Motorcycle Training Courses
Riders from all over the state come to our TEAM Arizona motorcyclist training centers to work on their skills. Since 1989, we’ve trained more than 135,000 motorcyclists with various experience levels. Many of our coaches have more than a decade of motorcycle Rider Coaching experience. We offer training at 15 different locations and our private facilities are explicitly built for motorcycle training. Simply put, our program provides the most complete motorcycle course offering in the state of Arizona. Throughout our many years of working, we’ve identified three important categories into which we group our courses.
I WANT TO TRY MOTORCYCLING OR SCOOTERING
This is the perfect starting point for anyone who has never ridden a motorcycle or scooter before. If you’re not quite ready to dive into even a basic riding course yet, this can help you get a feel for riding. One of our experienced coaches will be with you at every step along the way, and we’ll do whatever it takes to keep you comfortable and safe.
You can expect all of the following and more from this course:
- A safe, relaxed environment
- Small class sizes with lots of personalized attention
- 1.5 hours of classroom instruction with 2.5 hours of riding
- Motorcycles, scooters, helmets, and gloves provided
I WANT TO LEARN TO RIDE AND GET MY MOTORCYCLE LICENSE
Want to get your license to ride a motorcycle or scooter? This is THE course! Once you’ve decided that you want to pursue riding, we’ll help you get ready to get your license. Future riders don’t need their motorcycle, scooter, or even a permit to participate. Even for people who have no prior experience with motorcycles, this course has been proven to get positive results. Once you’ve passed this course, you can receive a license with no further testing at the MVD. It’s also helpful for anyone who wants to get back into riding after a long break and people who want insurance discounts from their providers.
scooters, so you don’t have to bring your own. The mixed course will cover some basics that apply to scooters and mopeds as well as motorcycles. Our state-of-the-art training uses principles from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse curriculum.
Scooters are available at most locations, so please request one in advance of your course. All scooters are under 500cc and are typically either Honda or Yamaha. The course entails ten (10) hours of riding in addition to five (5) hours of classroom instruction.
3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC)
Like our other courses in this section, the 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse is a proven way to ride a three-wheel vehicle for people who don’t have much or any motorcycle riding experience. Once you pass this course, you won’t have to complete the state’s motorcycle license test to get a three-wheel motorcycle endorsement. We provide a helmet and gloves for everyone who joins this course.
If you’re looking at the Can Am product line, this manufacturer supplies TEAM Arizona with training vehicles at our Gilbert, Tucson, Peoria, and Sierra Vista locations. They also offer reduced tuition fees if you ride under their Can Am Promotion.
If you want to use our training trike (one wheel in front, two wheels in back), please call in advance of your course to confirm availability. Alternatively, you may work with a local dealership for a rental opportunity.
I WANT TO ADVANCE MY SKILLS
This course will help you refine your motorcycle handling skills like swerving, stopping, cornering, and maneuvering at low speeds. This course is intended for people who already have some basic skills or have just completed the Basic RiderCourse. Confident riders can enrich their motorcycle experiences even further with this course.
This course also includes night riding at our premier motorcycle rider training facility in Gilbert (Tucson HQ location coming soon!). We’ll work on these skills under the lights to become more comfortable riding even after the sun goes down. To complete this course, riders should have their bikes, Motorcycle Instruction Permit or “M” endorsement, and valid insurance.
Confident RiderCourse (CRC, BRC2)
This course is another option for continued education if you already have some experience or have recently completed the Basic RiderCourse. If you possess a valid Arizona motorcycle permit and want to get your skills test waived for licensing, this course can help you. Some of our other participants are simply looking to refresh their skills, solidify the basics, or get an insurance discount after the successful completion of this course. Expect all of the following from this course:
- 5.5 hours of riding with professional instruction
- Low-speed maneuvering with training
- Cornering with countersteering
- Hazard avoidance drills
Advanced Riding Techniques (ART, ARC)
This course is an intermediate step between the Confident Rider Course and our Total Control Clinic. Motorcycle owners whose bikes lack ground clearance benefit tremendously from the body positioning techniques we prescribe in the course. It’s also useful for riders of sport bikes who want to make the most of the performance capabilities these bikes offer. This Advanced Riding Techniques class can help take your motorcycle knowledge and skills to the next level.
This course includes five (5) hours of riding, three (3) hours of classroom activities, and a knowledge review. The classroom portion is intended to build knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and positive habits. The riding portion covers all of the following:
- Down-and-in body position for cornering
- Trail braking in corners
- Delayed apex cornering
- Hazard avoidance
- Braking techniques for quick stopping
As the name implies, this is a course for riders who want to take complete control over any motorcycle type. The training will help you conquer fear and improve concentration as you learn to make the most of your motorcycle’s capabilities. We’ll cover advanced cornering techniques, line selection, trail braking, and suspension setup. Eight hours of riding will help prepare you for track days by teaching you how the fastest and safest riders in the world operate.
If you’ve completed the first level of the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic and want more, this is the course for you. Let’s build on the skills you learned in the previous course, and take them up yet another level. We’ll cover things like all of the following:
- Maximum performance braking and shifting
- Trail braking into a turn
- Navigating tricky corners
- Throttling and braking to change a line mid-corner
- Advanced psychology for street and track riding
TEAM Arizona Track Clinic (TATC)
This course offers an accessible, convenient introduction to track days. Riders will be able to tap into the most advanced abilities of their motorcycles on some of Arizona’s best race tracks like Arizona Motorsports Park and Wild Horse Pass. In two days of professional instruction, you’ll learn how to manage all of the following at high speeds:
- Preserving track etiquette
- Road-course line selection
- Motorcycle and rider preparation
- Suspension sag setup
- Motorcycle tech inspection
- Key cornering reference point identification
- Rider vision improvement
- Locating an apex and entering a corner
Motorcycle Training Courses in Arizona
Choose the appropriate course from our offerings, and our expert motorcycle coaches will help you become a more confident rider. Along the way, we’ll help you build skills that maximize the performance of your bike’s performance and get more from all of its capabilities. With almost 60 coaches on our staff, it’s easy to find someone who fits your learning style well. CONTACT US today to learn more and sign up for the appropriate course.
Exclusive Courses: If you register as a group of at least 8 (group of 4 for Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic), we can set up any of our RiderCourses exclusively for your group at a discounted rate. CONTACT US for more details.
Two-Up: Take the Confident RiderCourse or Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic – Level One in a “two-up” format. Both you and your passenger participate in the course. CONTACT US to register your passenger before the course.
Private Instruction: Each of our courses listed above can be offered as 1 on 1 Private Instruction. The cost and schedules available vary by course type and location. Some restrictions may apply. CONTACT US for more details.
Military Discount: We offer a discount on our Basic RiderCourse for active duty Military. You MUST call our office to book your class, no discounts are available if you book online.
Contact TEAM Arizona Today!
Phoenix Metro / East Valley: 480-998-9888
Phoenix Metro / West Valley: 623-939-9888
Prescott & Northern Arizona: 928-771-2500
Tucson / Sierra Vista / Southern Arizona: 520-733-9888
Phoenix Metro Area:
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