Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic

Take your skill set up a notch with the newest from Total Control. MRE is now offering the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic (IRC), a one-day course taught on your own bike, for $250. We’ll help you build the relationship with your bike, refine your skills, and understand how what you do on the bike impacts your ride. This curriculum is taught in a fun-filled, full-day course that involves both range activities (riding) and classroom instruction. You will want to bring your own bike for this course to maximize the skill application. While we generally advise against it, if you are coming in from outside the area and need to rent a bike, please email us.

Benefits of Intermediate Training:

  • Ride stronger
  • Gain road confidence
  • Experience your bike’s performance
  • Build evasive skills
  • Improve cornering and handling

Hands-On Instruction and Tailored Coaching

We begin with an introduction exercise on our recently repaved, high-traction range. Then we head to the classroom, just 150 feet away, to begin our curriculum by understanding how we can apply these evidence-based techniques.

Next, we cover some of the things to consider when riding, and ways to prepare our mind for a successful ride. The process continues, alternating between classroom time and riding with plenty of coaching. Our specific and measurable coaching is focused on taking you to your own next level of ride.

Class Location And Schedule

Where is the training?

We partner with Simi Institute for Careers and Education (SICE) to deliver this course. They are located at 1880 Blackstock Avenue in Simi Valley. Our classroom for this course is either #504 or #702B.  We meet just inside the gate to Lot H, in front of classroom #702B.  

In Addition to Simi Valley and Moorpark, we service Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, as well as North Los Angeles County cities of Chatsworth, Northridge, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, and Winnetka.

When is the training held?

The Intermediate Riding Clinic is offered approximately every 5-6 weeks throughout the year.  The start time is 8am, and we understand that many of our participants are coming in from remote areas, so there is a bit of flexibility in that start time.  We begin by getting everyone checked in, doing some paperwork, and inspecting and preparing our bikes for the day.  We have an intoduction exercise and then head to the classroom.  That process repeats throughout the day.  Lunch break is approximate, and there are numerous restaurants in the area, or you're welcome to bring a lunch and relax in the classroom.  The day should end between 4 and 5pm, depending on the number of "rabit-hole" conversations that make this course so much fun!  If you have a certain restriction on your timeframe, just let your Instructor know.  

Safety Gear Requirements

We are committed to providing you with a safe and productive riding experience. Gear requirements for the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic match the nature of the course – we are going to level-up! That means your gear needs to be more extensive than in the Motorcyclist Training Course, our basic class.

A riding jacket is required for this course, but regular jeans are acceptable. 

We expect all students to wear the right gear. No gear/wrong gear = no riding. This is your responsibility.  

Bike Requirements

The Intermediate Riding Clinic is taught on your own bike. It must comply with the following:
  • Well maintained street motorcycle or scooter. Motorcycles that do not meet the minimum safety requirements will not be permitted in class.
  • Proof of Registration and Insurance
  • Tires in good condition with sufficient tread (at least 3mm). Air pressure will be checked before the class starts. Absolutely NO race, slick, race compound, or car tires, regardless if they are DOT approved.
  • Your bike should be able to perform satisfactorily in hot weather and not overheat while stopped with the motor running.
  • On liquid cooled bikes, we advise that you confirm your coolant levels.
  • Check your oil level before attending class, and ensure there are no leaks.
  • Your charging system must function properly and a well maintained battery is advisable because you will be starting the bike frequently.
  • Brakes in good condition and proper working order.
  • Properly adjusted and/or lubricated chain, belt, or final drive assembly.

Helmets

The three-quarter or full-face DOT-approved helmet rules apply. Statistics show that a full face helmet provides more than a 30% improvement in protection. If you plan to wear a three-quarter helmet, please ensure you have appropriate eye protection to accompany your helmet. No half helmets or near-half helmets.

COVID-19 Masks

Masks will be worn at ALL TIMES the helmet is not on. We prefer that you bring your own, and that it follow the CDC Guidelines.

However, we understand that the Bikerscout mask is backordered from the 3D printer guy on Etsy. So we will have masks on hand if you cannot bring your own.

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Gloves

We expect full-finger, street motorcycle-specific gloves. Not dirt bike or motocross gloves, and definitely not mechanics’ gloves. There’s a reason gloves are marketed to specific crowds – they serve a specific purpose. We want abrasion resistant gloves.

Boots

Sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear is required. All riding boots, and riding shoes as long as they cover the protruding ankle bone, will work. Definitely no canvas or low/mid-top shoes.

Jacket

For the Immediate Riding Clinic you will need a street motorcycle-specific jacket. “Designer jackets” likely won’t provide real protection. Leather or textile will work, as long as it is designed to be abrasion resistant. If you’ve been riding much, you likely already have a good jacket, or a couple! We advise that you bring one that matches the weather, or bring options. Simi Valley can be warm.

Pants

Although we do not require riding-specific pants for the Intermediate Riding Clinic, we certainly advise them. Even properly made Kevlar jeans can provide significant improvements in protection. Got knee pucks? Cool. Prefer chaps? That works too. Protection is a good thing. Bring it on!
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