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"Thank you Reg and Gigi for a great couple of days at VIR. The CLASS exceeded my expectations. I have about 150 days on tracks using the standard “school” or wide line (between cars and bikes) so this was a paradigm shift for me to always strive for tight, economical lines.

Some more feedback: the two of you are some of the warmest, genuine, caring, enthusiastic people that I have ever met. The classroom lectures (discussions) clearly came from the heart. Humility is a valuable quality in everyone and your own humility set the example for all of us. “There is always someone faster than you, and always someone slower than you.” That is a profound thought to keep in mind.

I was also impressed with how clean the A group riding was, especially day two. Most of these folks really know how to ride. I gave up open track days because the clientele is too crazy and their attitudes were infecting me. I felt very safe out there in CLASS.

I will be back, and I will bring my friends."

-Roy

 

 

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The 2017 CLASS Calendar is online! We'll start back up at Laguna Seca, we've got 3 Motor Officer Days, and yes, it's back to VIR. Sign up today!

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The CLASS season ended with a couple of fantastic days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Huge thanks to each and every one of you who helped out, and to all of you students who have made this an excepionally great year!

Brian, Reg and GigiOct 2016 VIR was one for the record books! It's always an amazing time, but this year the fun, comaraderie, the weather, the riding, everything was as good as it gets! And to top it off, Reg was awarded a Lifetime Acheivement in Motorcycling Excellence from Brian Rathjen and Shira Kamil, editors of Backroads Magazine. "Thank you Brian and Shira" remarked Reg. "It's a humbling honor to be recognized for my many years of fun and effort dedicated to making better and safer street riders."

Sept 22 was our first Motor Officer Day! Huge thanks to Lt. Goetz and team at Hawthorne PD, who assisted us in putting together a great group of enthusiastic Law Enforcement Motor Officers for some fun and learning and riding out at Streets of Willow! We have 3 more Motor Officer Advanced Training Days lined up for 2017! Read more...

D-Day was once again Top of our Game. Twelve students and at least as many instructors made for an incredible 2 days out at Streets of Willow. These schools are really phenomenal at bringing as much out of a rider as is possible in two days. Think you might want to do it? Next year in September... Dates will be up soon!

8-31-16 Reg's End of Summer Newsletter is here.

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Reg's Blog - check it out.

When you tour The UK on two wheels, it's super important to stay warm, dry and protected. We are excited to announce that Held Gloves, Sidi Boots and new sponsor TourMaster Motorcycle Clothing will be enthusiastically represented for our riding this Spring, including The Quail and our Isle of Man Trip! All in addition to all of our favorites. Many thanks to all of these fine companies. In the market for anything? You know what Reg would recommend.. . ‪#‎Honda‬ ‪#‎ShoeiUSA‬ ‪#‎dunlopmotorcycle‬ ‪#‎DPBrakes‬ ‪#‎HeldUSA‬ ‪#‎TourMaster‬ ‪#‎SidiBoots‬ ‪#‎PitBullStands‬ ‪#‎motonation‬

Congratulations to our very own Reg Pridmore for having been selected "Legend of the Sport" for the 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in beautiful Carmel, California. It's the 40th anniversary of Superbikes and Reg put BMW on the map winning the very first Championship in that event. He went on the win the next 2 years on Kawasaki. But did you know that Reg is also in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame? Or that he raced Sidecars in the Isle of Man TT on 4 different occasions? He also participated in many renditions of the BMW Battle of the Legends along with other international racing heroes. Not to mention the book: Smooth Riding the Pridmore Way... All in addition to keeping it real with CLASS for all these years. Congratulations Reg!

For many years, Reg has used DP-Brakes for the best stopping power anywhere. And now, DP has worked a deal with CLASS for our students to save 50% on brake pads, and get a super sweet deal on DP Clutches too!
Half off and we call it "DP by the numbers"
1: Open dp-brakes.com; 2: Use their fitment guide to select a pad size; 3: Call us or email us and get your pads and clutches at the best price anywhere. All they ask in return is for you to place a DP- Brakes sticker on your motorcycle. Take advantage of this great deal and feel the difference the BEST brake pads can make.

We've got an awesome 2016 riding season shaping up and new this year: We're renting some Hondas! The light, nimble and super fun CBR300s and CBR500s are perfect to tune up your riding skills! If you can't get your own bike to CLASS, or maybe you'd rather try out something more light and nimble, give us a call and reserve yours today. Supply is limited and simple pre-qual required. (805) 933-9936 or click here for 411.

Fresh Sticky Dunlop tires are ready to ship! As a CLASS student, you qualify for the super deal: Just $250 for a pair of Q3s delivered to your door. Order yours today!

Another date we're sure about is our VIR return in 2016! We are planning to be back Oct 17 & 18 and that gives you plenty of time to plan! It will again be a Two-Day CLASS and Reg lowered the price a tad for next year. Just $795 for 2 days on the VIR North course if you sign up soon. Anybody from California thinking about making the trek, talk to us. We have some bike transport to that wonderful destination, but it won't last forever. Can we wait til October? Why not jump on the back with Reg for a couple of laps now!

 

HOW FAR DO YOU WANT TO GO? FORCE 5 is back for 2016, and if you want to do a lot of CLASS, you may want to join the club! Become part of the team and really dig deep into how far you want to take it - all he while saving money on CLASS and Dunlop tires. Several of our instructors started out as Force 5 members. They got so good, and we got to know them so well, they joined the team! Learn more here.

"Thank you for a wonderful learning environment – your approach, credentials, presentation, and sincere desire to share your knowledge were all a perfect blend. Thanks again for sharing your insight and ability so openly. We are better riders as a result of taking your CLASS Motorcycle School. Your staff is top notch as well and why wouldn’t it be?" -Paula & Roy

Hi Reg and Gigi, It’s hard to imagine a better time. The two day format was outstanding, and I maintain you have the best program out there. I won’t even begin about the dollar spent for grin’s returned ratio. The relaxed, professional, no pressure atmosphere was entirely conducive to me working thru the problem areas I felt needed the most attention. I personally had several “Ah HA!” moments of major significance. My riding has moved forward as a result, my confidence has been restored. A proper job guys. My hat's off to you and your excellent instructors all. Must run and examine your schedule now, Anna sends her regards! - Mike H.

In older stuff...

CLASS welcomes return sponsor Held USA back into the fold in 2015! We’ve been using Held Gloves for years - “I feel they are the best protection available” says Reg, “and I’m glad we have been able to again partner with Held for the upcoming year” . The Titan and Phantom gloves are superior track gloves and Held also makes a wide variety of gear and leathers, including quality gloves to fit every hand, desire and budget. Check them out at HeldUSA.com.

gpPulling out some great files from earlier this year. Did you catch Bimmer Magazine's story on our 3 time Superbike Champ. A fun read, some great info and little known facts about Reg Pridmore are exposed! check it out!

Next, Ken Lee spoke with Gigi P. about what it's like being a woman instructor in the male dominated world of track riding. Originally published on Honda's website, read the interview here.

We are way more than just a track day, but we are also a great track day! With lots of classroom chalk talk by Reg and on track coaching by some of the best in the business, it's a great experience. This letter was written by a 22 year old who totally gets CLASS. We were blown away by it, and hope it helps shed insight on what we're about... - read more

Jay's Book ClubReg popped in to Jay Leno's Garage a few months ago and talked about the book, Smooth Riding - the Pridmore Way. Order your copy today!

Smooth Talker... Reg isn't the only one around here to talk smooth. Ted Holman has had his fingers tapping out some vibes, and there's even a video. What the heck am I talking about? Check it out...

Louden Freightrain!Reg is one of the top AMA Superbike Riders of all time...It's been more than 3 decades since the AMA formed the Superbike class. In those days, our own Reg Pridmore was at the front of the pack, winning the first 3 AMA Superbike Championships. The first and seemingly most remembered was on the BMW R90S. But did you know he next two were on big, brutishly powerful Kawasakis? Yeah, Reg is still riding and teaching every CLASS, but his name is forever inscribed in the lore of AMA Superbike racing. There's a great article on past Superbike Champs that begins: "When I first started brainstorming my list of the ten greatest champions in AMA Pro SuperBike history, I instantly knew that Reg Pridmore was going to be included… " read more...

Want to know more about the origins of American Superbike racing? You know, back in the day when Reg was racing BMWs and Kawasakis? Kevin Cameron has a great piece in the June issue of Cycle World. Check it out here.