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VEHICLES & TRAFFIC

Basic Rider Training

Operating a motorcycle, scooter or three-wheeled motorcycle requires a unique set of skills separate from other vehicles. Not only is the physical operation and handling unique, there are also important differences in the way you need to pay attention to surrounding traffic.

We highly recommend that anyone wanting to obtain their motorcycle license carefully read about SGI's Motorcycle Graduated License Program.  The written motorcycle learner exams can be taken before or after the basic motorcycle safety training.
Our 20-hour Basic Rider Training program assists new riders in developing the techniques and skills necessary for the safe operation of a motorcycle, scooter or three-wheeled motorcycle. Each session is led by a team of highly skilled and passionate SGI-certified instructors who address topics such as how to deal with the hazards and risks motorcyclists face in traffic.

The Saskatchewan Safety Council provides training at one of the best facilities in the country. Participants in our Basic Rider Training course log somewhere in the neighborhood of 90 km during their 20 hour course. (Something which is just not possible with courses delivered in parking lots).

Course Description:
This 20 hour program is designed to help prepare you to ride a motorcycle/scooter/three-wheeled motorcycle in a traffic environment.

The course will help you develop control skills and riding techniques adequate for the demands of urban traffic. It will allow you to become aware of your own limitations in skill, knowledge and physical abilities relative to the demands of motorcycling. The Basic Rider Training course will help you to develop an understanding of the hazards and problems which motorcyclists and scooter riders face and how to deal with them. Participants have access to a variety of motorcycles provided by the Saskatchewan Safety Council. The course is designed for the new rider – no prior experience is necessary.

Training time involves both classroom and hands-on riding. Each lesson builds on the skills taught in the previous lesson. Students will be given a MOST (Motorcycle Operators Skill Test) and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate.

Topics Covered:

  • Pre-ride check
  • Mounting & dismounting
  • Riding position
  • Cold & warm starting
  • Shoulder checking & eye movement
  • Starting & stopping
  • Slow speed maneuvers
  • Gear shifting
  • Urban riding tactics
  • Higher speed maneuvers
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Final skills test – MOST (Motorcycle Operators Skill Test)

2018 Course Dates:
Please note that registration must be submitted at least one week prior to the course start date.

Pricing:
The 3-day (20-hour) course fee is $450 plus applicable taxes.

Training for Motorcycles, Scooters and Three-Wheeled Motorcycles 
The Saskatchewan Safety Council provides a variety of motorcycles for you to learn on. There are Dual Purpose, Cruiser, and Standard Bikes from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki which range in size from 125cc to 250cc. Our lowest seat height is 25 inches. During the training we encourage you to try as many different styles as possible. This may be the one chance you have to determine which style of bike is best for you. We also have several scooters available but these must be reserved ahead of time.

If you would like to train on a scooter, please download and read the following information before registering. (PDF)

If you would like to train on a three-wheeled motorcycle, please download and read the following information before registering. (PDF)

To Register

Follow all three steps below:

  1. Carefully read the terms and conditions below.

    Terms and Conditions
    All pricing subject to applicable taxes.
    As soon as a class is paid for your seat is reserved. Thank you for doing everything you can to attend a class you have registered for.

    Motorcycle Cancellations & Refunds - Due to our motorcycle training location being at the RCMP Depot the Motorcycle, Terms and Conditions differ slightly from other Saskatchewan Safety Council courses.
    Cancellations received more than ten (10) days prior to a course are refunded in full.
    Cancellations received less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course are subject to an $80 fee. Your refund for a cancellation will be the price you paid less $80.
    All cancellations must be received by telephone during our regular business hours.
    Non-attendance will result in a charge of 100% of the course cost. There are no refunds for no-shows.
    Substitutions and transfers are accepted, within the calendar year, if they are received ten (10) or more days prior to the first day of the course, space permitting, at no charge.
    We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses at any time. We may cancel, postpone or reschedule a course at our discretion. If an available substitute date(s) is not suitable to you, you will receive a full refund.

    Motorcycle Course Cancellation Line
    In the event of inclement weather, course registrants are reminded to call the Saskatchewan Safety Council at 306-757-3197.
     
  2. Read the Mandatory Equipment List and Additional Information below:

    Mandatory Equipment for ALL Motorcycle Students:
    An approved (DOT, Snell, CSA, ANSI, ECE) 3-quarter, modular or full-face helmet
    Over the ankle boots: hiking boots, work boots, motorcycle boots –  (high-top runners are not allowed)
    Safety glasses, goggles, or face shield
    Motorcycle jacket or other heavy weight denim or leather jacket
    Full length pants or motorcycle pants and/or chaps - A minimum of heavy weight denim jeans with no holes/tears
    Full finger, tight fitting leather gloves
    Rain jacket and pants (optional, but highly recommended)
    *Tip: If you are not already riding, we suggest borrowing riding equipment and waiting until after you have completed the course before making expensive purchases. Tips on what to buy will be given at the course.

    Additional Information:
    The course continues regardless of the weather conditions. Be prepared for rain and shine.
    All riding gear is a MUST. If you show up without the proper gear – YOU WILL NOT RIDE!
    The course is physically demanding.
    Lunch is not provided. Please bring a lunch and refreshments for weekend courses. Lunch will be a “working lunch”.
    The Saskatchewan Safety Council will absorb the cost of accidental damage to our motorcycles, but damage costs resulting from deliberate misuse of the motorcycle will be invoiced to the student. Damage to student owned vehicles will not be covered by the Saskatchewan Safety Council.
     
  3. Click the View Courses link below to select a training date and then click the "Register Now" button on the Calendar. - Reminder: **Courses may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather. You may download our policies document for more information**
    View Courses 

    If you have already found a date on the calendar you may click below to register.
    Register Now

You may also register in person by visiting our office at:

Saskatchewan Safety Council
445 Hoffer Drive
Regina, SK
S4N 6E2

Course Location
The Basic and Experienced Rider Training sessions are taught by experienced and certified instructors at the best motorcycle training facility in the country (The tracks at the RCMP "Depot" Division in Regina, SK.).

Map below indicates where participants gather prior to gaining entry to training grounds.

Contact Information:

Saskatchewan Safety Council
445 Hoffer Drive Regina,
Saskatchewan, Canada
S4N 6E2
(306) 757-3197

Thank you for choosing to train with the Saskatchewan Safety Council. Revenues generated by the Council through the delivery of these training courses are invested within the province of Saskatchewan to further promote safety in our communities.
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  • "Very approachable. A good balance of demo and explanations. Very clear indicators of what to do / where to go. No guessing. "

    Basic Rider Training
    Participant

  • "Could not ask for anything more. Great instruction, instructors and exercises. "

    Kent
    Basic Rider Training Participant

  • "At first I was terrified but now that I understand how the bike works I feel much more confident. All instructors were patient yet firm so I didn't feel uncomfortable. Every exercise felt very valuable. "

    Britney
    Motorcycle Participant - Basic Rider Training

  • "The course taught me allot about operating a motorcycle that I had no idea about and helped me feel way more controlled. The instructors were always there to help and easy to get along with... useful tips. "

    Seth
    Motorcycle Basic Rider Training Student

  • "My wife enrolled me. I found the course to be a good refresher. Everyone was very helpful. The most valuable part was the slow speed maneuvers as that's where I needed more practice. "

    Murray
    Motorcycle Basic Rider Training Student

  • "Very informative and beneficial. Instructors were all very patient with my lack of skill.  "

    Joanne
    Participant in Motorcycle Basic Rider Training

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