Feb 27, 2009
A Definite MUST DO Before Getting on a Motorcycle! I am a proud graduate of last weekend's class. I had had a fair amount of riding experience before coming to the class and was not expecting to be challenged or learn much. However, I'm happy to say that I was challenged and that I did learn many new techniques. It was well worth the investment of time and money. I was particularly impressed by how professional, yet friendly, patient and encouraging you and every one of your instructors are. It was clear that you all genuinely enjoy the sport of motorcycling and want your students to join you in experiencing that as well. The service was so personalize, professional and critical to riding in today's traffic. I hope to join you and your graduates on an upcoming ride very soon. I wish you great success and have already referred someone in my office to your fine school. Regards,Was this review helpful?
Mar 24, 2011
I attended Ride Smart as moral support for a lady friend of mine. Having years of off road riding exp I honestly didn't think they had any thing they could teach me. Man was I wrong. Not only did I learn better riding techniques I made many friends in the class. The hole exp was amazing. The Staff at Ride Smart showed general concern for all riders in our class. Not only for the brand new never sat on a motorcycle rider all the way up to the way more exp then me. Our class had a mixed age, gender, and ethnic students. We where all treated with respect and a true desire to help us all learn the proper skills to survive in the jungle of cars we where one day going to face on motorcycles. I chose Ride Smart because the way I was treated on the phone. I had called three different MSF Schools in the valley. One school was more interested in my credit card number then me, one never called me back after I left two voice mails, and then there was Don at Ride Smart. Our conversation on the phone began with what I felt was a personal interest in me and not my money. That made me feel good in my choice with Ride Smart. That personal feeling never left. The staff showed personal interest not only in me but the entire class from start to finish. In fact at the end of the weekend Don said something like ( you leave here as students but you come back as friends ) To me that says a lot about the character of the staff at Ride Smart. I have since returned a few times to visit though they never can remember my name they have not forgotten my face. I have since sent my Wife, Son, Daughter,and six friends there. All have had nothing but good things to say. If you are serious about learning to ride this is the place to go. TurtleWas this review helpful?
Sep 23, 2010
Highly recommended by dealerships & riders - I hadn't ridden in almost 20 years. Wife, kids...life got in the way. I needed a refresher course, especially with the way people drive in Arizona. The coaches at RideSmart delivered the material in such a position way. It was great. Even the stuff that was review for me was re-introduced in a way that I'm a much more aware rider now. I loved this class, and can't recommend it enough. RideSmart avoided the big corporate cattle treatment and actually treated me like a person. Top-notch staff. Five stars!Was this review helpful?
Mar 2, 2011
I both my wife and son went to this school and they both loved it! My wife and I had talked about riding again. I was a rider as a young man, but had to give it up while we raised our family. I was able to get my training from a company on base that was the worst experience for me. I seriously did not want to ride after the class but my wife bought me a bike. Instead of torturing her with the same class as I went to I did some research and saw the reviews for RideSmart. I had her sign up and her classroom training was that Friday night. The class was about 5 hours long and covered a Riders Handbook with about 50 pages of information. They made the classroom enjoyable for her. She said there was lots of discussion and the instructors were very knowledgeable. At the end of the class she had to take a written test. She said the instructors had covered all the information so she felt she was well prepared for the test. Saturday she started the riding part of the class. She had only ridden on the back of motorcycles but never been the operator. Within the first couple of exercises she was riding a motorcycle on her own. She rode in her class for half days on Saturday and Sunday. It was very structured but the instructors were helpful and encouraging to the students. The instructors made an effort to know the students and helped them understand what was required of the students. My wife was successful in the class and is now a rider. We liked the class so much we sent our 16 year old son to the school. We feel confident of his abilities to ride a motorcycle after the training he received. I highly recommend this school to all riders! A great price and you will get full value for the cost of the class!Was this review helpful?
Oct 17, 2011
If you want to get your motorcycle license, this is the place to go. I have had quite a bit of experience with motorcycles, but I still learned a lot. Some people in my class had zero experience on a motorcycle, and in a few short hours, the instructors turned them into fairly competent riders. It was amazing. I will be recommending Ridesmart to my friends, and I am recommending Ridesmart to you as well. You will not be disappointed.Was this review helpful?