[OntVFR] beginner dirt bike lesson

Steve Eymann steveeymann at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 16:38:04 EDT 2018

I know this junior redrider program is still going as one of my 
daughters best friends is a teacher there for the last 2 summers. She is 
  university student and has never had her own motorcycle. A very nice 
girl but the only riding experience is through the school.

There is definitely a dirt bike rider school also going on in the 
Ganaraska. I ride dirt bike there and see the convoy of bikes on a 
regular basis.

Regards Steve

On 8/21/2018 2:14 PM, Wilflee at gmail wrote:
> Years ago, Honda used to have a ride centre north east of Toronto where 
> you can rent 50cc to 80cc dirt bikes to ride on a dirt course. The 
> course is fairly tight so you won’t get beyond 2nd gear but it is a lot 
> of fun. I can’t find info on it any more but may be this is something 
> similar —> https://motorcycle.honda.ca/ridingevents/juniorredriders
> I’ve also been to Trail Tours a few times. It is good as long as the 
> course is dry. If it has rained a few days before then it can get 
> challenging for beginners as you have to stand up a lot, shift weight 
> and go through mud and huge puddles. Slippery mud is not fun for 
> beginners if they fall. So try to book a date after a dry spell. Also, 
> dirt riding is very different from pavement riding. You are using 
> different brake and sliding a lot more. Not sure if that much sliding 
> around is suitable for street riding. But it is a good way to learn 
> basic balancing and shifting skills.

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