2-Day Training Course – July 11-12, 2020

$975.00

Saturday & Sunday- July 11-12, 2020

Join Ken on this special two day training tour where you will increase your safety and confidence while touring the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Mass and Southern Vermont.  Sena rider-to-rider communication is used for real-time coaching.
Includes Saturday night stay at the and Sunday breakfast at the Ox and Rabbit B&B in beautiful Shelburne Falls, MA, as well as Saturday Dinner.  Limited to three participants.
*A $50.00 discount for previous Stayin’ Safe or Riding in the Zone on-street students (contact Ken for details on obtaining this discount)
Scholarships are available through the BMW/MOA Foundation. Safety course Insurance discounts usually apply. Check with your agent.
Note: Do not include destination ZIP in PayPal when ordering. There is no shipping charge for training tours.

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Description

Tour Description

Saturday & Sunday- July 11-12, 2020

The road course features lightly traveled roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges ranging from hairpin turns to long, open sweepers that are suitable for most experience levels. Expect rolling and twisting roads with many blind turns and some rollercoaster hills.

The course is held on lightly traveled roads that wind through bucolic New England scenery. Our route includes various challenges ranging from hairpin turns to long, open sweepers that are suitable for most experience levels. Expect rolling and twisting roads with many blind turns and some rollercoaster hills.

Day 1 begins with a breakfast meeting at the Ox and Rabbit B&B where you’ll be staying in Shelburne Falls, MA, followed by an hour or so of closed course drills. The rest of the day includes our road training through the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Southern Green Mountains of Vermont. During our day we coach you using Sena bike-to-bike communicators to help you become a safer and more confident rider. First day mileage, not counting drills, is usually 150.

In the evening, we will enjoy dinner together (included).

Day 2 begins back at The Ox and Rabbit B&B where we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast before we discuss riding strategies. We will then ride another beautiful Berkshires route.

At about 4:00 PM and after an average of about 150 miles, the tour ends in Ashfield where we debrief over a beverage before the group heads toward their respective destinations.

Includes:

Lodging and Food
Included in the fee is Saturday night accommodations at the Ox and Rabbit B&B in Shelburne Falls, MA.
If you want to stay at the B&B Friday night and/or Sunday night on your dime, contact Lauri at the Ox and Rabbit to reserve a room (Save 10% with discount code zone10). If there are no rooms available, click here for a list of local lodging. 
Since we will be starting and returning to the B&B each evening, you can leave your overnight gear at the B&B.
A group Saturday evening dinner in Shelburne Falls is included. Lunch is not included.

What You’ll Learn

  • Slow Speed Maneuver Techniques
  • Emergency Braking
  • Visual Targets
  • Lane Position
  • Body Position
  • Cornering Precision
    • Cornering Lines
    • Timing
    • Identify visual clues to increase cornering safety and confidence

Where Will We Ride?

We will be touring around my little bit of motorcycling heaven in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. The beautiful Berkshire foothills have miles and miles of killer motorcycling roads.
Rides will meet in or near Ashfield, MA.
NOTE: There is no cell service in Ashfield to speak of. However, The Inn and Elmer’s have free WiFi.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire HIlls.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire Hills.


Requirements

  • At one season (about 3,000 miles) of experience.
  • You must have a current motorcycle endorsement, as well as a legally insured and registered motorcycle.

What to Bring

  • Riding Gear (required at all times)
    • DOT-approved helmet
    • eye protection (windshields do not count as eye protection)
    • motorcycle jacket,
    • long pants (armored motorcycle pants preferred)
    • full coverage gloves
    • sturdy, over-the-ankle boots.
  • Sena bluetooth or mesh communicator if you have one already.
  • Standard 3.5mm earbuds. Optional for use with Sena Bluetooth communicators.
  • Rain gear. Tours run rain or shine.
  • Enough layers (or electric jacket liner) for cool temperatures.
  • USB Thumb drive that is at least 16Gb in capacity for video

Skill Level

On-Street Training Tours help riders increase confidence and enjoyment in real-world conditions. However, this is not a course for raw beginners! Students are wise to take the MSF Basic RiderCourse or have an equivalent level of skill before signing up. A good guideline is having ridden at least a season (about 3,000 miles).
Personal one-on-one On-Street Training Tours are available where I can customize a training program based on your skill level that will ensure satisfaction.

Speeds

We will be riding at moderate street speeds and enjoying a street ride through some beautiful countryside with awesome twisty roads. If you want to learn to ride fast in a safe environment, I am available for Track Day Personalized Instruction at Tony’s Track Days.


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The Riding in the Zone, LLC Motorcyclist Training Program is  supported by the American Motorcyclist Association and the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP). Scholarships are available through the BMW/MOA Foundation.
Riding in the Zone, LLC is chartered and insured through the American Motorcyclist AssociationAMASanctioned_4C_LtBack

Additional information

Training without lodging or dinner

Training without lodging or dinner. $100.00 discounted rate available at the Inn at Norton Hill in Ashfield. You pay for your portion of the group dinner on Saturday evening.

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