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Intermediate Rider Clinic Student Information

Our goal is to help you successfully complete this important program. Please read through this carefully before beginning the registration process.

Code of Conduct

Students will be immediately dismissed for being under the influence of alcoholic beverages, reaction altering drugs, including over-the-counter or prescribed medications, possession of weapons, intent to harm students or Instructors, foul or abusive language, abuse of equipment, willfully not following instructions or any other intentionally unsafe or disruptive act.

 

Suggested Reading

Although not a requirement, it's also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there, which can be purchased in bookstores, through Barnes and Noble, Google Play and other online sources.

 

Documentation Requirements

If you are missing any of these items, you will be refused admittance and dropped from the course:

  • A current U.S. motorcycle driver’s license

  • Proof of motorcycle insurance for the vehicle you are riding in class

  • Proof of current registration for the vehicle you are riding in class

     

Equipment Requirements

The Intermediate Riding Clinic is taught on your own bike. Your motorcycle will be subject to the Instructor’s inspection. Included in the inspection will be the tires, chassis, suspension, controls and final drive assembly. It must comply with the following:

  • Well maintained street motorcycle. Motorcycles that do not meet the minimum safety requirements will not be permitted in class.

  • Tires in good condition with sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts.

  • Absolutely NO race, slick, race compound, or car tires, regardless if they are DOT approved.

  • Check your oil level before attending class, and ensure there are no leaks.

  • Your charging system must function properly and a well maintained battery is advisable because you will be starting the bike frequently.

  • Brakes in good condition and proper working order.

  • Properly adjusted and/or lubricated chain, belt, or final drive assembly.

Please note that students are responsible for any damage to their motorcycle or equipment as a result of their participation in the class.

 

Gear Requirements

  • Helmet: The three-quarter or full-face DOT-approved helmet rules apply. Statistics show that a full face helmet provides more than a 30% improvement in protection. If you plan to wear a three-quarter helmet, please ensure you have appropriate eye protection to accompany your helmet. No half helmets or near-half helmets.
  • Eye Protection: Face shield, goggles or some form of sun-/eyeglasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.
  • Gloves: Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. They must be street-motorcycle specific and/or durable leather. Mechanics gloves, batting gloves, dirt bike gloves  etc. are NOT acceptable.
  • Pants: You must wear long, durable pants. No exceptions. Denim, textile or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex or cotton leggings are NOT acceptable.
  • Jacket: Durable leather or textile jacket (armored, motorcycle-specific is preferred)
  • Boots/Shoes: Over the ankle with little to no heel. Shoes can be hiking type that provide reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn't be higher than what is commonly engineered on a "workman's boot." Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor" or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements

 

Age Requirements

We encourage young riders to complete this training! However, some restrictions do apply.

  • In order to participate in this program you must be at least 15½ years old.

  • Any student under the age of 18 must arrange in advance for the instructor to be on site one half hour prior to class start to allow for time to complete required waiver and release paperwork. Additionally, a parent or legal guardian must accompany all students under 18 for the first few minutes of the first class to complete the waiver/release. Unaccompanied minors will be refused admittance to the class. If a parent/guardian is unable to attend the class for the first few minutes of the first class to complete a waiver/release the minor may not participate.

    Please contact the Cabrillo Extension office at 831-479-6331 to make arrangements for an under 18 year old rider to participate in the IRC.

 

Registration, Refund & Cancellation Policy

Registration

Participation is by advanced prepaid registration only. In order to register you must enter a valid U.S. Motorcycle licence.

Please note: Your registration is like a movie ticket. If you’re not there, the movie will still play, but you will miss out. The difference here is that you CANNOT enter this class late. BE ON TIME, or you will forfeit your spot. When scheduling the class, make sure that you can attend the scheduled date and arrive on time to avoid being dropped from the class.  Classes typically fill three months in advance, and cancellations are infrequent.  Once you are registered for a class, that spot is guaranteed for you. 

Refunds & Cancellations


Refunds are available only for cancellations made one week prior to the class start date, and are subject to a $25 service fee. If you are unable to attend and wish to request a refund, you must notify us no later than 9am on the Monday prior to the first class meeting. There is a $25 service fee.

If you are refused admittance because you do not have the required documents, signatures, protective gear, or arrive late, you will be dropped from the class, and your fee will not be refunded.

Attendance, Arrival Time and Rescheduling

Late Arrival

Please note: Your registration is like a movie ticket. If you’re not there, the movie will still play, but you will miss out. The difference here is that you CANNOT enter this class late. BE ON TIME, or you will forfeit your spot. When scheduling the class, make sure that you can attend the scheduled date and arrive on time to avoid being dropped from the class.  Classes typically fill three months in advance, and cancellations are infrequent.  Once you are registered for a class, that spot is guaranteed for you. Late students will not be admitted, will forfeit their seat in the class, may not reschedule, and your fee will not be refunded.

Reschedule

You may request a transfer to another class no later than one week prior to the class start date, however transfers and rescheduling is not guaranteed, and is based on space availability. Students must arrive on time to all class meetings. Late students will not be admitted, will forfeit their seat in the class, may not reschedule, and your fee will not be refunded.

No Show

If you do not show up for any one of the class sessions, you will be dropped from the class and there will be no refund available. You will need to call and sign up and pay for a new class if you wish to continue.

Other Useful Information

Food and Drink

Learning to ride is strenuous, and there is no campus food service on the weekend.  We recommend a snack and a thermos or cooler with a drink.

Parking

Please follow all posted traffic and parking signs on campus. Click HERE for an interactive Cabrillo campus map

If you have questions please call 479-6331 during our normal business hours:

Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

 

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