One day Group Training -July 18, 2024


Thursday, July 18, 2024

Increase your safety and confidence while touring the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Mass and Southern Vermont.

Limited to three participants. Details below.

Safety course Insurance discounts often apply. Check with your agent.

Limited to 3 Riders

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Course Description

Thursday, July 18, 2024

This is a one day street course that features real-time coaching 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 riders with about 2-3,000 miles of experience.

Our day begins with a briefing in or near Ashfield, MA. The meeting location depends on where people are staying the night before. Often, we meet at the Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield, MA which is convenient, clean and relatively inexpensive.

We will spend about an hour or so doing closed course drills. The rest of the day includes road training through the northern Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Southern Green Mountains of Vermont. We use bike-to-bike communicators for real-time coaching. Sena Bluetooth/Mesh Communicators are provided if you don’t currently have a Sena system installed.

At about 4:00 PM and after about 120 miles, we debrief and the group heads toward their respective destinations. I will upload your videos when I get home, or you can bring some way to take video home: iPhone using Airdrop or a 16gb+ USB thumb drive.


  • Personal training with real-time coaching using Sena rider to-rider communicators
  • Road Training through the hidden Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.
  • Video of you riding.

What You’ll Learn

  • Slow Speed Maneuver Techniques
  • Emergency Braking
  • Visual Targets (Reading the Road)
  • 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.
Rides will meet in or near Ashfield, MA.
NOTE: There is no cell service in Ashfield to speak of.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire HIlls.
This is what you can expect when riding in the Berkshire Hills.

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Lodging and Food
Lodging and meals are not included in one-day tours.  Unless you live nearby, I strongly suggest you stay the night before. The Red Roof Inn in South Deerfield, MA is a good choice and is where we often meet. I can meet wherever the whole group is staying the night before (applies if students are together).

Click here for a list of other local lodging.


  • About one season (2-3,000 miles) of experience.
  • You must have a current motorcycle endorsement, as well as a legally insured and registered motorcycle.
  • You must also sign a liability waiver

What to Bring

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

Skill Level

Road Training 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 (2-3,000 miles).
Contact Ken with questions.


We will be riding at moderate street speeds and enjoying a ride through some beautiful countryside with awesome twisty roads. If you want to learn to ride fast in a safe environment, I recommend attending the Non-Sportbike Track Training Days or a Tony’s Track Days event if you ride a sport bike.

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Private, Individual Training is Not available for 2022

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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.
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