Welcome to Valley ABATE Riders Education!
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VALLEY ABATE NOW HAS A STANDARD SIZE RANGE, WE WILL OFFER A 3 WHEEL CLASS!
We are proud to offer these motorcycle classes, IN THE VALLEY.
The courses will be offered from May thru September. All classes are taught using MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION certified rider coaches.
Upon completion of the Basic Riders Course (BRC), Basic Riders Course 2 (BRC2) or the 3 Wheel Basic Riders Course (3WBRC), you will be allowed to waive the written and road test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Your completion card must be presented to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive your Motorcycle Endorsement. Your completion card is valid for one year..
You are entitled to one year free membership to Valley Abate. We meet @ 7:30pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Palmer Moose Lodge 793, 1136 S. Cobb St.
Completion of this course may also reduce your insurance rates. Check with your insurance provider.
Basic Riders Course (BRC) $295.00
This class consists of 5 hours of classroom study, and 10 hours of riding time. The classroom sessions will be located at the Matanuska Telephone Association Building, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer. The range will be located at the Butte Elementary School, 4006 South Butte Road, Palmer. You will learn the basic fundamentals of motorcycle riding, risk awareness and management, braking swerving and cornering skills. There is a knowledge and skills test to complete this course and receive a completion card. Motorcycles are provided for each student. Riding is done on a closed course.
After you sign up for the Basic Riders Course of your choice, you will need to TAKE YOUR RECEIPT to one of following dealers to pick up your RIDERCOURSE HANDBOOK, you will need to read this, do the homework and bring it to class with you.
- ALASKA LEATHER, in Anchorage.
- TEAM CC KAWASAKI, in Eagle River.
- RON HARVEY’S CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES, in Palmer.
- HARTLEY MOTORS, in Wasilla.
- TEAM CC SUZUKI, in Wasilla
- PREFORMANCE YAMAHA, in Wasilla
Basic Riders Course 2 (BRC2) $170.00
This class consists of 5 hours of riding time. There is no classroom session. The range will be located at the Butte Elementary School, 4006 South Butte Road, Palmer. It’s for experienced riders that are already on the road, on their own bike. This will hone your riding skills and teach you advanced techniques, to increase your safety and enjoyment of motorcycling. There is a knowledge and skills test to complete this course and receive a completion card. You will ride your own motorcycle. Your bike must be street legal, with current registration, and you must have proof of insurance, you will be asked to produce these documents.
Three Wheel Basic Riders Course (3WBRC) $305.00
This class consists of 4 hours classroom study, and 8 hours of riding time. The classroom sessions will be located at the Matanuska Telephone Association Building, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer. The range will be located at the Butte Elementary School, 4006 South Butte Road, Palmer. You will learn the basic fundamentals of motorcycle riding, risk awareness and management, braking swerving and cornering skills. There is a knowledge and skills test to complete this course and receive a ”Restricted to 3 Wheels Only” completion card, this course will not endorse your license for a 2 wheel motorcycle. Students will ride their own 3 wheel motorcycles for this course. Your bike must be street legal, with current registration, and you must have proof of insurance, you will be asked to produce these documents
Definition of 3 wheel motorcycle:
Three-track orientation (leaves three separate tracks during straight-line operation), dual wheels may be front or rear. Motorcycle based conversion or design, handlebar steering, motorcycle type controls arranged with the standard convention (convenience alterations such as a single brake pedal or lever control, automatic clutch, or automatic transmission are allowed), saddle seating, seating causes rider/passenger to straddle vehicle, passenger must be seated behind operator. Turning diameter of the vehicle at its widest point must be less than 40 feet. Under no circumstances will vehicles with the following design characteristics be allowed in the 3WBRC: automotive hybrids or automotive conversions, vehicles with automotive controls or seating, vehicles with rear or front mounted engines (engines must be mounted mid-frame below the rider), vehicles with enclosed or semi-enclosed riding compartments, or any other significant departure from the standard motorcycle design. No sidecars.
More classes will be added as needed, classes will be offered all summer!
Rider Education Refund Policy:
- All motorcycle classes are pre-paid, no exceptions.
- There will be no refunds after the start of class, or if you drop-out after any class session.
- There will be no refunds if you fail to possess proper registration and insurance for your motorcycle prior to an Experienced Riders course.
- If you wish to re-schedule your class reservation, you must notify us seven days in advance to avoid a $25.00 re-scheduling fee.
- If you wish to cancel your class reservation, you must notify us seven days in advance to avoid a $25.00 cancellation fee.
Valley ABATE is committed to protecting your privacy. The information we collect is to ensure secure ordering and to provide a more personalized shopping experience. If you have any concerns or complaints be sure to contact us.
- How much information do I have to give?
- We only collect the information needed for secure ordering
- What are you going to do with my private information?
- We require only the personal information that is needed to safely process your order and for contacting you about your purchase. It is used exclusively for that purpose.
- Will my information be given to another party?
- Your personal information is not shared with any other party.
- Do you purchase information about your customers from other companies?
- What about e-mail?
- Valley ABATE does not send unsolicited e-mail.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I pay with a check or cash?
Yes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I show up late for class?
Class goes on without you, you will not be allowed to come in late. You will have to re-schedule. There is no guarantee of availability of another class. DON’T BE LATE!!
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine course. Some time in your riding experience, you will be caught in the rain. If it looks like rain, bring some gear.
What do I need to bring?
Helmet, we have a few loaner helmets, not enough to go around. Eye protection, sunglasses, prescription glasses, goggles, safety glasses, or a face shield on your helmet. Long sleeves, jacket, sweatshirt, etc., arms must be covered. Gloves, full-fingered. Long pants that aren’t baggy. Over the ankle footwear, no canvas sneakers. Raingear, if it looks like rain. Your own water and snacks, we provide portable toilets.
Do I need the DMV issued Learners Permit?
No Learners Permit is required, once you pass our course you can have your license endorsed.
How do I use my Military Voucher to pay for a rider course?
You have to call 907-746-7295, and we will help you sign up.
Thank-you to all our sponsors -- Geico Insurance, Hartley Motors Honda, Performance Yamaha, Team CC Kawasaki, Team CC Suzuki and MTA. Please consider these businesses for your future purchases.