Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Kingman, Arizona
I took the class in August and was glad I did. It changed so many things about how I ride for the better, plus I got to skip the skills test at DMV. You don't actually get out of the test, the instructors change hats and give the test.
My 17.5 yo daughter took the class over the weekend. She had almost no riding experience, just a little bit with me in an empty parking lot where I showed her basic control, starting, stopping, shifting to 2nd, etc. She beat me on the skills test. I only got a 98, she got 100 %.
Those guys are good. One woman really didn't look like she would make it through. She didn't quit though and she passed the skills test in good shape. Their patience is amazing considering what some students pull.
So, I came out of the class fully qualified to ride a small bike at low speeds in a parking lot. The real skills are still being learned.