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Why Motorcycle Lessons Are the Perfect Father's Day Present

BY: Dan Delagrange | Jun 5, 2017

After a lifetime of viewing him as a caring, diaper-changing, bad-joke-telling goofball, it can be difficult to remember that somewhere inside every dad lives a wild child. Deep down, there's still that someone that craves adventure and yearns to live life with the sort of reckless abandon that's entirely off limits once you stop going by your first name and start going by "dad."

That's why when you're thinking about what to get dad for Father's Day, you should think outside the box. Of course, you could go with the safe play—something like a nice tie, a new mug, or anything involving bacon. But if you really want to give dad something unique for his special day, something he's always wanted but never been able to have, you'll have to live a bit more dangerously. You'll have to get him motorcycle lessons.

Why, you ask? The reasons are obvious.

They're fast.

The speed of a motorcycle doesn't really have anything to do with the speedometer when you're riding one; it's all about the feel of it. Sure, a car can usually go as fast as a motorcycle, but there's something about being so exposed to the elements that makes it feel so much faster. And that effect is multiplied when you are driving; having the wind whipping your face while zipping down the road or even within the confines of a motorcycle safety course is a thrill any dad will crave.

They're loud.

Motorcycles are loud, and it's a well-established fact that loud things (be it a raucous party or a gas-powered leaf blower) are very cool. And motorcycles aren't just loud at a static level. They rumble while idling. They scream when you rev their engines and shift their gears. They burst with a deafening boom when you start them. Once Dad hears the crunching grind of a motorcycle's engine at his motorcycle lessons, it'll awaken his primal urge to do something adventurous.

They're easy to park.

Along with a reliance on bad puns and a sudden interest in golfing, parking is something that once a man become a dad suddenly becomes one of his favorite topics of dicussion. A good dad prides himself on nabbing the best spot on the block or making quick work out of parallel parking the family van. And you know what's easier than parking a minivan? Parking a motorcycle.

They're cool.

Most importantly, motorcycles are cool. Dads, on the other hand, hardly ever get to be cool. Letting your pops don a leather jacket, biker boots, and a pair of black jeans while gripping the throttle during motorcycle riding school gives him that most rare of gifts: the gift of looking and feeling undeniably, unquestionably cool.