Extra Ride Time(ERT) costs $50 and is one hour long.  It is not a CMSP class but it is run by CMSP Instructors.  It is designed for anyone that wants to practice a little more.  You may ride your own bike or one of ours.  It is is geared to target only those skills for which you and up to six other students in the class need to improve


The Total Control IRC is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.

You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding to help make better choices on the road. Topics covered include having a proper mental state, understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics, cornering strategies for multiple types of turns, emergency braking and evasive maneuvers.

Students completing the Total Control IRC℠ report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The Total Control IR is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as "Level 2" training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and "Refresher" training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base.

Although designed primarily as safety course, the Total Control IRC is both challenging and fun. The Clinics are done in one 7-8 hour day on your own motorcycle. Although not a requirement, it's also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there.

The Total Control IRC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes.


In today's age of high-horsepower superbikes, large-displacement cruisers and super-heavy-weight tourers, riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between the beginning motorcycle classes and the many racetrack schools around the country. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment. If you fit into the "I'm interested, but? group, you're not alone. In fact, if you add up all the attendees of all the race schools together, they only represent a tiny percentage of street riders. This is not to say they are not good schools. To the contrary, they have much to offer. But they are not for everyone. The Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic has a solution for those experienced riders "caught in the middle," as well as those track-day junkies and racers who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction.
Part of the reason for the program's success is the dynamic classroom training, which includes both theory and application of the Total Control ARC techniques. By including a basic analysis of vehicular dynamics,riders get a clear understanding of how their actions affect their bikes. For instance, in the suspension portion of the class, riders learn how to analyze the effectiveness of their suspension and how to set it up for maximum control and comfort.
The range portion of the training is done in a large parking lot or skidpad where each of the skills are individually broken down and practiced. Working on only one skill at a time is the fastest way to make consistent riding improvements. The beauty of doing it this way is that the student is never asked to make a huge "leap of faith" in any one area. Each skill is built up in small two-mph increments until the desired result is achieved. This allows for high confidence and never gets too scary. In fact, cornering speeds never go above 25 mph. While this may seem slow, in a tight enough corner, 25 is very, very fast.
Combined with a strategic "building block" formula for integrating the individual skills into a complete riding package, the Total Control ARC enables riders to learn faster and easier than ever before. Equally important, all the Total Control ARC skills are taught with their direct applications for street riding. After all, knowing how to do something is of little value if you don't understand when and where to use it.
Cornering technique is the primary focus of the Total Control ARC. Individual skills include corner entry, line selection, body position and corner exit. There are slightly different versions of these depending on the type of bike ridden, but all follow the same philosophical principles that are taught in the course. Throttle control and throttle/brake transitions are also covered in great detail. Additionally, super-tight, low-speed, "parking lot" turns are taught.


  • 500 street miles or a previous CMSP MTC student
  • Well maintained street motorcycle. It will be inspected by an instructor prior to class. Motorcycles that do not meet the minimum safety requirements will not be permitted in class.
    1. Tires should have sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts. Absolutely NO race, race compound tires or car tires regardless if they are DOT approved
    2. Your bike should be able to perform satisfactorily in hot weather and not overheat while stopped with the motor running
    3. On liquid cooled bikes, check your coolant before attending class
    4. Check your oil level before attending class
    5. Your charging system must function properly and a relatively new battery is highly recommended because you will be starting the bike frequently
    6. Make sure your brakes are in good working order

Refund Policy

Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason. You must be present at roll call or your seat may be given away or left empty.

  • You may cancel a reservation and reschedule for another course within 14 days of the original reservation
  • Cancellation must be at least 7 business days before your reserved class starts
  • Cancellation within 7 business days is considered a voluntary withdrawal and you must pay the entire course fee again to reschedule with a confirmed seat, or pay a partial fee to return as a standby/drop- in
  • Failure to appear on time at a classroom or riding session forfeits the course fee. The entire fee must be repaid to take the course again with a confirmed seat, or pay a partial fee to return as a standby/drop-in student