Motorcycle Schools in Alberta

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    Ryan
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      Motorcycle Schools in the Calgary Area

      Too Cool Motorcycle School
      Basic Course 2008 Season Price – $549
      Advance Course 2008 Season Price – $350

      Calgary Safety Council
      Introduction to Motorcycling – $425 ($550 for daytime course)
      Skills Course – $150
      Advanced Course – $150

      Fast Trac Safety Training
      Call 403.945.9422 for Availability and Pricing

      Stampede Driving School
      Call 403.293.5500 or email info@stampededrivingschool for Availability and Pricing

      Calgary Harley Davidson Motorcycle School
      2008 Season Price – $599.95

      I can't speak for the other courses but I did my motorcycle training through the Calgary Safety Council and have nothing but good things to say and highly recommend them.

      Motorcycle Schools in the Edmonton Area

      TNT Motorcycling Rider Training
      1.866.902.2453
      Rider Elements – Learn to Ride Course – $474
      TNT Road Skills – $125 (individuals who have not taken a recognized training course are not eligible for this course)
      Introduction to Motorcycling – $95
      Rider Tactics Road Course – $160 (this course is the next step after the Rider Elements Course)
      Rider Instincts – Ride Smart  – $100
      Miette Hot Spring Run – $299

      NAIT Motorcycle Rider Safety Training
      Basic Motorcycle Rider Safety Training (Level 1 MRST101) – $549+ GST

      Alberta Safety Council
      1.800.301.6407
      Gearing Up Beginner Course – call for prices

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      chammpuzz
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        What about Edmonton ?

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        Ryan
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          I just added a section for Edmonton schools.  I’ll add more when I have time.  Give them a call and see what their availability is when you plan on being there and make sure to ask if they do class 6 testing at the end of their courses.

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            Hey Ryan,

            I booked a course with Fast Trac.
            Thanks alot dude.
            I phoned every other single bike schools in Edmonton and Calgary ans it’s booked solid.. so!!

            ttyl

            Champz

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              Good to hear.  Good luck, stay safe and have fun!

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                Too Cool Motorcycle School
                Basic Course 2008 Season Price – $549
                Advance Course 2008 Season Price – $350

                Took my lessons through them in 05, fantastic. Even if you think you know how to ride you really should take one of these courses.

                I think they should be manditory. 

                i have nto taken the advanced course(takes place on a track) but i would love to at some point.

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                  James McCarthy (who is a former instructor at NAIT and a champion motorcycle racer) is now teaching Motorcycle courses through  the Canadian Traffic Education Centre. Check out their website. These guys are extremely knowledgeable and make the course an absolute BLAST. Worth checking out…..
                  Definately a great value for your buck too.

                  http://www.ctec.ab.ca/

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                    Just thought I’d add a Central Alberta course as well…

                    The company is “Alberta Motorcycle Training” and they are located in the community of Springbrook (former Penhold military base) – 10 minutes south of Red Deer.

                    Their website is: http://albertamotorcycletraining.com/index.html

                    I’ve taken my first day there yesterday (we got snowed out for today) and so far, so good.  Two of our 3 instructors are former RCMP/Calgary Police motorcycle trainers, so they know their stuff.

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                      I took my beginner rider training through the Alberta Motorcycle Training in Red Deer/Springbrook the week after Durak…May 12, 13,14…excellent course.  8)  The instructors are great, and all the bike shops in town (Red Deer) recommend it to new riders… 😉 

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                        I took my ride course through Calgary Safety Council first week of July and really liked it.  Too Cool was booking into mid-August when I was looking back in June.  It now costs $450, but well worth it as I have never ridden before in my life before the course and the instructors were excellent in showing how to ride properly and safely.  I passed my test the first time and in the pouring rainto boot!  😀

                        Highly recommend those wanting to learn to ride take the course. 

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                          Hey there,
                          Im from Calgary and wondering if any of the schools offer the class 6 test in house at the end of training?
                          thanks
                          Nolan

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                            Nope…Alberta Registries changed the rules a few years ago and took away that privilege from the schools.  They used to be able to do that, but now you have to go to a registries office and book a test.  Most schools will let you use their bike for the test and most trainiers will let you start at the school…so it shouldn’t be a big deal.  I scheduled mine for right after my course (yes, I was pretty sure I would pass)

                            Good Luck!

                            Later.

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                              Pretty sure that NAIT doesn’t offer their motorcycle course anymore. TNT Motorcycling was adding more classes to help accommodate.

                              I’ll add too that I did the TNT motorcycling control which focuses on cornering and was blown away by it. Definitely worth the money to do it.

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                                I did mine in Grande Prairie at the college, it was 575 with tax and had an excellent instructor in Steve. I highly recommend it. They also help line up the road test and start from the school.

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                                  I’ll also vouch for CTEC in Edmonton (www.ctec.ca). They operate out of St. Albert and basically the course layout is this as best as I can remember: (everything is done on bikes, no classroom time).

                                  Day 1:

                                  Introduce instructors, basic safety
                                  Understand bike controls, how to put in and out of neutral
                                  Posture and control
                                  Starting without stalling
                                  Changing gears
                                  Quick Stops
                                  Stopping in a curve

                                  Day 2:

                                  Emergency stops
                                  Push steering
                                  Collision avoidance
                                  Hill starts
                                  Group riding
                                  An hour ride around St. Albert

                                  They do all their training on either little Honda CBR 125s or these 230 CC Honda Dirt bikes with street tires. Was a good experience for me to try out some different kinds of bikes. You also get to ride these Hyosung Aquilas (like a Harley knockoff) so you can get a feel for the cruiser style.

                                  James McCarthy is really serious about motorcycling, and you WILL learn something, no matter what your level is going into it.

                                  It’s pricey but I think it’s worth it. I feel a lot better going into my test tomorrow.

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