Colton Rider Education Center

Honda Red Rider Ranch is where you learn how to ride. Honda has made the commitment to help riders develop safe and smart riding skills through the establishment of the Honda Rider Education Center.

Honda is proud to be the first motorcycle manufacturer to have created unique sites specifically designed for motorcycle and ATV training and instruction. The centers teach over 11,000 riders a year, and classes are for riders of all ages—from 6 years old to adult.

All coaches are MSF certified instructors. There are male and female coaches on hand who are experienced, fun and enthusiastic.

The Red Rider Ranch in Colton, California, was the first Rider Education Center built. It also has the distinction of being Honda's first Environmental Learning Center, a two-acre plot of land with trails that span five distinct ecosystems featuring over 2500 different species of plants. Riders can get a feel for grassland, chaparral, woodland, riparian and desert terrains–all inspired by trails native to nearby San Bernardino National Forest and the Mojave Desert.

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Getting to Colton

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1301 Via Venita
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 430-3000
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ATV RiderCourse

The ATV RiderCourse provides a fast-paced, half-day, hands-on training session that includes pre-ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding over obstacles. You'll also learn about protective gear, local regulations, places to ride and environmental concerns. Bring your friends and family, and meet new friends to ride with. To register, call ASI at 800-887-2887; request the Honda Colton site.

MSF DirtBike School

As part of our half-day DirtBike course, you will learn the fundamental and technical skills needed to operate your off-road bike in a safe and smart manner. We will help you learn the functions of the controls on your motorcycle—starting, stopping, shifting, cornering, standing, proper body positions, and how to go over certain obstacles. One thing very important for young kids is; they must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.

Private classes (two students) and family classes (up to five family members) are offered on request for weekdays or weekends. We also do kids’ (ages 6-12 years old) birthday parties. Call for pricing. We supply motorcycle and gear.

To register, visit or call 909-430-3000.

SxS Vehicle - Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) ROV Basic DriverCourse (Currently Not Offered at Colton Facility)

The ROV Basic DriverCourse is designed for novice and experienced SxS drivers to learn and practice basic skills and techniques. The overall aim of the course is driver skill and risk management development through learning experiences to enhance drivers’ basic knowledge, operational skills, attitude, values, and habits. The course is a partial-day program that has approximately three hours of riding time and includes between-exercise discussions. The ROV Basic DriverCourse includes six closed range exercises and up to seven optional open trail experiences, depending upon available terrain. Drivers use their own ROV or one that is assigned to them, with permission from an owner. Only well-maintained and properly operating ROVs may be used.

Prerequisites: To participate as a driver you must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid driver license. You must also have completed the ROV E-Course.

To register, visit or call 866-267-2751.

Course Reimbursement: To obtain reimbursement after completing an approved ROV Basic DriverCourse after purchasing a Honda SxS model, click here for the reimbursement form.

For information and advice about safely operating a SxS, click on the link below for the Tips Guide for the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Driver. The guide is produced and made available by the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA).

Street – Basic RiderCourse

The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) is a 15-hour course taught by RiderCoaches certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) using a curriculum developed by MSF. All riders in California under 21 years of age must successfully complete this course to obtain a motorcycle license or endorsement. Upon successful completion of the BRC, students are mailed a Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training (DL389). The motorcycle riding test, given by the DMV, is waived with this certification, and graduates may also qualify for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers.

The BRC is designed for beginning riders of all ages 15-1/2 and older. It will help you understand what it takes to ride, however, there is no guarantee you will be successful. Not everyone who enrolls is ready to ride. To take this course, you must: A) Be able to balance and ride a bicycle. B) Have a basic understanding of operating a clutch and manual shift vehicle. C) Present a valid driver's license, DMV learners permit, or a DMV ID card. If under 18, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

To register, visit or call 909-430-3000.

Street – Basic RiderCourse 2

The Basic RiderCourse 2 (formally call Experienced RiderCourse) is facilitated by RiderCoaches certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) using a curriculum developed by MSF. Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn. Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are flocking to the half-day BRC2 course to hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic.

On the range, you'll discuss with your peers how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position. This course also provides valuable information about protective gear, rider responsibility, motorcycle inspection and care, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding.

To register, visit or call 909-430-3000.

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