ProRIDE has been teaching new riders since 2000, and after almost 2 decades of refinement, we have been voted the Consumer Choice for 2018, 2019, & 2020! We are also ranked in the Top 25 on the Canada Driving Lessons website!
Additionally, we are proud to have earned Top Ratings on Google, Facebook, and Yelp!
Wow - that's all I can say.
I have never sat on a motorcycle in my life and wanted to get into it since my wife rides. She was devastated to hear that in BC, it is not mandatory to take a course before your exam, and advised that I needed to take one. I remember seeing the ProRide group ride up and down my friend's street in their vests night after night, so I looked them up. All of the reviews were like mine, so I figured I would give it a shot. 100 people saying the same thing couldn't be wrong. I signed up for the course and showed up. From this point forward, I was blown away.
Not only was I so appreciative of everything I was taught, but it was so awesome to have so many instructors, all with their own personalities. Each of them was patient, positive and downright hilarious. When I started the parking lot day, I figured there was no way I'd ever grasp all this, and 4 days later I was on the highway!
I can't thank ProRide enough for teaching me the essentials, as well as the life saving skills that ALL motorcyclists should know. Another bonus was being able to try out a ton of different bike styles to see what I liked.
Thanks again, ProRide - see you out there!read more
16:41 13 Oct 16
Just finished the 6 day Survival Rider Program - was amazing from start to finish. Huge thank you to all the instructors - John, Matt, Otto, Brian and Marcel for giving me the confidence I needed to pass the skills test and get out on the road and the foundation of skills to start my new motorcycling life the right way. Highly recommended!read more
17:48 15 Jun 16
This is one of the best courses to learn how to ride a motorcycle for anyone that wants to learn how to ride a motorcycle.
I had no experience riding a motorcycle when I came into this class.
I had the pleasure of meeting John, Brian, Matt, Hilton and Marcel.
They were all a blast to learn from. They always made sure that you were confidence in everything you had to do.
If your wanting to learn or even brush up on your skills because you haven't been on a bike for a long time this is the place to be. This is a great place to also meet great people. Made some good friends and they always have old graduates come back to say hi. That must mean something.
20:29 20 Jun 16
I recently moved to BC from ON and needed to start the entire license process from scratch here. I have taken an equivalent course to Pro Rides Survival Rider course in Toronto and I cannot tell you how much better Pro Rides was. The teachers were awesome in every way. The course was very flexible around my tough schedule and I felt that it prepared me properly for the tests. It really was a very positive experience. You wont beat it.read more
15:53 14 Sep 16
This course was incredibly amazing and awesome that words can't describe the feelings that I had! Thank you to all the instructors you guys rock! I recommend anyone who wants to start riding to take this course.
16:03 08 Jan 17
The instructors were thorough and fun. Not a moment wasted. Their training is a necessity for safe riding. I've driven a car without accident for over 20 years, so I think I'm a good driver, but I learnt a ton from these guys about how to move on the street. Can't recommend them highly enough!
21:56 02 Jun 16
Proride staff teaches riders how to be safe. They do not teach how to “pass” the exam, however if one applies the principles taught in class the exam is no issue. The course starts at a fundamental level and progressively builds upon each lesson. The class bikes are great to learn with, school location is fantastic, road rides are awesome; simply put Pro Ride rocks! Five stars!read more
05:04 04 Jul 16
Great place to get trained. I went in to this course with no riding experience and now I feel like I'm ready to buy a bike and head out on my own. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this place to get your motorcycle training.
06:13 30 May 16
I thought I knew how to ride a motorcycle before taking the survival rider course. Sure, I knew how to stop, go, and turn. But I learned so much in the classroom and the parking lot stage (lane position, emergency braking, maneuvers, parking, and the list goes on) that I definitely recommend this to any rider. Whether it be someone who is just learning to ride or has been riding for years. There is so much to take from it as well as great instructors for each portion. No, seriously. Great instructors!read more
19:07 24 Feb 16
I'm 60 and ready to get rolling again after a long time on just 4 wheels. This training provided everything I needed and WAY MORE. Everyone is highly competent, super friendly, and skilled at helping each person regardless of their learning style or limitations. They go the extra mile for people having difficulties, and also recognize your developed skills and help you build them even further. This is NOT A "CANNED" program although the content is basically the same each time, the difference is in how they work with each individual and their limitations or existing skills. They have been doing this for about 17 years and the value added from this experience is noticeable!
13:43 30 Mar 16
The survival rider course was excellent! The tips and lessons provided by the instructors were very helpful and made a first time rider like myself feel comfortable on a bike right from the start. John, Brian, Matt, Otto, Matt P. and Marcel all made the experience very enjoyable, informative and memorable.read more
17:36 07 Mar 16
Perfect for people who want to learn to ride a motorcycle! Students get constant help and feedback while learning to ride, which makes the learning process much easier and more enjoyable. Proride teaches you how to ride, and how to take on a risky activity in the safest ways possible. Would highly recommend the course. read more
05:10 15 Aug 15
I have just finished the course at Pro-Ride, and have nothing but great things to say. Brian gave informative, interesting classroom instruction laced with lots of humor. There were many points and ideas I hadn't even considered.
The parking lot riding/testing with Brian and Matt was also extremely valuable, humorous and professional. Safety is the number one concern with these folks and it shows. I went from having never sat on a bike to riding confidently. I passed my Skills Test in the lot!
The road rides on Mon/Tue with Marcel and Matthew were also fantastic. There are so many safety pointers and critiques they give you on your riding.
I will be telling all my friends that are interested in getting a bike to enroll with Pro-Ride. If you want to survive out there...Pro-Ride will help.
Thanks guys....keep it up!
PS: I will be buying a bike next week!!! read more
17:58 04 May 16
After spending a considerable amount of time researching motorcycle training schools I decided on ProRide. I had high expectations and all of them were exceeded and the course provides great value for the money, well worth it.
The instructors were extremely knowledgable and cared about your own experience as a student and a rider. I liked the progressive way the info/skills were delivered so I felt more and more confident on the bike as the days progressed.
I highly recommend them and will continue to go on group rides with these hooligans 🙂read more
05:49 06 Jun 16
Fantastic course to train new riders....even has improved my skills as a driver overall. Also had to use the alumni services, which were excellent. Great company to deal with - will refer every chance I get.
19:48 02 Jul 16
Very thorough and detailed instruction, they work very hard to make sure you know what to expect in both real life riding scenarios and the ICBC Road Test. Also, very good value when you consider the amount of time they dedicate to you and the variety of bikes that you can try out during the riding sessions. Highly recommend.read more
00:56 09 Jul 15
So fortunate to have trained with ProRide! Brian is a natural instructor, passionate about bikes and rider safety, he beautifully passed on his knowledge and kept me entertained at the same time, making the on slot of information manageable.
Jen is fantastic! Her laid back approach is calming and reassuring. She was my road instructor and her ability to clearly communicate while on the road put me at ease and her skills were impressive.
Thanks ProRide for a great experience, I'm practicing the techniques and skills daily.read more
00:52 17 Aug 15
Absolutely fantastic instructors and overall experience. Came highly recommended from multiple friends, and so glad I took the course. The instructors are highly attentive to the nuances of group classes, and gave each rider in my class a great deal of focused feedback to improve all of our abilities. Felt very secure and safe on the group rides, and loved all of our crew!! read more
08:35 07 Sep 15
Pro ride was an awesome experience learning to ride. Brian and Matt we're great teachers, really hammered in the basics but kept it engaging with their antics. I'll definitely be going back for the bike maintenance course.
00:48 04 Aug 15
Yes, the name says it all... giving us newbies the essential lessons in understanding BEFORE we need it... rather than LEARNING LATER after a mistake.
The entire course is detailed, and the urgency in the lessons... urgency since we are dealing with life and (the outcome of a mistake)... is so relevant.
IMO you cannot learn from a friend. Learn from those that see so many of us new riders that they can see the issues at first glance. Keep your friend your friend. Thanks ProRide!read more
23:39 06 Jun 16
If you're brand new to motorcycles, you'd be a fool to not consider taking the Survival Riding course. The guys are extremely friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Even after I had finished the program, Brian had still provided support with an ICBC licensing issue I had - something he had absolutely no obligation to do.
Kudos to the ProRide guys. Thanks to them, I went from no experience whatsoever on a motorcycle, to full license in about 6 weeks (Yep, passed the ICBC road test on the first try). Now I'm riding my dream bike and still consciously using the defensive techniques they teach. Thanks guys!read more
00:03 02 Sep 15
Originally I chose ProRide because there was no other alternative to acquire my MSA certificate. I didn't regret my choice and after two days on the parking lot with Matt, Otto and Raymond I was ready to ride on the road. On our final day we rode out to Horseshoe bay through the low road and back via the highway in the pouring rain. I had a great time with ProRide and even got comfortable on a 500cc sportbike by the end of the course. I look forward to riding with you again and I'll be sure to recommend the course to my friends!
18:43 23 Jul 15
I can't say enough positive things a bout the ProRide course and all of the instructors. The training was thorough and so helpful, and the instructors were amazing. They were patient, clear, encouraging, and great teachers...and they made it fun! I am so glad I took the course and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Thank you!read more
00:38 09 Apr 16
Can't praise ProRide guys highly enough. All the instructors are very knowledgeable and super friendly. They will provide you with the knowledge and strategies to make you a better and safer rider. I took the course with zero riding experience and passed the road test within a month. They've been there every step of the way with their support and invaluable advice. Thanks everyone for a great learning experience!read more
05:59 01 Jun 16
Far exceeded my expectations, lots taught here that isnt covered in other motorcycle schools. John and Matt did a great job! Highly recommended.
19:37 05 May 16
The Pro Ride Team was awesome! Your life is worth the investment of the skills you keep forever. After one week of finishing the course I was fully licensed and riding solo!
03:55 11 Jul 15
My husband and I were both super happy with the training we received at pro ride! The instructors were super patient with me (I didn't take to riding as fast as others in class) and really helped me gain confidence and learn some safe riding skills. We both passed our road test easily and continue to refer our friends to pro ride. Don't hesitate and sign up to learn with them, you won't regret it! read more
12:35 15 Jul 15
Worth every penny. ProRide staff are very skilled and I very much enjoyed my training time with them. Great people and great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who is looking into getting into motorcycling and doing it the right way!
19:59 24 Jun 16
If you are considering taking up motorcycle riding then I highly recommend Pro Rides Survival Rider Training course. All the instructors are awesome and very professional. The course teaches you everything you need to know and gets you riding the right way. I was able to pass the ICBC exam on my first attempt and more importantly you learn defensive riding techniques to keep you safe every time you get on a motorcycle.read more
17:33 30 Jul 14
I just finished the course and had an absolute blast doing it. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and super friendly. No question is left unanswered, and their demos are all really well done. Being able to get on a bike and ride around with an instructor helping you out was invaluable, and the road rides you get to do at the end of the course really sealed the deal. If you're thinking about getting your motorcycle license I cannot recommend these guys enough. You will not regret it, and you'll be better off for it. read more
02:52 07 May 15
Having taken a motorcycle course before, this was by far the best. Great classroom experience, 2 days of slow speed life saving skills in a parking lot, and then 2 days of actual road riding.
Invaluable training to gain confidence and survival skills. I highly recommend ProRide
16:21 20 Feb 17
Great people running this place. Very helpful and understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to ride.
19:38 27 Feb 17
Excellent course, excellent instructors, I've learned so much. Thanks!!
08:52 09 Mar 17
Before I started the Proride course I was a bit hesitated about money to spend for that. However, after completion the course I would say that it worth every single penny. The guys are not just good, the most important that they do care about you and are interested in your success. Also they taught a lot of things that maybe eventually would let you survive in tough road situations. One month later after their course I passed ICBC road test with the first attempt, and the examiner's feedback was - You did a great job, man! So, I do advise to invest you time and money - in really worth it. Btw, not to forget - it also was a real fun ))read more
14:33 06 Apr 17
It's been 3 years since I took the course. That should be enough of a testimonial. I'm still here. I rode dirt bikes a lot and drove cars for years. Wasn't sure I needed a course. Holy crap I learned so much. Instructors really care and make the training fun too. The training saved my life at least in a dozen scenarios so far. Especially looking where u want to go, not the ditch I was on gravel sliding towards.read more
21:45 27 Apr 17
The guys are Proride are truly passionate folks who put "safety" in to FUN. The fundamentals I learned about riding and most importantly safe ridding can't have any monetary value added to it. They were entertaining, insightful, patient and genuine about not just passing a test but riding smart! Thanks guys and I will reference you anytime to anyone looking to ride or just refresh old skills. Looking forward to catching up with the team and other prorider's in the summer.read more
22:50 27 Apr 17
Thanks for helping me to get my class 6 license in a very shot period of time I had before my learners license expire. Kudo's to bryan and team for the amazing program. You guys are awesome.
17:26 05 May 17
Brian and Matt are amazing, I am SO glad I took a course with them. I feel like I am a much safer rider now because of it. If you want to get your license, you want to take it with Pro Ride. Totally worth the money. I have my license now and they helped me get there every step of the way! Thanks!
19:11 07 May 17
Highest possible recommendation for ProRide. I had never sat on a motorcycle before taking their program. I now have my license and a motorcycle and the confidence to ride it SAFELY . Tremendous support all the way, friendly and fun. From a more senior graduate, Thank you Brian, John, Matt, Marcel. Otto, Patrick ....... everyone on the ProRide Team!read more
04:28 24 May 17
Well executed training program. John, Matt, Patrick, and Brian were exceptional - they really break down the concepts step-by-step and ensure each student is prepared and confident on the road. Keep up the great work team! Thanks,
07:16 13 Jun 17
Great School! The instructors are very knowledgable and keep things interesting in the classroom. In the parking lot they take you step by step through the fundamentals of riding a bike, but most importantly they teach positioning and awareness on the road. It's also a affordable and easy place to rent from once the course is completed!read more
07:09 14 Jun 17
The team at ProRide are top notch riding experts who teach a balance of riding skills and safety strategies. I was an experienced rider but its been a while since I have been on a bike; over 10 years. I had thought I could get back in the saddle with a rental but a friend recommended ProRide for a refresh. After the refresher program I realized there were some gaps and that I had developed a couple of subtle bad habits. Not only does the saying "you can always improve" ring true, most importantly I learned new safe riding strategies that could be life saving and provide additional confidence for me and my family.read more
07:34 21 Jun 17
The instructors were top notch and made every effort to provide a first rate experience, while keeping it light and fun for everyone.
As someone who has some riding experience (from back in the day), I can honestly say that this course is not only a great refresher, but really should be an absolute must for all riders as it's small price to pay for some important tips that could one day save your life. Thanks!!read more
18:51 06 Jul 17
They have a 5/5 rating. There's a reason for that. They are GREAT! If you're new to motorcycles, don't look anywhere else. Go here. Full stop!
01:53 18 Jul 17
ProRide Team -> 110% awesome!
ProRide instructors are very knowledgeable and experienced. They possess hi level skill set as a motorcycle riders, and definitely know how to share this knowledge with the class. Very, very patient, fantastic and fun people they are. 🙂
18:10 19 Jul 17
Really happy I took this course. A lot of useful information and strategies, and all the instructors (John, Bryan, Matt, Marcel, Otto) were patient, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. They offer different bikes to suit your needs, and opportunity to obtain theoretical, parking lot, and street traffic experience in a compact course.
Definitely recommend if you're starting out or just refreshing your skills.read more
02:14 21 Jul 17
Amazing teachers and lessons. The skills will be with me for life and make me feel secure when riding. I couldn't imagine riding a motorcycle without taking the course. Instructors are fun but also serious. Its been less than two weeks since I graduated and I have already rode 1000 km
15:34 19 Sep 17
If there was a sixth star I would have given it to ProRide. All the instructors are straight out of the top shelf. Knowledgeable, engaging, and committed to what they do. As a student, you get tons of knowledge on motorbikes, techniques on how to ride, practical training, and how to be safe on the road. Don't ride a motorcycle without taking this course, seriously.read more
17:57 20 Sep 17
As former rider in my 20's and 30's it was time to get back into riding again. The instructors at ProRide are fantastic, energetic and love what they do. The roads, traffic and drivers in Vancouver have changed.Taken this course has not only brought back my skills in riding a motorcycle, but also my awareness of traffic and drivers around me using the survival skills taught in this program. I would highly recommend anyone who is new to riding or wants to get back into riding to take this course.read more
00:28 02 Nov 17
Best place to learn how to ride a motorcycle. Ever. Period. Just passed my ICBC road test. Brian and his team are great. You'll get a great experience there and surely learn how to stay safe while on the road.
Go and sing up!
06:46 23 Nov 17
Great experience all around. Lots of hours in the parking lot to hone skills, plus great preparation for the road test with the pre-test simulation and day of support. The entire staff is knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about riding.
04:32 19 Mar 18
This is the most amazing motorcycle school ever. This is my first time going to this school and I knew nothing about how to ride one and these guys taught me everything! They have nice support and enjoy doing what they love
21:45 27 Mar 18
I could not have asked for a better way to learn to ride a motorcycle. This is a highly experienced team of professional riders that are happy to share their tips with you. A great value for the money.
01:34 04 Apr 18
These guys are great... really! When I was signing up, I was a bit hesitant since the price seemed a bit too high, but when you go to the first class, you know what you are paying for. Amazing staff who take the time and make sure you understand every detail. They make sure you are ready for riding when you leave the class. Highly recommended. Patrick, Matt and Otto were great instructors. Thank youread more
20:39 08 May 18
Exceptional people and program. I would highly recommend.
01:24 11 May 18
Great atmosphere! Great people! Great time!
ProRide, you’re awesome!
01:22 23 May 18
Great experience over all! The instructors were very informative and made the course a lot of fun! It's designed to prepare you from the first time you sit on the bike until you pass your road test. Worth every penny!!
06:10 01 Jun 18
Great experience. It was fun and I learned many safety skills. A absolute must for learning to ride a motorcycle. Very knowledgeable and friendly instructors. You will learning what you need to get your motorcycle license.
21:49 11 Jun 18
ProRide is an amazingly involved course which takes you through all of the steps to help you feel comfortable on a motorcycle as well as continuously challenging your skill level to make you a better rider. The instructors are all very welcoming, animated, and hilarious in a way that makes the course way too much fun and they go out of their way to support you through your entire motorcycle experience from start to finish. Would 100% recommend this course for anyone looking to learn to ride or even want to become a better rider.read more
21:57 11 Jun 18
Best school hands down! All the teachers are informative and very patient. I would recommend this course to all my friends who wanna stay safe out there. Amazing school and amazing peeps! Thanks ProRide!!!
17:59 12 Jun 18
Can't recommend this school enough. Amazing instructors, invaluable lessons, and knowledge I'll take with me for life. They somehow manage to make you feel both comfortable and challenged, and are supportive the whole way through. I had an absolute blast, thanks guys!
21:15 13 Aug 18
Great experience and worth every penny. Everyone at ProRide was super friendly and professional. The course was very engaging with a strong emphasis on training safe riders and preparing you for the road. Really can't say enough good things about them. Greatly exceeded my expectations of what the course would provide.read more
01:25 31 Aug 18
These guys are awesome. I went from having never ridden a motorcycle to passing my skills test & riding in traffic after one course. Is recommend these guys to anyone!
20:46 13 Sep 18
Fun, informative and takes the scare out of the process. Having these guys show up on test day is fantastic. Having a pre-test road test; bang on! They have a great selections of bikes, great instructors (John seems to have the edge on the rest) and flexible scheduling. This has to be the best in the west.read more
03:42 16 Sep 18
My experience with PRORIDE has been absolutely fantastic. If you want to learn to ride, come see these guys! They are knowledgeable, patient and very friendly. The PRORIDE instructors know their stuff and teach the foundations of riding and how to be a responsible rider. Take their course, you won’t be disappointed. My motorcycling journey has been a long and difficult one but Brian, John, Otto and Matt (and everyone else there) have been so supportive and encouraging I’d give them 6 stars if I could! They go above and beyond to make sure all their students are equipped with the right tools to ride safely. I can’t say enough good things about them.
I’ve also taken their motorcycle skills upgrade course and I HIGHLY recommend it for riders of all experiences. The course was challenging and at times uncomfortable but I definitely came out of it a better rider.
Thank you guys so much! I really couldn’t have done this without you.read more
19:12 09 Oct 18
Efficient, clear, consistent direction from all instructors? Check. Ample opportunities to ask all the questions you have? Check. Good dose of humour? Check. Do I now have a solid foundation to continue my education and practice to become a safe rider? Double check. Worth the investment? Absolutely. It was an excellent weekend. Thank you!read more
03:26 21 Oct 18
Came in looking to meet chicks and learn which bike was the best babe magnet. Already a superior rider to everyone there. Instead they started rambling about safety and other laws and stuff. Also no bikes on site with my usual shotgun holster like my Fat Boy... made it harder to ride as I'm used to ride, shoot, reload. They also forget to teach you how to use your middle finger and there's no chapter on gang symbols for when you're cruising with your squad. 10/10 otherwise, well worth the money.read more
00:15 28 Nov 18
Amazing instructors! I totally recommend. Worth the investment.
01:50 19 Feb 19
I had so much fun! Amazing instructors and great sense of humor. I highly recommend ProRide. It was worth every penny. You won't regret it.
02:33 20 Feb 19
If you are planning to get your motorcycles license I will forever recommend doing the Survival Training Course with ProRide: Highly knowledgeable instructors who are passionate, safety conscious and extremely supportive! Even if you've never touched a bike before you will leave this course a more confident and safe rider 🙂read more
20:18 13 Mar 19
Fantastic group of instructors that really inspire confidence in the students. My class was full and all the students had varying amounts of experience but everyone came away from our course with so much valuable knowledge and skills!
08:37 27 Mar 19
I had a lot of worries before i started, But from the first day my worries began to disappear, I felt how much experience they had. They had a very solid curriculum, and all the explanations were very simple and easy to understand, and all their demonstrations were gradually exaggerated so that i could see well. They were always kind and kind to us and taught us well with patience.
plus i was surprised after pass. I thought, I was fully guaranteed the money I paid, but the traffic class steps were waiting for me. The other day I rode a traffic class with my instructor , and experienced what was a safe and fun ride. the course isn't done yet. I'm happy wait for the next ride. I am especially grateful to John.
Thanks again instructor Matt,Brian,Len,Joel,Otto,Erica and John......,read more
02:19 28 Mar 19
Cannot say enough good things about ProRide. From the moment I first called to inquire about their services to the moment that I completed my first road ride, this was a great experience. They are professional, efficient, and make learning to ride a motorcycle fun - even when it's frustrating. I would recommend ProRide to riders at all levels.read more
17:30 01 May 19
An engaging, informative, welcoming, and hilarious experience - ultimately creating safer and more thoughtful riders. I'm hitting the streets with joy and confidence after training with this team!
15:22 21 May 19
What an amazing experience at ProRide Motorcycle training . I had the privilege to learn from such experienced professionals, knowledgeable, and skilled instructors. Thank you for your endless effort and hard work teaching us to be a safe riders on the road. I highly recommend PRoRide training to anyone, because they will teach you excellent skills and techniques with utmost care to be an excellent and safe riders out there.Thankyou.read more
21:25 21 May 19
I have been riding for over 30 years on and off and steadily for the last 17 years. After purchasing a 900 pound Ultra Limited Harley, I wanted to take a skills refresher course to improve my skills. The 4 hour parking lot course and exercises modeled after the Oregon State police program was excellent along with our main instructor John. At 150.00 per rider for 4 hours of excellent skills training in a large parking lot, this course is definitely more than worth it. At the end of the 4 hours, my hog felt at least 200 pounds lighter and slow speed U turns, right turns, figure 8's are now a breeze. I strongly recommend ProRIDE to any one who currently rides, regardless of how many years you have under your belt.
Richmond, BC.read more
05:31 04 Jun 19
I would strongly recommend ProRIDE to anyone thinking of taking up riding. I was a little nervous going into it, but came out feeling ecstatic about riding and confident in my ability.
I actually took ProRIDE's Survival Rider Training course back in 2016, and it was my first ever experience riding a motorcycle. I remember being very pleased with the course and instructors and feeling relatively confident by the end of it.
For no reason other than circumstances, I didn't touch another bike again until recently when I was finally able to get a bike of my own, but having only ridden during the one course, and it being such a long time since, I wasn't sure that I would still remember how to. That being said, my concerns quickly disappeared after I sat on the bike and my muscle memory got me going; it was super easy to get back into and felt very natural. This made me even more certain that the decision to learn from ProRIDE was a great one.
Thanks again ProRIDE, and I apologise for such a late review!read more
15:21 04 Jun 19
Awesome experience, great instructors and had an absolute blast!! I was very experienced with dirt bikes before this but i still learned a ton. I would definitely recommend ProRide to any rider no matter your skill set.
04:16 11 Jun 19
If you are a new rider I highly recommend this course without reservation. Worth every penny and then some. If I had kids I put them through. If my girlfriend gets an interest I would make her do this course too.
Matt, Otto, John and Brian are awesome. Incredible knowledge, experience and humour-looking at you Matt.
If you are unsure if you think riding is for you, take this course. This weekend these guys worked with all comfort and experience levels.read more
22:01 18 Jun 19
fantastic course! the experience was fun and educational at the same time. instructors were friendly and knowledgeable. during the parking lot and traffic classes the instructors provided feedback and spent time with each of us individually to ensure we were doing the right things to gain confidence and acquired the skills needed. Thanks! Eddie M.read more
17:00 04 Jul 19
awesome experience , flexible schedules and clear instructions given , no need to ask questions on how to do anything ,everything was explained in detail. Instructors are focused on your safety and making sure your never in a dull moment. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS
00:38 24 Jul 19
Absolutely top-tier. Brian and John are knowledgeable, funny, and approachable. Further, they make the class both informative and fun. I only did the classroom component, but it was all good information that was practical and pertinent to every type of rider. The content was filled with things to practice to become a better and safer rider, and more effectively approach the road test. I highly recommend these guys!read more
06:38 20 Aug 19
You guys rock! I have only good things to say about this course and all of the instructors. Anyone who wants to ride a motorcycle should head your way. Thanks for the amazing experience and keeping us safe on the road. Respect! Stoked!
17:55 17 Sep 19
Great instruction. Great guys. I used the course as a refresher as I hadn't rode a bike for a long time. Definitely a good return on investment. Thank you!
09:41 02 Nov 19
An all around very comprehensive training. The class is taught around acquiring practical and easy to apply riding fundamentals. The different aspects of safe riding skills are introduced in their most elementary form and then incrementally built up over the duration of the class to form a solid base for an all encompassing survival riding philosophy that should last a lifetime.
The sincere drive from all instructors to prepare the students for safe street riding is present throughout the length of the 5 day class. Thanks John, Brian, Otto and Matt for a fantastic experience...read more
15:58 18 Feb 20
I finished my Survival Rider weekend training last night (the first class of the year), and the whole experience was great! As a middle-aged guy who has lost a bit of his more risk-prone side, I was somewhat nervous to jump on a bike for the first time ever. ProRIDE made this so much easier and enjoyable. The instructors were all approachable, friendly, and really patient in answering questions. You can tell they want everyone to succeed in learning to ride and enjoy motorcycling. John, Brian, Matt (alright meow!), Joel, and the other instructors were really engaging and they kept us laughing through the initial frustration of learning to ride. I am shocked at how much I enjoyed the city ride last night and how confident I felt riding a bike with the group through North Vancouver. I highly recommend ProRIDE to anyone that is considering learning to ride!read more
07:50 19 Feb 20
Easily the best instructors and crew in the industry! ProRIDE is a must if you're wanting to learn how to ride properly and safe. They're fun, organized and professional, and really drive home the essentials of riding safely and developing good riding habits. They have all the essential equipment and really work hard to make sure everyone gets all the attention and instruction they need. This was easily the best investment I made in my riding future. Thanks so much for all your efforts Brian, John, Joel, Matt, Marcel & the crew!read more
22:37 09 Mar 20
Successfully completed my skills test yesterday with ProRide. I found their instruction to be excellent. Brian, Joel, Matt, Otto, and Roy were all top-notch. Looking forward to our traffic ride tonight!
19:25 29 Oct 19
I decided to get licensed to ride a street bike and a friend recommended ProRide as THE place learn how to ride safely and proficiently on a motorcycle.
I loved the 2 nights of theoretical training in the class with John and Brian BUT the best part was the practical training on the bikes, in the closed off parking lot at CapU.
I grew up riding bikes but the class had a mix of all skill levels and I have to applaud the trainers for being so professional and how they made it fun for everyone.
I highly recommend this group for training and today I did my pre-icbc-road-test-training and “passed” with flying colours!
Thanks again everyone!!! Drive safely!!!read more
05:54 15 Jun 20
Recently completed survival training. Instructors very knowledgeable, patient and work hard to foster a relaxing and fun atmosphere. Excellent course for new riders or experienced riders looking to brush up on skills. Highly recommend. Had a blast!
I took the ProRide training this spring. A rainy weekend to be sure but my jaw hurt from smiling so much. I commute to work on my bike and practise what they taught, highway, street and parking lot work. This morning a car ran a red light, not at the tail end of a red, like two cars had already gone through the intersection ran a red light. I was in the middle lane when the mustang beside me hammered on the brakes. I stopped extremely hard and fast. No skid, no nose dive and I'm pretty sure I even down shifted the 52 times they hammer into you. Take the course, these guys know what they are doing. They will give you the skills to survive on the road and enjoy riding. No joke, this is the real deal. Thanks guys!read more
I had the privilege of taking the ProRide course this past weekend and am beyond thrilled at the expert level of instruction I received.
I progressed from 'complete newbie' to 'competent handler' in the span of two days!
The instruction is second to none -- these guys run a tight ship to say the least. The instructors really know their stuff; they run a very smooth and efficient program and were able to provide more than enough personal attention to EVERY participant to ensure that we all passed the skills test with ease.
It was an utter pleasure to be taught how to ride by these guys, and I am pretty sure that our interaction doesn't end with the end of the course. They seem to be a very sociable bunch who have built a solid riding community from their recruits.
I am very happy indeed that I jumped in with both feet and took the time to take this course -- 150% recommended!read more
I completed their Survival Training this weekend. There was a foot of snow in the parking lot and HAIL on test day. These guys worked their tails off to clear the lot and provide a world class experience. The Proride team Love what they do and it shows in their training. Excellent knowledge, skills, anecdotes and humour to calm the nerves.
Very impressed. Don’t go anywhere else.read more
I was very impressed with the calibre of instruction and support from ProRide. Even in the pouring rain, they were there. I doubt I would have passed my road test without them!
ProRide gave me the skillz, knowledge and confidence to safely ride a motorcycle.
I had a great experience with ProRide, the 6 day survival course was intense but well run, and their staff were friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciated the post graduate support including the weekend rides which were a lot of fun and had a good range of bikes to choose from. Cheers to Brian and Len especially, you two were fantastic! Thanks again!read more
The folks at Proride are great, very supportive and helpful. I feel they give you a good foundation of skills to build upon. I recommend the Survival Riding course for anyone interested in riding motorcycles.
This is probably one of the best courses I've ever taken in my life. I knew nothing when it comes to riding motorcycles safely, changing gears, turning, how to maneuver a motorcycle and speeding within the appropriate limits in highway. By the end of the course, I was able to do all of the above and feel comfortable doing it while having fun.
There's something to be said about the way all the instructors do their job. Not only they have fun doing it but the make sure that everybody gets the attention and advice that everybody needs as individuals which is usually rare in group courses.
Special thanks to John who was always there paying attention to everyone and always concluding with uplifting comments and positive/constructive feedback. He's the one who took the group I was in on the road and he was able to gage our strengths and weaknesses.
At the end of the day, these are all a bunch of cool people that are helping others in learning how to ride safely. Job incredibly done!
I'm off to a great start with survival rider habits already in my muscle memory thanks to these guys. Learned so much over the 6 days. Hilton, Brian, John, Matt, and Marcel covered a tonne of material and kept it relaxed but directive. And I sing while riding now!
It’s been three years since I did the course with you guys, since then I’ve moved to California and been forced to take motorcycle training all over again because of silly laws. Training here was awful and was all about getting us on the road and not keeping us alive. I still have you guys in my head, every time I ride about breaking straight and not looking down and the bike going in the direction I look. I think you guys have kept me alive and accident free so far (knock on wood). Thanks from 3 years out. ~Rayan Rafay, 6/2018
Thank you all for the great experience at ProRide. I passed my ICBC road test on the first attempt. Without all of your teaching and coaching and patience, I know now that I would not have passed on first attempt without your course. The huge amount of material one must study and know, would take much longer and painful to learn by oneself. The knowledge base of the ProRide instructors is an invaluable resource in learning to ride, I and found that the instructors freely share it both in the classroom and in the field. I am telling, not suggesting, to all I speak to in regards to getting a MC license, ProRide is the school to go to. The small investment in the course will give you the ability to ride with confidence, and may even save your life. Again, thank you for helping me become a “Survival Rider” ~Michael Stadnyk, 7/2015
Getting my motorbike license has been a lifelong dream and through ProRide I am making it happen!!! On June 4, 2015 I began the 6 day course and found the program to be thorough, supportive and dynamic. Each of the instructors brought their own flair to the team. First up was Brain who taught us in the classroom and then again in the parking lot practical training. Clearly, Brian was a strong team player, always early, putting up cones and was lots of fun while always imparting the necessity for safety and road sense, continually reminding us, “Don’t be that guy!” On Saturday we met Jen In the parking lot practical on the bikes. Jen was super supportive and very positive always encouraging us with, “You can do it.” She was all business when it came to testing but you knew you had done well when you passed with her! Talk about building confidence for the road!!! Matt, the owner was easy going and exuded confidence. It was clear he took pride and ownership of his team and business: our learning well was important to him. My road rides were done with Otto. When we headed out, safety was paramount and he would stop along the way to check in with the group, provide feedback on our skills and then continue on. He rides his bike every day and showed loads of knowledge and confidence. Any course or program is only as good as the instructors and ProRide is no exception. The entire team was a pleasure to meet and work with. It was evident from day one that the student’s learning was important and relationship building was key. All students are encouraged to keep in touch as the ProRide team wants to share in the joy of safe riding and hear their students stories. Taking the course was a brilliant first step in acquiring my license. Here’s to dreams coming true in my 50’s!!! Woooohooooo! Thank you ProRide!!! I’d recommend this course to everyone who would like to get their class 6 license. ~Vivian Olson, 7/2015
All the instructors were great and it was a fun experience. Being a new driver I was nervous but they made it a fun time and easy to learn. When I did my road test my bike moved backward on a slope and I got nervous. As I was leaving the lot I saw the pro ride instructor and remembered one key thing everyone told me while riding to calm the nerves and ride well. I began singing a song. I know it sounds silly but it really helps and it works I sang my way to success and got my license. Thanks for all the help and support pro ride. ~Neville Khajotia, 7/2015
Glad that I took this training class from ProRide. I took a motorcycle class in Hong Kong before, but this is a whole new experience and lot of informations that I never learn before. The instructors (Brian, Matt and Jen) are giving you their best to help you out, so you are not only knowing how to ride, but you also know how to ride safely. 5 stars recommended :))) ~Pazu Chu, 5/2015
Time to name drop! Truly enjoyed learning to ride with Brian, Matt G, and Jen. They made the classroom and parking lot/cones portion of the course informative and hilarious! #hollywood The past two nights were spent out on the road with Matt and Marcel ~ They made sure we were ready to ride with confidence with a parking lot warm-up and then they took us out on the road for my first street ride on a bike. I always felt safe and in control. THANK YOU to all the great staff for making my learning experience awesome. I would not have wanted to start out on a motorcycle without a course, and your instruction was PERFECT! 10/10 ~Michael Frolick, 4/2015
Hi Brian i just finished the evening course march 24th 2015 when i talk to riders who havent taken the proride survivor rider course they say they dont need it they have been rideing all there life that doesnt mean they have been doing it right this course is a must if you want to survive out there thank you to Brian Jenn and Matt you are the reason ILL COME HOME TO MY FAMILLY after a ride ~Bill Ellison 4/2015
“I wanted to take a few minutes to give you my feedback from your course. I took the course a couple of weeks ago. It was fantastic, I can’t say enough about how much I learned. The classroom content was basic but presented very well and in an entertaining way by Brian, lots of good stuff. The material was presented in a relaxed easy to understand way.” – Chris
“The two days riding in the parking lot was so well done, the instructors Matt and Jennifer were so helpful, patient and knowledgable. They encourage you to work hard, learn and have fun. These guys are great assets to your school.” – Chris
“The two days on the road really encouraged me and helped me feel safe. I met Lionel, but never rode with him, but in discussions with him again he was a great instructor. Jennifer was my instructor for two days as we rode, she is very very good, I really enjoyed riding with her, she had a way of showing me my mistakes without making me feel bad. It was very good riding with her. Fantastic!” – Chris
“ProRide has modern facilities, classrooms and equipment. Training sessions are cheerful and upbeat. The staff is courteous, cheerful and patient and have the knowledge both practical and theory to provide each rider with the necessary skills and confidence to start their safe riding career. Very highly recommended!” Kevin W.
“I did not know what to expect. When I walked in, I was made comfortable and people were friendly. Good start. The instructors were polite and straightforward. When I first went to the bike, I was already somewhat familiar with it, through what I had learned in class. It was easier than I thought, too. The instructors were great. As far as instructing me, their continuous positive support and patience helped a lot. I’m sure everyone in my class felt the same.” Sarah S.
“This was most definitely the most important accomplishment in my life in a long time! At the end of day 6, the instructor (Matt) let me try his bike! If that’s not trust in you own teaching skills I don’t know what is! This offer (and I did it) was the ultimate to secure my feeling of accomplishment and ability as the bike was significantly, larger, faster, and heavier than the training bikes- this made all the difference in the world to my confidence! Thank you, Matt! ProRide has made the entire experience fun, fast, and something I will never forget! Thanks guys!” Jennie T.
“What really impressed me was the way you handled my scheduling conflict, even though you were inconvenienced by my last minute cancellation. You provided me with options and were pleasant about the whole thing. This was an example of first-rate customer service. You guys should be proud because very few places in the city would have been so conciliatory about my situation. You guys obviously care more than most nowadays. Thanks again, and best of luck with your business. Also, free bottled water, food, snacks and coffee were a nice classy touch.” Jim V.
“I’d like to give you all you a heartfelt “Thank you.” I had so many problems learning to ride. I fell over 3 times and broke the turn signal. Then I failed the MSA. You never got impatient or short with me — you were so positive. I actually expected you to send me home after I failed the test. I was so happy when you took me aside for an hour and worked with just me after class. Then I got to do my MSA again and passed. I really appreciated you guys! Without your confidence in me I would have given up and I never would have continued. I passed my road test yesterday! I’ll never forget you guys. Thank you for everything and I hope you guys keep growing into more success. I will send all my friends!” Susan R.
“My experience here was great. I’ve wanted to learn to ride for a few years and now that I’ve taken this course I’m glad I did! I would never have gotten on a bike without taking a course first. I looked around at other schools, and my decision to take the course with ProRide was an awesome one. I feel it was incredibly thorough and I feel that there was great positive emphasis on pushing yourself to try things that might have seemed scary, like breaking in a corner or figure eights with a passenger! I would not hesitate to recommend the ProRide course to all my friends who want to learn.” Darren B.
“Well let me begin by saying thank you on a job well done. ProRide Training School was professional, fun, and safe. Before I took the course I had never ridden a motorcycle. In one weeks’ time they took me from being scared of motorcycles to allowing me to hop on my CBR 600, I had waiting in my garage, and drive it with confidence. Once again thank you and you guys do a great job. Special thanks to Matt, Chris and Daniel. Keep up the great work. First class!” Tommy P.
“I must admit I really wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle safely. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I felt comfortable with the instructors and confident in their teachings. I truly believe that your school did a great job of making me a safe and confident rider as well as, very likely to tell others about it. Matt, Chris and Nick were great at picking up what each rider’s problem was and how to remedy it. The road rides were challenging and practical and the range riding essential. The criticism was tactful and helpful. I have already and will continue to suggest ProRide to anyone. Good luck! I can’t say enough about you guys!” Tim D.
“I thought ProRide was a very good, well-organized course and would tell anyone that asked about it. I learned so many things that only a week ago I didn’t know. With the skills I’ve learned, and a touch of luck, I’m going to pass this final road test!” Hardeep M.
“Unlike most students, this is the second school I have attended. I was training at another school and couldn’t believe the low quality of instructors. I felt neglected and the guy even yelled at me and almost made me cry! After I paid for my course with them, they still wanted money to use a helmet. I left because of the pressure on me from the teachers. I then had to pay again to go to ProRide and start over. wow…so different. I really noticed a difference in professionalism and how they carried themselves. ProRide was classy and they obviously care about students being comfortable and relaxed. The bikes were really new and I passed my road test first try. ProRide – you turned my nightmare into a dream come true! Many blessings!” Angela W.
“My experience with ProRide was a good one. I had a problem with the original course date I was registered for and I was given the opportunity to take the next course instead of them just keeping my tuition. I thought that was nice and courteous of them because they could have kept it. Great character, which seems rare lately. Anyways you guys do a great job. Keep it up!” Tyler P.
“”10 out 10! I would, without hesitation, recommend any new or experienced rider to attend ProRide. The knowledge learned was invaluable and is sure to increase my chances of survival. ProRide was professional and organized. Didn’t push, realized each individual’s potential. Great, thanks.” Colin B.
“I found my time here enjoyable. I learned a lot in a very short amount of time. Before I came into this training course, I’ve never sat on a bike or even really driven a manual car. Now I can drive a bike. I’m pretty happy. I made a few good friends. The guys instructing were pretty cool and easy to talk to. I hope that your school continues to grow as you obviously deserve. And I hope to keep in touch with you guys. Thanks for everything! Go Survival Riders go!” Marianne S.
“I learned how to ride a bike from scratch in 7 days. I was impressed that ProRide did that. I was impressed that I did it. I learned a lot of valuable skills, which I know I would have never learned on my own. The experience and knowledge I acquired is priceless. Overall, I give ProRide 10 out of 10. Thanks.” Scott W.
“It was pretty exciting. Filled with many valuable survival skills. Having two professional experienced instructors on hand allowed me to see different riding styles and approach. Matt’s hands on with the figure eight (with myself riding on the back) helped me visualize the appropriate steps. Riding with Frank on the road was a thrill. He also gave me good feedback on what I need to work on. Daniel was so helpful in explaining why I should do things a certain way. Thank you very much. I am sure I will come back to visit and tell all my friends!” Justin L.
“I was very happy with the course and would recommend it to my friends if they wanted to learn how to ride. Special thanks to Matt. His laid back teaching style helped me to be more relaxed, which makes it easier to learn. ” Kelly S.
“I found this training program to be a very comprehensive and quick training program, which is probably the best because you don’t have a chance to get bored or complacent. The learning techniques kept me sharp and ready for anything. This course was kept interesting because of the way it moved along smoothly and in a logical manner. Adult education at it’s finest! Best $750 I ever spent, good work guys.” Danny W.
“In an activity that can be potentially dangerous, I always felt safe and in control. The instructors were unbelievably helpful in learning to ride as well as providing a fun, memorable experience.” John F.
“I would highly recommend the ProRide Motorcycle Training course to anyone wanting to learn the right way to ride. I knew very little about motorcycles except but had a desire to own and be able to ride one. I feel quite comfortable with my new skills and take pride in my “survival rider skills”. ‘If you want to be the best at what you do, go to the best to learn from!’ P.s.:. The grandkids think it’s cool for Gramma to ride a bike.” Betty R.
“I was very impressed with the overall aspect of the course. I spent 25 years driving on the road and still learned new survival skills. I thought I knew it all; you guys proved that to be untrue.” Shane W.
“ProRide has not only taught me to be a safe rider but a more intelligent rider. The fun and freedom factor really hit home with me. My wife took her course [at another school] and was jealous when I told her everything I learned at ProRide. I couldn’t stop bragging. I’m now sure I made the right choice because these guys are teaching skills that aren’t being taught elsewhere. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about riding a motorcycle. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge of how to be a safe rider.” Mark G.
“ProRide Motorcycle Training has developed a fantastic training program presented by super trainers (Daniel, Matt, Chris, Frank) who really care about teaching you that having fun on a motorcycle is being smart on a motorcycle. Riding a motorcycle won’t be fun if you don’t survive. The training program is interactive and hands on. You’re made to feel part of a team. The program pushes you, in a good way, because there is a lot to learn. It’s a hell of a lot of fun and it might save your life someday. I had a blast and I know I’m a better motorcyclist. Thanks ProRide. I’m a proud survival rider!”Christopher P.
“It has been fun learning something entirely new and exciting. I will miss coming here and riding and the friends who were along for the ride.*boohoo* I keep dreaming of orange cones, hehe. PRORIDE IS AWESOME!!!”Jessica V.
“I can’t imagine taking to the streets without some kind of professional instruction and the guys at ProRide provided just that professional, knowledgeable and intelligent motorcycle instruction.” David H.
“Excellent!! The class structure was great and the course gave me the knowledge and skills to be a confident rider. I would recommend the ProRide course to everyone planning to ride a motorcycle!” Derek L.
“The most amazing thing about ProRide is that it can take you from Level zero to a fully confident rider in 7 short days. You can come into the program scared of any bike over 250cc and leave wanting a 750cc. I would recommend this course to any rider or even car drivers who need help seeing bikers.” Gus P.
“The ProRide Motorcycle Training course is very thorough and challenging and is well organized. It is designed to take an uninitiated rider to a reasonable level of competence in a short period (7days). There is excellent theory and practical experience provided by highly trained and caring instructors.” Peter G.
“I came to ProRide on the recommendation of Carter Honda. It exceeded all my expectations as a very comprehensive rider training and survival program for motorcyclists. I would recommend it to everyone who has never ridden before and those who need a tune-up. In my opinion, it is money well spent and a great experience I’ll never forget.” James R.
“Hmmm? ProRide changed my life? Maybe! It was worth every penny (and more). It was hard work but it made the road riding much easier. Daniel, Matt and the team are excellent instructors. Patient, awesome people skills, excellent teaching skills. It’s hard for me to imagine anyone riding (and riding safely) without this kind of training. I feel like I’ve been at camp for a week. All I can think about is motorcycles. I’m going to miss coming here everyday. But I’ll be back to visit, for sure!” Tyler T.
“I was very impressed with the depth of the course. You maintained a good balance between theory and practice and the skills development was intense and appropriate. The gear- bikes, helmets, etc were in excellent condition and a pleasure to use. I fell prepared to ride with an understanding and awareness that will enable me to stay safe and enjoy the experience.” Julie S.
“I started this course as a total rookie. I had never been on a motorcycle before. This course gave me the confidence and desire to become a full time rider. My two instructors, Matt and Frank, have what it takes to teach riding motorcycles and they do it with passion. They go out of their way to make sure that everyone is safe and is having an awesome time at ProRide. I am sad it’s over. It was one of those things that surpass your expectation as far as quality. I will, and I have recommended it to my friends. Good work guys! Keep it up.” April L.
“By far one of the smartest things I’ve ever done in contrast to one of the stupidest, which was riding around town with just a permit waiting for my luck to run out. In just a week, the instructors got across years of riding experience and observations into a clear, effective program. The best part was that Daniel, Matt and Nick are passionate about riding and actually care about their students. Highly recommended!” Johnny P.
“I am so pleased with ProRide’s overall training that I would recommend it to friends and family without hesitation. My confidence on a bike has increased 100% upon completion of this program. Thank you so much guys for you kindness and knowledge.” Trevor S.
“After having ridden on and off for over 30 years, I came away with a wonderful feeling of confidence and the knowledge that I had learned the correct way to survive while on my bike. The instructors did an excellent job of training even the newest riders with absolutely no skills how to ride with skill and confidence. The attitude that they bring to their work makes them the kind of people that I would like to actually hire and I am extremely demanding of my staff.” Scott D.
“My experience with ProRide was excellent. I would recommend this training program to anyone who was interested in learning to ride a motorcycle. The instructors were fun, knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and trustworthy. I also felt that the price was right for all that I got out of it. Thanks so much for everything.” Kim C.
“My ProRide experience has given me the knowledge and confidence to ride safely in all traffic situations. The friendly and honest instruction by Matt, Frank and Daniel made it easy to learn.” Fardeen H.
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