Motorcycle Training Ontario

Motorcycle Training Schools in Ontario:

canada safety council
Canada Safety
Council

Motorcycle training courses across Ontario.

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Rider training institute
RTI
(Rider Training Institute)

Wide variety of motorcycle training courses in Ontario.

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motorcycle course
Motorcycle
Course.com

Several locations throughout eastern Ontario.

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Learning
Curves

Various motorcycle training courses for Ontario riders.

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motorcycle training halton
MTOHP

Motorcycle Training Organization of Halton/Peel

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motorsoul rider training school
Motorsoul

Rider training courses with M1 Exit courses and more.

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ottawa safety council
Ottawa Safety Council

The first Gearing Up Course in Canada.

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centennial college
Centennial College

Multiple rider training programs and courses.

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durham college
Durham College

Motorcycling courses including M1, M2 and introductory course.

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fanshawe college motorcycle training
Fanshawe College

Different motorcycle training courses and programs (London, Ontario)

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georgian college
Georgian College

Various motorcycle training courses in different locations

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loyalist college
Loyalist College

Motorcycle rider training includes introductory courses and more!

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niagara college canada
Niagara College

Motorcycle training courses in Niagara Falls.

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st. clair college
St. Clair College

Locations include Chatham and Windsor.

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Fleming College
Fleming College

Motorcycle training courses in Peterborough, Ontario.

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st lawrence college
St. Lawrence College

Motorcycle training courses in Kingston, Ontario.

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Why Take Motorcycle Training Courses?

Riders Plus Insurance recognizes that motorcycle rider training is a key component to improved motorcycle handling skills, and we have structured our motorcycle insurance rates to reflect this fact. We provide exceptional motorcycle insurance rates and discounts upon evidence of successful completion of an approved motorcycle rider training course. Motorcycle rider training is crucial to making you a more skilled, safer rider.

Good motorcycle insurance rates begin with the successful completion of your M1 Exit course, and motorcycle insurance discounts can also apply for successful completion of an Advanced Motorcycle Rider Training. Some conditions apply. Recognized motorcycle training courses are those that are approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. Motorcycle training courses are within easy driving distance for almost everyone in the province of Ontario. Riders Plus Insurance also recognizes and provides motorcycle insurance discounts for the Ontario Provincial Police’s Blue Card motorcycle rider training.

Frequently Asked Questions

We often get questions about motorcycle training in Ontario from our customers. So our team got in touch with the experts to get the answers to your questions.
Which courses would you highlight for a new rider, aside from the required ones?

From Rider Training Institute: 

Our Riding Basics parking lot course is our licensing course which includes an approved MTO evaluation at the end of the training so they may obtain their M2 licensing upgrade. This course includes a 3-hour theory class detailing the many scenarios that one would encounter while riding, and a parking lot practical portion where the student will experience riding for two full days. You are coached by RTI’s professional instructors. We provide the expertise and the motorcycles; you provide the approved gear.

If someone is just starting out and they are unsure if they want to continue with the licencing process, RTI offers an Intro to Riding course, which will give the individual a taste of what motorcycling is all about before they decide to move on to the licensing phase. A Refresher Training course is available for those who already hold an M2 or M licence and have been away from riding for a while or would like to gain more confidence. Both courses will give the rider more information on what their next steps should be. Another option available to riders is a 1 on 1 Private lesson. This 1-2 hour lesson can be a cost effective plan customized to their needs.

From Motorcycle Course:

It’s in a new motorcyclist’s best interest to sign up for a M1 to M2 rider training course.  All training schools will all say that they are the best at what they do but in reality ANY professional training is a step in the right direction.  We recommend that new riders start at the M1 to M2 course.  We also have an Basic Intro course but this is for someone who just isn’t sure that riding a motorcycle is for them.  The Intro is a three hour course to help them decide if riding a motorcycle is something they want to try.  If it is, they can sign up for the M1 to M2 course to get their licence. 

What advice would you give to new riders?

From Rider Training Institute: 

This question can have so many answers it might overwhelm a new rider, but in our opinion, some of the key points a new rider needs to be aware of when they decide to take up motorcycling are as follows:

Do some research on what style of motorcycle you may need for the type of riding you will be doing. Is it a cruiser, sport, scooter, dual sport, or the many other variations that are on the market? Visit some of your local dealers, ask other riders at qualified bike clubs or better yet call a training organization. RTI instructors would be glad to lend their knowledge and experience.

Start off with a small motorcycle (cc). Something that will not overwhelm you, and a motorcycle which will inspire confidence and allow you to progress along with your skills. Remember, it is not your last motorcycle, it is only your first. This allows for a smaller investment in the purchase price and cost of insurance. Once you have gained sufficient skills, sell the bike and move up gradually.

Remember to factor in the total dollars of your investment, not just your bike. This will include appropriate insurance, good quality gear (e.g., helmet, jacket, gloves riding pants and riding boots), and all of the accessories that will make your riding more enjoyable.

Take time to master your skills. Start slow and close to an environment that you are familiar with. You may not want to go on a 10-day tour once you receive your licence. You never stop learning with motorcycling. Ride your own ride and do not be pressured to do something that may be above your skill set. Take as many courses as you can!

From Motorcycle Course:

Advice to new riders?  Don’t let certain motorcycle stereotypes dictate the amount of protective clothing you wear.  Riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous and should be treated like this at all times.  You need to dress for success every time you ride your motorcycle and that is in full protective gear.  

What courses would you recommend to someone who rides often?

From Rider Training Institute: 

Some of the courses that RTI offers for riders who ride often is our 1-day Roadworthy Skills course which will give the rider some key elements of road strategies and group riding skills. Our 1-day Technical course allows the rider to experience some of the more advanced skills of riding a motorcycle including emergency braking, negotiating curves, and how to manoeuvre their motorcycle at very slow speeds. Lastly, consider our 1 on 1 Private lesson to work on specific skills you desire. These three options are on the students’ own motorcycle, so they get direct feedback about their progress.

Other courses RTI recommends are dirt bike and track day courses. For a dirt bike course, you get to experience different terrain and learn how a motorcycle feels in different traction environments. Take a track day course to learn what a motorcycle is capable of at higher speeds. Both of these types of courses enhance your skill sets which will directly benefit your day to day riding. Although RTI does not offer these courses, options can be found on our resource page.

From Motorcycle Course:

Once someone receives their licence I would suggest that they ride their motorcycle, get some seat time and put on a bunch of Kilometers.  Once someone has their licence for a few years I would definitely recommend some Advanced courses.  Whether it’s on a local race track or a College parking lot any extra training is good training, just make sure it is done by professionals.  Some riding groups have people that have ridden many many Kilometers and know how to ride but forget the basics and just teach personal bad habits because it’s how they like to ride.  Try to find an advanced school with a curriculum that has been designed by professionals, for example the Canada Safety Council or FAST riding school.

How often would you say a rider should take refresher courses?

From Rider Training Institute: 

RTI believes that your motorcycle learning never stops. You should always try to enhance your skill level. You may have purchased a new bike. Do you know how to ride that one as well as your last? Have your skills diminished over time? Time to take a refresher course! Search out courses that will develop your skills to a higher level. It could be some private lessons from a qualified RTI professional.

From Motorcycle Course:

I would recommend a refresher course to someone who has been out of the sport for a few years.  Every year when I get on my motorcycle in the Spring I will go and practice somewhere just to work the rust off.  Again, if someone wants to take a Refresher course every year that would be awesome…the more training the more confident you become.  The trick is to never let yourself think that you are above training or refreshers…that’s when you get into trouble.

What safety advice would you give to new riders?

From Rider Training Institute: 

Safety should always be your number one priority and it is at the forefront of all we do at RTI. For new riders, we recommend:

  • Start off with a smaller sized bike and master your skills. Your first purchase should not be your dream motorcycle!
  • Ride your own ride. Do not be pressured to ride beyond your skill level.
  • Time and space are every motorcyclist’s friend. The more time and space the rider has, the more they can be proactive in their traffic management strategies.
  • Work on 1 or 2 skills at a time and try to perfect them, then move on to the next skill. This way you will gain more confidence in your riding ability. The more ride time you have, the better your riding skills will become.
  • ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) Wear protective gear at all times, no matter the weather conditions or how short the ride may be. This is your only protection if something were to happen.

From Motorcycle Course:

I would seriously suggest that quality riding gear is essential, something that is full coverage and fits well. I would also suggest that a rider training school is a must and worth the investment.

Why should someone take additional rider training courses?

From Rider Training Institute: 

Training courses allow riders to recognize where deficiencies in skill may be and to correct any bad habits that may have developed. There are so many new bikes with new technology on the market, riders should learn how to use these tools to increase their skill level and enjoyment of riding. Traffic and roadway infrastructure (roundabouts) is constantly changing, and it is important that riders develop the skills required to navigate these changes. These courses are also a great way for you to meet like-minded riders and perhaps find some new riding friends. As a rider, there is always something new to learn.

From Motorcycle Course:

The best answer is, it could save your life. 

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