POLICIES, FEES & COURSE PREPARATIONS
Fees: Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC)
Enrollment fees: $350 for 21 and over – $295 if under 21 (Motorcycle provided)
Transfer: $0 – Transfers requests must be given 7 days prior to your start date. After that, there are no Transfers. Second time transfers are charged $30.
Cancellations: $50 – Cancellation requests must be given 7 days prior to your start date. After that, there are no Cancellations.
Re-Pay: $150 – If for whatever reason you do not complete your course or simply wish to re-ride for the additional practice, this rescheduling fee would apply.
Stand-By: $0 – If for whatever reason you did not complete your course and do not wish to pay the rescheduling fee of $150.
COURSE PARTICIPANT’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TO PARTICIPATE:
I MUST present at my first riding session: either your current/valid CAR DRIVERS LICENSE, or a CAR DRIVING PERMIT, or a MOTORCYCLE LEARNER PERMIT, or a CALIFORNIA ID CARD. Valid Passports are accepted. Furthermore, I MUST inform URide of any restrictions or suspension on your driver license.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TO PASS AND RECEIVE A DL389 CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING:
I MUST attend all sessions in sequence including the Zoom classrooms I CANNOT be late for any session. I must arrive 15 minutes early for each riding session.
I MUST pass a 50 question, multiple choice knowledge test at the end of the course.
I MUST pass a skills test at the end of the course.
I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NOT EVERYONE CAN DO THIS:
Some of you taking this course may be learning to ride for the first time. Some may have limited experience, and still others may have lots of experience. The MTC is designed for the beginning rider; it progresses from simple to more difficult tasks. Your expectations may be to learn to ride, or to improve your knowledge and skill, or to receive the license waiver. Specifically: This course is designed to teach and reinforce the knowledge and skills needed for a safe beginning riding on the street in order to prevent crashes and injuries.
Our responsibility is to coach your on-cycle instruction in a safe and responsible manner. Experience has shown us that not everyone who enrolls in the MTC is ready to ride at this time. As your Instructors, we will do everything within our training and limits of safety to coach you to success in this program. However, there is no guarantee that everyone who enrolls in the MTC will successfully complete or pass it or receive a license. Unsafe conditions will not be allowed, and we will release any student who, in our view, presents a safety hazard to themselves or others, or repeatedly fails to respond to our coaching. For this, there are NO REFUNDS.
All Class room Sessions are conducted via Zoom. Upon enrollment you will be E-mailed a Link to join the Zoom sessions. You must log into sessions 5 minutes prior to start and no later than scheduled start time. Any log ins after the scheduled start time may not be allowed. Like regular classes, you must be on time! If Zoom is new to you, we suggest you locate an easy tutorial on the internet. Furthermore, you must have video and voice capabilities on your device used for the Zoom meetings.
Please dress as if you were attending a live classroom. No bare tops, no offensive slogans or language allowed. There is no smoking/vaping or consumption of alcohol during Zoom classes. You may not join a classroom while driving your car, BBQ’n in the back yard, or while attempting to watch a football game….tape it! And as a reminder, part of graduating the course requires full participation, including the Zoom classrooms! And yes, there are restroom breaks during the classroom sessions.
The following gear must be worn at all times when aboard the training motorcycles.
- DOT Approved Helmet. Full face or 3/4 only, no half helmets allowed. Think about it. It protects what you are thinking with!
- Eye protection. Glasses, goggles, or flip down visor. Think, it only takes one grain of sand to completely blind you….well, OK, two!
- Pants. Sturdy, full length with no rips or frays. Jeans or sturdier. Think thicker is better!
- Jacket. Or, at minimum, a long sleeve shirt. Dress for the weather. Think rain or shine, hot or cold!
- Gloves. Full-finger, leather street motorcycle gloves. No cloth, dirt bike, or mechanics gloves allowed. Think sturdy, and made for riding or falling!
- Boots. Must be over-the-ankle, made of a sturdy material and properly fitting. No canvas shoes or fashion boots allowed. Think head to toe protection!
- Water, refreshments, snacks, sunscreen, rain gear should be considered as you prepare for your riding sessions. Think Preparation!
RETURNING RIDER POLICY/QUESTIONS
(Assuming you did not complete or pass)
What if I don’t catch on?
As a stand-by, show up 15 minutes prior to the start of any scheduled riding session ONE. If there is a space available you are first priority to re-join the program and continue at no cost. You are considered First Priority to re-join if a space is available.
What if I just blow it and don’t make a session?
How long am I on the Stand-by list?
are automatically removed from the stand-by list.
When is the next session(s) that I may attempt the Stand-by?
What if I do not want to do the Stand-by to get back in?
you may reserve a new guaranteed space in an upcoming MTC for $150.
Please contact U-Ride if you wish to pay and reserve a new space.
What if I don’t pass the Knowledge Test?
You are entitled to one free re-test. Study the book and re-do.
What if I don’t pass the Skills Test?
Check our schedule page for upcoming Riding Two dates and times. Show up and check in about 11/2 hours before the end of a Riding Two session. The Instructor will accommodate you with your re-test. It may be with the group testing or when the group testing has finished.