Planet Dirt, a subsidiary of Massachusetts’ premier motorcycle training school Training Wheels, recently announced the beginning of dirt bike classes starting April 6-7. The classes will take place at Planet Dirt’s facility at 97 Country Road (Route 106) in Plympton, Massachusetts.
Dirt Bike School as its affectionately known is a fun, hands-on five-hour training session where participants–kids through adults–can learn the basics of dirt bike riding in a safe, controlled environment.
“Unfortunately, most of what you hear about dirt bikes has to do with injuries and younger bikers. The truth is most of those injuries could have been prevented had the operator had the proper training,” said Rick Sigel, founder of Training Wheels. “With our dirt bike course, we provide that training in a way that instills confidence in newer operators of all ages so they don’t make the mistakes that lead to accidents—and, we manage to have fun, too.”
Topics covered during the five-hour session include: range, signals, rules and warm-up exercises; controls; engine start/stop; moving the motorcycle; riding posture; shifting; lower body control; turning; turning and gap selection; counterbalancing; riding over obstacles; and riding responsibly.
Based on the number of participants, the fees for the Dirt Bike Course can range from $139 to $249. The fee includes use of a dirt bike, helmet and goggles—you do not need to bring your own dirt bike. Classes are typically held with four to eight participants on Saturdays and Sundays. All classes are taught by instructors certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
“Riding a dirt bike is about as much fun as you can have outdoors,” said Sigel. “Our Dirt Bike School shows riders of all ages how much more fun you can have on a bike once you know how to navigate it properly and safely.”
To inquire about class availability, please call 508-247-9593 or visit www.planetdirt.com.
About Training Wheels
Training Wheels is Massachusetts’ premier motorcycle training school, with locations in Brockton, Easton, Framingham, Kingston/Plympton, Orleans, Pittsfield, and Woburn. Training Wheels offers basic riding courses for the novice motorcycle rider and refresher and advanced classes for the skilled rider.
Motorcycles are provided and loaner helmets are available for students without their own. All Training Wheels instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
For complete information, visit www.trainingwheelsonline.com or call (508) 247-9593.