Curious about motorcycles, but you haven’t found the right time or the spare cash to take rider training? The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council sees you, and they want to help you at next weekend’s Toronto Motorcycle Show.
This year, the MMIC’s Toronto show has the new Moto Intro program, intended to give the bike-curious an opportunity to see if the two-wheeled life is for them. It’s run in conjunction with the Canada Safety Council, offering one-on-one coaching with CSC-certified riding instructors to help show-goers on their way to their first ride.
It’s free, and you don’t even need to bring riding gear—Joe Rocket is a sponsor and provides riding gear. However, you will be required to wear a helmet, jacket and gloves in the program.
The show says “No motorcycle license required, in fact one of the pre-requisites is that you don’t have an “M” license. The only requirements: you must wear jean style pants, boots that cover your ankles, have the ability to balance on a bike and most of all: excited to take that first ride!”
See the program’s schedule below:
Moto Intro Hours:
Friday 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM (last session begins at 8:00 PM)
Saturday 10:30 AM-7:30 PM (last session begins at 7:00 PM)
Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (last session begins at 3:30 PM)
As usual, the show will also have learn-to-ride programs for kids. This year, organizers have the Strider Adventure Zone (“the perfect introduction to two-wheel riding on push bikes for kids 18 months to 5 years old“), STACYC Kids Demos (an electric-powered riding experience for kids ages 3-12) and the Yamaha Riding Academy (“for 6 to 12-year-olds with some bicycle proficiency. Kids ride Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles in a 15-minute session, with hands-on certified instructors and riding gear supplied“). Head to the motorcycle show’s website for more details, a full show schedule, and tickets.