Personal Training

1 or 2 Day Training for individuals.

Your Personal Coach in Real-World Conditions

You want my undivided attention?  You got it. I will customize our day to your individual needs while also showing you a good time touring the twisty roads around beautiful New England countryside. Using Bluetooth helmet communicators allows me to coach you while we ride.


Here is a sample of some real-time coaching using Bluetooth communication.

Personal On-Street Training is designed specifically for experienced riders who want to learn how to increase confidence and enjoyment. Our “classroom” is the uncrowded, scenic roads of Western New England.

You have the option to do one or two days. You also have the option to bring a friend or spouse to make it a 2:1 student to coach ratio.  This reduces per person cost without diminishing the personal attention too much. This is also popular with couples riding 2-up.

What You’ll Learn

  • Slow Speed Maneuver Techniques
  • Emergency Braking and Swerving
  • Visual Targets
  • Lane Position
  • Body Position
  • Cornering Precision
    • Cornering Lines
    • Timing
    • Identify visual clues to increase cornering safety and confidence

Read the Details & FAQ Page


Personal On-Street Training (Option: 1 day)

(1 or 2 Riders for 1 day)
Miles of twisty roads tend to cause people to smile.

Miles of twisty roads tend to cause people to smile.

This is the featured option of the Riding in the Zone, LLC training program and is designed for riders who want my undivided attention (1:1) or are willing to share me with one other (2:1). Coaching is done using on-bike communicators to help you refine techniques and apply lessons in real time.

Students must have at least a season of riding (3,000+ miles).

One-on-one and One-on-two training consists of:

  • Parking lot skill drills to start the day
  • Helmet communicators with real-time commentary
  • Video review/discussion during lunch stop and meal at the end of the day (riders pay for their own meals)
  • On-street tour of Western MA and Southern Vermont
  • Video of our day (Please bring your own flash drive)
    1 rider, 1 Day: $600 (does not include meals)
    2 riders, 1 Day: $1050 (does not include meals)

    *Add $450.00 for a third rider

    Discounts apply for returning RITZ or Stayin’ Safe students. Contact Ken

    Rider Education Scholarships are available through clubs and other organizations, such as the BMW/MOA Foundation.

    Students have reported that insurance companies accept the Riding in the Zone completion certificate as proof of rider training that is eligible for insurance discounts.

Read the Details & FAQ Page

Ready to Sign Up? Contact Ken to discuss training dates and Payment Methods

Check Here for available Training Dates

Since we start our day at 8:30, you may want to book a room at the Inn at Norton Hill. Nan charges $100.00 (a discounted rate) for my students. It also includes a full breakfast. Other nearby lodging can be found here.


Personal On-Street Training (Option: 2 day)

(1 or 2 Riders for 2 days)

Participants pay for their overnight stay.

Same as the 1 day training, plus:

  • End of day discussion over dinner and dessert. (participants pay for their own meals)
  • Second day begins with briefing and then a full day ride.
    1 rider, 2 Days: $1000 (does not include lodging or meals).
    2 riders, 2 Days: $1800 ($900 each, does not include lodging or meals).

    *Add $750.00 for a third rider

    Discounts apply for returning RITZ or Stayin’ Safe students. Contact Ken

    Rider Education Scholarships are available through clubs and other organizations, such as the Paul B. Scholarship from the BMW/MOA Foundation.

    Students have reported that insurance companies accept the Riding in the Zone completion certificate as proof of rider training that is eligible for insurance discounts.


Personal ADV/Dual Sport Training (Option: 1 or 2 days)

(1 or 2 Riders)

Participants pay for dinners and any lodging.

Same as the 1 and 2 day on-street training, except on dirt roads and trails:

  • 1 rider, 1 Day: $600 (does not include meals)
    2 riders, 1 Day: $1050 (does not include meals)
    1 rider, 2 Days: $1000 (does not include lodging or meals).
    2 riders, 2 Days: $1800 ($900 each, does not include lodging or meals).

    Discounts apply for returning RITZ or Stayin’ Safe students. Contact Ken

    Rider Education Scholarships are available through clubs and other organizations, such as the Paul B. Scholarship from the BMW/MOA Foundation.

    Students have reported that insurance companies accept the Riding in the Zone completion certificate as proof of rider training that is eligible for insurance discounts.

Read the Details & FAQ Page

Ready to Sign Up? Contact Ken to discuss training dates and Payment Methods

Check Here for available Training Dates

Since we start our day at 8:30, you may want to book a room at the Inn at Norton Hill. Nan charges $100.00 (a discounted rate) for my students. It also includes a full breakfast. Other nearby lodging can be found here.


Click Here for Group Training Options

Please Read the Payment and Cancellation Policy Page.


Riding in the Zone, LLC is chartered and insured through the American Motorcyclist AssociationAMASanctioned_4C_LtBack

3 comments on “Personal Training
  1. Jose (Pepe) Perez-Sanz says:

    Hi Ken,
    1. If I were to do a personal street day, would a rental moto be available?
    2. I was sorry to hear you are leaving MCNews. Where are you going?
    Thanks, Pepe

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