$150 for Basic Rider Course at Motorcycle Riding School ($300 Value)

Chicago

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In a Nutshell

  • Get license-ready or refresh skills
  • Can take license test on-site
  • 14 hours of instruction

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Valid only for Mon. and Tues. classes 8AM-4PM; occasional Wed. and Thurs. classes offered. Non-transferable. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks its head out of a car window or why bugs stuck to the front of a car are said to be the world’s happiest creatures. Feel the wind in your face with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a basic rider course at Motorcycle Riding School (a $300 value). Today's Groupon is good for Monday–Tuesday classes that meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although this course is intended for riding newbies, experienced riders can take the class to refresh their skills.

The first motorcycle school in Illinois, Motorcycle Riding School tutors trainees in the basics of safe hog-handling so that they can become licensed motorcycle masters. In two seven-hour classes designed by the godfather of choppers, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, motorcycle mavens with at least five years of riding experience and two certifications train up to 12 power-pedal pupils in control and safety on their engine-driven beasts. Each day begins with two hours in the classroom, where rocket riders brush up on motorcycle controls, sufficient riding apparel, and safe riding techniques. Next, motorbike mavens get five hours on the riding range, where they'll get hands-on training, progressing from riding in straight lines to mastering turns, sudden stops, and avoidance swerving, all in preparation for a televised leap across the shark-infested fountain at Caesars Palace. Once the two-day course is completed, riders can take an on-site test for their motorcycle license, offered every Friday morning.

Students must have an Illinois driver's license as well as a motorcycle learner's permit or a class "M" driver's license from the Illinois Secretary of State before attending class and must be able to ride a bicycle, preferably without the use of hands or feet. The dress code includes long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, over-the-ankle boots or shoes with a heel no higher than 2 inches, and a helmet, which Motorcycle Riding School can loan to uncapped craniums. Future wheelie-poppers are often entitled to competitive insurance discounts after completing the course.

Motorcycle Riding'sCool

Motorcycle Riding'sCool is endorsed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Its instructors are certified by that same organization, as well as by the Secretary of State of Illinois, and thus impart to students—both seasoned and staring out–the essentials of safely riding a bike. Classes start inside of a West Town loft and move to a closed course for the riding portions. There, students trade their desks for an IDOT-inspected bike and helmet, and put their knowledge to use on a paved riding range. The school offers a 14-hour basic rider course for beginners, and allows those who complete the course to take the licensing test on site. Other classes include a course for experienced riders looking to brush up their skills, and a motorcycle maintenance class that deals with how to take care of a bike and determine which oats to feed it.

Customer Reviews

The program is an excellent way to learn to ride and get your license. Classes are educational, informative, and meaningful. Riding course is structured thoughtfully and practically for good riding.The owners, Jude and Naomi are really great people!
Pasquale D. · August 5, 2015
Very well run. Intensive and fun.
John M. · December 11, 2011

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