Thank you for visiting ProRider's website and taking a few minutes to learn more about ProRider. Throughout the website, you can read up on the classes that we offer and the people that make things happen, but on this page I want to provide you with the background on how ProRider "came to be."
After realizing the value gained by police officers who complete motor school, we began looking at the motorcycle training options available to civilians and were disappointed to learn that there weren't many. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation does a great job of providing basic training to beginners and intermediate/refresher training to experienced riders. However, there was no training available that was comparable to the advanced skills taught in police courses. There is nothing secretive about these skills- nothing that is going to compromise officer safety if learned by the public- they simply aren't incorporated into any civilian classes.
Upon realizing that there was huge opportunity to bring advanced skills to civilian riders, we began talking to a number of police motorcycle officers and other instructors and obtaining feedback and ideas. There was overwhelming support for the idea of creating a civilian riding course that is truly modeled from police motorcycle exercises and techniques- and not just the low-speed work, but the crash avoidance, proper threshold braking and street skills as well.
With the collaboration and input from other motor officer instructors, we developed three challenging, fun, and rewarding course options for experienced riders that want to take their riding abilities to a new level: Advanced Riders Course, Precision and Control Course, and the Defensive Riding Course. Classes kicked off at the Philadelphia PA and Chattanooga TN training sites in the Fall 2013, and has since expanded to 55 locations across the country, and we are rapidly expanding. Each Training Site is independently licensed and operated, but meets a rigorous approval process and conforms to the high standards established by ProRider.
While each Training Site and every instructor brings their own personal flare and touch to the learning process, every affiliate of ProRider is committed to providing an exceptional training experience and giving riders the tools and confidence they need to develop their maximum riding potential.
Come ride with us in an upcoming ProRider class!
BJ McMullan, CEO of ProRider Motorcycle Training