Riding Academy New Rider Course Site Policies
This course operates under the provisions of the California Motorcycle Safety Program (CMSP) and overseen by the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
There are no guarantees that anyone will pass this course. This course is very demanding both physically and mentally. Coordination, balance, motor skill ability, age, language limitations and other physical abilities may limit an individual’s ability to ride and pass this class. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO BALANCE AND RIDE A BICYCLE. Established performance standards must be met for graduation. You must be able to control the clutch, throttle and direction of the motorcycle.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. We have a ZERO tolerance policy for alcohol and other drugs. Students who fail to respond to coaching or intentionally interfere with other students’ learning may be asked to leave. Our goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment.
What if I’m not able to pass the class?
Sometimes students are unable to pass the class on the first try. If you do not pass the skills evaluation or the writing evaluation, you may schedule a retest. Please call us for details. If you fail both evaluations, you must re-enroll and take the entire course from the start at the full tuition rate.
If you buy a ticket to a concert, play, movie or sporting event, and don¹t show up, you lose your money. There are no exceptions. Buying a seat in one of our courses is the same as buying an event ticket. It’s a one-time opportunity: when it’s gone, it’s gone. You may request a date change or cancel within our approved period.
This is a non-refundable course. The following will result in forfeiture of course tuition:
Cancellation & Reschedule Policy
Students who cancel within 7 days of their class start date are subject to a 100% processing and materials fee. You may also reschedule your class if you notify us at least 7 business days before the start date of your class. You must contact the Riding Academy Office within the above time frame for Cancellations & Rescheduling.
ADDITIONAL FEES TO RESCHEDULE:
No show to any session……………………………..Pay full amount again, or be put on standby at no charge
Self-drop from class…………………………………..Pay full amount again, or be put on standby at no charge
Counseled out of class Retake Fee……………..Pay $175, or be put on standby at no charge
Repeat of any class or range session…………Pay $175, or be put on standby at no charge
Failed skills test…………………………………………Pay $75 (test only)
Failed knowledge test………………………………..Pay $35 (test only)
Rescheduling must be done within 60 days of the original course date to receive discounted price and standby option. After 60 days, the full tuition amount will be charged to take the entire course again. Failing either the written or skills test more than 2 attempts requires you to repeat the entire course at the full tuition amount.
Student Status Classifications:
Re-tests must be completed within 60 days of the originally failed class. Skills & Knowledge re-tests are scheduled through the office and given on weekdays & weekends taken with a subsequent class during that class’s testing time. A paid in full registration allows a student to take the class one (1) time. In addition, one (1) re-test of each test is allowed for failing students. No refund or partial refund will be given to failing students.
Proper riding gear is REQUIRED by the State of California as follows: