I never write reviews because I am usually too busy with work and such. I am making time to say just a few words about this school and one of the instructors. Just finished the advanced class yesterday with Joanna Needham and I can tell you that it was worth every second of the class. By far one of the best instructors I have ever dealt with and willing to listen when you need a little more assistance. Knowing that everything that you are being taught is needed on an almost everyday basis and having the knowledge that you have been taught to handle the bike, the road, and yourself in any situation is great. Everyone there does a great job and now I have the skills and training to truely enjoy the ride. Thank you Joanna and the whole Training Crew! Your the best! Jason C.
Posted: 7/18/2012 • Link to this review
I took this class in Sept. and loved it! My instructor was very professional. Only time we got out early was when we had a short lunch and after all testing was completed! lostinvegas must have done something wrong. And if he crashed, well he deserved not to pass. I recommend anyone who wants to take this class to go to this school. lostinvegas needs to retake the course. And if he was offered a discount he was dumb not to take it.
Posted: 10/18/2009 • Link to this review
The student didn't have the decency to contact the school administrator to discuss the options available after failing the skills test. However, our scheduler offered a re-take of the entire course for a 60% discount. The testing standards for motorcycle training are driven by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and not by the training school. The student failed to properly stop the motorcycle during the test and crashed. Better to do so in a controlled environment than on the public streets where such a mistake can be deadly. As for the scheduled times of the class, each class advances differently, and the 5:00 pm end time simply gives instructors flexibility to deal with each class. The fact that the student made it to the testing phase indicates that he progressed sufficiently, meeting course objectives. Had he not prgressed or became a safety hazard to others, the instuctor could have excused him from further training, earlier in the program.
Posted: 9/28/2009 • Link to this review
In a nut shell, my instructor was more concerned about getting out early than about how well the students were handling the concepts and techniques. Class never once lasted the scheduled amount of time. On day 3 of the 3-day course, we were SCHEDULED to be in class from 7am to 5pm. Instead of giving us sufficient practice before the driving test, we were rushed through the courses even when it was obvious that students were having troubles on some of the riding drills. The result? Out of my 5-student class, only 3 of us passed the riding portion of the test. Also, the "drop the bike and you automatically fail" policy of the riding test is an absolute sham. This is a SCHOOL. We're here to LEARN the techniques needed to be a good and safe motorcyclist on the road. Instead of helping us through a situation, coaching us on what we did wrong and helping us to correct it, they fail us on the spot and make us repay for the opportunity to try again. So... only 5 students in the class, less than their normal size. Meaning we should have had MORE time to be properly trained and prepared. Instead, 2 out of 5 failed, that's a 40% failure rate! But hey, at least we got out at around 1:30pm instead of the scheduled 5pm. I'm sure those 3 1/2 hours we missed out on wouldn't have gone to better use through more practice and training.
Posted: 9/14/2009 • Link to this review