Motorcycle Safety Program
Motorcycle Safety Program
GPRC Ready to ride Motorcycle Safety
Through the GPRC Ready to Ride Motorcycle Program, riders learn the latest in motorcycle defensive driving theory and riding skills. Students are prepared well beyond the requirements for the Motorcycle Road Test.
There is a limit of 5 students per instructor/assistant per class, which means that you get a lot of personal attention. You will develop skills and confidence through theory and hands-on training.
Students are provided with motorcycles and are asked to bring their own safety equipment (listed below). Instructors are fully certified and have many years of riding and instruction experience. Depending on your personal situation, this program may qualify you for sizeable reductions in your insurance rates. Please contact your insurance company for further details.
The cost for this course is $550.00 plus G.S.T. for a total of $577.50.
4 Hours Classroom, 16 Hours on-bike training
This program is designed for riders of all skill levels who want to achieve their Class 6 Motorcycle license or would like a refresher course. The program includes classroom instruction using full multimedia presentation as well as extensive on-bike training.
· 16 Hours of On-Bike Skill training
- On-Lot and On-Road Training
- Gravel Road Riding
- Low Speed Manoeuvres
- Emergency Manoeuvres
- Low Student/Instructor Ratio
- Motorcycles supplied
- And much more…
· 4 Hours of Motorcycle Defensive Riding Theory
Student Withdrawal Policy
Persons switching dates or withdrawing from the course with more than 2 weeks (10 business days) notice prior to the start of the practical portion of the course will receive a full refund. Persons switching dates or withdrawing from the course with less than 2 weeks (10 business days) notice prior to the start of the practical portion of the course will be charged a $200 administration fee. Persons who do not attend the course for which they registered and do not give prior notice will not be eligible for any type of refund.
Licensing (Not obtained as part of this course)
The motorcycle licence, which is a Class 6 is achieved in two parts (written and road). When available, a bike may be provided to GPRC Ready To Ride students taking a road test starting from the college on Grande Prairie campus. The course must be completed prior to scheduling a road test if planning to use our bikes. Please call A1 License (780-539-5009) for details on obtaining your Class 6 license. Note: We recommend completing the written portion of the Class 6 license before your class begins. *AB Government has discontinued the on lot skills test.
If you have a Class 7 (Learner’s) Licence:
You must hold a Class 7 for one year before writing the Class 6 exam.
If you have a Class 5 (or similar) Licence:
The written test must be done with Alberta Registries and you will have to do a road test.
What to Bring to Class (Participation can be denied without approved PPE)
· Approved motorcycle helmet (DOT or SNELL rated). Full face recommended.
· Eye protection such as a helmet visor or goggles.
· Leather gloves that completely cover the fingers
· Sturdy jacket and pants (minimum is denim or heavy cotton)
· Leather boots (must cover ankles)
· Rain suit (optional, course will run if raining)
· Layered clothing, the class runs rain or shine!
"I always dreamed of riding but needed a lot of instruction from beginning to end. The instructors were excellent and very encouraging!" - Marie Chascha
"I wanted to let you know that this Motorcycle Training course was the best course I have ever taken! Both Steve and Mark were awesome, funny, witty, and knowledgable. I wish all instructors would show the same enthusiasm that these two do. I will recommend it to everyone I know." - Darryl Reimer,
"The best course I have ever taken! I would recommend this course even for bike PASSENGERS to take, as you don't realize how much you've been missing or how much of a better passenger you can be until you take this course! It was just an amazing course that I would recommend to absolutely EVERYONE!" - Nicole Veraart
“Great course! I came into this course with riding experience and an attitude that I knew everything. The instructor taught me a lot of useful tips that I will pass on to others and myself while I ride.” - Trent
“Thank you for EVERYTHING! I feel so much more confident to ride now! This course was also so much fun! It is great to be able to laugh when you are leanring something that can change your life.”