Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to take a ProRider Course?
-Class M license
-Your own Motorcycle (or ask about our rental options)
-DOT approved helmet
-Shatter resistant eye protection; i.e. sun glasses, prescription glasses, and/or your helmets face shield
-Long sleeve shirt and/or jacket
-Full finger gloves with no holes
-Pants with no holes
-Over the ankle boots
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds of any kind given for this class. You must give a minimum of three business days notice to reschedule. If ProRider Dallas cancels the class for any reason you will be rescheduled or given a gift certificate that will be valid for one year from the issued date.
If I have been through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or Rider's Edge Courses, do I need ProRider Training? ?
Yes you do! We are an advanced training course that teaches police motorcycle skills that are only taught in the 80-hour police motorcycle training. This class is the next level of training that will improve your riding ability and riding confidence and may save your life!
Do you provide a motorcycle, or do I use by own bike in the course?
Since ProRider classes are designed to help you handle your bike with greater ease and confidence, the classes are conducted on your own bike, allowing you to truly learn it's dynamics, handling, capabilities, and limitations. However, ProRider Dallas-Ft Worth does have a limited stock of bikes for rent to be used during the class if you prefer.
What kind of bike can I bring to the course?
The best bikes for this course are ones that are close to factory stock. Most any street-legal motorcycle can do these exercises, but bikes with tall handlebars (ape hangers), sport bikes with lengthened swing arms, and dual-purpose bikes (street/dirt) with off road knobby tires will be more challenging on the course.
I'm new to riding - is this course for me?
This course is intended for experienced motorcycle riders who have a firm grasp of the basic skills of operating a motorcycle but desire to become a better, safer, and more confident rider. This is a challenging course, so riders must have physical stamina to withstand a full day on the range.
I've been riding for years. Will I learn anything in this course?
Absolutely! Many of our instructors are seasoned police motorcycle officers who have worked many crashes involving "experienced riders." Often, these riders have the crash avoidance "head knowledge" but have never physically practiced those maneuvers and developed the appropriate "muscle memory" to successfully implement them. You will leave this class a better rider!
Will I drop my bike? I do not want to damage it.
Far more bikes are dropped in a basic MSF class then ProRider. The only way to guarantee that you will not drop your bike is never to take it out of the garage or leave your driveway. Unfortunately, even in the most basic MSF classes people sometimes drop their bikes. However, we make every effort to help you safely perform these exercises without risk to you or your bike. Our exercises start "slow and wide" and we gradually increase the challenge as your gain confidence and skill. While we do not predict or anticipate bikes "dropping", we do provide you with the opportunity to remove your saddlebags, wrap your engine guards with rubber hose, or take other safeguarding measures. We do not anticipate any injures or any damage to any motorcycles.
Will I receive a discount on my motorcycle insurance for taking this course? ?
We provide a training certificate that many insurance companies honor and many do offer a discount on your insurance rates upon successful completion of this course. You may want to contact your agent for more details and to find out if you are eligible for a discount upon completion of this course.
Is this a rain or shine class?
While we should develop skills for all types of weather, we don't like unnecessary risk. Many of the exercises, especially the crash avoidance skills, require a dry surface for maximum safety. ProRider Dallas will closely monitor weather forecasts prior to the class and offer rain dates. You will have one year to reschedule your class.