ProRider aims to provide a challenging, fun and safe learning environment that will allow participants to enhance their riding experience by developing rock solid confidence on the road and gaining ultimate control of their ride.
A little about ProRider
Thank you for visiting ProRider Philadelphia's website and taking a few minutes to learn more about ProRider. Throughout the website, you can read up on the classes that we offer and the people that make things happen, but on this page I want to provide you with the background on how ProRider "came to be."
After recognizing the value gained by police officers who completed the 80 hour motor school training. We began exploring the motorcycle training options available to civilians. We were disappointed to discover that there were few options available to civilians. While the Motorcycle Safety Foundation does a great job of providing excellent basic training to beginners and intermediate/refresher training to experienced riders. However, there was no training available that was comparable to the advanced riding skills taught in police motorcycle courses and these skills were not incorporated in to civilian classes. There is nothing secretive about these riding skills, nothing that is going to compromise officer safety if learned by the public, they simply aren't incorporated into any civilian motorcycle classes.
Upon realizing that there was a tremendous opportunity to bring advanced riding skills to civilian riders. We collaborated with numerous police motorcycle officers and other instructors and obtaining feedback and ideas. There was overwhelming positive support for the idea of creating a civilian riding course that is modeled from police motorcycle exercises and techniques, and not just the slow-speed work, but includes the crash avoidance skills, proper threshold braking, and street skills as well.
With the collaboration and input from other motor officer instructors, we developed a challenging, fun, and rewarding option for experienced riders that want to take their riding abilities to a new level. We developed three courses for experienced riders: the Precision and Control Course, the Defensive Riding Course and the Advanced Rider Course, They are all included in our eight hour Adavanced Rider Course.
The ProRider classes kicked off at the Philadelphia, PA and Chattanooga, TN training sites in the fall of 2013, and has expanded to numerous locations across the country. We plan on expanding into every state and hopefully near every major city! Each Training Site is independently owned and operated, but meets the rigorous approval process and conforms to the high standards established by ProRider. All ProRider locations use the same training course curriculum.
While each Training Site and every instructor brings their own unique personal flare and touch to the learning process, every affiliate of ProRider are dedicated and committed to providing an exceptional training experience and equipping riders with the skills and confidence needed to develop and reach their full potential.
In 2018 we decided to release a step by step instructional video, we did this to reach riders who were not close to any of our training locations. Since it's release it quickly became the #1 selling Advanced Motorcycle Training video in the World! We offer video streaming through our ProRider video members area with immediate lifetime access. We also offer a DVD!!
We invite you to join us for an upcoming ProRider class and take your riding abilities to a new level!