classroom. There are limited offerings of the ARS with a pool of select instructors certified to conduct the course.
While there is a formal knowledge test at the end of the course, the ARS should not be viewed as a pass or fail experience. Riders gain from learning and practicing to increase their mental and physical skills to help increase their safety margins while riding on the street.
Experienced riders will benefit from learning in a controlled environment under the watchful and helpful eye of a trained instructor and discovering where and how to improve their mental and physical riding skills.
Please make the training site aware of any medical conditions you may have that may affect your ability to safely operate a motorcycle.
Examples include but are not limited to:
Riders with medical or other special considerations may be requested to sign an additional waiver and release depending on the type and severity of the medical condition which may affect the rider's ability to safely participate in the course.
Additionally, the rider may be requested to have a physician verify in writing the medical condition and the physician's assessment of the medical condition and its impact on the rider’s ability to safely ride a motorcycle.