Intermediate Riding Courses in Fullerton, CA
Intermediate Riding Clinic / CMSP 1-Day Premier Course (With Licensing Option)
The Perfect Next Step for Newer and Returning Riders
Developed by Total Control Training, the Intermediate Riding Clinic / CMSP 1-Day Premier Course is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills as well as riders that have recently returned to riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction.
The IRC/1DPC is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Although designed primarily as a safety course, the course is also challenging and fun and it is completed in one 8-hour day.
The California Motorcyclist Safety Program offers experienced students who take the 1DPCóbut are not licensedóthe opportunity to achieve intermediate-level skills along with their motorcycle license, in which case riders will also have the option to either take it on their own motorcycle or do it in one of our available loaner bikes.
IMPORTANT: Students who attend this class to obtain their license must be at least 21 years old and will be required to demonstrate fundamental riding skills by passing a basic riding evaluation at the beginning of the class, similar to the Motorcycle Skills Test applied by the California DMV. You must successfully complete this test in order to continue with the rest of the class. Students will have 3 attempts to pass the pre-entry exam. If the students are unsuccessful, they will be dismissed and recommended to take the beginner course. A partial credit will be provided towards a beginner course. Students should have recent motorcycle riding experience (within the last year), if they have not ridden recently, it is recommended that students register for a beginner course instead.
Riders who already have their own bike and a motorcycle license can be this course without the testing requirements. Just present your valid M1 license, your registration, and your proof of insurance when you arrive and enjoy the class!
What It Covers
The single most important control on your motorcycle is the throttle. This is because—beyond speed and acceleration—it applies forces to so many aspects of your bike's handling, including traction, suspension, weight transfer, steering, stability, and ground clearance. Knowing how to skillfully apply the throttle is one of the major distinctions between good riders and great riders.
Because emergency stops can be scary due to the limited amount of traction you have and how much it would hurt to kiss the ground, very few riders practice quick braking and even less have the actual knowledge and skills to do it safely. During our IRC/1DPC, you will learn and practice the right technique to achieve short stops so you are prepared when you need to brake quickly and avoid a hazard.
Vision is, without a doubt, the most fundamental skill for proper riding. The majority of decisions made while riding are based on information coming in through your eyes. The main reason for vision being so critical is that you go where you look but even experienced racers struggle with maintaining proper vision through the corners. You will learn why riders go where they look and how you can use your eyes to your advantage and safety during every ride.
Unlike cars, motorcycles can take a lot of different lines through a particular corner. Some of these lines will help you make a safe and serene progression through the bends, while others will ruin your perfect ride! During our IRC/1DPC you will learn how to plan and follow proper lines on every corner of the road.
Low Speed Turns
Few activities in street riding can be as frustrating as having to make a low-speed, tight turn in a limited amount of space—especially if you don't know the technique. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest skills to learn. In fact, most riders are able to reduce their minimum turning diameter by 30 to 40 percent in as little as five minutes of practice!
Swerving around an obstacle at speed can be a life-saving technique but it requires skill and practice to avoid surpassing the available traction of your tires and crashing during the maneuver. During our IRC/1DPC, you will learn and practice the technique necessary to do it safely when the emergency arises.
Road Speed Cornering
During our IRC/1DPC, you will learn how to put together the throttle control, vision, line selection and body position techniques to practice safe turns at road speeds during your everyday rides.
Riders who complete the IRC/1DPC report significantly improved riding skills, confidence and the ability to make better choices about when and how to ride. The IRC/1DPC is also used extensively by the Navy and Marine Corps as "Level 2" training (within 60 days of completing a beginner course) and "Refresher" training (every three years) to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities. It is officially recognized for Level 2 training by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, which satisfies requirements for active duty service members and civilians to get their base sticker to ride on base.
(Must be 21 or over)
What do I have to wear?
CMSP requires a durable leather or textile motorcycle-specific jacket, sturdy long pants without rips or holes, full fingered street-specific motorcycle or leather gloves, tough, over-the-ankle shoes or boots and eye protection (glasses, sunglasses, face shield, etc). We can provide a helmet, but if you bring your own, it must be three-quarter, full face or modular and DOT approved.
The Intermediate Riding Clinic / CMSP 1-Day Premier Course Promises
Our team is committed to making you a better and safer rider and, in doing so, makes these promises:
"Just finished this course today. Super fun class. As long as you pay attention, ask questions, and truly build on the skills they teach you ... your on the right path to pass. I passed but even if I hadn’t I thought it was run very very great by the two instructors Chris and Bob. But most importantly ... I had a lot of fun and learned a lot of valuable & life saving skills. Thank you!!!"
― Em Leal
"First I would like to give a huge shout out to my instructors BOB & CHRISTINE. They are awesome at first I was hesitant to enroll since I read some of the reviews on here . I ve never rode a motorcycle before coming here but let me tell you this school/course is amazing. Bob & Christine are very knowledgeable and patient with you . They explain everything and walk you through every step of the way so that not only are you safe but understand everything by the time you leave. I passed and now shopping around for my first bike . I highly recommend this for anyone looking to get their M1 endorsement Thanks Christine & Bob !"
― Christopher Martinez
"Amazing course I took the one day advanced course to sharpen my skills and it was A great investment definitely recommend for all new and beginning riders to take these courses - ask me more about my experience @iam_zechariah_ on instagram"
― Divine Moto
"HI EVERYONE, FIRST OF ALL I JUST WANNA THANK GOD FOR ALL OF US RIDING OUT THERE KEEPING IT SAFE. BY TAKING THIS COURSE MADE ME A BETTER RIDER AND SAFER. THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN OWNING M1 LICENSE. THANK YOU JIM!!! YOUR THE BEST..."
― Evo Rico Perez
"Amazing school! I ve just completed my beginner rider course and it was a blast! The bikes that were used were surprisingly super nice considering this is a beginners course. So going into it I expected some banged up smaller cc bike. But I couldn t be more wrong. They had a mix of modern sport touring type bikes and some cruisers ( which we could choose from ). The teachers themselves were amazing. Shoutout to Bobby for being a outstanding guy too! (On the off chance he reads this just know I was the one that checked out that supermoto after class) Overall the teachers were patient, friendly, very informative and direct with myself and others. Couldn t be happier. I hope to return one day for the intermediate course. I highly recommend this course to anyone else looking to be trained. Whether you re new to riding, underage and in need of a MSF course, or just looking for a fun activity"
― Soviet Walrus
"I'm over sixty years of age and hold several college degrees and have been through many courses in my life, this is one learning experience that stands out from the rest and will stick with me forever. The incredible amount of knowledge and information I got in this impossible short amount of time is absolutely stunning. This team of instructors, Ryan, Bobby and Taylor are top notch to say the least. Their diligence, dedication and persistence for teaching us the A to Z of SAFE biking in such an impossibly short time is worthy of a standing ovation. In my humble opinion they make a great team working together with Ryan and his vast theoretical knowledge, Bobby with his excellent practical knowledge and Taylor the brain behind the entire process, they make a complete and indivisible team that is an asset to any establishment. To those complaining that it's not for first time learners, you're probably right since Motorcycling is such a vast experience requiring a wide range of techniques and skills that are impossible to acquire in such a short period of time, that's why they give you several chances to repeat the course until you reach the acceptable skill level to earn you a passing grade, I personally, being with minimal riding experience, did not make it the first time around and I took Taylor's advice of repeating the course to improve my practical and theoretical knowledge which I took to heart and it worked as I passed the second time around. One word of advice, do not take the terms "Pass" and "Fail" to heart. They're simply referring to your level of competence and riding skills. read the material, listen to the instructions and follow them to the best of your ability and keep repeating the two day riding course until you reach the acceptable SAFE riding skill level and never forget it's for your own good. Motorcycles are a lot of fun but they're also very dangerous if not handled with care and experience. The last thing these guys want to see is one of their students on a stretcher. Last but not least, Thank you Ryan for your heartfelt persistence and dedication. Thank you Bobby for some top notch field instructions and for helping me on my feet after dropping my bike (twice) and Taylor for your great advice on repeating the course. As for the admin, thank you Christie for helping me get the right course and for helping me get the right time to fit my schedule and for helping with getting my standby for the second time repeat. Best money I ever spent."
― Sadik Haidary
"The staff and instructors and awesome! So helpful and knowledgeable. Safety is paramount here. I had a great time and learned a lot."
― Jaime Bueno