How to Be a Better Motorcycle Rider

If you ride a sportyish / performance motorcycle and you're looking to improve your riding skills, consider joining me and my friend Brittany Morrow at an All Women's Track Day with Reg Pridmore's CLASS Motorcycle School. 

You've seen my post about Reg's class before, but this one is even more special. Gigi, his awesome other half is a coach and truly wants to help you become a better rider, no matter what you ride. But especially if you ride a sportbike. 

Our bikes tend to be a bit faster, harder to control sometimes and just challenging to figure out when you've never ridden a sportbike. Or if you're transitioning from a classic/standard riding position to a more aggressive one. It's a completely different style of riding that needs more than just your basic riding course. 


If you register by March 11th, you can save $50 using code WSR18, courtesy of the Women's Sportbike Rally happening July 13-15, 2018 in Camarillo or September 7-9, 2018 in Deals Gap. 

If you have any questions, post a comment or send an email to Or if you have questions about track related gear for women, or anything regarding track days please post a comment! 

If you aren't on a sporty bike, then be sure to check out my advanced course list

I hope to see you there! (I won't be on Goldie, but I'll be renting a Honda from CLASS) :D


A List of OnRoad and OffRoad Motorcycle Training Resources


I've updated my Resources page for you to include recommended intermediate/advanced training courses for street and offroad riding. 

These include schools that offer highly attentive, full on training (not just open track days) on and off the racetrack, on the dirt or in the woods.

I'm trying to make this list valuable for anyone riding on the street or the dirt. So you get the idea.

So after you've taken your Basic Motorcycle Safety Class which teaches you the *very* basic skills to get started, these classes are for after you've maybe ridden 2-3,000 miles on your own and now it's time for more training. 

Or, you've ridden for 5-10-15-20 years and you're looking to refresh your riding skills. Because you know that we tend to get a little complacent with our riding as we get older ;) If you don't retrain every so often (~3-5 years) you may find yourself falling into bad habits or losing some of your mojo. I recently did a track day and it was absolutely amazing for my street riding skills. 

Track days mean a lot of things to a lot of people, so I hope you will read my blog post about the class I took, and how it affected me on the street. As well as my list which includes really great classes to help you with street riding, NOT necessarily competition level racing. 


Resources for Philadelphia Area Motorcyclists


Often times I'm asked about riding resources in the Philly area. Everything from rider training to social riding events, so I put together this little page to help my fellow riders out.  If you live in the Philadelphia area, you might be trying to figure out where to ride. Or maybe you're wondering where to meet other folks who ride. Or maybe you're wondering where can I get properly fitted for a helmet?!

I'm going to try and collect as much information as possible and put it here, so please add a comment if you have suggestions. I can't promise everything will be posted but I'll certainly add stuff if I think it's useful, appropriate and content friendly.



Episode 19 of Moterrific, Falling Off Again, Again and Again

Sometimes falling off your bike a few times can be a good thing. Under the right circumstances of course :D

Listen to Episode 19 as Cristi shares her experience at the BMW Performance Center. How did she manage to have any fun or boost her self confidence?

Relevant Links:

Basic Safety Course - Safety and Survival Skills for the Civilian Rider

Motorcycle training classes scotts valley bay area civilian police

The Scotts Valley Peace Officer's Association wants you to be well trained and ready to ride on the street. I can't imagine how many moto accidents they've seen over the years on Highway 9 :(

Scotts Valley Police Civilian Motorcycle Class

Photo Courtesy of: John Hohmann, Scotts Valley PD

They've put together a great 1 day course to help you improve your defensive riding skills, controlled braking and much more. This class is coming up on Sunday, September 30th. 

It doesn't matter how long you've been riding, or how long you've gone without an accident. It's always good to keep your street riding skills top notch. 

Download a copy of the flyer with all the details here.




Oil Change Class & Gear Seminar

  Learn how to change your own oil!

Then, spend an hour with me, trying on gear and figuring out what fits, what doesn't and were to buy it.

On Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1pm-3pm, my friend Aleks will be teaching a girls only  oil change class at the Moto Shop in South San Francisco.  Changing your own oil takes maybe 30 minutes and is soooo easy. It's so satisfying knowing how to fix something on your own motorcycle. It's yours, why not figure out how it works?

Afterwards, we'll move over to the couch and my friends at Scuderia West in San Francisco will be sponsoring this class by providing samples of jackets, pants, boots and gloves for you to try on. As this class is limited to 5 people, Aleks and I are going to give you some real one on one time in this class.

As of this post, there are only 3 spots left. Ack! Sign up before someone else takes your spot. :)

See you then!