Vancouver Island Motorcycle School was started with one goal: To make better riders. It’s for this reason that I do not intend to teach anyone to “pass the tests” or to simply get their license. If you sign on with me, you are agreeing to spend the time required to gain the skill sets that make the ICBC tests seem laughable. I will push you to do things that you don’t think are possible. I will keep pushing you until those same things become easy. This isn’t an easy path to take, but it should still be fun, and the rewards continue to show themselves years down the road. A life on two wheels should be measured in Smiles Per Hour.
I do not believe that there are secret skills and techniques that are only available to “advanced” riders. I have always taught my students the skills needed to ride well, and navigate the chaos of public roads safely, and with confidence, no matter what their starting point. It is an unfortunate fact that many riders with years or even decades of experience still have to learn what I consider to be the basics of motorcycling.
My goal is to teach everyone to ride skillfully, and intelligently. We always have more to learn, so there is no definitive “end all” course or training to take. Continued education is as important as the first time you learn how to use a clutch.