Ride Forever is an initiative by the ACC to help up-skill riders and improve road safety. ACC covers most of the cost of attending a Rider Forever course.

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There are five Ride Forever courses (below). Each course focuses on specific skill areas. The Bronze, Silver and Gold courses are designed to be undertaken in that order, however experienced riders may choose to skip the Bronze and go straight to the Silver. The Urban and Scooter Survival courses are stand alone modules.

Ride Forever courses are conducted in small groups (maximum 6 riders). Typically the format begins with a sit-down session discussing the topics covered in the course. This is followed by an instructional session of practical skills, and then an on-road group ride where you will be linked via intercom with the instructor. At the end of the day, the group will return to HQ for a de-brief. There is NO PASS OR FAIL—Ride Forever courses are simply about learning more about riding and improving your skills.

You can attend courses as many times as you like—there no limit. Some riders come back each season and re-do courses just to get things fresh in their mind.

Ride Forever courses are suitable for ALL road motorcyclists regardless of type of bike.

We constantly get great feedback from riders of all levels on these courses—you will be surprised how much attending a course may help improve your riding.

SKIP TO:

Ride Forever Urban Course >

The Ride Forever Urban course is aimed at motorcycle and scooter riders whose riding is primarily commuting in urban environments and amongst traffic. The course will help you develop your skill set and gain more confidence when riding in urban environments.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • All motorcycle and scooter riders / all levels.
  • You must have a motorcycle Learner Licence (minimum) to attend this course.

YOU GET:

  • A half day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Road positioning: using the road and being seen
  • Safe and effective braking technique
  • Dealing with traffic
  • Hazard detection
  • Cornering

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • Half a day (approximately 4 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $20
  • Timaru $20
  • West Coast $20
  • Dunedin $20
  • Central Otago $20
  • Invercargill $20

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

Ride Forever Scooter Survival Course >

The Ride Forever Scooter Survival course is aimed specifically at scooter riders and covers the crucial skills you need to stay safe and be more confident when riding in an urban commuting environment.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Scooter riders / all levels.
  • You must have a motorcycle or car Learner Licence (minimum) to attend this course.

YOU GET:

  • A half day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Road positioning: using the road and being seen
  • Safe and effective braking technique
  • Dealing with traffic
  • Hazard detection
  • Cornering

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • Half a day (approximately 4 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $20
  • Timaru $20
  • West Coast $20
  • Dunedin $20
  • Central Otago $20
  • Invercargill $20

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

Ride Forever Bronze Course >

The Ride Forever Bronze course is aimed at entry level / novice and newly licensed riders and specifically focuses on the competencies and tasks required for riders to sit the CBTA Restricted Licence assessment. The course is predominantly urban based with a small open road component and has a strong focus on defensive riding and reinforcing basic bike control skills. It is a good place to start so you can graduate through the Ride Forever Programme and build on skills in a structured way.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • This course is suitable for entry level / novice and newly licensed riders preparing for the CBTA Restricted Licence assessment.
  • You must have a motorcycle Learner Licence (minimum) to attend this course.

YOU GET:

  • A full day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Group riding protocols and safety / if you have never ridden in a group we will prepare you for this
  • Motorcycle control:
    • Positioning / how you sit on a motorcycle / head movement
    • Speed management / riding through the throttle
    • Progression
    • Stability / balance / smoothness
  • Road positioning: using the road and being seen
  • Safe and effective braking technique
  • Maintaining progress in traffic flow (keeping up with traffic, accelerating, overtaking)
  • Gear selection, braking and stopping
  • Hazard detection
  • Cornering

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • A full day (8 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $20
  • Timaru $20
  • West Coast $20
  • Dunedin $20
  • Central Otago $20
  • Invercargill $20

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

Ride Forever Silver Course >

The Ride Forever Silver course is aimed at intermediate level riders and / or returning riders who wish to regain or build their confidence and familiarise themselves better with the capabilities of their bike. The course reinforces correct techniques and good riding habits. The Ride Forever Silver course is excellent for riders preparing themselves for the CBTA Full Licence assessment. The Silver course is generally open-road based, however also focuses on urban riding and issues often presented in this environment.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Intermediate level riders on their preparing for the CBTA Full Licence assessment (preferably you have already completed the Ride Forever Bronze course).
  • Returning riders (any Licence).
  • Experienced riders (any Licence).
  • You must have a motorcycle Learner Licence (minimum) to attend this course.

YOU GET:

  • A full day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Cornering:
    • Lines
    • Entry, apex and exit from corners
    • Vanishing points / direction of travel and avoiding obstacles
    • Tyre grip and bikes’ capabilities
    • Bodyweight and stability and hazard identification
  • Some advanced riding skills
  • Road craft principles

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • A full day (8 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $50
  • Timaru $50
  • West Coast $50
  • Dunedin $50
  • Central Otago $50
  • Invercargill $50

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

Ride Forever Gold Course >

The Ride Forever Gold course is aimed at seasoned riders who wish to fine tune their skills and get more from their riding. The course focuses more on open-road riding / touring and can be tailored to suit the riders’ particular learning objectives. The Gold level training includes the requirements for riders intending to have their riding skills assessed via a NZ Transport Agency advanced riding assessment (riding instructor).

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Experienced riders (Full Licence).
  • Ideal for rider groups or club bookings. Book the whole course with your friends.
  • NOT suitable for a rider on a Learner or Restricted License.

YOU GET:

  • A full day group lesson (maximum 6 riders) with one of our NZTA certified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • The Ride Forever Gold training course comprises flexible content modules. The instructor will select the modules that best suit the requirements of the group. Some of the modules include:
    • Group and long distance riding
    • Riding formations
    • Riding with a pillion
    • Riding with loads
    • Advanced cornering
    • Counter-steering
    • Braking into a curve

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • A full day (8 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $50
  • West Coast $50
  • Dunedin $50
  • Central Otago $50
  • Invercargill $50

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT RIDE FOREVER COURSES:

  • ALL RIDERS are required to wear suitable protective gear (minimum: helmet / motorcycle specific jacket / boots) — instructors may refuse training to riders who are not properly attired.
  • If you are riding your own bike, your bike is required to have both a current Warrant of Fitness and be Road Registered. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up to course on a motorcycle without a current WOF and/or Registration.
  • ALL RIDERS must bring their current Drivers Licence. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up to course without a current Drivers Licence.
  • Any rider attending a course currently on their Learner Licence is required by Law to have an L-Plate fitted to their motorcycle. Instructors WILL refuse training to riders who turn up with a current Learners Licence without an affixed L-Plate on their motorcycle.
  • To attend any of this course you must be confident enough to ride amongst traffic. If you are not feeling confident enough for this, a one-on-one session will be better suited to you.
  • For the Ride Forever Bronze course morning tea and coffee is provided. Lunch will be taken during the on-road group ride at a cafe at your cost.
  • Ride Forever Courses are not weather dependent. Rain or sun—we’re riding. If it is wet, please bring your wet weather gear. We do not offer refunds to riders who do not ‘show on the day’.
  • If you can not attend a booked course or assessment—let us know 24 hours in advance and we will reschedule you at no cost.
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