Riding Gear Requirements

To participate in any of our riding courses you must comply with curriculum and state guidelines for riding safety equipment. Please review the specifications. Under no circumstances can anyone participate in riding activities without all the appropriate riding gear.

Four of the most frequently asked questions...

Can I use my own riding gear?

Yes, you may use your riding gear providing it meets the requirements.

Is riding gear provided?

Yes we provide helmets. It is highly recommended that you bring a DOT approved helmet sized right for you.

What if I forgot my riding gear?

If you are not able to meet the riding gear requirements and are missing items other than those we may provide you, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RIDE!

Are there any exceptions?

There are no exceptions to the riding gear requirements. It is mandated by training curriculum that all riders be sufficiently protected at all times in the training environment.

Helmet - DOT approved

Helmet - Full-face and 3/4 helmets are acceptable provided that they meet minimum DOT certification. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for the DOT certification and that they are in good working condition.

Eye Protection

Eye protection - Face shield, goggles or some form of sun/eye glasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn. For night training eye protection must be clear.

Helmet and Eye protection

Long Sleeves

Long sleeve T-shirt or dress shirt that reaches the wrist or jacket are all acceptable.

Sturdy Pants

You must wear pants! No exceptions. Denim or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex, sweatpants, or cotton leggings are NOT acceptable.

Full-finger Gloves

Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. Gloves must be motorcycle specific gloves or sturdy leather or synthetic gloves. (Dishwashing gloves and surgeon's gloves are NOT acceptable)

Over-the-ankle Boots or Shoes

Over the ankle with little to no heel. Shoes can be an athletic or hiking shoe that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn't be higher than what is commonly on a "work boot".

Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor" or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements.

Boots - over-the-ankle
Shoes must cover and encase the ankle where the top of the shoe is above the ankle bone.