About Ken Condon

Ken Condon

Ken Condon is a renowned author and motorcycling coach. Ken is author of Riding in the Zone and Motorcycling the Right Way. Ken’s writing can also be seen in Motorcyclist Magazine and previously in Motorcycle Consumer News. Ken is lead instructor for Tony’s Track Days and a 20-year MSF RiderCoach, veteran roadracer and avid off-road rider.

Ken is also a public speaker and dedicated advocate of motorcycle safety. He helps beginner, intermediate, and advanced motorcycle riders develop the physical and mental skills to ride with more confidence, both on the street and on the racetrack.

Ken is an experienced off-road rider and championship-winning roadracer since 1986. This experience has given Ken the ability to compete at a high level and share the tricks and tips to other motorcycle racers.

When not helping others become better, safer riders, coaching amateur roadracers, or writing books and articles, Ken is exploring beautiful roads and trails throughout the Northeastern U.S. with his wonderful wife Caroline and daughter Jeannine.

Ken gives direction to a BMW rider at an MSF Experienced RiderCourse.

Ken gives direction to a BMW rider at an MSF Experienced RiderCourse.

Motorcycle Skills Instructor

With more than three decades of motorcycle riding experience, including road racing, touring, dirt riding, and commuting Ken has learned what it takes to become a skillful, confident rider.

Ken has been a certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach for almost two decades. Recently, Ken has added the Riding in the Zone Personal On-Street Training Program to help street riders become safer and more proficient.

During the past fifteen years Ken has been the lead instructor for Tony’s Track Days where he develops the training curriculum, trains track day instructors and control riders and runs the Track Day Training Program.

Ken’s motorcyclist training and riding resume is pretty extensive:


Racing a Kawasaki Ninja 500 with the USCRA club at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 2014

Racing a Kawasaki Ninja 500 with the USCRA club at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 2014. Yes, Ken won the race.

Ken is a championship-winning roadracer who started in 1986 with  AAMRR and returned in 2000 to race with the Loudon Road Racing Series. Ken began racing with the USCRA vintage road racing club in 2014.

See the photo gallery for a pictorial history of Ken’s racing career.

MRW-coverCover_smMotojournalist and Writer

Ken is the author of “Riding in the Zoneand Motorcycling the Right Way.



In addition to being the author of “Riding in the Zone” and Motorcycling the Right Way, Ken writes the monthly “Street Savvy” column for Motorcyclist Magazine. Read all of Ken’s columns HERE.

Ken has also written the monthly “Proficient Motorcycling” and “Street Strategy” columns for Motorcycle Consumer News for over 10 years.

Event Speaker

Speaking at the BMW/RA Meet in Brattleboro, VT

Speaking at the BMW/RA Meet in Brattleboro, VT

Ken is an experienced public speaker for motorcycle related organizations. Some past engagements include:

    • Nevada Traffic Safety Summit, Las Vegas, NV, 2016
    • Massachusetts Rider Education Program, 2008-2010, 2016
    • BMW/RA Rally Brattleboro, VT, 2010
    • Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program, 2010
    • Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program, 2010
    • Rhode Island Motorcycle Safety Program, 2011, 2015
    • Americade, Featured Speaker, 2011, Seminars 2010, 2016
    • Tony’s Track Days, Traction Seminar, 2014
    • Yankee Beemers Damn Yankee Rally, 2009


Contact me if you’d like me to speak at your event or with any questions.


Here are a couple of interviews I’ve done:
National Public Radio, Interviewed for Harley LiveWire report, 2014
Your Bike Life, 2009
National Public Radio report on loud pipes, 2008

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One comment on “About Ken Condon
  1. Duc says:

    I`m very interested in learning as much as I can to help others to be more safe.

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