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The private company who does BRC-testing usually has riding coaches. I'd ask if one of them would be willing to give one-on-one classes (I asked and got one, tad expensive but definitely worth every penny. I aced the u-turns on test, but went off on curve, which made me worried about actually driving in traffic. On one-on-one class coach immediately found the problem and was able to guide me to better habits and have more confidence). I know a great coach in WPB, FL who I could dearly recommend.

Susi
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Friday, August 11, 2017
I've dropped my Yamaha 250 almost half a dozen times, training school bike four times, mine once. I even wiped out doing about 10 kilometers riding with my Women In The Wind sister practicing to take the road test on my second day out. It happens, and it's always valuable learning experiences. My sisters are my mentors.

Jill M
Prince Rupert, Canada
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Exactly what the other reader said, find some motorcycle clubs, even if it's brand-specific. I went to the local BMW club and found a bunch of instructors from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. But when introduced I said I was new to riding and looking for people to help me learn. After the meeting I had names and numbers of women and men who would ride with me. It was great. I've stayed a member because I'm still learning a lot from them. Clubs are a great resource, and I've found as long as you're honest with them about your level, they're willing to help. Now I have some great friends who ride.

Jodi T.
Madison
Friday, June 16, 2017
I see a lack of "transition" classes/mentors. I passed the Basic RiderCourse (3rd try!) last year and have my motorcycle endorsement but I have not yet taken my bike on the roadways. I have ridden in the storage facility areas (dropped bike twice trying to make U turns). I'm sure there are liability and insurance issues but can't some type of transition program for super newbies like me be developed?

Gerri G
Miami, FL
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Editor Response
As an MSF RiderCoach I hear this a lot and agree with you. A transition program would be wonderful and well-attended, I'm sure. In the meantime, you may consider taking a private lesson on your own motorcycle from one of your local instructors who are willing to go with you as you venture out onto the streets.
Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
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