Advanced Parking Lot Course

Land Speed record holder, Erin Sills rocks her R1200GS at the RITZ Advanced Parking Lot Course

1 Day Advanced Parking Lot Course for Groups of up to 10 Riders.

2019 Dates to be announced in February. Subscribe to the mailing list to learn when the schedule is available.

2018 Dates:

9:00- 4:00
Cost $275.00

This course is eligible for the Paul B Scholarship through the BMW/MOA Foundation. Visit the BMW/MOA Foundation page directly to apply. You DO NOT have to be a BMW/MOA member or ride a BMW to qualify.

Since this course is certified by the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) it is eligible for insurance discounts. Check with your agent.

Ken coaches a student in proper body positioning.

Ken coaches a student in proper body positioning.

The course features demonstrations and drills to help you learn and refine advanced body positioning, shifting, braking, throttle and cornering skills.  A cone course will allow you to put these techniques into practice. These techniques provide a significant step up to becoming a more proficient rider.

We will also do some slow-maneuver practice.

This course is for all levels of experienced riders with at least 2,000 miles under their belt. This is not for brand new riders. New riders should sign up for a basic rider course with their state motorcycle safety program

This course was conducted for members of the New England Riders, the Sisters’ Centennial Group and Rhode Island MSF instructors. In each case it was a big hit.

What to Expect

The morning will include coaching and practice.

We will break for an hour lunch. Students should bring lunch (preferred) or run to the nearby Subway to grab a bite.

After lunch, we will do a few more drills and then ride a cone course (think autocross) so students can practice what you learned.

Cornering practice

Cornering practice

What You’ll Learn

  • Advanced Braking & Throttle Techniques
    • Pitch control
    • Throttle Blipping
    • Ratcheting Throttle
    • Throttle/Brake Overlap
  • Body Positioning
  • Cornering Precision
    • Timing
    • Trailbraking
    • Ratchet Vision
    • Advanced Countersteering



Southwick, MA

BodyPosition-3What to Bring

  • Your motorcycle, in good condition
  • Riding Gear (required at all times)
    • DOT-approved helmet
    • eye protection
    • long-sleeved shirt or motorcycle jacket
    • long pants (armored motorcycle pants preferred)
    • full coverage gloves
    • sturdy, over-the-ankle boots.
  • Rain gear. We run rain or shine.
  • Lunch (as an alternative, you can make a run to Subway)
  • Plenty of water (hydrate!)

Ken-talk-smKen Condon will be your lead instructor. Ken is author of “Motorcycling the Right Way”, “Riding in the Zone” book and blog, “Street Savvy” columnist for Motorcyclist Magazine, and longtime author of the Proficient Motorcycling and Street Strategies columns for Motorcycle Consumer News. Ken is Lead Instructor for Tony’s Track Days and Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training, and a 20 year MSF instructor.

Other Training Options:

Click Here for Individual On-Street Training Options (1 or 2 riders)
Click Here for Group On-Street Training Options

The Riding in the Zone, LLC Motorcyclist Training Program is supported by the American Motorcyclist Association and the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP).

Scholarships are available through the BMW/MOA Foundation.

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