GPMX Motocross School

MSF Certified Dirt Bike School

  LEARN HOW TO RIDE THE RIGHT WAY WITH GPMX!


 

                   Beginner, intermediate and Advance courses! 

 

 

 From the Motorcycle Safety Foundation beginner Dirt bike School to our intermediate and advance course, we will help you developing the skill set needed to ride safely, in control and have fun!



Beginners:

If you or your child have no or little experience on off road riding and if you are between the age of 6 and 79 years old, we offer schools to fit your need and goals.  The Closed Range Exercises (CRE) course was created by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to provide hands-on training with an emphasis on safety and skill development. New riders, or others, who want to improve their riding skills, will benefit from the CRE.


Intermediate and advance:


 Intermediate and advance full day courses are a great improve how to ride when you already know how to use the controls of your machine (clutch, shifter, brakes). You will become more balance, gain more bike control and confidence in different riding conditions. We'll address each rider needs accordingly to their skill level.

Fundamental of Off Road riding, bike control challenges, obstacles course, agility drills,Trail riding and even some light motocross are parts of this fun full day curriculum. 

 

During the school, students will learn the techniques for safely riding off-road motorcycles. Lessons are presented at controlled no pressure off-highway riding sites specifically selected for the course. 

This is a great way to safely learn and a lot of fun! 


We offer bike rentals, or you can ride your own.

 

 CRE beginner Class curriculum:

 

1Class Welcome/Introduction
  • Introduction of coaches and other students
  • Importance of personal protective gear
  • Proper motorcycle setup
  • Pre-ride inspection
2Range Signals, Rules and Warm-up Exercises
  • Know the range signals
  • Rules of riding on the range
  • Warm up and stretching
3Controls
  • Proper use of protective gear
  • Correct mounting and dismounting procedure
  • Correct posture
  • Proper operation of controls
4Engine Start/Stop
  • Use of FINE-C procedure to start the engine
  • Proper shutdown procedure
5Moving the Motorcycle
  • Accurate clutch/throttle usage
  • Control of the motorcycle
  • Smooth motion while starting and stopping
  • Head and eyes up, looking ahead
  • Knees in against tank
  • Smooth brake application
6Starting/Stopping Drill
  • Smooth, controlled starts, using friction zone
  • Controlled, accurate stops, using both brakes
7Riding Posture
  • Proper foot placement
  • Correct standing posture
  • Eyes and head up
  • Smooth clutch and throttle control
  • Maintain control of motorcycle
8Shifting
  • Use proper procedures and techniques when shifting
  • Coordinate clutch and throttle control
  • Match engine speed with motorcycle speed
  • Ease clutch out smoothly for downshifting
9Lower Body Control
  • Correct riding posture
  • Steady, smooth throttle
  • Look ahead
  • Initiate turn using lower body
  • Maintain adequate following distance
10Turning
  • Correct riding posture
  • Slow prior to turning
  • Look through the turn
  • Lean motorcycle into turn
  • Maintain adequate following distance
11Riding Management
Discussion Lesson - No Riding
  • State causes of motorcycle mishaps
  • Name a strategy to help manage risk
  • Identify terrain variables that influence decisions
12Turning and Gap Selection
  • Correct riding posture
  • Look through turns
  • Proper weight shift
  • Smooth throttle control
  • Smooth shifts
  • Maintain safe following distance
  • Use SEE strategy to reduce risks
13Counterbalancing
  • Proper standing rider posture
  • Look ahead
  • Lean motorcycle in the direction of turn
  • Weight outside footpeg
  • Upper body positioned on outside of turn
  • Use clutch/throttle to maintain directional control
14Riding over Obstacles
  • Approach obstacle close to 90 degrees
  • Slow before obstacle
  • Stand on footpegs with knees and elbows bent
  • Unweight the front end as front wheel reaches obstacle
15K-Turn
  • Perform K-Turn when you have lost momentum going up a hill
16U-Turns
  • Ride up, turn around and ride down a hill
17Traversing Hills
  • Use the correct technique to ride across a hill
18Riding Responsibly
Discussion Lesson - No Riding
  • Name positive and responsible riding behaviors
  • Name laws that apply in your area
19Post-Ride Check/Dismissal
  • Understanding steps to be covered in post-ride check
  • Class dismissal


 Prices:

-$150 with your own bike (bike needs to be approved prior to the school).

-$200 with loaner bike

 

 

Contact us to book a date!

marika.gpmx@gmail.com email

Phone: 484-524-5327

 click here http://www.dirtbikeschool.org

 The MSF DirtBike School

 Dirt Bike Safety, Training, Skills    Getting Started, Learn to Ride, New Rider Training

 

 Frequently asked questions:

Do I need my own Motorcycle and Riding Gear?

Yes. Helmets, gloves, long pants and long shirt, boots over the ankle (work boots type). We sell riding gear if needed.

How long does the class last and what will we be taught?

Classes last about six hours. Come prepared to learn how to conduct a pre-ride inspection, basic riding techniques, mental strategies and environmental awareness.

What does DirtBike School cost?

$150 with your own bike, $200 with loaner bike.

What materials will be given to students?

Students that successfully complete a course will at a minimum receive an MSF DirtBike School completion card and the Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist booklet; riders under 16 will also receive the Parents, Youngsters and Off Highway Motorcycles booklet.

Are there class size requirements?

Yes, as follows:
  • Ages 6 - 11: maximum of 4 students.
  • Ages 12 - 15: maximum of 6 students.
  • Ages 16 and older: maximum of 8 students.
  • Note: Ages 6 - 11 cannot be taught with other age groups except in family/group classes.

Can a six year old child really ride a dirt bike?

Yes, children are often the safest students because they don't have any pre-existing "bad riding habits." An experience like riding a dirt bike can give a child self-confidence that will spill over into other areas such as school and team sports.

Will I be taught to race?

No, but you will be taught the skills necessary to safely ride an off-highway motorcycle. Where that takes you is up to you.

I have never ridden a street motorcycle before. Should I take a Dirt Bike course first?

That is a great idea. You will learn how to shift, balance, maneuver, and stop a motorcycle, plus some mental skills to help keep you safe. This will be a huge asset if you decide to take the MSF Basic RiderCourse for street motorcycles.

Is there a more advanced course available?

Yes, we offer classes from beginner to pro.