A few words from John
I love to train new motorcycle riders. Too many seasoned riders are inexperienced and under skilled. Too many new rider accidents and fatalities occur as a result of riders being overconfident and lack of knowledge.
I would love to see mandatory training for all new riders. I would love to see 0 accidents & fatalities of any motorcycle rider. Learning to ride shouldn’t stop once you have your license, it should be a continuous journey throughout your life. Don’t be a first year rider with 20 years experience!
About the Academy
Our Calgary Motorcycle Training School has been around for over 24 years! The school was initially started by a couple police officers, through the local Harley-Davidson dealership and they provided a very much needed service to the local customers.
From there the motorcycle school has grown from providing that service to their customers to what it is now, a fully licensed and authorized motorcycle training academy in Calgary.
The name may have changed a few times along the way, but the main focus of providing the best training to our students has always been our first priority and that remains true today.
We believe that our students deserve the very best training and support while learning how to safely operate a motorcycle.
We keep our classes small as to give the students our best attention while attending our course. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and experiences with you.
LIL' JOHNNY'S MOTORCYCLE ACADEMY
WHO WE ARE
HOW WE TEACH
CALGARY'S TOP MOTORCYCLE RIDING SCHOOL
Why Choose Us
Our program is recognized by many insurance companies for a rate reduction. Please check around when obtaining a quotes. We also follow Alberta Transportations guidelines for course curriculum and are monitored regularly by Alberta Transportation officers.
We spend a total of 16 hours riding the motorcycles. Approx. 14 hours are spent on the parking lot practising slow speed exercises, gear changing, turns, and emergency braking and collision avoidance. We also spend 2.5 hours of training via a live virtual classroom where we discuss road strategies, types of motorcycles, clothing, and motorcycle dynamics. There is also time for a little Q&A.
We keep our classes small enough to keep a close eye on student progression. With having 2 licensed instructors on the course at all times, this allows us to assist a student if they experience difficulties during the class. This also allows us to maintain continuous movement of all students without having to wait for a student to complete an exercise before someone else is able to start that exercise.
To cement all the skills that you have learned over the weekend, we invite students on a road ride to feel that wind in their face. This is completed on the second day and is at the discretion of the senior instructor. If the student has demonstrated competency of the motorcycle and feels like they have the skills to handle the motorcycle on the open road, we head out in small groups with a lead and tail instructor guiding the group.
We offer several styles of motorcycles to ride during the training course. You may come in thinking you want a sport bike and feel more comfortable on a cruiser or even an enduro! Having multiple options allows students to try before they buy, which could be an expensive mistake!