When i signed up for Rino's class i really had no idea how to ride a motorcycle. It has been one of my life dreams to ride bike, and it was finally time to do it. I have to admit i was scared at first, but after the first day on the bike i knew i could do it. Rino was able to recognize my individual needs in the class and help me overcome my fears. After some perserverance, practice, and a little pushing from my talented instructor... i passed my road test! wahoooo! I recomend this course, and instructor, to anyone who wants to learn to ride well. Today i ride with confidence knowing i have the skills and knowledge to keep me safe. Thank you Rino, i will always remember the gift of freedom you have given me.
"If you have never ridden a motorcycle before, this is the course for
you. I had a fear of riding, the course taught me safety, good riding
skills and confidence. The instructor is easy-going, supportive,
knowledgeable and has good equipment. He took the time that I needed so
I could learn at my own speed. It was exciting, fun and I felt relaxed
and not pressured.
I would highly recommend this course. It has given me the skills and
confidence to ride safely on the road.
If you are a woman and over 50 you can do anything..."
Chilliwack, B.C. 2011
After watching both my mom and my husband get their bike licenses, I really wanted to get on a bike on my own. I took the course with my sister, which made the theory work entertaining and fun. Rino moved through the 'dry stuff' at a great pace, keeping us both involved - we even learned something! ;)
The next set of training days involved parking lot training. It was a lot of fun, and very interesting to see how Rino would alter the pylons as we were going through the course; making it more and more difficult. At one point, I was having a difficult time with the circles. Rino referred to this as "target fixation"… something that I needed to get over. He said that the bike is meant to lean, and can stay standing while leaning at very low levels. He then made a circle for me to train on while the other students continued with the initial course. He then would stay half a circle ahead of me so I could 'see' where I should be focusing. Once he left me to try on my own, I fell into the same problem. Then he got me to jump on the back of his bike and he did the circle a couple times. I found this really helpful because I was able to feel how much the bike could actually lean without tipping over. After that I tried a couple more times and did much better.
When it came to riding on the road, I was over my fear of having the bike fall over, and I could go around corners very easily. I absolutely love riding and want to ride all the time! I have learned so much from Road Ryders and really enjoy Rino focusing on all his students as individuals; taking the time to help each of his students conquer their fears and master their struggles. I don't understand how you cannot take the course! My husband hasn't taken the course and has been riding for a year more than me. Once he called me because his bike had stopped while he was riding. I informed him about the reserve on the tank, which is what you learn in theory part of the course… if only he had taken the course!
I'm very happy to say that I passed my class six on August 16th, 2011 with flying colours!
Thank you Rino for all your flexibility and dedication to each student!
Thank you again for all the time and effort you put in to help me pass my road test.
I am really glad I took this course. Not only was the instructor well versed and knowledgeable about what kinds of things to be cautious about when on a motorcycle, he also goes far above and beyond to ensure that you are as prepared as possible when you hit the road for the first time on your own. Rino was kind enough to provide multiple practice rides beyond what was offered in the course so that I could gain enough confidence to take my road test. I highly recommend his course for any one who is new to riding.
Thanks again for your help.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the year.
When I started training with Rino at Road Ryders I didn't know much about riding, in fact I'd never really been on anything faster than a riding lawnmower! The classroom work we did prior to riding gave me practical knowledge that I could directly apply once we started our slow speed parking lot training. In fact the slow speed training helped me build the confidence that I needed to control the bike and focus on being alert while riding on the street.
The fact that Road Ryders has a number of training bikes and safety gear (helmets, hi-vis vests) really made it easy to just focus on learning the skills I needed. Rino's feedback through the process was very helpful, and his ability to be flexible with the course dates really helped to fit the training into my schedule. I would recommend Road Ryders to anyone looking to become certified to ride, or just for riders who want to learn good foundation riding.
Overall I really enjoyed learning at Road Ryders and with their help I passed my license on April 12/11 with flying colors! Best of all I've really caught the bike bug and I can't wait to go shopping for a ride of my own!
Thanks Rino for all your help, Sincerely
I have always wanted to ride a motorcycle but there always seemed to be things that would come up and interfere with me learning. When I turned 50 years old I decided that it was time to get this off my bucket list. I looked on the internet for a local motorcycle school and found Road Ryders Motorcycle School. I contacted the school via email and had a quick response back outlining the course details. We next spoke on phone and we meet to secure a seat in the class. I was nervous going as I had never been on a motorcycle before and was wondering what I was doing. The classroom setting was comfortable and at no time did I feel out of place or unaccepted. Basically it was fun. The parking lot test was exciting as I learned everything from the tires up. Rino (instructor) is excellent with patient and enough encouragement to hand out. He is very approachable and dedicated to you as a student. He takes pride in teaching you to ride safe, know the rules of the road and have fun riding.
I have just recently passed my road test and am excited that I possess my motorcycle license. I cannot thank Rino enough for his instruction and dedication in teaching me to be a safe Road Ryder. I encourage anyone that is looking to take this course, to call Rino and discuss the training and details. I highly recommend this school.
If you are considering riding a motorcycle, I would highly recommend you take this course! I didn't know how to ride at all and was quite nervous and now even I can ride and I'm no spring chicken at 43! If I can do this then anyone can. I have also become a better driver as I am more aware of potential hazards on the road.
Rino is a great instructor and I hold him in high regard. He really knows his stuff. He is patient, calm, funny and very laid back and those character traits helped me in learning how to ride without someone yelling at me or stressing me out. "Head up and look in the direction you are going," is one line I will remember.
I really believe that for anyone who wants to ride, it should be mandatory that they take a course like this.
As a new rider I was both excited and nervous about learning to ride a motorcycle. Rino was recommended to me by a couple of friends and I am so grateful they did. During the two classroom sessions it was easy to learn as the environment Rino created was one perfect for learning. There was no stress about knowing the "theory" involved in riding. I felt overwhelmed by the information in the ICBC booklets but Rino presented it in a manner that was easy to learn & understand. He stressed the importance of the rules of the road, knowing your bike and paying attention to who and what was around you. And of course the most important part of riding is to have fun. Rino's enthusiasm for teaching people something he loves was very apparent and I personally feel that makes an instructor better.
Now for the fun part...learning to ride. The parking lot training was presented in a logical & sequential manner for learning. Rino was patient, encouraging, and helpful. My biggest issue was the dreaded U-turn. Rino was calm and didn't get frustrated even though I was frustrated with myself. His teaching style was what help me get over my self doubt and pass the skills test. The road days were so much fun. Rino's use of the communications system was an excellent tool for teaching. When I did something right there was immediate praise and encouragement and when I messed up (which every new rider will do) I got immediate correction and explanation as to how to do that skill properly and why. He made me aware of what hazards were around by asking me to tell him when I saw a hazard, what a great learning tool. There are so many more things I could say about how you are taught the skill you need but the only other thing I can say is take your course with Road Ryder, you will not regret it!
I will always be grateful to Rino for the skills he taught me to be a safe and happy motorcycle rider, I have discovered since taking this class that I am a safer and better vehicle driver as well.
Thank you Rino and happy riding!!
I went into the Road Ryder course with minimal knowledge and minimal experience with motorcycles and I was pretty nervous. Not only about the riding part, but even just learning about motorcycles and not being able to answer questions, or not know enough. The instant I walked in and met Rino (the course instructor) I knew from his inviting and patient personality I had nothing to worry about. Surprisingly, the 8 hour theory part of the course was fun! And I actually learned a lot I didn't know, not only about motorcycles themselves but also about the road and how to drive safely. This course was at no time boring, and was also very easy to follow. Everyone in the class along with me was a beginner, and even though some were not as strong as others in the riding aspect, there was no sense of embarrassment or frustration while riding. Within one day in the parking lot, everyone including myself had a great feel for riding. Rino was extremely patient and kind, and made everything enjoyable, not to mention easy to learn. And when people were struggling with something, Rino made it easy to keep going, and always offered extra help if we wanted to build certain skills. I would not be riding the way I am if it wasn't for this course, I thought I would be able to pick up riding on my own, but I never expected the course to be this awesome! When the course had finished I wished it hadn't. It was fun, as well as helpful in many ways! It builds confidence, knowledge, and enjoy ability while riding !
I recently completed a motorcycle riding course with Rino. Being 67 years old I was hesitant to try for my motorcycle license as I hadn't rode since the late 60's. After meeting Rino I realized that along with a sense of humor he is a very knowledgeable man. He put me at ease instantly. Safety was paramount and the way he taught skills and rules was fabulous--he taught me how to ride a motorcycle properly and with confidence. I would recommend this course to anyone , young or old. Motorcycle riding is fun again!!! Thanks to Rino.
Thanks for providing such an excellent riding school and experience. The course you provide is really well done, thorough and a lot of fun.
The skills I've learned at Road Ryders has given me the confidence and the tools to be a safe rider, I can't even imagine going out riding a motorcycle without this course.
Your extensive motorcycle knowledge, diligence, energy and sense of humor have made learning from you a joy. I highly recommend anyone considering riding a motorcycle to take your course first.
I found the riding course to be very insightful, It has even helped me change some of my bad car driving habits I had developed over the years. I thoroughly enjoyed having Rino as an instructor, he was very helpful, always available by phone or email if I had questions. He has a calm, easy going approach with a great sense of humor that all tied in well with the course, but was still quick to let me know when I was forming a bad habit (keep your head up!) or doing something illegal (don't cross the centre line when turning left). I also found Rino to be very knowledgeable about the rules of the road. By the end of the course I felt very confident riding on my own and felt that the course was money well spent. It definitely helps having an instructor that is passionate about what they are teaching.
This is my experience with Road Ryders:
After so many years finally I got to do my Motorcycle riding license. Well, I found the Road Ryders who serves the Fraser Valley and now I am very happy with my choice. Mr. Rino Genzale, a very experienced rider, not only thought me all the necessary rules and regulations, but also went beyond the books and shared a lot of valuable important points about riding safe.
Well, got to be safe to be able to have fun.
The quality of all the equipment are good and all the help was available when needed.
I had a chance to try a few different motorcycles from the school which helped me to make my mind in choosing my future motorcycle.
The class hours were flexible- this was very convenient since I had limited free time off work.
Overall I was very happy with the service I got and think the value was there.
Thanks to Road Ryders School,
Remember " Where you Look is Where you Go!"
"I definitely chose the right motorcycle school. The attention to safety is second to none & the instruction is extremely thorough with no compromises. The instructor is professional, enthusiastic, and extremely patient. I recommend Road Ryders, wholeheartedly, to anyone experienced or not."
I would highly recommend Rino Genzale to instruct any motorcycle course from beginners to advanced. He's not only very knowledgeable in the field but also patient and filled with humor which helped me to relax and then focus on the task at hand. No matter how many mistakes I made, Rino demonstrated patience and was able to explain clearly what I needed to do to correct the issue. With Rino's excellent teaching abilities, I was able to pass my parking lot test and Class 6 road test my first try.
Having personally been involved in instructing, training trainers and developing many training programs in the past I was very satisfied with Rino's ability as an instructor. Rino was able to keep the class focused on the subject matter and all participants self confidence grew as the course progressed.
Rino's ability to combine humor, reality and real life personal experiences to the training material added much value to the course in keeping all students actively participating.
Rino showed patience when required, knew when to split the group based on personal abilities and strived to ensure all were prepared to succeed upon completion of the course.
I would definitely recommend both the course content and Rino's instructing ability for any such future programs.
Earlier this year I had the privilege of taking a motorcycle operation course, for which Mr. Genzale served as the course instructor. The course consisted of two class-room sessions, and four half-days of actual riding time.
During this course I found Mr. Genzale to be an effective instructor. In the classroom Mr. Genzale was candid about the importance of knowing the basics pertaining to operating a motorcycle, as well as regularly reinforcing the importance of over-all driver safety. While he made it clear motorcycle riding is an exciting hobby, it is only truly enjoyable when done so safely. On the road Mr. Genzale showed an equal commitment to safety in the manner in which he facilitated the course.
One of things I truly appreciated about Mr. Genzale was his progressive teaching style. Whereas I've had other instructors in other disciplines who often jumped around in their instruction, Mr. Genzale ensured that every step was sequential and led from one learning outcome to the next.
What struck me as incredibly valuable is how Mr. Genzale was able to blend humor with effective teaching communication. Obviously the operation of a motorcycle can be just as un-nerving as it is exciting; thanks to his quick wit Mr. Genzale took the edge off of any self-imposed tension we, the students, put on ourselves. Furthermore, he regularly affirmed students when they were successful, and encouraged them to re-group and re-focus anytime they were struggling.
In closing, Mr. Genzale is a fantastic instructor who is committed to helping his students succeed. I would highly recommend Mr. Genzale to anyone looking to learn how to safely and enjoyably operate a motorcycle.