How to race a motorcycle: Motorcycle Racing Schools in the U.S.

Motorcycle Racing Schools in the U.S.

US Motorcycle Racing SchoolsLearning to ride a motorcycle doesn’t end with the Basic Rider course.  Improving riding skill can be a continuous and, in fact, enjoyable adventure.  If you are an experienced rider, you can take your riding skill to a whole new level at racing (cornering, speed) school.  Whatever you want to call it.  The confidence you will gain through an advanced skills course like one of the programs below, will improve your riding experience.

The programs below offer controlled, safe learning of new skills for becoming a better rider.

And, honestly, one of the best parts is that you get to go really fast!

Don’t stop learning to ride; go to an advanced riding school. You may like it so much, you actually start racing.

Here are a few of the best motorcycle racing schools in the U.S.:

Aaron Stevenson’s Cornerspeed (http://www.cornerspeed.net/main.html)

According to their official site, Cornerspeed is the Official School and Track Day provider of Virginia International Raceway. They offer motorcycle race training to new riders in the track as well as to seasoned track day rider.  Learn how to race a motorcycle with Cornerspeed’s instructors as part of a regular track day with the help of their expert and national champion instructors. To register, please contact Cornerspeed at 704-332-3147, fax 704-332-3140 or send an email their office on [email protected].

American Supercamp (http://www.americansupercamp.com/)


The American Supercamp motorcycle technique schools offer training for riding skills and balance improvement course for ALL motorcycle riders using aggressive and innovative riding drills. According to their official website, their camp is designed to force students to critically think about their actions and effects on the handling of the motorcycle. They also offer training to improve cornering for safety and speed and other riding skills needed for competition. They train street riders, roadracers, flat trackers, motocrossers and supermoto. For more information, please call their office at 970-227-2385 or email Danny at [email protected].

ASMA (http://www.asmaracing.com/index.html)

Arroyo Seco Motorcyclist Association offers a race license clinic for new racers. It is a course that all new racers must take in order to obtain a race license. The course covers flags, track etiquette, general safety and more. This race license clinic is offered during Saturday of each ASMA Roadrace weekend.  Aside from that, they also offer the Advanced Riding School that is the most comprehensive class offered at anywhere in the SouthWest. There is no better place to learn techniques to become a better street rider and road racer. To register for a class, please call (575) 544-3440, (575) 494-4794, or send an email to [email protected] and [email protected].

California Superbike School (http://www.superbikeschool.com/)

The California Superbike School is managed by Keith Code. He has been teaching step-by-step advanced rider training since 1976. He trains novice street riders and factory racers and continuse to train all kinds of riders through the California Superbike School. Keith is known to constantly try new approaches to rider training and coaching at the Superbike School sessions. To learn more about Superbike, check their schedule to find a date and track close to you or you can call (323) 224-2734 or fax (323) 227-7877.

Corner Spin (http://www.cornerspin.com/)

This is not a dirt bike, flat track or motard school. According to their official website, this is a motorcycle training school that teaches important skills to be used in road racing and road riding. Corner Spin uses drills that are set up to enhance your overall motorcycle skills with the emphasis on road racing. Their training facility is set up to stimulate many road and track conditions such as hairpins, camber changes, elevation changes and many more riding skills. They believe that when you combine all these elements, you can challenge even the best riders. To register, call 704-332-3147, fax 704-332-3140 or send an email to [email protected].

Class Motorcycle Schools (http://www.classrides.com/)

According to their official website, Class Motorcycle Schools is the premier motorcycle track school for street motorcyclists in the nation. Whether you are an experienced track rider or just about to get on the track for the first time, Class can offer the kind of training that you are looking for. Their school is intended for street and sport riders of different experience and skill levels and for riders seeking more confidence and sound technique and track practice. To register, please call (805) 933-9936 or send an email to [email protected].

Code R.A.C.E (http://www.coderace.com/)

According to their official website, the heart of the R.A.C.E program at this motorcycle racing school is teaching the technical skills of cornering.  This skill is a confidence inspiring thing to possess by a motorcycle racer. This program is not for new or inexperienced riders and they believe that if you don’t count yourself as a high strung, pure blood and full pedigreed sport or racing enthusiast, the program is not right for you because racing is really a part of this program. For more information about this motorcycle racing school, please call (323) 224-2734.

Doug Polen’s 1ON1 Riders School (http://www.gopolen.com/)

This motorcycle racing school managed by Doug teaches a maximum of ten students for the whole course; this is the smallest class size in the industry taught by a world champion. They offer a two-day motorcycle training event with a focus on every rider’s specific needs. They also offer a one-on-one track day training, one-on-one Racing programs and Advanced Racer programs. For those who have never raced before, you need to enroll at their New Racer program that will be your stepping stone to move in to the advanced program. For more information, call Doug at 818-717-8180 or send an email to [email protected].

Ed Bargy Racing School (http://www.edbargyracingschool.com/)

According to their official website, Ed Bargy Racing and Trackday Technique School is one of the most comprehensive and oldest advanced riding technique school schools in the country. They have been serving racers for over 43 years now. They teach riders the solid riding techniques for trackday riding because they believe that every rider should be aware of the proper riding techniques whether you are racing or just sport riding. For more information, call Ed at (770) 345-6474 or send an email to [email protected].

Kevin Schwantz School (http://www.schwantzschoolnews.com/)

If you wanted to learn how to race a motorcycle, then join World Champion Kevin Schwantz and his talented team of instructors at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Road Atlanta. Kevin, the founder of the school, teaches the secrets to more confident and safer riding. His ultimate goal at the Schwantz School is to teach riders how to be safe and confident whileoin the road. To allow more personal attention, Kevin divided the class into two groups but both are taught the same kind of training. For more information, call 205-531-6846, fax 877-221-6378 or send an email to [email protected].

Learning Curves Riding/Racing School (http://learningcurves.info/)

If you think that you have what it takes to become a motorcycle road racer, then Learning Curves Racing/Riding School is your all around ticket to racing sportbikes. According to their official website, LRC schools are designed to teach the skills needed to become a licensed motorcycle road racer. They can hone your skills to make you a better and safer rider whether or not you wanted to become a racer or just a rider. LRC is also known as the 2nd largest school of its kind in the country. For more information, please contact them through http://learningcurves.info/contact-us/.


These are some of the motorcycle racing schools and training centers in the United States.

Are we missing a school on our list? Or did you attend one of these schools and want to leave a review for future riders?

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3 thoughts on “How to race a motorcycle: Motorcycle Racing Schools in the U.S.

  1. I’m going to make my own comment.

    Attending “racing” school was one of the best decisions I made to improve my riding and the fun I have riding. I attended California Superbike School a few years ago and loved every minute. I took courses 1 and 2 over a weekend (one per day).

    The instructors were fantastic, the methods were really innovative and felt very personalized. I rented some gear and their bike (even though I rode my own to the class)and all was so great.

    The lessons learned were clearly applicable to the track but I use them constanlty on the road. And not to mention that being in a safe and controlled environment where you get to go as fast as you are able, is just an absolute thrill.

    I’ll be back to the school. No doubt. I give 5 stars to CSS. I just can’t say enough about how great it was.

  2. Great article here! I’ve never taken one of these courses but I may in the future. Also for any dirt riders out there, there are a number of motocross schools around the country that cater to beginners and advanced riders alike.

    • Thanks, Jason, for stopping by the site. And for the post.

      I loved racing school (attended California Superbike a few years ago) after more than 15 years of riding. One of the best things I’ve ever done as a rider. Come back to the site and comment on the school you do attend.

      I have been wondering about adding in the motocross schools to the site. Just haven’t gotten a lot of requests . . .but you could be starting a trend.

      Matt

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