At SMART Programs, we ensure you'll have the maximum learning
experience and fun by matching the lesson and technical level of the track/trail to your
abilities. And we group you with students who have the same skill level and who are
in the same age group as yourself.
Absolute-Beginner Motorcycle Riders
You will be taught in a small group with others of like ability. Our goal is that you
learn to ride off-road vehicles safely and that you have fun! There is no test or
end goal that you have to attain so you can progress at your own comfort level.
If your goal is to ride street motorcycles, then learning how to ride off-road
motorcycles will really help prepare you with the basics of “how to properly
operate a motorcycle.” It is much easier to learn new skills than to correct/relearn
improper techniques: by learning to ride on your own, you can get very good at doing
the wrong thing; this makes it much harder to adopt good, safe motorcycle-riding
Beginner Motorcycle Riders
Many of our students train with us before taking a two-day, basic street-motorcycle
rider training course. And many new riders come to us after taking their
street-motorcycle course for extra time and coaching on a motorcycle. Everyone
learns at different rates. Don't beat yourself up if you don't pass your
street-riding course test the first time. Practice will lead to more confidence, which
leads to success. The more repetition of basic motorcycle-handling skills, the
better the retention of those skills.
Experienced Motorcycle Riders
Will dirt-motorcycle training help your street-riding skills? Absolutely!
Practising off-road riding and collision avoidance training on various
terrains (grass, gravel, sand and mud) will fine-tune your skills.
Many street-motorcycle riders panic needlessly when they encounter
construction or a gravel road. Too many street riders lock up the rear
wheel when braking, skid and then lose control of the bike. We'll teach
you to skid the rear wheel, so as to get the feel of controlling a slide.
Smooth riding, whether on- or off-road, comes with practice. We believe
that the brain will resort to habit when in panic mode. If you don't have
established safety habits that you practice regularly, you may resort to
what too many riders do in an emergency situation: panic, freeze and do
nothing, or do the wrong thing. Take some training, keep your skills fresh, and
establish good habits when riding your off-road or road vehicle.