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Motorcycle Safety Training - Intermediate Rider Clinic


Take your skill set up a notch with the newest riding course from Total Control. Cabrillo Extension is now offering the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic, taught on your own bike. We’ll help you refine your skills and understand how control of your bike is so critical to riding safely.

The Total Control Intermediate Rider Clinic (IRC©) is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike, riders who have never received professional motorcycle instruction, or riders who want to brush up on riding skills after years off of the bike. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.

You will learn intermediate-level skills required to safely operate a full-sized motorcycle and understand the basic psychology of riding in order to make better decisions on the road. Topics covered include:

  • Having a proper mental state
  • Understanding two-wheeled vehicle dynamics
  • Cornering strategies for multiple types of turns
  • Emergency braking and evasive maneuvers.

Students completing the Total Control IRC© report significantly improved riding skills, increased confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The Total Control IRC© is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to ride on base.

Although designed primarily as a safety course, the Total Control IRC© is both challenging and fun.

  • The clinics are done in one 7 to 8 hour day
  • Student must provide their own motorcycle.
  • The cost is $250.
  • Although not a requirement, it's also advisable to have read the book Total Control before you get there. Copies are available at bookstores and online.

The Total Control IRC© is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Come experience what all the buzz is about by signing up for a Total Control IRC© today!

Please note, a current motorcycle license is required to participate in this course

Also, please carefully review the IRC Student Information page for information about required safety gear, required documentation, cancellation and refund policy,and other important information for students.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a Completion Card.

These classes are offered in English only.

Estas clases se ofrecen solamente en Ingles.

Before Registering for a class, please read the IRC Student Information page which includes information about required documentation, equipment and gear, cancellation, and refund policy, and other important information for students.


Fri., 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The lecture portion of class is held in room VAPA1014. The range (riding) portion of class is held in parking lot "L". Click HERE for a Cabrillo campus map
Fee: $250


Colleen Sepulveda is a retired Santa Cruz Police Officer. She was the city’s first female motorcycle officer, and has been teaching motorcycle safety training courses for 15 years. She has been honored by the California Highway Patrol for her “exceptional performance and outstanding service to the California Motorcyclist Safety Program.” Motorcycles and motorcycle safety take up a huge portion of her life. She currently trains instructors in California and teaches advanced riding courses. In her spare time she puts 20,000-30,000 miles a year on her bike, riding track days, some dirt and lots of touring. Her motto is: ride intelligently!

If you have any further questions please free free to call our offices at 831-479-6331.

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