Stayin’ Safe Motorcycle Training

Summary

School Overview
This training program is the vision of internationally-recognized motorcycle safety expert Lawrence Grodsky, The Stayin’ Safe program focuses on development of the mental and strategic aspects of motorcycling–skills that not only enhance riding safety but make motorcycling more enjoyable. This program is different in that students have the opportunity to observe and practice in real-world riding environments. Carefully-trained instructors evaluate technique and provide real-time coaching in a non-threatening manner. These classes are for riders of all skill and experience levels.
Curriculum / Course Desription
Using one-way radio communication, instructors provide coaching in real-world situations. This approach enables riders to apply new visual strategies and to sharpen cornering and braking skills en route in real time. In addition, instructors conduct “chalk talks”, creating a virtual classroom along the roadside, providing opportunities to illustrate concepts and address questions.

Tours are comprised of two and three day riding routes through a mix of mountain twisties, rolling farmland, small towns, and a limited stretch of multi-lane highway riding. The average day covers approximately 175 – 225 miles. Tours begin with discussion and parking lot drills to establish fundamental principles. Then, the group heads out to apply those concepts in real-life situations under the guidance of experienced instructors. Each tour includes at least one overnight stay. Over dinner the conversation includes further discussion of the day’s riding and lessons. Using a library of video clips amassed from years of teaching, you’ll see common riding situations and a combination of best and worst practices. The tours have a target ratio of three students for each instructor and train on mountain roads, rural settings and smallish towns.

Larsen’s Review
I have not attended or reviewed this program, but am anxious to do so. While we both wrote for RIDER Magazine and had not met, Larry Grodsky was a hero of mine and his untimely death, was devastating.
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