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Email. MotorcycleProgram@CalgarySafetyCouncil.com




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courses offered

Gearing Up


Private Lessons

Private Lessons (Doubles)

Repeat Course

Practice Course

Skills Course

Advanced Course

Scooter Course

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Props to the Training Crew!


"I just wanted to send a quick note expressing my thanks for a wonderful past weekend.  It was enjoyable learning new skills, and understanding basic safety skills that will help me as I progress to riding on roads.  I wanted to also to give acknowledgement to Chris and Ernie on a wonderful teaching job they did. 


...thanks again for all the support that was given to me on the weekend!  I was one tired cookie by

the end of day two!  "  

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what you will learn for beginner riders

Motorcyle Safety Training
Survivial Riding Strategies

  • Anticipate hazards
  • Making yourself more visible
  • Collision avoidance
  • Riding in adverse conditions

Basic Maneuvering Skills:

  • Slow speed control and balance
  • Accelerating and braking
  • Turning and obstacle negotiation
  • Emergency Braking

How To:

  • Select safety apparel and equipment
  • Performance basic mechanics and maintenance


The following requirements must be met to take our course:

        1. You must have at least a valid class 7 Learner’s license and be a minimum
             of 16 years of age. (minimum 14 years of age for Scooter course)
        2. You must bring:
                a. An approved Ministry of  Transportation helmet.

                          (we rent helmets for $10.00 for the course)
                b. Eye protection (sunglasses, glasses, shield on helmet)
                c. Sturdy jacket (jeans, leather)
                d. Suitable pants (jeans, leather, heavy twill, etc)
                e. Footwear that covers the ankles.
                           (hiking boots, cowboy boots, no runners)
       3. Rain Gear is strongly recommended.
       4. If you do not have previous experience on a motorcycle,
               being able to ride a bicycle is strongly recommended for balance and                         experience with standard transmission is very helpful also.

training risks & Liabilities

We take every precaution to control activities and to minimize the risk of accidents occurring in training and have an excellent safety record. An element of risk, however, is always present in learning to operate a motorcycle, either at a course or on your own. The Calgary Safety Council presents these courses as a public service and accepts the risks of accidental damage to course motorcycles.

Students will not normally be required to bear the cost of such damages. We cannot however accept responsibility for any bodily injury or damage to our students' property while they are in our courses. All adult students and the parents or guardians of minors will be required to sign a release of liability for such bodily injury and property damage before commencing training

cancellation policy

As of March 1, 2016, our cancellation policy is that a $50.00 administration fee will be assessed for cancellation of the course within 14 days from the date of registration. A $100.00 cancellation fee will be assessed with less than 14 days notice to commencement of the classroom session. Students who fail to attend the course will forfeit the entire fee. The Calgary Safety Council retains the right to cancel or reschedule courses as required.

courses offered

Gearing Up was developed by the Canada Safety Council and is available across Canada. The fundamental purpose is to create skilful, safety conscious, responsible motorcyclists. Riding will then become not only safe, but more pleasant and enjoyable.

The course has been designed for all motorcyclists, regardless of experience level. If you are a novice rider, you will gain knowledge to help avoid accidents during that all important first six months of riding.

The course is approximately 20 hours of instruction in basic and more advanced maneuvers (3 hours of theory, 17 hours of practical). Over 100,000 new riders have been exposed to this proven curriculum.

The motorcycles provided are 250 cc and under in displacement. Our instructors are highly experienced riders and qualified, licensed trainers in motorcycle safety and many are retired police officers. Our students are both male and female of all ages and may be first time or experienced riders.

gearing Up

(Introduction To Motorcycle Riding) GEARING UP course curriculum from the Canada Safety Council. From April to October, we offer this course as an evening course, or over a two day weekend, or as a two day midweek course, each at a cost of $550.00 dollars. When registering online, specify in the Comments box if you are a full-time student and receive a $50 discount. Email a copy of your student card to motorcycleprogram@calgarysafetycouncil.com.

LADIES ONLY: we have five select courses for 2016 for the ladies who would prefer to learn with their peers. The course is offered during the weekday evenings only. The cost is $550.00 and we require a minimum of 5 ladies. When registering online, specify in the Comments box if you are a full-time student and receive a $50 discount. Email a copy of your student card to motorcycleprogram@calgarysafetycouncil.com.

Private Lessons: We offer one day, 9:00 am to 5:30 p.m., one-on-one GEARING UP private lessons during the week.The cost of this course is $650.00 and is dependent on the availability of an instructor. Please contact the office to set this up.

Private Lessons (Doubles): We offer one day, 9:00 am to 5:30 p.m., two students, one instructor GEARING UP private lessons during the week. Doubles can be spouses, friends or family. The cost of this course is $1200.00 and is dependent on the availability of the instructor. Please contact the office to set this up.

Repeat Course: The cost is $250.00 to repeat the GEARING UP course and there is a time limit of 1 year of when you first took the course with us.

Practice Course: The cost is $200.00 to have an additional 3 hour one-on-one training with an instructor after you have completed your training or to brush up for the season. Please call the office to book your practice course.

Skills Course:
The cost is $200.00. It is a 2 day weekend course that refreshes your skills and teaches collision avoidance, maneuvers in a controlled environment and learning your own capabilities with your class 6 license and your bike using slow skills. This course is on lot only.

Advanced Course:
The cost is $200.00. You must have your class 6 license and your own bike, plus  enough riding experience to take this course. Course is on lot and on the street. Test your competency on your own bike.

Scooter Course: Cost is $300.00.  This course outline is similar to the motorcycle course but does not take as much time as the student is not learning how to start, stop and shift gears during the exercises.