All instructors are either past or current Pro-Racers. They have been around motorcycles for a long time and have a vast knowledge of advanced motorcycle riding skills. We have helped over 23 000 motorcyclists become better and safer riders in the last 30 years.
All will tell you that they have learned more about handling a motorcycle in one day at FAST than they had in years of day-to-day riding. We often hear: “I did not know that I could learn so much in one day. I strongly recommend it to any motorcyclist. Plus…I had a blast!”
On a school day, our team of at least 5 instructors will teach and coach you through every step of your course.
Our mechanic, James Collins, has extensive motorcycle preparation experience, having prepped bikes for racers and for himself as a Pro-Racer. He prepares our fleet of 24 school motorcycles, ensuring they are in perfect track condition and ready for you to use.
FAST RIDING SCHOOL OFFERS ITS ADVANCED RIDING COURSES SINCE 1987
You can take any of our FAST advanced riding courses on our school motorcycles or use your own bike. You can choose to wear our riding gear (all-inclusive package) or wear your own.
We teach in a racetrack setting to provide a controlled environment and safe conditions.
Each of our Advanced Riding Courses (Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 & 'R') corresponds to a full day of activities that unfold from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Each course is for 36 students, divided into 3 groups according to their speed and experience. 16 students for Phase 'R'
ALL COURSES WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH 2 MAIN COMPONENTS
PART 1: PRESENTATION OF RIDING TECHNIQUES
Each Phase 1 course starts with a one-hour presentation of riding techniques that you will later practice and develop on the track throughout the day.
Phases 2, 3, and 4 start with a track walk with instructor(s) commenting each turn and explaining the techniques to be implemented.
PART 2: ON-TRACK LESSONS
Our on-track lessons for each of our courses consist of seven ½-hour sessions, each broken down into 3 parts:
Part 1: 10-minute preparation (with our lead instructor as teacher)
Part 2: 10-minute track riding
Part 3: 10-minute performance report and video (from your personal group instructor)
This ensures that you get MAXIMUM feedback AND actual on-track riding experience out of your FAST course!
WE RUN RAIN OR SHINE
There is always something to learn, on a wet or dry track. A FAST course will not be cancelled due to weather conditions. However, track sessions may be delayed if heavy rain is present
ADVANCED RIDING COURSES
8 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
Registration, 7h45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Classroom session begins at 8:30 a.m.
The teacher/chief instructor starts the day with a one-hour in-depth presentation and discussion on riding techniques and skill development to help you ride with precision, style and safety. We will cover all the details you need to master to reach your own goals.
Suiting up and group division: 9:30 a.m.
The class is broken up into 3 groups of 9 to 12 riders: conservative and less experienced riders, intermediate riders, more speed-oriented, experienced riders. Each group has its own experienced instructor. Once this is done, you get dressed in full leathers, gloves, boots and helmet to prepare for the on-track riding sessions.
Track time/on-track riding sessions 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You ride seven 10-minute track sessions in Phase 1 & 2 and six 12-minute track sessions in Phase 3 & 4. The duration of riding sessions has been studied to provide you with the best possible concentration right up to the very end of each course. Each track riding session focuses on certain techniques discussed earlier in class, from easiest to most advanced to help you gradually improve your skills. You start by riding behind an instructor to familiarize yourself with the track, the motorcycle and a few riding techniques. Then, your instructor observes you in a corner and takes notes and video of your performance while you ride laps with the other riders in your group. Immediately following each riding session, your instructor comments your riding techniques and provides feedback on how and what you can further improve. Passing is allowed in designated areas, where it is considered safe.
Our on-track lessons for each of our courses:
Consist of seven half-hour sessions, each broken down into 3 parts.
A 10-minute presentation by the teacher/chief instructor on the specific techniques to be practiced during that session.
10-minute track session, focusing on the techniques discussed right before.
10-minute instructor feedback to correct your mistakes and improve certain techniques during your next riding session.
A team of flagmen and an official ambulance are present to ensure safety throughout the day.
Lunch time approximately 12:15 p.m.
Final meeting: 5 p.m.
The day ends with a discussion, an award presentation, graduation certificates, souvenir sales.
PHASE 2, 3 & 4
Schedule similar to Phase 1, except that the morning classroom is replaced by a track walk (08:15) with instructor(s) commenting each turn and explaining the techniques to be implemented.