Learn to Ride and skip the M1 riding test in San Francisco, the East Bay or Vallejo
Our beginning class is designed for students that have no experience at all on a motorcycle, and graduates can skip the DMV's riding test
The curriculum for our beginning class is recommended by the California Highway Patrol for learning how to ride, and is designed for students that have never even sat on a motorcycle before
Passing this class lets you skip the DMV's riding test and is required for anyone under 21 years. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. The cost is $258 if you are over 21 years old, or $180 if you are younger than 21 years old.
You are responsible for getting yourself to and from each session. To sign up for a beginning class choose any Motorcyclist Training Clinic(MTC) on the registration page. Beginning classes are offered at all 3 of our sites in San Francisco, the East Bay or Vallejo
Though designed for new riders, even experienced riders will benefit from this clinic. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course. Some insurance companies and motorcycle shops offer discounts to our graduates. All 2 and 3 day beginning classes finish within one week and will provide the DMV waiver if you pass. For a list of requirement for this class, see 'required items'
The Total Control MTC® Promises
The Total Control team is committed to making you a better and safer rider and, in doing so, makes these promises:
Specific, measurable and demonstrable riding skills
The Total Control MTC will help you attain the basic abilities needed to control your motorcycle safely.
A basic understanding of how your bike works
How what you do affects your bike's ability to maintain traction and control.
The ability to recognize risks on the road, know what the solution is and be able to manage them on the fly
While it's great to be able to ride in front of a skilled coach, it's equally important to be able to coach yourself when you detect a riding problem in the future. There are enough support materials in our package to help make sure you won't forget what you learned during your training.
High teacher-to-student ratio
Each class is divided into groups with never more than six students per instructor for lots of individual attention and support.
Friendly, professional service
The Total Control MTC instructors are highly trained and carefully handpicked for their teaching abilities and friendly dispositions. Your experience at the Total Control MTC will be a positive one.
ATTEND: ALL SESSIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY
You must attend all classes/sessions in full and in order. You will be dropped from the class and have to pay $100 to come back as a standby student if you:
are late for a session(have everything you need to ride in- hand when you check in to your riding sessions or you will be considered late)
are coming back late from a break
leave early. End times are approximate and your class may go longer than expected, depending upon weather, number of questions, and many other variables. It is unusual to go over the time allotted, but if it does happen we still cannot pass you if you miss any portion of the class, no matter how good the reason you must leave or how well you are doing. Do not make appointments that you must leave for that take place immediately after your session is expected to end
choose to leave and/or the instructor asks you to leave for any reason, including your being
unsafe(on purpose or otherwise)
unable to follow directions
the instructor believes you are impaired/intoxicated in any manner with any drug, including alcohol or any other legal, illegal, prescription or over- the counter substance(s)
A written test is given at the end of the second classroom session
The riding test is given at the end of the second riding session
If you do not pass the written or riding test(s) we are allowed to let you retake it once. If you do not pass or do not finish your class for any reason you will receive an email explaining how to come back
If you are in the military you may need an advanced class instead of the beginning class, or you may need a class we do not offer. If you need to fulfill a military requirement please call or email the office so we can figure out what class you need, as each branch of the military has different requirements
There is no guarantee you will pass the class
There will be no refunds if you do not pass, do not show up to the first class for any reason, or are dropped for not following all of the requirements
Classes must be taken in order, so if you miss any class or any portion of a class for any reason, you must come back for a fee as a standby student
You will be dropped from the class and required to come back as a standby student for an additional cost if you:
are late for class or miss any portion of the classroom or the riding range (including coming back late from a break)
are not able to present a valid, government issued photo ID to every session and/or if you do not bring the same ID to every session
are a minor and arrive at the first classroom without a parent or legal guardian and/or that guardian does not have a valid, government- issued photo ID with them
check in at the riding range without the required riding gear
You will be dropped from the class and will forfeit any tuition or any other fees if any BAMT employee believes you are under the influence of any drug, including alcohol or any other legal, illegal, prescription or over- the- counter substance(s)
Cancellation must be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 business days before your reserved class starts. There is a 15% cancellation fee regardless of when you cancel
Cancellation within 7 business days is considered a voluntary withdrawal, for which there is NO refund