I had a great experience at Streetwise
Cycle School. The classroom was good and didn't go any longer
than necessary. Those classes can get boring in a hurry, but
that was not the case here. I thought the riding range was
excellent. They covered so many skills and techniques that I
didn't think they could in a two day class, so i was very
have an amazing course here. Even if it didn't provide the benefits
of the license (which you make a breeze), insurance discount, etc.
this is something I would do simply because of the amount of fun I
had. Thank you for taking something I expected to be boring and
painful (like drivers ed), and making it fun and enjoyable. I hope
to come back in the future!
I really liked how the class was so detailed
and went over so many different exercises that aren't even on
any road tests. It just shows how much more this class teaches
The coaches were absolutely fantastic. Ken is an
extremely approachable guy and great at encouraging the timid.
Dale was great at getting people to stop second guessing
themselves and just do it. I think the two of them make a great
combo as far as intructor teams would go. Really impressive.
They were extremely well preparred and were very detailed with
there instruction, so there was never any questions on what our
expectations were. Safety was something that they discussed
constantly, and was without a doubt their first priority.
...I can not say enough about what a great class it was. I
really think the instructors Ken, and Dale were truly one of the
major reasons that class was so great. They are great with
people, excellent at explaining how things work and their
expectations and they just come off as people you would like to
remain friends with. Instructors make or brake a class, so they
Blake R 10/30/2012
I was really thrilled with the training program. I felt it was
very professional and thorough, including all correspondence
before, during and also, a follow up email. I would also like to
thank you for the flexibility you offered to accomodate my
schedule. I truly felt like I spent a day at 6 flags. I knew
absolutely nothing about motorcycles, no idea where the gas
went, clueless about maintenance, and less about operating one.
Your school totally delivered everything you promised.
The instructors were experienced and informative, also
entertaining, ever watchful. It amazed me how they observed and
knew everything you did properly, and what you needed to (and
how) to improve on, even what you did wrong. I learned so much
in such a short, but intense 2 day course. Thank you for
offering such a great class, making it so convenient, a fun
experience, and especially the service of the road test, and
having the license sent right to us, avoiding a loooong day at
the registry. All in all, I will recommend you every day I can't
say enough about what a wonderful experience, and how satisfied
I am. Also, I really love Dale. She is quite an asset to your
Sincerely, Karen C 10/30/2012
Marjorie and Mike have been wonderful with us, I could not have
hoped for better coaching. I believe that the training course
doesn't only make me a better motorcycle rider, but also a
better driver in general. It's excellent value for the money,
much better than I was expecting it to be and will highly
Ribal B 10/29/2012
I have been very pleased with the class I took this
weekend. The instructors, Marjorie and Mike have been so
helpful, accompanying all of us whether total beginners like me
or those with some experience with the same attention. I think
the method used, going through the learning curve step by step
is very effective, gradual and adapted for a perfect learning
experience. I will refer your program to friends who are looking
to learn safe motorcycle riding. Please, thank Marjorie and Mike
again for me (& all the others in the group i am sure would
Jean-Claude B 10/28/2012
I took the
class on the 21-22nd of October. I have been riding on a permit
for years and finally decided to get my license!! I learned alot
from Dineen--she was an excellant teacher!! I would highly
recommend her to anyone taking this course!
Matt C 10/24/2012
I am extremely satisfied by
my overall experience at Streetwise. The instructor was
experienced, knowledgable, friendly. There were many motorcycles
to choose from... Both Allen and Dale were both very friendly,
respectful, prepared, and caring. They were excellent
communicators and show genuine care towards their students. It
is also very clear that they are passionate about riding
motorcycles. This really lift the mood of the class. Also both
coaches are very good at stressing what is important and
insisting on practicing the crucial skills necessary for riding.
This allows us to know what to really pay attention and work
hard on. Both coaches showed concern for our personal safety,
and really make sure to teach us all the safety information we
need to know.
Dale was especially passionate and
knowledgable. She really cared about the personal growth of her
students, and is alway supportive of her students. At the same
time, she is very strict and demanding when doing drills. This
shows that she really wants to make sure that we learn the
skills necessary to ride safely. I'm very happy to have had Dale
as an instructor, and cannot imagine having a better motorcycle
Howard K 10/24/2012
I was very
happy with the course, the instructors didn't waste any time in
the classroom and emphasized any and all important points which
was very helpful. The riding range was a great experience, the
exercises were really fun. The instruction and feedback I got
after each exercise was very constructive and supportive, never
sarcastic or judgmental. The instructors also were very
organized and there was little to no time wasted waiting around
for them to set up. They were very pleasant to be around and
lightened the semi-serious nature of the dangerous activity
which I was initially nervous about. Despite the semi-formal
relaxed tone of the riding range instruction, the instructors
made the safety of the students their first priority.
Chase O 10/16/2012
Thanks Bob! I had a lot of fun
in the class and I noticed an immediate improvement in my
riding. It was a great class and I learned a lot! Thanks again.
Nick D 10/16/2012
I personally loved the
course. I thought the amount of time dedicated to the classroom
and the range were perfect. I learned a lot and it was great to
be around riders with a passion for riding and overall safety.
The "open forum" nature made everyone feel that they could ask
questions without feeling singled out or dumb and the support in
the group made it feasible for everyone at any level to pass the
My overall experience in the classroom was
positive. I needed to absorb the information and I felt that the
combination of video material as well as the booklet really
cemented that for me.
The range experience was also great
in terms of providing habitual systems for starting and stopping
the bikes, safety procedures and general bike/road operational
As far as the coaches, I thought you all
were fantastic. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced,
approachable and very encouraging especially to new riders. I
felt safety was of utmost importance, I felt the skills were
aptly demonstrated, I felt everybody was respected and
professional and respected the students.
recommend the course to anyone that is thinking about getting a
license, someone with a new bike,or even as an activity to do
over a couple of days just for interest.
Thanx again, a
very positive experience overall.
Steve B 10/10/2012
I have to say that I am very pleased with the way the
two days of training went this past weekend in Foxboro... Ken
and Suzan are both exceptional. They are patient, professional,
and encouraging while making sure their students are clear on
the requirements both in terms of proper riding, and safe
riding. Aside for the constant rain on day 2, which made for
challenging conditions, the weekend couldn't have gone better
I'm planning on buying my first bike in late
winter/early spring, and after a few months of riding, plan to
come back next year for the advanced course. Thank you for
providing this terrfic instruction that will be so important to
me as I start riding again for the first time in over 30 years.
Joe F 10/2/2012
meaning to write to thank you and Streetwise for a great
weekend. You have a great instructor in Ken, and I know everyone
really enjoyed the course. The instructors, and Ken in
particular, did a great job with the entire 12 person class on
Saturday, and Ken made for an exciting and challenging Sunday
when we were widdled down to four remaining riders.
thoroughly enjoyed the course, and will certainly recommend it
to any friends interested in getting their license.
Jeff S 10/2/2012
The beginner rider class this
weekend was awesome ken did a great job teaching all the
technique and I was very pleased with what I learned.
Thanks , Loreto G 10/1/2012
My experience in the
classroom and on the riding range was enjoyable and
knowledgeable. The RiderCoaches (Susan and Tom) were engaging
and patient with everyone in the class. I felt very much
respected and encouraged by them. The preparation of the
classroom time was very effective when learning important riding
skills and rules of the road. The discussions and interactions
were very helpful to understand the material that was provided.
Safety on the riding range was constantly reinforced and
negligence was not tolerated.
I have never experienced
such professionalism in a course as I did at Streetwise Cycle
School. The staff is extremely organized and willing to put
forth the extra effort in preparing you for riding a motorcycle.
The information that is provided before, during and after the
course will help to further my knowledge for basic motorcycle
riding skills. I am looking forward to applying these skills
once purchasing a motorcycle of my own.
Bill G 9/30/2012
Please accept my
sincere thanks to you and your staff on providing an outstanding
program in Foxboro this past week. As a retired Police Chief I
know firsthand how important it is to be a safe driver of any
vehicle but most importantly on a Motorcycle. Your staff and
school has provided great instruction on all aspects of
motorcycle operation and safety. I believe your training should
be mandatory to obtain a motorcycle license in Massachusetts. I
found your staff to be very knowledgeable and safety conscious
in their instruction. The entire process from the very beginning
of enrolling straight through receiving my certificate and
license to be efficient, effective and professional. I highly
recommend this program to all who plan on operating a
Again, thank you and be safe,
I thought the class was a great mix of
classroom instruction and plenty of riding- going into it I was
concerned there would be limited time on the bikes. I was amazed
at everyone's confidence and skill by the end of the two days-
we went from never having touched a motorcycle to doing tight
figure eight's, quick stops, etc. that I never would have
imagined we'd be capable of in such a short amount of time.
... this was the best father's day gift my wife could have
gotten me, everything went off without a hitch, started on time,
made effective use of time, etc. Weather was dialed in perfectly
too which I know we can't predict, but made it all that much
David F 9/24/2012
absolutely happy with my experience, and went on the
recommendation of other friends who have passed the course. Of
course, having all four-and five star reviews on Yelp were a
reinforcing factor as well.
The overall presentation of
the class, the care of the instructors, and the material were
all great... Every instructor I had was fantastic. My principle
riding coach was Suzan, who was absolutely fantastic and it was
quite evident that she and every riding coach I encountered in
the two days there generally cared and want you to succeed. I
also liked that different instructors taught on different days -
I had Suzan and Alan, but secondary teachers switched - this is
great, as you get to experience different takes and
The emails beforehand, the step by step
instruction on how to obtain your license, and the material
itself were all quite straightforward and very helpful.
Anyone who is considering riding a motorcycle I would gladly and
without a second doubt send them to your school!
Phil S 9/23/2012
The course itself was
absolutely amazing! Suzan was animated and so interesting. I’m
not a morning person and was struggling with the hours…I work
evening and nites so early morning is not best for me. But she
was so great, I hung on her every word!! Ken and Suzan were our
instructors…THE VERY VERY BEST... I can’t wait to get my bike
and just practice on my own.
The RiderCoaches were the
most supportive and un-intimadating instructors ever. I
absolutely felt respected and encouraged by them. I wanted to
quit on Sunday at 11:00a.m. I blew through an exercise (meaning,
I went over the cones, around the cones, anywhere but where I
was suppose to be. I was so frustrated, so discouraged at this
point... I was feeling panic and I told this to Suzan. She
listened to me, and then asked me to do the exercise once more,
I did and I was fine….but then we had a break. At the break, she
called me over to her car and we talked and she just was so
supportive and encouraging. She convinced me I was doing fine
and that I was too hard on myself and gave more some more really
great advice…. I was so much better after that. Obviously, I got
my license and I did not finish last in the class… as a matter
of fact, I finished 6th…out of 9 so I felt pretty good after
that. Also, Ken was so sweet…. lots and lots of feedback. Very
supportive and I felt like that he just wanted to see us all
succeed…so he just kept encouraging, smiling and giving great
feedback. These two were such a great team…. you need to keep
them together. Thanks to both of them. I wanted to get my
license for over 30 years, and this was so important to me… so
Ken and Suzan helped me to accomplish this goal. Awesome program
Bob… great staff!!
It has been 4 days since the course
and I have my license. So I have ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS.
Everything was really smooth and went so well.
Lynn P 9/13/2012
Bud was a great teacher in the
classroom and on the range. He was supportive, but yet firm when
you really needed it. He was with us all the way.
was also great on the range (her and Bud made a great team). She
was always smiling and supportive out there, but yet stressed
the important rules of riding. They both made it fun to learn
and made the class a family.
My girlfriend gave this to
me as a bday present and I can't thank her enough.
Mike J 9/12/2012
I was highly satisfied by both
the CLASSROOM and RIDING RANGE.
In the classroom, I felt
Suzan really knew the material and how to communicate it in a
way that emphasized the value of the knowledge take away. We
were learning things not to memorize facts for a test but to
understand the things that could make riding safer and more
The Riding Range part was also
invaluable. I am a natural athlete, good with machines, am an
excellent bicycle rider and have driven a standard shift, but
when I first walked on the the range and looked at those
motorcycles I thought to myself "can I even do this?". 20
minutes later I was riding. Suzan and Ken provided smooth,
natural guidance in a way that was not intimidating, even though
some of the skills could have be extremely so... The rider
coaches were simply incredible. They absolutely encouraged
everyone and never showed anything but respect and concern for
our safety, they felt like more than coaches, like friends who
knew how to help us learn these critical skills.
administrative aspect have so far been also great. The
communications were timely, concise and easy to understand.
Looking at the schedule, finding my slot and signing up, super
smooth and easy. Hard to improve on.
To sum up, I will
absolute say positive things about and recommend Streetwise. The
same way that a former student did to me. I also also seriously
considering advanced courses since I am not fooling myself about
my current skill level. Just because I passed the basic course
doesn't mean I can't learn more.
The RiderCoaches (Ken and Susan) were
awesome! They were supportive of us and patient with us, and at
the same time kept everyone inline (there's always a tendency
for people to try to push the limits, esp if they're
motorcyclists!) But I think they did a fantastic job.
Osman A 9/10/2012
Everything is excellent. You guys
rock. I appreciate your timeliness and the communication in
writing the emails.
Praveen K 9/10/2012
Kenny and Demi were phenomenal instructors... Soooooo
Professional... they play GOOD Guy Bad Gay awesomely... a great
team... no joke... for my self I had not riden in over 30 years
since a bad accident back in the late 70 ties... it took a bit
getting use too again (trust Me)... yet with Ken's awesome
encouragement I am riding once again... (YOU HAVE A REAL JEWEL
THERE) The man is a keeper ... God bless you guys ... it was a
trip I will never forget... you do have my blessing and I am
sooooo sure the blessing of all your students that pass thru
your AWESOME COURSE. I will encourage any body who I know that
rides or intends too, to take your course.
Tom W 9/7/2012
I am very glad to have been apart of the Basic Riders
course. Dale was an awesome instructor. She went through
everything classroom wise that we needed to know. She answered
any questions we had, and helped us when on the Range even
boosting morale and praising us for doing a good job. Just like
my time in the military, if we didn't get something at first or
couldn't do something while riding because me as a beginner and
zero experience of riding a motorcycle or driving a manual. She
would have us do it over and over again in the allotted time we
had to actually get it which was very key to passing the class
and getting my license. She was an awesome coach, even going
into explaining to us what we did wrong and why and how to fix
the problem and when took her corrective advise we usually did
it better and better than we did the first go around. I loved it
and I was glad a buddy of mine recommended it to me and my
parents. I've heard nothing but good things about Streetwise
Cycle School and I now know why. It was a fun and awesome
experience and I appreciate the chance of taking your course,
and want to thank both you and my coach Dale on an awesome job
well done. It was just Awesome.
Justin R 9/6/2012
Hi Bob, Great class , both verbal and ride time. You
and your assistant are very knowledgeable. I thought you both
explained things very well. I have told other to take the class,
and may do it again myself.
David H 9/5/2012
I must say that I enjoyed my experience at Streetwise.
I came with no knowledge of motorcycles or motorcycle safety. In
addition, I had a lot of trepidation and fear. Bud and Mike
really put me at ease and made me feel I could place confidence
in their instruction. Their personal experiences and
professional knowledge was beyond approach. They also made the
classes fun and enjoyable. Most importantly, I know I came out
of there with the information to make a safe rider (much more so
than if I had trained or practice myself). The money I invested
was money well spent.
Lysander J 9/4/2012
I am currently taking the last day of your weekend
class on 9/2/12 with my father. We absolutely love it and the
instructor ken is great. Nicest guy... I will definantely be
letting more people interested in riding to take you class. I
thoroughly enjoyed it and the instructors both Ken and Demi were
Tom W 9/2/2012
Both teachers did a GREAT job. They were very well prepared.
They emphasized the correct techniques and performed all the
corresponding practical exercises without taking any shortcuts.
The theory part was also delivered very well. The book and
the videos are good. Excellent course!
Oz S 8/29/2012
I enjoyed the course very much. The instructors
covered the materials thoroughly in the classroom and also
shared some of their own personal experiences. The riding
portion of the instruction was handled very well and I believe
each of the students was given the necessary time and
instruction to enable each to become a safe rider.
I am so thoroughly pleased with
Streetwise Cycle School!!!!!!!! I learned so much from
well-prepared, patient, encouraging, enthusiastic, competent
encouraging (oh I said that twice) knowledgeable, and personable
instructors. I have been on the "back" for years, always wanted
to be a rider, but didn't have the self-confidence nor courage.
Dale and Bud cured me of all my doubts and hesitations.
Two days after completing the course, I bought my first Harley
Sportster. I completed the course on August 14th and bought my
bike on the 21st. Today is August 27th, I went on my first SOLO
ride and did almost 100 miles! I did the trails of Blue HIlls
and the coast of Cohasset. I have yet to conquer the highway,
but drove over the Fore River Bridge, which is quite an
accomplishment if you know the area! (It's under construction).
...Anyone thinking of becoming a safe rider, confident or
nervous, should definitely take this course. It changed my life!
I AM IN CONTROL!!!!!!!! And loving every minute of it!
Thank you thank you thank you!
Jolene L 8/27/2012
I had a great experience. I was extremely satisfied with the
course overall. The riding range portion was particularly
helpful, and I’m glad so much time was spent out there.
The RiderCoaches were Great! They gave me the confidence to
ride, while instilling the proper level of cautiousness in me. I
don't know that I'd be willing to even ride regularly if I
hadn't had them teaching me! They pushed me to perform better,
without being mean about it. They clearly knew what they were
doing and the course went smoothly.
Great experience. Learned lot of things both classroom and
riding and it was fun (obviously more fun riding :). Susan and
Paul were excellent!
Guevara N 8/20/2012
I’m very satisfied and I actually told Dale that I
would recommend the course to my brothers (if and when they
choose to learn to ride) and friends. The CLASSROOM was very
good. Dale did a good job presenting the information and
relating to the video. The RIDING RANGE was excellent plenty of
room and not concerns about running into my classmates.
Overall I’m very satisfied and very happy that I took the
course. After some time riding my own bike I’m thinking of
taking Experienced Rider Course.
Anibal T 8/20/2012
Thank you Bob your school was an awesome experience.
Both Dale and Bud were great!!
Trung T 8/15/2012
I was extremely satisfied with Streetwise Cycle School from my
very first inquiry. Bob got back to me immediately answering all
my questions via email and by phone; he picked up on me
accidently choosing the Boston location when Foxboro was closer
The directions for what I needed to do to
prepare, what to bring and wear for the course were excellent.
The riding coaches, Bob and Dale were outstanding. They got
their point across accurately; I felt completely confident
taking instructions from them.
I’m looking forward to
taking advance courses with Streetwise.
Philip L 8/14/2012
Bob--you have a great program
there. The curriculum is good, the evaluation is rigorous, and
the teachers are fantastic (esp. Dale). More comments below.
Kem S 8/10/2012
Hi Bob, The course again was
great. A lot of information was gained by the classroom part and
questions were answered and explained well. Bud and Dale and you
too, were excellent in making everyone comfortable on the bike.
All instructors are great in showing what we were expected to
know and do. And if anyone had a problem, they didn't hesitate
to step in and show the correct way. Everything was prepared and
laid out for us to succeed in our performance. Thank you for all
your help and encouragement. Now I must practice, practice and
hopefully constantly improve.
Mary C 8/9/2012
Loved the course, very helpful. Coaches were great. Supportive,
friendly, knowledgeable. Got good information and tips.
Administrative process was easy. Good communication before,
during and after course.
Michael G 8/8/2012
I was completely satisfied with both sessions I took, the basic
and the advanced. I must say that on Sunday 7-29-2012 I almost
put my bike into a wall but thanks to the teachings of my
Streetwise class I was able to use what I learned to get out of
it. The rider coaches were all extremely professional, courteous
and considerate. They were all encouraging and very well
prepared. Overall my two experiences were worth all my time and
money starting from the point of registration to the completion
of the course.
Claire F 8/1/2012
completed the basic rider training program with Dineen and Ken.
Both riding coaches were absolutely phenomenal. They both were
very patient with me, as I had no previous riding experience,
and had never even driven a standard car before. When I would
get down on myself for failing an exercise miserably, Dineen
would give me little pep talks which really helped get my
confidence up to where it should have been. Ken was an amazing
instructor, and made everyone feel more relaxed while providing
a safe learning environment. Ultimately everything about this
riding program was wonderful... Dineen and Ken both truly made
this a fantastic experience for me.
-Stephanie K 7/24/2012
The class was
just great by the way. My biggest fear going into it was getting
some jerk instructors but Ken and Dineen were just the best. I
couldn't have hoped for any better instructors. I learned so
much this weekend and I am very thankful I took the course.
Dave W 7/23/2012
I just want
to thank you for the enjoyable weekend attending your Basic
Rider Course. Being a senior citizen, grandfather, and never
ridden a motorcycle before the class, I was a little
apprehensive about taking the course. Right from the start, the
coaches made you feel at ease with their teaching and coaching
methods. The curriculum was very straight forward and very well
organized. I felt enough time was spent on both the driving and
the classroom time.
The whole process from registration
to course completion was a very ease. All questions were
answered either on the well organized web site, by e-mail, or by
the coaches at the class.
I would definitely recommend
this course for any one, of any age to attend. I challenge other
senior citizens out there to sign up, and have an enjoyable
Thanks again to you Bob, and the coaches that
made this an enjoyable experience.
Alan L 7/20/2012
I have already posted on YELP and Google Maps, but wanted to
thank you again for a wonderful experience. I truly wasn't sure
I would be able to learn to ride - but wanted to try. As a 48
year old woman, a "Church Lady", and an overly cautious person
who tends to be low on the risk ladder, I was definitely
tentative about my ability to actually acquire the knowledge and
skills to be able to ride. For a Vespa owner I know it is a bit
overly cautious to do the full BRC, but I felt it would help me
be a safer rider. Now, after learning to ride on a 250 cc bike,
I am not sure the Vespa will cut it anymore. Thank you for
sharing the joys of motorcycle riding and giving me such a solid
training and supportive learning environment. Dineen and Whitey
were so patient and encouraging, and as a woman it meant so much
to have a female teacher as a role model (and inspiration). My
friends teased me about this being my mid-life crisis, but I am
calling it my mid-life empowerment. There is no way I am going
on the back of the bike ever again - from now on I want to be
the driver and not the passenger. Driving is way more fun!
I am also encouraging my sons to take the course - though
neither has expressed an interest in learning to ride, I think
it would be a terrific experience, life skill, and safety
I took the
class this past weekend, Whitey and Dineen were the instructors.
I thought they were both very nice and helpful. I was shocked to
see people that have never ridden or even been around a bike
doing figure 8s after a very short time. I have already told a
couple of my friends about the course and how they should take
it. I have been riding for a couple years already but was still
taught things that will help me on the road.
Matt W 7/18/2012
The coaches were amazing, well
prepared, experienced and stayed on schedule. I was very
satisfied overall and would highly recommend this class to
Sarah U 7/18/2012
I was very satisfied with my experience both on the range and in
My rider coaches were Mike and Dineen.
They were AWESOME! They were well prepared, great at
communicating, and complimented each other extremely well.
The administrative process and information transfer was
concise and effective.
Thank you for a great experience,
Jared P 7/17/2012
The course was great. All the
instructors were incredible, it was a great experience and I
Robert H 7/16/2012
satisfaction is high... The rider coaches were absolutely
outstanding. Bob was professional, through & through. Not only
was he an excellent coach vocally, he executed every maneuver
with near perfection. He was a calming presence, both on the
course and in the classroom. Dale was a riot. She instantly put
everyone at ease by being herself. She was able to tune her
encouragement & teaching to each rider personally, no matter how
different the bike or the rider¡¦s personality. Her riding
experience was evident in the way she taught. Bob and Dale were
a positively deadly combination, in a very good way!
in all, a great day. Super hot (in the 90¡¦s & humid). Teachers
came to teach. Riders came to ride. MOM¡¦s surprised us with
some free water. Everyone left in much better riding shape than
when they arrived. This is a course worth taking. Thank you Bob
& Dale (and MOM's for the water!)...
-Matt T 7/15/2012
I was very satisfied with my
experience both in the classroom and on the riding range. The
classroom instruction was direct and effective, and I felt very
prepared for the written examination. The instruction we
received on the range was engaging, clear, supportive, and
prioritized participant safety. I deeply appreciated your
flexibility and all of the time and effort you put into
accommodating our specific needs. My wife, in particular, was
very happy to have been able to do her training on both a
motorcycle and a scooter. I also appreciated Dale's concern for
our well-being, openness to questions, positive attitude, and
Stephen L 7/5/2012
I like to
thank you and your dedicated instructors, Dale and Kerry for the
excellent and valuable riding instructions given us both at the
riding range and classroom.
My son, his wife and in
particular myself we all had a wonderful time learning and
practicing the necessary skills to ride motorcycles safely last
weekend at your class. To us, it was a wonderful and meaningful
bonding experience what we could share. I used to ride smaller
motorcycles (Honda 50-90cc) since high school age but it has
been many years after I came to the US that I have not been on a
motorcycle. As a result, you can imagine the fun I had last
weekend when slowly I re-familiarized myself with riding a
bigger motorcycle with the correct technics. To me, as you must
have noticed, the biggest challenges were to feel comfortable
accelerating safely through a curve and to shift my body weight
to maneuver the figure 8 U turns. I am sure with more practice
applying the technics you taught I will become more skillful at
these maneuvers. My hope right now is to be able to buy a bike I
like and to practice regularly. New England is such a beautiful
place with so many picturesque country roads you can cruise
around safely. I am really looking forward to enjoying these
riding experiences with my own bike some day soon.
also very impressed how your instructions allowed novices like
my son and daughter in law to pick up the basic riding skills
the first day and then to practice with confidence all the
challenging maneuvers the next day to pass the riding tests.
Since both of them will be spending a year in Vietnam where the
major mean of transportation is motorcycles, it comforts me
tremendously that they learned from your course lots of
necessary maneuvers to ride a motorcycle safely.
again, thank you and when the opportunities come up, I will
definitely recommend friends who are interested at learning how
to ride to sign up a course at your school. Myself, depending on
how much riding I will be getting, I will also be interested at
taking a refresher rider course or an advanced rider course with
Happy July 4th!
Uy T L 7/3/2012
I was extremely satisfied with both the classroom and course
experience. Paul was a terrific classroom instructor and made
the class fun and interesting. Paul and Ken were great
instructors on the course. I could tell they really cared about
helping us to become the safest and best riders we can be. It
was impressive how well they worked together and really never
missed a beat in terms of the demonstrations, etc. Very
I would definitely recommend Street
Wise Cycle School to friends who want to learn to ride.
Ben C 6/26/2012
I was very impressed
with both classroom and range instruction. It was all very
thorough and helpful.
Paul and Ken were very, very good.
I was really impressed. Both of them were very attentive to each
student and provided a lot of 1:1 coaching. They were clear at
all times with their instruction. Safety is definitely their #1
concern and it was apparent. Paul and Ken are extremely
I was really happy that I signed up
and took the course. I cannot imagine another school can do it
Tina L 6/20/2012
I thought the whole
experience was great as well as the instructors and classes. I
would not hesitate to recommend the program to anyone. Many
thanks to you and staff
Richard S 6/26/2012
I was very pleased and impressed with the course, class and
process of the riding school. BUD and RICK were very
knowledgeable, professional and thorough. They were highly
attentive, committed and seemed very concerned about my well
being and learning success. They were polite and courteous
throughout the entire program. I was pleased with the experience
and thought the course/class was well planned and executed.
I will recommend your program to any one I can and will
mention my positive feed back to Joe who owns MOM in Foxborough.
Please give my thanks to Bud and Rick
Joseph M 6/20/2012
I had just taken the course this
weekend @ the new MOM's location and being a new rider the
course was really great for me. I did learn alot out of the
classroom and I really appreciate all the time out on the
course. I felt that the instructors were very good because they
had kept the class moving at all times. From mounting and
dismounting to understand the next practice that we were going
to work on. Very very informative for me. Dale had let us know
that she was actually new to being an instructor but she seems
to be well seasoned in the course and very upbeat. Ron was also
a great instructor as well. Before each task he would
demonstrate what the course was about so we could see how the
course was laid out and where we needed to be at all times... I
felt that the whole setup went very smooth and had given this
class ample amount of riding time. Being that it was my first
time ever sitting on a bike, the course had made it a very safe
and exciting time for me. I really appreciate the time the
instructors took for the class and I want to thank the
Instructors for a wonderful experience I had.
again for a great experience
Rob B 6/20/2012
Overall I am extremely satisfied with my experience at
Streetwise. The classroom component was the perfect balance
between a serious conversation about safety and an informal Q&A.
The instructors were honest and frank about issues of risk and
safety, and that's really the best way to talk about those
topics. On the riding range, I had a great deal of fun!
Our instructor was named Ken. He was very friendly and
approachable, and always ready with a word of encouragement. He
was stern when people made mistakes concerning safety, which was
good. At all times I felt well informed and prepared to attempt
the exercise at hand, mostly due to his good explanations and
Essentially, the entire process went as
smoothly as it could, and I feel that it was an incredibly
worthwhile way to spend a weekend.
Thanks so much!
I just wanted to take the time to say
how great the class was Monday and Tuesday with Bud and Rick. I
was pretty nervous coming into the class as I had never driven a
motorcycle or even a dirt bike and had no idea how to drive a
manual transmission. But after just the beginning of the first
day I felt much more comfortable and at ease as the instructors
were very knowledgeable and patient with everyone starting out
with different skill levels. I was extremely impressed with the
class and felt like it went at the perfect pace... me with each
drill... I really learned a lot and feel like I have the
knowledge to safely start riding on my own. I can't say enough
about the instructors... they kept the classroom time
interesting and going at a smooth pace and were extremely
helpful in the way in which the riding time was done... by
discussing the drill and then watching a demonstration made me
feel so much more comfortable, even when the drill was a little
Thanks so much, I have two brothers that
are interested in riding and will certainly be sending them to
Streetwise, even though it isn't even the closest school to us!
Jen H 6/13/2012
My wife and I were very
satisfied with the class. The level of instruction was
top-notch. It was obvious the Dineen cared about our safety not
only on the course, but going forward as new motorcycle riders.
She added real-world knowledge that will come in handy in the
Dale did excellent demonstrations and coached us
well also. She also had great knowledge, and helped many of us
with problems we were encountering.
information and the range information was great. As nearly all
new motorcyclists, the information was spot-on for our skill
level, and got us all up to speed on riding a motorcycle safely
at a quick pace.
I would gladly recommend your school to
any friends or family I know looking to ride!
again for running a great professional school and a tight ship!
Anthony R 6/12/2012
Thank you for a top notch rider
course. The riding range experience was critical, instructive
and most of all fun! Bob and Whitey used a technique I'd like to
dub as laid-back tough love. In doing that they were able to
reign in a class of newbies with the utmost safety and yet
provide a nurturing environment for us to grow. They are truly
Yuval B 6/12/2012
My wife and I took the BRC with Bud and Rick just
yesterday... and wanted to let you know just how very pleased we
both are. Both instructors were phenomenal. Serious when it was
needed, jovial and happy the rest of the time. I don't think Bud
has more than one facial expression, a smile. The course itself
was informative and easy to follow... When all is said an done,
it was a deal at twice the price, you can't put a dollar figure
on the info and experience gained through the course and put
forth by two very informative and well spoken (Bud does not
candy coat anything) individuals with a wealth of knowledge,
from filling the tank to battery maintenance. Of course all the
important stuff too.
Thank you for your time,
David and Megan T 6/6/2012
wanted to let you know that the class was great. I have nothing
but high praise for all the instructors that helped us. We had
Rick as the main teacher and Bud and another gentleman helping
out. I had no experience before this class and I feel confidant
in my riding skills, well ok, maybe not truly confident, but
with some riding experience under my belt, I will be. It gave me
the skills that I will need going further.
As far as the
class was concerned, the material was gone over in a timely
manner and it prepared us for the written exam. As long as you
were paying attention in class, no one should fail the written
portion. The skills portion was also given in a way that is
conducive to learning. The instructors would verbally give us
instructions, then a demo, followed by constructive criticism
for each student. I found the comments they gave me very
helpful. I truly felt that they wanted all of us to learn the
skills necessary for us to have the confidence to pass the
All in all it was a great experience and
I can not wait to get out there and start riding.
Claire P 6/6/2012
You had the dream
team of coaches at this class. I learned a lot and it was fun.
They made two rain soaked days worth it. I was impressed with
their personalities and their knowledge. I have been to many
hands on type training's in my life for many things but this was
my first in the motorcycle world and it your trainers were the
best by far.
V M 6/5/2012
had a great experience with the course, so thank you. I came
into the course not knowing a thing about riding a motorcycle.
After leaving this class, I'm 100x more confident in my ability
to safely ride a motorcycle. I was afraid that most people in
the classroom would at least know how to turn it on & even
called someone right before the class to tell me how so I
wouldn't look stupid, but the step by step process with each
step & repitition was termendous help. Anyone coming in w/o any
knowledge will have no problem.
Paul & Demi were very
helpful with every question we had for them. They explained
Thank you for offering this
course! Everyone was professional & great!
Amy C 6/5/2012
Thanks so much for an excellent weekend course! You
and your team did an outstanding job and I'd be pleased to
recommend your school to anyone. The instructors clearly had a
passion for riding and they were very professional and fun. All
the best; please pass along my thanks to all of the others.
Rishi B 6/4/2012
Overall I felt the class
was very informative and provided us with all the safety
instructions I could need. Demi and Paul were so encouraging to
everyone. It was obvious that they are experienced riders by
their ability to give us clear and positive feedback. Great
Thanks for you help. The class was great!
Justin S 6/4/2012
Thank you all for the support. I
never thought that I can learn riding a motorcycle one day.
Because of your teaching and the way introduce me to the bike
without fear and with confidence, I can ride . You give me basic
and professional technique to ride a motorcycle. Thank you to my
teachers on the terrain
Hicham H 6/2/2012
Had a great time wtih my family during the training. Sessions
were excellent and I believe I will be a better operator as a
result of the training your team provided.
Kevin B 5/30/2012
Loved both classroom and riding
range experiences. Highly satisfied...WONDERFUL. I could not
love Mike, Bud, and Susan more than I do! They're all fun, easy
going but informative and helpful people. They made me feel
confident and gave me the BEST well-worded advice, and kept
everyone safe. I felt respected as a person, which as a teenager
who is often looked down upon and stereotyped because of my age,
I greatly appreciate. I was welcomed by the instructors and by
the other class members as a peer and not looked down upon as a
pest (which happens more often than anyone would believe). They
were honest and kind- reminding us to be on time, bring proper
gear, and guiding us to become good riders. All three
instructors spoke loudly so we all could hear, and made sure to
cover all the instructions in the pamphlet. I felt safe,
encouraged, and excited!
Thank you so very much for
helping me gain the confidence and skills I need to become a
good rider. I appreciate the honesty and advice of all the
instructors and I greatly appreciate how fun they made it! Even
at 7am! I could not thank you enough for the whole experience. I
will be recommending Streetwise to all my friends and anyone who
plans on learning to ride. Stay awesome Streetwise!
-Katie W 5/30/2012
I enjoyed the course and got a
lot out of it. Ron, Mike and Dale did a great job getting the
concepts across without making it a burden or tedious.
John B 5/30/2012
Thanks Bob for a
very safe and informative experience. I, along with everyone
else in the class that I could see, really enjoyed those two
days. I am thinking that after a year and 1000 miles under my
belt (I have a feeling that 1000 isn't going to be hard to get
to), I'll might well want to take the experienced riders course.
Thanks for getting my licensing under way as well.
Really terrific experience. I was an
absolute basket case the first day... But I toughed it out with
the help of Mike and Bud, and by the second day was cornering
with aplomb. I have a long way to go, but I no longer consider
myself a menace to public safety. I would definitely recommend
this course to anyone - if you guys could teach me, I think you
could teach anyone.
Lisa P 5/30/2012
basic course was really well done starting with ground zero
experience – which is most everyone. Program is very well
designed and progresses with exercises building skill
development. It’s amazing taking people without any motorcycle
experience and 1.5 days later they’re weaving thru your riding
range. People would be crazy not to start with your course
before they get on the road.
A lot of the info with
experienced rider course was an extension of day 2 of basic
rider course. I enjoyed the riding range skill development with
both slow and faster speed cornering and knowledge from class
notes etc. To safely get thru Braintree split traffic during
rush hour takes knowledge and confidence – can’t imagine taking
this on without your classes.
I've been riding for 24 years about
80% off road. This class opened my eyes to a lot of things I was
doing wrong. I got a lot out of this experience and am going
recommend this class to friends. I just bought a 2012 Suzuki
Dr650 se and feel more confident on the pavement.
Erik D 5/21/2012
Overall 10 out of
10. I learned a lot and I had tons of fun.
The coaches were great
They all seemed to have a feel for the class as a whole and
moved on accordingly. They made me feel safe, comfortable,
encouraged and reminded me that I was having fun (I actually
was...most of the time). It was Dale's first time at your
facility and I appreciated her letting us know. She was a good
coach and I felt her upmost priority was the safety of all the
riders. Bud was awesome. He took extra time to help me.
Ginger F 5/16/2012
I thought the school was
excellent. The instructors were very patient, encouraging and
informative... I would highly recommend this class to my
David W 5/16/2012
Dale, Rick and
Bud were spectacular!! I felt they had the riding experience and
ability to impart the knowledge necessary to inexperienced
riders in order to make them safe and qualified riders. Their
infinite patience [with my unending questions because I was so
nervous/anxious about actually getting on and riding the bike,]
and ability to teach me the skills I needed was exemplary! They
were amazing coaches. Bud was BEYOND a fantastic teacher, always
putting the drills in plain simple terms - sometimes the verbage
in the book left me with lots of confusion - and knowing just
the right techniques to teach a "terrified learner" how to
operate. All 3 were so positive and encourage, making me feel
confident that I could do this!
Melanie S 5/16/2012
Thank you and your staff for a great experience this
past weekend. Ken and Dale were great instructors and
communicators, that provided an effective level of positive
reinforcement and constructive criticism when needed in a very
As a person who had never been on a
bike before, I was very nervous. Dale went out of her way to
make an uneasy rider feel very comfortable on the bike, and
helped me understand that I could, and was in fact riding a
I'll be sure to recommend Streetwise to my
family and friends!
Cindy T 5/16/2012
I felt like the instructors were encouraging and
didn't allow anyone to feel dumb, yet proded for participation
from everyone. Obviously we were all at different levels and
each person had different skills that eluded them. The
instructors managed to give person to person information but
without sacrificing time with the group as a whole.
instructors I had Ed, Mike, you and the newer women instructor
(name I forgot, but she was great). I thought each riding coach
was excellent, engaging, informatative, no one made you feel
stupid. I know it is hard to teach a group of beginners (no
matter what the subject), throw in the fact that it is a lesson
using a heavy bike and a chance for danger and it makes it even
harder. I thought the coaches all did an excellent job
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgable. They seem to enjoy their
coaching roles, and that helps the students feel at ease.
I was very happy I signed up for this
training. I found that all the coaches, Bud, Bob and Rick, did
an excellent job.
The training course was super, both
the riding and the classroom content was outstanding.
Thank you for your time and the excellent training!!!!!!!
Silvio A 5/10/2012
I had such a great time
learning and really enjoyed the class. I had been riding on my
permit for the past year and was so glad I took your class. It
was very helpful and I realized how much I didn’t know about
road safety and riding.
Tim S 5/9/2012
impressed with Bob & Dale regarding the patience, encouragement,
commmunication,knowledge, respect and the emphasis on safety.
The class & riding instruction were both well prepared yet
informal enough to allow everyone to have fun. I know for me I
had a lot of fun learnong & talking with the other people about
Fred L 5/7/2012
instructors were awesome. Paul and Susan were great. They each
brought some really awesome teaching qualities. I really loved
Paul's style of teaching in the classroom and Susan's style of
teaching out in the course.
Susan was very encouraging
and provided me with some great tips. Paul really pushed me and
knit picked at everything I did wrong making sure that I did
things the right way. I learned a ton. Please send them both my
was fantastic!! ...you have a great team, Bob!! Glad to have
been a part of it!
Heather C 5/4/2012
VERY satisfied with the course. Instructors were great. Very
patient, very helpful.
Chris H 4/28/2012
thought the course was fantastic. I do not have enough time for
all of the great things I have to say about it. The course was
well structured; the steps were broken down into manageable
pieces, and while there was enough time to learn each skill, you
never got bored. It was just so well though out...
and Marjorie were super! I couldn't have asked for better
coaches. They were intelligent, well spoken, knowledgeable,
passionate and encouraging. Even with the torrential rain on
Sunday, they stayed in high spirits and motivated the whole
class to keep with it.
Maddy M 4/26/2012
Thanks again for all the help, patience & understanding. You
have a really good team of instructors, Paul & Ken were patient
with me when i first started out on the range, Paul was working
with me more, and i appreciated his patience most of all my
first 2 days....Bud spoke to me & tried to help calm my nerves &
let me know that not everyone gets it right away, which really
did help during the class portion but Suzan nailed the deal for
me...made a seeming fearful & painful start become a enjoyable,
safe & fun. I'm already recommending Streetwise & Suzan to
Leslie O 4/25/2012
class opportunity was amazing. The entire weekend was a major
lesson in "Feel the fear and do it anyway" for me. I had no idea
how challenging this was going to be for me - it was way further
outside my comfort zone than I could have imagined! But I was
encouraged by the instructors - as well as my classmates - and
while I did not pass the road test on Sunday, I did not give up
- and part of that came from the encouragement I received from
Mike and Suzan over the length of the weekend. I was able to
meet with Suzan privately this morning and have one-on-one
instruction that I found not only helpful but inspiring. I was
able to pass the road test this morning.
Thank you for
confirming that an old(er) dog can learn new tricks!
Overall felt course was run very well.
Enjoyed emphasis on putting in as much riding time and
personally liked riding 1st then classroom as it was not only
more fun but made cover over the equipment more relevant.
Instruction on riding range was great. Instructors were
friendly and professional. Demo run by instructor on the course
to show what we're supposed to do also helpful.
Rick E 4/24/2012
Thanks sooo much, I'm recommending
my friends to your school, great instruction and staff!
Both the classroom and the range
sessions were run extremely professionally; they were
encouraging, informative, and fun. Our instructors, “Whitey” and
Bud worked exceptionally well together, and the ongoing
instruction and corrections given were done in a caring,
non-judgemental, and very supportive way. I could not have asked
for better Rider Coaches, I believe! I teach for a living, and
was very impressed with the way all of the instruction was
given. All of the communications, whether written, or verbal
were timely, and top notch.
I just received my Motorcycle
license in the mail, and know that I will be a far, far, safer
rider, thanks to my instructors, and your course.
The riding coaches were excellent.
They were both demanding and encouraging. I highly recommend
Streetwise to other beginners like me.
Robert B 4/17/2012
Thank you! I was extremely satisfied with the course,
the instructors were great and I felt like I learned a lot. The
range was great and I would definitely recommend this to a
-N. R 4/16/2012
The course was
excellent. My RiderCoaches were Paul and Ken, and they were both
phenomenal. Couldn't be happier.
Great experience and the coaches were
excellent… really, they had great tips and instructions.
Thanks and again your guys really made the difference, I went
out today and used at least 4 things I was taught yesterday and
I am 42 and have been riding from age 12. Good stuff
The class was amazing, such a good
time... great knowledge. All the instructors were so friendly
and passionate about their jobs!!
Your staff did a terrific job this
weekend at the BRC I attended. Ken and Susan's performance was
As a career soldier/infantryman,
I know "good training," and your staff was professional and
wasted no time with their instruction.
appreciated-it is a great introduction to motorcycle riding, and
I am glad I did it.
Rob S 4/16/2012
to take the time to thank you for the wonderful experience I had
taking the learn to ride course. I have been on the back of a
bike for quite some time now and I have wanted for years to ride
my own but just found one excuse after another not to. I finally
decided it was time and researched courses. I chose Streetwise
because it had a location close enough for me to get to work
quickly. It's difficult to get two days off in a row in my
industry. It ended up being more than just a convenient place to
take it. I was so nervous going in to this and I hate feeling
unsure or unprepared for anything I take on. ( I can be a bit
highstrung sometimes) From the the very start of this process I
felt more at ease with your company. The immediate response to
my requested dates, the informative emails, and the study
materials provided ahead of time eased my nerves. I was
impressed with your communication and I felt confident going in
that I knew what to expect and had everything I needed. My only
concern was my
own ability to operate a motorcycle safely
which of course made me nervous all over again. That's where
your instructors came in. They were calm and patient with all of
us, encouraged questions, offered help and guidance at every
turn. They made us all feel more at ease in the classroom, broke
the ice and had us all engaged and involved in the learning
process. They followed the course as written in the book and on
their range cards but were also more than willing to answer all
our questions about their own riding experiences as well. When
we got out to the bikes they provided clear instruction and
guidance and made sure everyone was comfortable before we began
any riding. Throughout the riding they had helpful tips and
coaching for every activity and gave all their feedback in a
positive manner. I felt like my mistakes were part of the
learning process rather than just doing it wrong because with
every criticism they provided a way to improve, a new way to
look at it, and a tip to try to do it better the next time
around. Thank you for providing such a positive experience. I
have, and will continue to recommend your course to everyone,
and I see a lot of people. I went into work on Tuesday evening
and told everyone I talked to how excited I was about riding my
own bike and how much fun the course was. I was even more
impressed when I received the follow up emails assuring the
license was processed and the tips for what to practice on my
own. I am currently looking for my first bike and I look forward
to taking one of the advanced courses in the future when I am
comfortable enough to ride on an actual street. Thank you again!
You run a great business and I wish you continued success.
Jenn N 4/13/2012
The class was great ,very
helpfull and informative ,and in my case age group well
balanced. The instructors were very good easy to get along with.
They were very concerned with your ability, didn't push beyond
your ability and safety. I think the class should be required to
get license.The availibility and locations of the classes were
good.I highly recomend the class for any age and gender.
from Dan H 4/11/2012
Bud is an
amazingcoach in terms of making you feel excited and confident
in your ability to ride. Rick has an awesome eye for what you're
doing right and wrong. They make a tremendous team.
I just took your class this past Mon &
Tues. I'm 60 yrs. and never rode before. The class was as
thorough as two days would allow and the instructors, Bud and
Rick were great. They went over and over parts of the course
that some of us needed a bit of extra help on. They also made
sure time and time again we wore the required gear and conducted
ourselves in the safest manner possible. All and all a great
introduction into the skills needed to ride and ride safely.
John M. 4/11/2012
I thought the course was
great, classroom and range were both fun (the range is arguably
more fun). Paul and Suzan were awesome instructors, can't say
enough good things about them. Between the website and the
e-mails I received prior to the course, I had all the
information I needed to make the proper preparations before I
Streetwise Cycle School was a tremendous learning experience for
me... My first experience, but I give it A+++, 5 STARS, 2 THUMBS
UP! VEROOOOOOOOM, I'm out of here!
MR. M. 4/10/2012
I want to take this opportunity to tell you what I
told both Whitey & Bud on Sunday. Their andragogy skills were
excellent - i.e their techniques for teaching adults. Soft
voices, encouragement, try again, & praise. I appreciated it.
Anyway, thanks, it was a good weekend.
Bill A 4/10/2012
I just wanted to thank you for running such a quality
program. I now have the confidence to enjoy riding and I can't
believe it took only 2 days. Thank you
Jason J 4/10/2012
I thought you two did an excellent job. I'm very glad
I took the class and would recommend it to others.
work today I finally took my bike out for the first time after
owning it almost two weeks. Fortunately in my neighborhood I
have plenty of good streets to ride in with next to no traffic.
Planned on going out for 15-20 minutes. Ended up riding almost 1
and a half hours until I started to lose sunlight. I had an
absolute blast. Didn't stall once either which I was quite proud
I'm really happy with my choice of bike too. The
EX500 seems a perfect fit for me. I found it handled much easier
at slow speed maneuvers than the bike in class.
for the great teaching job.
-Justin W. 4/2/2012
I'm completely satisfied with what I learned in the classroom
and on the riding course! I've been telling everyone about
Streetwise and how informative and valuable the course is for
novice riders like myself.
My favorite part was being on
the rider course with the coaches, they were patient and
extremely helpful to everyone. I really liked the way they took
the time to explain, in detail, what we were going to do and how
to do it correctly! I noticed if anyone didn't perform a task
well, they were very professional about their critique of the
individual and would further explain how to perform the task,
eventually, we all performed it correctly. The coaches were
prepared from beginning to end and everyone understood them
without a problem. The rider coaches were very serious about the
safety of us all and they let us know it. Really cool group of
... Bob, I really enjoyed myself during the 2 day
course! I recommend Streetwise to everyone that is interested in
taking the rider course class.
My sincerest thanks to you
and the rider coaches!
Steve O. 3/28/2012
wanted to thank you and your staff for a solid experience. I was
not sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the
perfect mixture of seriousness about motorcycle safety and the
joy of riding. Ken and Susan were great instructors - they were
immediately respected by the group. They provided an effective
level of positive reinforcement and constructive criticism when
needed. Also, I appreciated the consistent statements that risk
management is a continual process - lasting the life of a rider.
As a motor scooter rider who has been "forced" by the RMV to
obtain a motorcycle license (even though I don't intend on
buying a motorcycle), I still found the 2-day class quite
Again, I had a very positive experience
with the Streetwise Cycle School. I'll be sure to recommend your
organization to family and friends. Also, I'll be sure to post
this on Yelp.
-Kristen M. 3/28/2012
you... You have an incredible program it was a blast and I
Ryan M 3/28/2012
want to say "Thank You" and let you know that you are doing an
AWSOME job there at Streetwise. I learned so much that has
helped to give me the confidence I need to be a safe rider. I
have already found myself in a couple of situations that
probably could have ended badly if not for what I learned there.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the course, it
was a lot of fun and very informative. Tell Ken that I thank him
as well and keep up the good work. You guys are great. Again
thank you so much! Take care and be safe.
Dave P 3/21/2012
Thanks Bob for a wonder learning
experience at your school. I just posted on google maps my
review about this under the name Sidney. Overall the program was
great, the instructors (Ron and Paula) were professional and
understanding. All the students were able to learn at their own
pace. I'll be sure to suggest your school to my friends who are
planning to get their motorcycle lessons soon.
Siu T 3/20/2012
Hi - the whole
experience was awesome and I will highly recommend your school
to anyone interested.
I was in Mike and Susan's morning
class and they were great. One exercise already saved my bacon.
I live on the West Roxbury Pkwy with lots of rotaries and have
twice already had to come to a stop while in a curve. Without
the class I wouldn't have known what to do.
along my thanks.
Eric M 3/20/2012
was excellent. It provided enough information that made me feel
more comfortable and safe on the road. Taught me the basic
mechanics of the bike and how to apply those mechanics to safe
riding. The course was awesome, my money was well spent.
Corey S 3/20/2012
Thank you ...I look
forward to sending my daughter next spring to your course. My
son had a great experience taking this course.
Mrs. PJ M
Amazing class!! The RiderCoaches did a
fantastic job. I feel the class was well worth every penny... I
look forward to taking the advance classes. I can't stop talking
about my great experience with Streetwise. Keep up the great
really enjoyed taken the course and learned a lot from it and
have confidence. The instructors were very professional and
informative. Giving tips as needed and answering questions that
was asked. I would personally recommend streetwise cycle...
Thanks again for making it an enjoyable experience and giving me
the confidence to ride.
Overall your riding school was a very
positive experience for me.
The riding coaches were very
professional, knowledgeable and approachable. They seemed to
enjoy their work very much and were enthusiastic about sharing
their passion for riding with us.
I am glad you took
advantage of some late November good weather by staying open
later than the other driving schools. Thank you for helping me
to get my license before my vacation date so I can do some
riding in Tucson.
Keep up the good work!
Demi and Rich were wonderful instructors.
I wish I could take them home with me and use them as personal
rider coaches! ...Rich was great and made the riding part
enjoyable. He made a point to give lots of individual time to
each rider at each lesson. It was clear he enjoyed being there
and it made me feel comfortable to have him around... Demi was
superb in the class and on the bikes... I felt confident in
Demi's skills as a trainer and would recommend her to anyone.
She was not just going through the motions but spent a lot of
personal time with us and made us work hard! ... I would
recommend your school to anyone and would be happy to talk or
email with anyone who wants to discuss your program.
David C. 12/6/2011
Thank-you so much.
Going from never riding a motorcycle to looking at what bike to
buy I have to thank yourself, Susan, Ken, and Mike. Great
program and staff.
Steve L 12/6/2011
I Just wanna thank you all again for
having the patience and time to teach me the basic skills of
You guys are awesome!!! <3
Thuy L. 12/5/2011
I was very satisfied with both
the classroom and the riding range portion of the course. The
classroom portion was made so fun and was very informative. I
found that the things learned in the classroom were very
necessary for the riding range and applicable to the bike riding
process. I found the acronyms very helpful!
were fantastic. I feel like their personalities balanced each
other out and you had all different types of advice and
encouragement. I felt they genuinely cared about the safety of
the riders and emphasized the importance of how the skills being
learned could save your life in the future. They all
communicated very clearly what was expected and made sure you
understood. I admire and appreciate their patience! I also
appreciated the advice given on buying bikes and which bike
would be right for me. I found the instructors very
knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
I would like to thank you for a great learning
experience!!! Coaches Suzan, Ken, Rich and Tara.........thank
you for your patience and sharing your knowledge! Please know
all your time is greatly appreciated. The course was
informative, fun and far from boring. A great weekend with great
people. Julia, Janette, Rob, John and the others that joined us
on Sunday, thank you for a memorable time!! Be safe and never
ride faster than your guardian angels can fly!!! :)
I want to thank you, Demi, Rich and Ken for
the great weekend. I learned so much in a short period of time
and that was due to your phenomenal team.
Thanks, Bob. Please tell
Bud and Tara that they made last weekend two of the most
enjoyable, fun days that I have hade in years.
Just want to thank you and the
instructors (Whitey and Ken) for the excellent job that you guys
did over the weekend.
The course was run at a very
comfortable pace. We all had opportunities to gradually improve
our motorcycling skills over the course of the day. It was done
in a safe environment. Ken and Whitey were very supportive and
The emails that you sent were great. The
directions were perfect. I knew I was coming to the right place
to learn when I could drive to the remote warehouse based on
your simple and clear instructions.
It was fun learning
and I hope to continue learning, now that I have my license.:)
The best thing about
your class is that you explain everything in detail and then
show by example. I usually learn better by viewing than by
reading so this worked great for me. Everyone had a chance to
ask questions and feel comfortable. The hand signals used by
both instructors were clear and understandable even when
something happened unexpectedly. To me that was very important
in the safety side of training. The classroom was clear and kept
at an easy pace not too slow as to put you to sleep but not too
fast as to miss important info. The riding range was open and
boundaries were well marked.
The riding coaches were
encouraging and informative. Explaining how to improve the next
time thru the course and at each new skill. I felt going in a
little intimidated and I was glad to see a woman coach as well
as a man. There was nothing to feel intimidated about but they
do run a tight safe program.
Being a complete beginner
was nerve racking but both Bob and Susan made this experience
fun and safe. Both of you were patient with my many mistakes.
Your confidence building through out the experience was greatly
needed and appreciated.
Thanks for all your help,
I think the structure of the entire course
supported us being comfortable, actively learning, and safe the
whole time. I've never had such a positive experience, and I've
done a fair amount of cram a lot of info into a short amount of
time trainings. I feel confident and ready to ride, and with a
positive outlook on continuing to improve my skills. I also feel
confident in all of the other students in the class-and I don't
feel that way about most other drivers on the road!! You do a
great job preparing us for the real world.
Overall, I was very pleased with the course in the
classroom as well as in the range. The instructors Demi and Bud
did a GREAT job teaching in the classroom and in the range. I
like the way the classroom was set up with the books and
classroom tapes and talked about and answered the questions.
Also, I liked how Demi and Bud explained each question in the
book and tips on becoming a good but even better rider. On the
range, I liked how we did each excercise and if we did something
wrong or was unclear with an exercise, I liked how Demi and Bud
explained the exercise and what you did wrong and gave very
helpful tips on how making better progress. Overall, I was very
happy with both of their performances as instructors and I would
definetly recommend streetwisecycleschool to other people in
taking the course and going for their license.
I really enjoyed taking classes
at this school and I appreciate the dedication shown in the
staff to execute proper safety procedures. :)
I was very happy with the course and I really
liked my motorcycle (I had the nighthawk).
RiderCoaches were great. I think I have to be especially
thankful to Suzan since she was very encouraging. Towards the
end I was really nervous and her humor helped a lot. Everything
was really easy.
Thanks again (and thanks also to Demi
I want to tell you I
think you're doing a great job. I took the groupon intro class
this past summer which you taught and have to say it was the
most fun I have had in a long time. That class is what peaked my
interest in taking the rider course these past 2 days and
obtaining my liscense. My only regret was that I was unable to
take the course sooner due to my job. Susan the instructor
nailed the class. She was fired up, passionate and very
knowledgeable. Her energy was contagious. There is not a doubt
in my mind I will be a safe and solid rider due to her efforts.
From the administrative side, I wish more businesses I dealt
with daily were as efficient in communication as yourself. The
email updates reminders confirmations etc. are great. You
provide a ton of info both on the course as well as riding in
general. Both of which are very appreciated. In my line of work
we call it "making it idiot proof" and in my mind you have done
Congrats to you, Susan and Streetwise. Thank
you for sharing the knowledge and spirit of riding, and helping
me find a new passion. I have recommended your school to a few
interested buddies as I now need guys to ride with.
The motorcycle beginners
course was money well spend to learn the proper way to handle a
motorcycle instead of learning myself through trial and error
which could cause an accident. Instructor Suzan was excellent at
teaching the course, patient with her students who were
struggling, and pleasant to be around and not intimidating when
approached with any questions. I would highly recommend this
school for future motorcycle enthusiast who wants to get their
beginners license and enjoy safe riding taught by Suzan and
others from this school.
Once again, Thank You,
Ken and Whitey were were fantastically
prepared, respectful, and encouraging with utmost concern for my
I took the
class with Ken and Whitey this past weekend. Just wanted to drop
you a note and let you know that I thought the class was well
done, that Ken and Whitey did a great job helping everyone in
the class. The guy who I was convinced that would not pass, they
coached and got up and riding well enough to pass the class. And
for the couple of us who'd spent a bit of time riding, they
helped us refine some of the key basics we all need.
in all, excellent class with excellent instructors. I will
absolutely recommend this class to others.
I have nothing but good things to say about the course.
The instructors were great - clear and encouraging. Everything
from registration etc. to the classes themselves was very
well-organized. It was completely enjoyable. I will say I think
it was particularly nice to have women instructors. I think that
made it less potentially intimidating - although I'm sure your
male instructors are great too.
The class was terrific last weekend. I was a little
anxious when my husband suggested we take this course and learn
to ride. As a 41 year old woman who never rode a motorcycle I
was half expecting to hear all the reasons I shouldn't be
learning to ride at this stage in my life but that was not the
case. Susan and Demi were very encouraging and answered all our
questions. I thought the mix of classroom and range time was a
good mix of learning. My husband and I had a lot of fun this
past weekend and I really wasn't expecting it to be as much fun
as it was.
I will definitely recommend you in the future
if people want to learn to ride with a safe and informative
group of instructors.
rider coaches were great. They were very encouraging and had
good tips every time around. I felt safe and well-looked after
Thanks so much again for
all your help - I really enjoyed taking the course with you as
the instructor and I am really happy that I passed the course!!!
I was very satisfied with both the classroom and riding
range. In the classroom, Ken did a great job in keeping us
interested and getting us prepared for the written evaluation.
On the Riding Range, I really liked having you as the
instructor because I felt you were able to explain things very
clearly. I especially liked how you would describe exactly what
you were doing as you were demonstrating the exercises (e.g.
'squeeze the clutch here', 'don't use brakes', 'go into 2nd gear
here', etc), which made it very easy for me to follow along and
understand what I needed to do at each step of the exercise. I
also liked how you provided feedback about what I was doing
wrong, and how to do it correctly; you were able to break it
down in such a way that I immediately understood what I was
doing wrong and what I needed to do to correct it. Your
professional and calm, easy-going demeanor also went a long way
in helping me to stay relaxed and calm throughout, even when I
was making mistakes.
I was very satisfied with the
administrative processes and communications. Signing up for the
course was a very easy and painless process. The communications
(via email) were very thorough and helpful in letting me know
what was expected, what to expect, what to bring, how to
prepare, etc. I love the convenience of being able to get the
motorcycle endorsement through the school. The confirmation
emails regarding course registration as well as the motorcycle
license being 'issued' also allowed me to have peace of mind
knowing what the status was and not having to wonder about
whether everything was all set.
The instructors that I
have seen or met seem very personable and approachable, and the
atmosphere of the school is very welcoming. I really like that
the students are encouraged to stay in touch with the
instructors and ask questions even after they have completed the
I like that you, as the owner, are so hands-on
and approachable. And thank you again for taking the time to
respond to me over the phone and setting me up with taking the
course again with you as the instructor. I really appreciate how
forthright you were when you advised me that I would probably
benefit more from practicing my balance, cornering, etc on a
bicycle than taking private one-on-one lessons. I had spent the
past 2 weeks practicing tight turns and cornering on a bicycle
and I think it really paid off!! I felt so much more comfortable
on the motorcycle this time around, and I actually really
enjoyed doing the exercises that I had problems with the last
time (weaving between cones; the figure 8 in the box; the
Once again, thank you so much for all your
help, Bob, I really appreciate it!!!
Thank you for an amazing introductory cycling experience!
As someone who would like to pursue an "M-Class" license with
very little riding experience, this was a wonderful opportunity
to learn the basics, get the feel of riding, and gain initial
confidence! Moving to the next level for myself IS a
The riding course, equipment, exercises,
and focus on safety were perfect. The instructor personality and
technique was supreme!
I am most impressed with the
administrative process, as I registered for my class at the last
minute. The web site is comprehensive, covering complete details
on any question that may come to mind!
I am loving riding and am still trying to
refine the techniques you've shown me. I must reiterate what a
stellar experience I had at you school!
Susan- All the
pep talks you gave me were invaluable. I cannot recommend you
enough as an instructor, you did an amazing job and I am so
thankful you were there to help me along. Best wishes, DM
Again thank you very much for everything you did.
I am so impressed by the amount of work the
instructors put into getting you too ride smoothly. I am
differently going back for a refresher course. I had fun passed
all my finals and met new friends.
Thank you guys for a
Thank you so much
for doing what you do. I had an amazing experience as long and
tiring as the day was. Starting of as nervous as I was and never
even sitting on a motorcycle Mike and Demi were amazing and
patience to spare. I was one of those ppl that kept saying "i
cant do this" and Mike kept at me in the most positive attitude
and Demi kept feeding me my improvements that ultimately led to
Again thank you all so much for everything. I
will truly recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Very satisfied with the course. in both the
range and classroom. Bob was very kind and patient. Very pleased
with the experience, Lots of space at the facility and a nice
selection of bikes. Unlike another school I attended there was
more choice in helmets and bikes. Bob seemed to explain each
task better with more effective feedback.
outstanding. His experience showed. He put people at ease, witch
seemed to make people more confident and better drivers. I will
recommend him and Streetwise to my co-workers and friends. He
communicated each task very clearly. His concern for safety
really impressed me. One student had to be cut because he was
just too dangerous on the bike to himself and others. Bob had to
make this tough decision and was able to explain the situation
in a very kind way where there were no hard feelings with the
student or the class. Few instructors can handle this situation
Administratively it is a great class as
well. Bob always replied to my e-mails quickly and sent very
good learning tools before, during and after training.
Streetwise is leaps and bound better then the last place I went.
I was lucky to get one late e-mail at the last place.
Expectations were very clear. Lots or riding space. Course is
also slightly cheaper then most schools in the area for this
time of year.
I took the two hour
introductory class yesterday, and I did not think I would be
riding a bike by the end of the two hours, but I was. Amazing. I
had alot of fun and riding on the "range" was an experience. I
am so glad I took the introdutory class because I know now
without a doubt that I want to take the two day class, and more
importantly I know where I want to take it. The experience I had
at Streetwise was a wonderful one. The ridercoaches, that would
be you Bob, was great. I thought you had alot of patience and
made learning to ride at a basic level easy to understand.
Especially for someone like me who never drove a standard
before. I am excited to move on to the next phase, I only hope I
have Bob again as the instructor. I felt that the expectations
were realistic and that I was treated with respect. I never felt
like I couldn't do it. I felt Bob was very encouraging to all of
us, and explained the mechanics of riding in a way that even I
could understand. The administrative part of the class could not
have been less painless. It was simple to sign up for, in fact
this latest email to sign up for the discount on the two day
class proves my point. simple. I am glad groupon had a special
and I ended up at Streetwise. I look forward to beginning my
next class soon.
Bob, thanks so
much for the great experience at Streetwise. Bud and Sue were
absolute professionals, knew the material and communicated it
Thanks again. Great program.
This was my second time around at Streetwise
and again, as before, it was an enlightening experience. Ken and
Susan were fantastic. They were thorough, they were
knowledgeable, and they were professional. I did the refresher
course, I was able to build my confidence, which was my
Thanks for having me.
My RiderCoaches were awesome. In addition to helping me learn
the motorcycle and its wily ways, they also helped me out when I
bit off more than I could chew. Also, safety wise they were
always on the ball, never let anything slip. Cannot say enough
good things about them.
Thanks again for a great time,
Your class exceeded my expectations; the
even calm pace you and your instructors used to teach us made
the whole class very enjoyable. The amount of confidence and
knowledge I’ve gained will always be embedded (I hope) in my
brain each time I ride. I am excited to purchase my first bike.
Many thanks for a
great course and a great learning experience last week end. The
instructors were terrific and very professional. I shall
recommend this course.
Thanks again for the course! You and Bud both did a great
job conducting the classroom section as well as the outdoor
riding. It was very well organized and conducted very well. Both
you and Bud provided important information and did a great job
of assiting each rider to their specific needs. Feedback was
given in a positive and encouraging way. Safety was a major
concern and was addressed appropriately, but the riders were
still able to enjoy themselves and have fun.
again and great job on conducting the course,
I think everything about the course was great. I enjoyed
the classroom because of the interactions with the instructor.
It wasn’t a lecture or a do it yourself class. Most times it did
not feel like a class instead it felt like a conversation. I
enjoyed the riding range since it was my very first time riding.
I also enjoyed getting better little by little, and having time
to practice on my own while riding to the line. There was
freedom in the range to learn and execute, but the instructors
always gave great suggestions that helped a lot.
Rider Coaches were excellent. They were both encouraging and
always felt like they truly cared. They made me feel good with
their compliments and never made me feel bad with their
suggestions and critics. Communicated perfectly and I always
knew what I had to do next or what they wanted me to improve.
Bob thank you for everything, I enjoyed the class and
now can finally say I have a motorcycle license and that I’ve
ridden before. You reminded me of a nice football coach I once
had, since you had that look. But once again thank you very
much, I cant wait to buy my first motorcycle whether it is next
year or the year after that after I graduate college.
I thought the class was great. It was a
great introduction to riding. I think my instructors did a great
job explaining bike safety and riding.
Ken and Whitey
make a great team. 2 styles, ages and backgrounds compliment
Thank you for all you did for me and to get
me on the road to fun and excitement.
I had a blast and would recommend your school anytime. Your
staff are brilliant.
much! All four of the instructors I had (including you) were
just amazing! Patient, encouraging, knowledgeable, and fun. I
can't wait to ride on two wheels :)
I wanted to let you know how great I thought the school
was...I've got just over 800 miles of riding in the last month
and half on my ducati monster. I have to tell you that I love
the thing. It's a chore for me to stop riding.
nothing but great things prior to taking the course. And I have
to tell you that both you, the other instructors, and the course
far exceeded everything that I heard and expected. Keep up the
good work and ride safe.
Thank you again,
Ken and Mike were my rider coaches. I
definitely think Ken and Mike handled the class with respect and
encouragement, but they were also quick to point out something
that affect your safety or the safety of others. As a 62 year
old, I also have some problems, such as hearing loss, absent
mindedness, and a little slower mental and physical
co-ordination that come with the aging process than a younger
student might not have. I don't consider my problems
"disabling," but I do recognize that I will have to be more
cautious on a bike than a younger person thanks to your course
and rider coaches.
Thanks for a great course.
I thought the course was absolutely awesome. I
wouldn't have thought it possible to learn so much in just two
days. Overall I was very satisfied with how the course was
instructed, and the amount of "hands-on" riding experience.
I found the RiderCoaches to be extremely respectful at all
times. You guys were patient and supportive throughout the two
day course. I felt that I was encouraged by the staff every step
of the way. In fact, you were so encouraging and enthusiastic
about the course and riding in general that I felt confident
enough to ride my newly purchased bike from New York to
Massachussetts. I would not have even dreamed about doing
something like that prior to taking the course.
pre-course instructions, expectations, and communications were
precise, and extremely easy to understand. The communications
were absolutely flawless in this regard and could not in my
opinion be improved on. I also found the website to be very easy
to follow, with the schedule kept up to date, and the booking
process itself was quick and simple. The flexibility of the
staff to accomodate last minute bookings was very much
appreciated. Absolutely outstanding service.
I know that
there are other "schools" out there, but I would have no
hesitation at all in recommending "Streetwise" to any potential
My son and I signed up for your class because I hadn't ridden in
over 30 years and my son had never ridden at all.
admit I was a little tentative about taking this type of course
at 56 years of age, and my son was concerned he might feel
intimidated by those who have riding experience. However, the
first minute of the first day, we were introduced to a very
systematic and organized approach to motorcycle riding that was
very efficiently taught by two obviously very competent
instructors who were in total control.
The course is
designed so those who have some riding skill blend in well with
novices, and all learn the proper fundamentals and riding
techniques. The course was directed in a very easygoing teaching
technique that allows you to learn and have fun, and not be
intimidated by the motorcycle, the course or the classroom.
My son and I are very happy with the course and have
strongly recommended it to others.
Thank you for a very
valuable and enjoyable learning experience.
Larry and Patrick
The RiderCoach was great! Very informative,
answered all questions clearly and gave us a demo of every
"exercise" he wanted us to do. He was respectful to both men and
women. He was definitely encouraging.
I took the course this past weekend. Ken and Tara did a
PHENOMENAL job. All my classmates were well trained and are
super excited to start riding.
This was an excellent experience. You were all very patient and
informative. I feel very confident and in control on the
motorcycle, I plan to take a lot of time practicing my skills
before taking to the roads on a regular basis.
wanted to thank you for this past weekend. You did an awesome
job teaching and providing such a warm and inviting atmosphere.
We will pass along the awesome experience we had in your school
to our other friends.
I graduated from your class on Sunday, May 22. I want to provide
My overall satisfaction with the course
was "extremely, fully satisfied". The level of organization was
outstanding, and the course was certainly comprehensive. As I
reflect back, it is difficult to find any flaws in your program.
As an investment specialist, my career is built on evaluating
businesses and finding ways to improve them. I think Streetwise
stands up to some of the best I've evaluated, and you run it in
a perfect manner.
Your program, of course, begins and
ends with the RiderCoaches. My course was led by Ken and Ed.
Seriously, I think you'd be hard pressed to find two better
people for instructors. They were awesome.
recommending the school to everyone!
You guys are all so nice! Ken and Mike were great at the
in-class room instruction and Ed and you (Bob) were great
coaches on the range! I don't think there was one negative
comment, only positive re-inforcement. You created one of the
nicest learning environments I've ever experienced (there have
been a few - I'm nearly 25 and still in school)!
had bikes and instructions ready for us before we could get all
our gear on! The demos while the engines are off prior to riding
the exercise help. Hand signals are excellent.
together a fantastic program!
Thanks for your help, and thanks for the great course! It was a
lot of fun, I learned a great deal, and all of the instructors
I was thoroughly satisfied with this course. I had not been on a
bike since 1992, and really was impressed with this course. My
instructors were excellent. They demonstrated everything to the "t".
They always answered any questions, and stressed "safety". After I
got home on Sunday, I swung by my brothers to talk about the course.
( he was supposed to take it with me). I went over everything with
him, the little things they teach really helped me alot. I feel so
much more comfortable on a bike ..I wont be hesitant to make my
purchase. The classroom part was good as well. The explanations, and
safety stressed was great. I will definately recommend your program
to anyone interested in learning to ride.
The coaches were wonderful: supportive, respectful, encouraging,
knowledgeable, talented, and FUN.
I was very impressed with the overall experience. The riding
coaches were very encouraging and knowledgable. I thought Demi
and Mike were a good team, Demi was serious, sincere and gave
honest feedback. I especially liked Mike who also gave great
feedback on our riding and he reminded us to smile.. :o) I will
highly recommend Street Wise to anyone who is interested in
riding. I have to say that it was alot harder than I
aniticipated although, after completing the course I am much
more confident and even more excited to apply the knowledge I've
gained while riding my own bike.
Everything was fantastic overall. The whole process from start
to finish helped make the experience very enjoyable. The design
of the course, building our understanding of the motorcycle
piece by piece made it much easier to take in and understand.
The instructors (Mike and Demi) definitely made the class
environment very comfortable, it was like everyone knew each
other already (which made me feel less nervous attempting the
exercises and also made me feel more comfortable communicating
with the other students what they felt worked better or worse
for them during the exercises).
Thanks again for a great experience!
I was very happy to be
riding so fast it really gets you going and wanting to learn more
its a very effective learning method on my book, practice firs
theory later and constant repetition... Excellent job!!!
Thanks for everything, it was one of the most useful
classes I ever took
Honestly, I really
only did the course because I thought it would be the easiest route
to getting a license, insurance discounts, etc. I didn't expect to
actually enjoy it. But I enjoyed it! The instructors were really
great. They were instructive, funny, supportive, efficient,
respectful, etc. They managed the different personalities in our
group very well. Really helpful having all the demos.
Thanks for a great experience and valuable
training. The instructors were great! I never knew how much there is
to learn about riding a motorcycle.
To be honest, I was very surprised on how
informative the class actually was. I expected the class to be a
bit more “elementary”. I was happy to find that there was not a
single bit of information in the class that I did not find useful.
I strongly recommend this class to any one who is even considering
riding a motorcycle. I am much more confident now that I have taken
this course, and I also feel as though I respect the dangers of
riding a motorcycle more than I would had I not taken this course.
I also feel that riding a motorcycle will make me a safer car
driver as well. I appreciate the knowledge that you and your staff
has provided me. I will be sure to recommend the course and more
specifically STREETWISE to anyone and everyone I know that rides or
wants to ride a motorcycle.
All in all I thought it was a great course, well worth the time and
money to take it. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone
I know who wants to learn how to ride. The RiderCoaches were GREAT,
I felt very safe with them and very confident. I got great feedback,
and though I didn't always take it in (like 3 vs. 4 fingers on the
brakes!) not once did anyone get annoyed! They just kept reminding
me. We all had fun and learned a lot.
recently purchased my first motorcycle and was helped out by
a friend who is very knowledgeable about the matter. He insisted
that I should participate in your program due to many friends of his
who have said wonderful things about the place. I then received a
gift certificate from another friend who had also said great things
about you guys. So coming to the program I expected to learn a lot
and enjoy every minute of it. The program exceeded my expectations
and I was completely satisfied with the way I was taught and
respected. I am definitely "returning the favor" and I will
personally purchase gift certificate to my friends who are new to
the motorcycle world...
I felt welcome to the facility and very respected...
My coaches were very professional, friendly and good teachers.
I wanted to thank you for what you guys have been doing. You are not
only helping us being better
but you are saving many lives who would not be here if they did not
have the proper knowleadge of riding a motorcycle. I am very
cautious now when I'm crossing an intersection, even when I have the
right of way. Also, taking sharp curves is easier since I know now
what the safer process is.
My sincere compliments,
I was highly satisfied with the class. The instructors, the setting
and the content. Overall I found everything to be exceptional...
Your staff went above and beyond... I found the class, the approach
and the style to be outstanding. Don’t change anything.
delivered to me the most information and experience that I could ask
for at a more than reasonable price. Your instructors are great, and
you are the best. Thank you for preparing me.
The course was excellent. All of the riders maintained a positive
attitude. Everyone was looking to learn and encouraged each other to
do well. The instructors play a large part and I think made those
attitudes possible because instructors were so encouraging that the
riders knew it. There is clearly patience exhibited by all
instructors for riders of all ability levels.
I was very satisfied with the course. I learned a lot about the proper
way to ride and how to control a bike in many situations.
The school and course were great. Exactly what I was looking for.
Having never ridden or even been on a motorcycle I was a little
intimidated by the whole thing. My early going was not too smooth
and after the first 15 minutes of walking the bike I was not sure it
as for me. The rider coaches were great. They were encouraging,
knowledgeable, and great to be around. They matched their
instruction and feedback to each individual rider's strengths and
The course was well structured, the instructors
very prepared for any questions, and they truly wanted to get the
students' opinions and make sure you understood, not just provide
answers without the whys.
I think the diversity of bikes was
good to have...
The administration could not have been
better, I felt very prepared for the class...
All in all ,
the course was more than I could have hoped for. I thought I would
come out with a good foundation if I decided to buy a bike in the
future, or wanted to take a short ride on a friend's bike. I did
come out with a good foundation, but also a desire to own my own
bike and hope to have one in the next moth or so.
really enjoyed the class, and the instructors, and feel I have a
great beginning for what I am hoping will be a long term enjoyment.
Keep doing what you do, and I'll recommend your school to anyone
looking to learn, or get more experience.
Had a great experience even with the cold temps.
You guys are the best! Thanks for your patience and all the great
Thanks soon much! You guys were great! Definitely made me feel more
confident on a bike!
I wanted to thank each of you for your patience and hard work this
past weekend. I've learned quite a bit and I'm really glad that I
was referred to Streetwise.
Thank you again,
I was quite pleased and very satisfied with the experience. The
RiderCoaches were both friendly and authoritative, and their
feedback was well-delivered and helpful.
I had a blast learning to competently ride a motorcycle with you guys.
Everything was very informative and I learned a lot more than what I
THOUGHT I knew.
Thanks for making the training and getting my
license as simple/fast/safe as possible. I had a great time and hope
to see you guys again in the future!
hank you so much. I learned alot from your
experience. Everybody so nice and friendly. You have a
I am very glad and happy about the experience I gained from the Basic
Rider Course. The course was very well designed between theoretical
and actual riding time. The instructors both out on the field and in
the classroom were very attentive to details and remind the students
of their personal areas of improvement to work on. I actually attend
the class with my sons Chris & Gabe who got me into the world of
I highly recommend all newbies and even
experienced operators to attend the class before hitting the
streets. It may save you pain and aggravation with the tips,
guidance and safety protocols that Bob and his team combined
experience will do for you to accelerate your learning curve .
There are many myths about how to operate a motorcycle safely .
I say go to Streetwise Cycle School and learn from the PROs contact
Bob Johnson and his team of instructors. You will never regret you
make the right decision. It was the best two days training and
learning time well spend.
I loved the school and the instructors. The instructors were great. I
feel like I want come take the course over and over just to have fun
J. Fresh (Dec 2010)
Thanks for a
great weekend of learning to ride! I finished up feeling amazed that
you'd been able to guide me from not even knowing how to get onto a
motorcycle on Saturday to doing emergency braking and u-turns and
obstacles on Sunday afternoon. Your course was great- just a really
positive learning environment. Thanks so much for your time and
energy this weekend, and I'll be sure to let my friends know what a
fantastic job you all do.
Ashley (Nov 2010)
It was great! It was a lot of fun, and the course was
geared towards beginners without putting pressure on getting things
perfect. Concepts were explained clearly, and the instructors were
there to guide us through if things didn't make sense... They did a
very good job in keeping us safe, while making the course a lot of
hands on fun (please thank them)!
G.W. (Oct 2010)
I think that the course is essential for beginners and first time
riders. Not only were the tips and lessons valuable, they will
definitely help me become a safe and more confident rider. After
taking this course, I believe I have the knowledge it takes to go
out on my own. (Of course, not into Boston tomorrow). I think with
time and practice, a first time rider can become a pro, but taking
this course will allow you to become both familiar and smart when it
comes to riding and decision-making.
Continue what you are
doing! It is great what you do.
I can't thank you enough!
Candinho (Oct 2010)
The instructor was great. Very
clear about what was expected and providing immediate feedback for
what we needed to work on as well as quick tips to make riding
easier and more enjoyable. He kept it relaxed and showed his passion
for riding by diving into discussions about each other's bikes,
experiences and individual questions.
Class was very good! Your coaching was great, and
I thought it was very well organized. It was also wonderful to spend
most of the course riding!
Thank you for a great experience.
Norbert (Oct 2010)
It was a great
course ... I really appreciated your knowledge of riding techiques
and for being such a great instructor - explain things clearly, calm
and encouraging at all times, and you have a genuine passion for
teaching and of biking.
Eul-Shik (Oct 2010)
I still need practice but the course taught me all I
needed to get the confidence to go out on my own and practice. Prior
to the course I would not leave the driveway with my bike. It gave
me confidence and knowledge that I previously did not have. I
thought it was a great class. I am glad I did it. I will recommend
the course to anyone learning to ride or even people that already
I can’t think of any
aspect of the course that needs improvement. The entire process from
administration to instruction was professional, personal and
painless at the appropriate time.
Cedric (Sept 2010)
Thanks again for conducting the course this weekend and
for making it such a pleasant experience - it was really great and I
enjoyed being part of the group!
Katrin (Sept 2010)
Although my muscles are sore from using muscles I don't
use every day, and I am completely exhausted, this was the best
class! I enjoyed every minute of it! I've already told many friends
about Streetwise. Thanks for a great experience and teaching me how
to ride a motorcycle from the ground up. All I can think about is
wanting to get back out there and ride.
Audra (Sept 2010)
I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. I will definitely
continue to ride. I thought getting right on the bike the first day
really helped. I did not have time to think about it and get
nervous. Then the classroom info made more sense. Your comfort and
ease on the bike made it easier for a first timer to jump on. Hope
to see you on the road some day.
The instructors were absolutely great. Patient,
encouraging, respectful and full of energy. They had something
positive to say to every rider several times a day, and were never
critical. When wasked asked a question, the instructor always
followed up his answer with something like “Did I answer your
question to your satisfaction?”. Very impressive. I would recommend
this course to anyone without hesitation.
David (Sept 2010)
The instructors were awesome teachers and cool guys to
chat with. They made the class very enjoyable.
Sebastien (Sept 2010)
You have an excellent program and
your coaches are great.
Joanne (Sept 2010)
would highly recommend the course to anyone. I was petrified of
corners, so for me it wasn't about getting the license, (which is
great plus) it was about getting my 750 Shadow out of my garage &
not turning around the hard way when I came to the first corner.
Sadly this is a true story....I have many, many, many friends who
have been riding forever, not one of them told me to look where I
wanted to go. That was the big turning point for me (no pun
intended). Thanks to you guys I am off & running now. It has even
made a difference in the way I drive my car. The course gave me just
the right amount of confidence I needed, I am confident & riding
safely. My 15 year old will be following this path I am sure...he
too will be attending your course, I will be insisting!!.
Mary (Sept 2010)
I want to thank you much
for course. I turn 50 tomorrow and coming to your school was my
friend's birthday gift and way to help me to get over my life long
fear of driving a motorized vehicle of any sort. You were incredibly
patient with me and I really do appreciate it.
Sofia (Aug 2010)
Great class, by the way. The
evening after the second session I went out for a ride on my '76
CB750, and at least two of the things we covered in class basically
saved me. First, coming around a sharp bend on 203 in Dorchester, a
car pulled out of a parking space right in front of me without
looking, with no signal and no warning. Needless to say, the braking
drills we did came right back, and I was able to come to a complete
stop, using both brakes and downshifting in a shorter distance than
I would have before the class.
Then, to make things exciting,
my clutch cable snapped in the middle lane of Tremont Ave. in
Roxbury (a road that cars routinely travel at 50mph on). I
remembered the instructor going over what to do in just that
situation, and was able to kick the bike into 2nd gear, getting it
out of harms way and into the sidestreets. Had I not had that info,
I would have been stranded and stalled in the middle of the road,
which would have been a BAD scene.
Anyhow, well done. I'll
recommend Streetwise to my friends.
Jay (Aug 2010)
just got done with the course, and I thought it was great! I feel a
lot more comfortable on a bike now than before the class. The
instructors were very informative and great with teaching correct
and safe riding practices. As the class went on, and I got more
comfortable, I started to have a lot of fun with the bike
exercises... I will recommend this class to anyone I know who is
starting to ride bikes. Thank you.
Bill (Aug 2010)
I just want to let you guys know that I had the best experience in
learning how to ride.... thanks to your teaching, in which I found
to be top notch. All my fears that I had in the past about riding
motorcycles are GONE...
I hope to keep what you taught me
about safety my number one priority.. I am more confident now then I
ever thought I could be when it came to riding a motorcycle... I
know I still have alot to learn, but now I know that I have
CONFIDENCE to continue to learn. I Highly recommended the school to
all my friends on facebook, and I also informed them that there are
two UNBELIEVABLE instructors that teach the course. I can't thank
you enough. I hope to see you guys in the near future for the
advanced classes.. until then.. take care and RIDE SAFE!!!
Larry (Aug 2010)
The class was a blast on Saturday and
Sunday. It far exceeded my expectation in a number of ways.
Booker (July 2010)
I just wanted to drop a line
thanking you for a great class. I definitely feel I came away with a
lot of useful skills and knowledge. Based on the positive experience
I had in your class I have been recommending your school to my
friends who are interested in getting into motorcycles.
Corey (July 2010)
I thought the the
class was great. I have never been on a bike before or drove
anything with a clutch and after this I feel comfortable enough to
go out and buy a bike now. The instructors were awesome. I will
recommended this class to as many people as I know. I look forward
to taking another class down the rode.
I Had never been on a motorcycle before and
now, due to Streetwise, I have the confidence to ride and enjoy the
benefits of riding. I strongly recommend taking the class with
Streetwise before getting on any motorcycle. Even if you are
experienced, you will be surprised at some of the knwoledge you gain
from this class.
RICK (July 2010)
I could not be
happier with the course. I knew I wanted to ride motorcycles, but
with only a permit and no experience on a bike, I was very hesitant
about actually diving into it. The thought of having to buy a bike
and teach myself was a very scary concept! Through the Streetwise
Cycle School program, range instructors gave me the necessary
training and confidence to trust my own ability to ride safely.
Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the
classroom, answering our own personal concerns/questions as well as
affirming everything we learned while riding in the morning.
happy to say that I just purchased my first motorcycle, and after
only two days of riding and learning I was well prepared and
confident enough to test drive a much heavier and quicker bike. You
should all feel great about yourselves for making the roads a safer
place to ride. I will never forget the experience that I got at
Streetwise Cycle School and I thank you all for making me both
confident and cautious and ultimately much safer in a world that
seems to have its fair share of danger.
When I get solid enough
to take my bike on the highway I will definitely come by to visit
and show you all that the fundamentals you instilled in me are still
Thank you all for everything, I could not be happier to
be a part of the motorcycling world now and I owe it all to the
Streetwise Cycle School staff.
Sean (July 2010)
This was a well done, high quality saftey course. Your instructors
are very knowledgable and it’s clear that they enjoy what they do.
They really drove home the key concepts and most of all, safety. I
would recommend your course to anyone who is considering getting
their motorcycle license.
Matt (July 2010)
glad I took your motorcycle course. It was very informative and I
learned a great deal of information that I never would have thought
of being new to riding, I had a great time and made some new
friends, I will definately recommend your class to other people.
Walter (July 2010)
I was very
satisfied with the course and following the course strategies. I
believe I am riding better now thanks especially to the instructor
for his special coaching skills! I am doing so much better now.
After my ride yesterday, I pat myself on the back and I feel very
proud of my accomplishment. Thanks to all of you coaches!!
Keep doing the good work of helping save motocycles riders' lives!
Paul (June 2010)
Thank you and thanks for the support
and patience of your trainers...I am happy to recommend Streetwise
and I am sure that I will be back for more training...thanks again
for helping me to start living my dream.
Alan (June 2010)
The BRC was quite an experience and I
appreciate the patience you showed with all of us.
absolutely satisfied with the course. Both classroom and riding
range sessions helped improve my riding skills. I especially enjoyed
learning some of the finer aspects of clutch control and tighter
cornering strategies. Thank you once again for offering such a
beneficial and enjoyable course.
Both riding coaches provided
useful critiques of my riding skills and style throughout the
course. Their feedback and guidance has undoubtedly made me a better
Elliot (June 2010)
I was very pleased
with the course. I learned about some street strageties that never
even popped into my head. Even something as simple as making a right
turn has some science behind it and i really do feel comfortable
hitting the road after taking this course. Thanks to you and your
staff I'm ready to ride.
Chris (June 2010)
RiderCoach's technique of instruction was not condescending when I
screwed up. He Offered positive reinforcement if I did something
right. Very easy-going way of teaching. Communicated in a way that
someone with no experience like myself could understand.
was a 100% Positive Experience. It was really reassuring ... the
constant communication right from the start - even prior to
enrolling I contacted the school and got someone to answer my
questions, then from enrollement to completion it was very thorough
a simple process. -I will be recommending the School!
Very good experience. I was pleasantly
suprised how much I learned and was able to do.
Thanks for the experience, lessons, and the
knowledge I gained from your program… On Monday, I went out and
bought a new motorcycle the day after I passed your program… Don’t
change a thing… I’ll be sending a couple friends to you, because I
know what is best for them…
Thanks again, you guys are the
Yours Truly, Matt (June 2010)
I had never
ridden on motorcycle before I took the class. Now I know how to ride
and I'm excited about practicing more myself based on the skills
that I learned from the class. GREAT CLASS, GREAT COACHES,
CONVENIENT LOCATION & I LEARNED A LOT. THANKS SO MUCH!!
Alison (June 2010)
I would like to thank the
instructors for the tips, advice, knowledge throughout the entire
course. It has been a great experience. They were very friendly,
lively, even when the sun was on top of our heads most of the time.
Please give my big thanks to the instructors.
Johann (June 2010)
I gained so much confidence by
taking this course I am now a proud rider of a HARLEY ROAD KING.
Skip (June 2010)
I cannot thank you and
the ridercoaches enough. It was one of the most challenging and
rewarding things I've done in years.
I took the course last weekend and
everything was excellent. The instructors were excellent. Their
techniques and methods were professional and thorough. They also
displayed great patience and tact which Im sure must be very
difficult when dealing with novice riders. Safety, communication,
encouragement and preperation were all evident in the classroom and
on the range. All around a great experience for all in attendance.
Im looking for a bike now and will be back next year for a refresher
or even advanced if I log enough miles...Be sure to tell the
instructors "well done and thanks".
Mark (May 2010)
I can’t say enough about the professionalism of the rider coaches. I
am an educator and these guys are naturals. I felt they were in
control the entire time (which helped give me a sense of great
confidence when it came to the safety of myself and other riders),
they were congenial and supportive (which made me very comfortable –
I know I ‘m a goof but I appreciate the respect they showed me for
the stage I was at) and, most important, they displayed the ability
to clearly communicate the content needed to learn. Please feel free
to use me as a reference anytime.
Thinking back to the first exercise of finding
the friction zone and then power walking the bike, and fast
forwarding to the final test, it's really quite remarkable how much
I have learned in such a short amount of time.
again for a great course. I enjoyed it and learned so much about
riding skills, strategy, and safety - I can't imagine getting my
license without first going through this course.
Bill (May 2010)
The Rider Coaches were
excellent very informative and fun...it was great how they
demonstrated every exercise on the range before we did them.
Tyrell (May 2010)
I had a blast riding this weekend and
I have to tip my hat to the incredible instructors
Overall the course was excellent. The lecture
moved at the right pace. The instructors were friendly, they
listened and got everyone involved.
Seyi (May 2010)
This was a great (and necessary) course for someone like
me w/ no riding experience. I now feel confident to get a bike and
begin on my own. I also learned a lot of riding tips as well as some
mechanical knowledge. Having had no riding experience whatsoever
(unless you count a moped when I was 16) I feel I made a lot of
improvement overall and I know what areas I need to focus on when
practicing on my first bike.
David (May 2010)
Thank you so much for teaching me to ride! It was a really great
experience and I can't wait to get a bike! The instructors were
great and very helpful and patient, it made the learning fun and
exciting even though I was so nervous! I really appreciate it!
Thanks again for all
Charlene (May 2010)
Just wanted to say thanks again for everything. You guys
did a fantastic job with the instruction - from your patience to
your enthusiasm...really well done. I'm so excited to have my
Have a wonderful summer,
Bekah (May 2010)
Had a great time in the class and enjoyed all the
instructors. They were great people who loved what they do. Very
Randy (April 2010)
the weekend overall was terrific and was beyond my expectations. The
coaches were very flexible and adaptable and I learned so much over
Jen (april 2010)
I had a very fun
time learning how to ride the bike. The quality class room portion
of the riding course was very informational because I will take all
the things I've learned in class to prepare for the real world
experience with a concern for safety. I would recommend all the new
riders to get this course with Streetwise Cycle School because the
coaches are very nice and helpful in your learning experience. The
coaches always remind you how to remain safe on a bike and at the
same time enjoy the ride. Thanks for all your help
Went from not even being able to start a
motorcycle to feeling comfortable riding a bike on a side street.
Excellent course and even better instructors
Really enjoyed the class and the instructors were
very knowledgeable and helpful.
Annie (April 2010)
I would like to start off by saying thank you to you and the other
instructors that helped me during this weekend ride. I stepped my
foot into class on Saturday April 3 not knowing how to ride and
stepped out on Sunday April 4 feeling very comfortable riding a
motorcycle... The instructors made me feel very comfortable. They
dedicated time to each and every one of us. They went step by step
teaching us the functions of the motorcycle and the basic skills of
riding. I really enjoyed this course and got more than expected. I
would like for you to tell the other instructors thank you from my
part and that they did a terrific job.
Yeslinette (April 2010)
I really appreciated the course
very much and the instructors were awesome!!
Ben (March 2010)
The course at Streetwise was awesome!!!! I will definately
recommend this class to my friends who just got their permits. The
instructors were veryyyyy helpful and I enjoyed the class. It was a
great experience and I won't ever forget what I learned.
Ellison (March 2010)
This was a great course. I had
never operated a motorcycle prior to the course and today I feel no
hesitation or fear in operating a motorcycle. I feel a high level of
confidence in operating my bike. It was also a fun course!
Michael (March 2010)
This course was excellent. It
focused on providing basic skills to gain confidence and enjoy
riding. The instructors were on point, knowledgeable, and made a
strong effort to separate each rider. I had a great time.
Brandon (March 2010)
The course was great! Next time
hold the rain tho! Thank you very much for the experience and
teaching I loved the course and will recommend anyone who mentions
they want to ride, it was well worth it to prepare for the road and
develop good habits to use while riding!
Michael (March 2010)
This course helped me prepare for it during the rain, even
though i got soaked, it was fun because the instructors provided a
demo before us actually attempting the practice. This helped alot
and when we made a few mistakes, instructors told us in a positive
note on how to fix it rather than yelling at us, which was really
helpful. Instructors encouraged us on the the next attempt to fix
our first mistake, and if we didn't, they still encouraged us in a
positive way. Considering we were the first class of the season, the
instructors said we are the best so far and did not have any
problems with us at all. I am glad that I came here than anywhere
else, my friend recommended me to come here. I am definitely going
to recommend others to come here.
Thanks for everything!!!
Kevin (March 2010)
Fantastic course this weekend. It's
amazing that there were so many smiles despite the TERRIBLE weather
- The instructors were awesome!
Andrea (March 2010)
The Rider Coaches are amazing. I throughly enjoyed the class and had
loads of FUN, while learning how to ride safely. If you only had a
class on how to convince a wife to allow you to buy a bike
Dick (Nov 2009)
AWESOME JOB. We
learned a ton and had a blast. Once I get a bike, I’m definitely
coming back for the advanced riders course.
All the best,
Nat (Nov 2009)
Just finished the course yesterday and I
want to let you know it was not good. If fact, it was BETTER THAN
Truly it was a perfect combination of theory and
practice. I appreciated the opportunity to spend so much time on the
motorcycles - this really drove it all home (no pun intended!).
The instruction was first-rate and the bikes were in great
shape. I would certainly refer friends to you and I look forward to
taking the advanced course next spring.
The class was great, the instructors were
very knowledgeable and I appreciate you accommodating me. I had not
taken a class like this since 1985 in the UK and I was impressed
with the attention to detail and thought provoking instruction.
John (Nov 2009)
I just wanted to write a
quick thank you note. The class was full of great information and
was quite fun. You and your instructors were friendly, helpful and
kept the class mood very loose. Thanks again for everything and your
school has already been highly recomended to my friends and
coworkers. Thanks again for everything...
Justin (Oct 2009)
I just want to say this class was great. I went into it
very nervous, but by the middle of day one the instructors helped me
get past that. The class never felt rushed and neither did I. I
highly recommend anyone who wants to learn to ride, you must take
this class. The instructors were great. They made the class not even
feel like a class. It felt like a bunch of friend hanging out
learning new things together. I've already started telling everyone
at my job about the class. I will never forget about you guys.
Marie (sept 2009)
Hello Bob and Company!
Just wanted to say thanks again for the excellent course! Attached
is a picture of me with my first motorcycle, a Suzuki Boulevard 650.
I love it! I work on SEE and looking where I want the bike to go,
and the biker wave.. which, I don't think you actually taught us :)
I rode it to my family's house 1.5 hours away and had my first night
riding experience. Then, back the next morning on a beautiful cool
sunny day... It has kept the grin on my face.
Jackie (Sept 2009)
Going in I was extremely skeptical
of my riding ability, but after 1 day at the school, I was shocked
at how far I had come along. While I need to slowly learn more and
more about riding on my own, I'd be completely lost if it wasn't for
John (Sept 2009)
It was great to have the riding equipment there, and I was surprised
with how nice it was. Had a great time, felt like I progressed a ton
over the 2 days. I bought a bike the day after finishing the course
(99 Honda Rebel) and can't wait to get out and ride.
Natalie (Sept 2009)
You did a great job
coaching the class, it was a very comfortable and relaxed
environment, I learned a ton, and have found myself using it
already, it just seems to pop into my head while riding, Thank you
again for doing a great job and teaching me a lot.
The course was amazing and I feel like I
gained all the skills, plus more.
Sarah (Sept 2009)
The coaches make an excellent team. They understand each other so
well that it looks like they are doing tango. The parking lot
location was ideal with plenty of space and free from distraction
etc. The small class size gets each and everyone plenty of attention
from the coaches. The fact that it rained this last weekend helped
us learn to ride in wet conditions, and connect all the stuff we
discussed in the class about riding in slippery conditions. The tone
of the class was perfect - warm and friendly in all the classroom
and riding sessions, while being firm and unbiased during the final
eval tests - just like the RMV. Will definitely recommend to all of
Anil (Sept 2009)
First off, thank
you for the job you did with my daughter. She has a healthy blend of
confidence along with the understanding that she has the basic
skills she needs to develop to become a good rider. If she didn't
tell you, her goal was to ride to the first day of school, (all girl
private high school, plaid skirts and white polos). She did, though
rumor has it a few of the nuns have not yet adjusted to the fact.
Rick (Sept 2009)
giving me an enjoyable weekend while learning something very new. I
mean to have twelve people riding independently within 2 hours of
the course strarting is preety cool. I still need to practice in all
areas, but gained an awful lot of knowledge during the course.I will
definitely tell people about your course.
F. (Sept 2009)
My best accomplishment yet ... I've been
wearing your shirt after making some more modern lady cuts into it
... No one can believe a white head lady like myself did it.
Judi (Sept 2009)
I would like to personally thank you
for the awesome experience I had while taking the course at
Streetwise. Your instructors did everything to encourage and help me
throughout the whole weekend. I feel I learned alot to start riding,
and look forward to the outlet that a motorcycle can provide. Again,
I thank you for a great time and learning experience. Thumbs up to
Steetwise Cycle School!
Jim (August 2009)
I just wanted to thank you for facilitating such a
wonderful learning opportunity for both new and old cyclists alike.
Once again thank you for your commitment and dedication.
Gregory (Aug 2009)
The course was great,
it was informative and a lot of fun. The instructor was wonderful,
he was acting like a father or a friend and not like a drill
officer. He had a good sense of humor and took time to explain
everything and work with each and every student when needed.
Raphael (Aug 2009)
Both of the teachers were
informative and encouraging. The material was neither too easy nor
too hard, and moved at the right pace to keep everyone engaged. I
couldn't drive before the course at all, and now I ride my
motorcycle every single day - and love it!
For less than $300
you guys taught me how to safely ride a motorcycle, and instilled in
me a life-long hobby. The way I look at it, my life is worth more
It is hard to keep the class going at the right
speed for everyone - where some people are naturally better at it
than others - but I thought the coaches did a good job of
encouraging and challenging the people who were not as good, all the
while keeping it fun for the rest of us. They never made me feel
stupid, even when I asked stupid questions. They challenged me but
were respectful if I couldn't do something right the first time. I
thought this class was great. I will be taking the advanced riders
class next summer. You have a loyal customer who will tell his
friends to take your class as well.
It was run smooth and efficiently, excellent
Napolitano (Aug 2009)
you to know that I thought you did a great job with the class. I
really enjoyed it. I also just got my first bike! A Yamaha FZ6.
Hope to see you on the road!
This school is wonderful.
Justin (Aug 2009)
The class this weekend was great! I
learned a lot and had fun! Both of you were great with the students
and your teaching styles complimented each other. I will definitely
recommend you guys in the future.
Just wanted to tell you that the class this
weekend was terrific. I liked having two coaches with such different
styles. I'd never ridden a motorcycle before, and by the end of the
class I didn't want to stop riding.
Sararu (July 2009)
The instructors were magnificent teachers! I had no
trouble learning from them, and they have great personalities as
well as incite on how to ride a motorcycle. I would definitely
return and see them for a refresher course. They were great!
Justin (July 2009)
Thanks. By the way,
the instructors were terrific. They each have different styles, but
they're both very effective. They were very well prepared, very
clear about expectations and explanations for what we had to do, and
good both at correcting what needed correcting, and praise when I
got it right. I've recommended your school to a friend of mine, and
would give a testimonial if you'd like.
Rob (July 2009)
The school was totally useful, many things I didn't know
would have prevented me from obtaining a license on my own. It was
fun and there was a good vibe. The instructors made a great team and
one wonders where they get their considerable energy.
Richard (July 2009)
Thanks for such a great class. You
really do a nice job with everything. Beth and I had a great time
and we have no complaints about anything. I'm sure we will see you
again in the future for the advanced class.
I felt that you are an excellent instructor who
both knows and enjoys your work very much. You seem to have a great
gift of communication and empathy with the students. I have been
riding motorcycles since 1965 and scooters since 2001, and in the
first 1/2 hour of the class I got valuable info on techniques I had
been doing incorrectly all along.
I wanted to thank all you guys for a wonderful
experience this past weekend. I had a great time at the Basic Rider
Course and learned a tremendous amount. I am no doubt a safer and
better rider as a result of taking your class and I know it will add
to my enjoyment riding in the future. You have a great school and
staff over there!
Jason (July 2009)
for all the great tips and maneuvers. It was a great class. I will
be sending a few people to your class.
The course was run very well and I had a great
time learning how to ride and be safe on the roads. I enjoyed the
course so much that I told some friends who are interested in
getting their motorcycle licenses about Streetwise Cycle School and
my personal experience. I got everything I expected out of the
course and it was the most fun I've had so far this summer.
Jason (July 2009)
I would love to say a whole lot about
the program, along with the Instructors but there is too much to
say. One word I would best describe my first time experience & not
being pressured, "fantastic"... If I could do it anyone else could
complete this program in two. I would recommend my Family, friends &
others about the Motorcycle Rider Education Program any day.
Zezito (July 2009)
I wanted to let you know how
much I enjoyed the experience this weekend. Our instructors were
great; they provided the right balance of advice and freedom. I
learned a lot and would certainly recommend the program to anyone
thinking of purchasing a motorcycle.
Michael (July 2009)
I very much enjoyed the course and have been riding since,
I gained a lot of confidence that weekend
Brendan (July 2009)
Great experience. I am glad I didn't ask one of my buddies
to teach me how to ride instead.
Ed (July 2009)
I really enjoyed my experience taking the class this past weekend.
All of the instructors were very informative and friendly. They were
instructive and encouraging to everyone in my group. I had purchased
a bike prior to taking the class and really did not feel that
comfortable riding it prior to this past weekend. Although I know I
have a long way to go, taking this course was extremely helpful. In
my opinion, everybody issued a learners permit to ride a bike should
be required to take this class I have already recommended your
course to several friends. I look forward to taking a ride with the
guys from the school.
Mark (July 2009)
Excellent job! I went from having never sat behind the
wheel of a bike to being able to comfortably and safely turn, shift,
and maneuver. Thank you so much - I will definitely recommend
Streetwise Cycle School to everyone I know! Well done!
Denise (July 2009)
All of the instructors were very
friendly, patient, and passionate about teaching. The way everything
was handled in regards to myself was very fair. I hope to have my
own bike by next season to come back and take the advance course.
Joel (July 2009)
Great course. I
enjoyed it. As I said, the instructor was exceptionally
knowledgeable. and I was impressed by his enthusiasm, particularly
considering the demanding routine, concentration, and long hours in
the sun. I'm going to drop the eval to the hq in california today,
and you can be assured it is full of compliments. and I'll def be
recommending Streetwise to my friends. Finally, compliments to you
for running such an efficient business.
Thanks for the
Karim (July 2009)
I just wanted to write
you and tell you how much I enjoyed the Motorcycle Safety Course
that I took this weekend. The instructors were wonderful; they
create this great yin-and-yang partnership that helps cover all the
bases, while still being light hearted. They were fun to work with,
talented riders and teachers, and took the time to explain to me
what I did right and what I need to improve on. I would
whole-heartedly recommend your school to any friend that was looking
to learn how to ride, and once I get a few more miles under my belt
I plan on taking the advanced rider class and would be happy to have
the same instructors again. Job well done on finding these two
Thanks again, and we'll be in touch again,
I just wanted to express my thanks and that
myself and my father found the class to very enjoyable and that the
insrtuctors were very helpful.
Sebastian (July 2009)
Personally, I loved the course. The bikes we learned on,
the helmets, the instructors, etc were all above and beyond my
expectations. I just received my license in the mail today and
couldn't be happier. Your course has definitely hooked me on riding.
Benjamin (July 2009)
instructors were great, they explained everything and showed
diagrams of each segment we were about to do. They demonstrated each
segment to show the class what was to be done. They explained things
when they were done wrong. I was very pleased with the class, as I
had only rode a bike 1 time before I took the class and that was the
month before the class.
William (June 2009)
just want to thank you and your staff for the professional way of
training. I really enjoyed it, and I received already my license.
Your colleagues were really professionals, I learned a lot. Also the
team was nice, and it was really fun to attend the course.
Antal (June 2009)
The course was
great. I never thought I would feel so confident and relaxed on a
Jim (June 2009)
Thank you for a great learning experience this past weekend! The
program is great, the instructors are awesome and I will recommend it
to all my friends.
Brian [June 2009]
Thank you very much for the course, the extra practice guide and
photo! What a fun, tiring weekend! You, Paul and Kara did an
excellent job and I'll recommend you to anyone interested.
Jackie [June 2009]
I loved the course you gave. I am truly a better rider, more confident
then ever. I keep telling people about the class and to get their
butts there and take it! .. email me some info so I can give it to my
friends who are new riders. thanks
Dawn [June 2009]
It was a well organized and thought out course and I learned tons.
Walked away with a greater level of riding confidence...I should have
added that the price was very reasonable and well worth the money.
Again much thanks.
Gay [June 2009]
I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how much fun and
informative the class was this weekend. Paul and Ken were awesome
instructors and worked together really well. I will strongly encourage
all who ask me about riding to look you guys up.
Dan [June 2009]
I really enjoyed the class, the instructors were fantastic and I feel
a lot more confident going out on the road now. I'll be sure to
recommend it to anyone I can.
Ben [June 2009]
I’d like to personally thank you for a fantastic educational and
enjoyable BRC session this weekend. I look forward to doing the
advanced course next spring.
Wade [June 2009]
You guys are the best. So glad I went to Streetwise instead of one of
the other motorcycle schools. Bob Johnson and the rest of the coach
riders are all right.
Tyler [May 2009]
Just wanted to say thank you for running such a great course. I
thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to improving my skills!
Your course gives students the tools and confidence to make
motorcycling as safe as possible. I will be sure to put the word out.
Greg [May 2009]
Thank you a million times for the details on obtaining my license. You
guys are great. I had a blast!
Josh [May 2009]
Thanks Bob, I had a great time learning to ride this past weekend, and
have referred you to a couple of my friends.
Will [May 2009]
Dear Bob, Paul and Ken,
Your excellent school is living proof that you can in fact teach an
old dog new tricks. I have been riding for over 40 years but actually
learned a few new things while taking your Streetwise course. Perhaps
something I learned will actually save my life or the life of another
rider someday, who knows. I appreciate the length you've all gone to
in order to learn your craft and the heretofore unknown facts and
techniques you teach so skillfully. I salute you all!
David [May 2009]
Thank you Bob! And thank you to Ken and Paul, they were really solid
and very supportive in their coaching. Your Basic Rider Course and
instructors are well worth the time and investment to learn from. I
appreciate all the professionalism and wisdoms!
Brent [May 2009]
Thank you so much guys. You are awesome teachers. I never
thought I would be on a bike and confident so fast. Actually, on
the Sunday that we graduated, I rode my bike from Watertown to Quincy
and felt confident being on the highway and I have actually been
riding to work daily taking it easy and learning at the same time.
Evenings I have been riding at a large open space and trying to
simulate everything we learned in class. I referred my co-worker who
will be coming for the scooter training & will keep spreading the good
word for your awesome rider coaches.
Thanks and cheers!
Dave [May 2009]
I have been riding for 10 years and want to tell you that I learned a
lot from your course. Please thank Ken and Bud for everything,
also. I hope I see you guys soon on my bike.
George [May 2009]
I am writing to express my satisfaction with your program. I had a
great time and I learned more things than I have ever expected,
considering the fact that I rode a motorcycle for the first time in my
life. Thumbs up for the RiderCoaches, very knowledgeable, fair and
I will definitely recommend this course to my friends. As a matter of
fact, one of them has already enrolled for this upcoming week-end.
Congratulations on your company's outstanding professionalism.
Diana [May 2009]