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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Courses

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 www.dirtbikeschool.com or call 909-430-3000.

SxS Vehicle - Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) ROV Basic DriverCourse

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. Honda SxS Vehicles will be provided for the course.

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 http://www.rohva.org 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).
http://www.rohva.org/downloads/ROHVA-tips-booklet-5-2012.pdf

The following courses help you learn to ride and to become a better rider. They DO NOT waive the California DMV skills test!

Street – Learn to Ride

Our Learn to Ride classes are designed to provide an enjoyable skills development experience for folks who want to start their motorcycle riding adventures. The overall aim is to help students develop smooth and precise control as they manipulate primary motorcycle controls and practice riding procedures and techniques.

Call 909-430-3000 to learn more.

Street – Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

The BRC is a multi-day course designed for beginning riders 15 ½ yrs and older. It will help you understand what it takes to ride a motorcycle as you develop basic rider skills. Before taking this course, you need to be able to balance and ride a bicycle, and understand operating a clutch and manual shift vehicle. If under 18 yrs, a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. Graduates may qualify for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers.

To register, visit www.msf-usa.org or call 909-430-3000.

Street – Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2)

Riders are flocking to the half-day BRC2 course to hone their riding skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. Even if you’ve been riding for some time, there’s always something new to learn. You’ll practice improving riding skills, learn how to balance the mental and physical aspects of managing risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position. This course also provides valuable information about protective gear, motorcycle inspection and care. Plus, some insurance companies provide a discount. Be sure to ask your agent. Some motorcycle brand-sponsored clubs have programs to reimburse you for all or part of the tuition paid towards your Course.

To register, visit www.msf-usa.org or call 909-430-3000.

Street – Advanced RiderCourse (ARC)

Techniques that extend beyond basic riding procedures are addressed in this Course. The ARC is the public version of the Military SportBike RiderCourse (MSRC), and may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle. It is a one-day course consisting of approximately 3 ½ hours of classroom and 4 ½ hours of riding.

The techniques used for more performance oriented riding can be used to enhance the skills and techniques for riders of any type of motorcycle. These techniques can improve the overall capabilities of riders, particularly related to overall control, cornering and emergency maneuvers.

To register, visit www.msf-usa.org or call 909-430-3000.

Street – Returning Rider RiderCourse (RRBRC)

The one-day RRBRC is designed for the returning rider. A returning rider is someone who has had previous experience operating motorcycles and is returning to the activity, or who has been riding for some time without obtaining and endorsement. The objectives of this course include refining basic motorcycle skills and gaining more knowledge of risk, including how to manage risk while riding.

Riders are expected to be familiar with and able to operate basic motorcycle controls. These skills include the ability to use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion, stopping the motorcycle in a designated area, negotiating normal roadway turns and curves, and smooth shifting.

To register, visit www.msf-usa.org or call 909-430-3000.