When participating in an MTP course, it is required that you come equipped with full riding gear. Full riding equipment (helmet; heavy, long sleeve jacket; long pants; gloves; and low-heeled, above the ankle boots) are required at all times when seated on a motorcycle – even if the engine is not running. Students registered for the Gearing Up-M1 Exit shall bring their gear to the Wednesday evening lecture session to be approved by instructors. Should your equipment not meet our standard, you will be required to find a suitable replacement or not be allowed to continue the course.
The following is a list of mandatory equipment needed to participate in an OSC motorcycle training course:
Helmets are perhaps the most important piece of motorcycle equipment you will own. When taking a course with the OSC, it is mandatory to wear a DOT/SNELL/ECE approved motorcycle helmet at all times. When seated on a motorcycle – even if the engine is not running. We require that the helmet be in good condition, and well fitting. During bike riding eyes must be covered at all times. We strongly recommend a full-face helmet, although approved helmets of less protective design are acceptable. (Eyeglasses may be worn instead of shield).
A sturdy jacket must be worn at all times. Arm coverage from shoulder to wrist is required – sleeveless vests are not acceptable. Leather or a synthetic designed for motorcycling is best; however, a heavy denim jacket is an acceptable compromise. The jacket must be in good condition with no major seam flaws or tears, and the closure mechanism (zipper or buttons) must work.
Our course requires sturdy boots that completely cover your feet and ankles. Boots must be high enough to cover the ankle bone and ensure there is no lower leg skin showing. Acceptable footwear includes leather (preferred) construction boots, sturdy hiking boots, cowboy boots, and “army boots”. Steel toe boots are acceptable but not recommended as they don’t offer ideal flexibility. Blundstone boots, lightweight canvas sneakers, and dress shoes are not acceptable. If boots fasten with laces they should be tucked in so they don’t dangle.
Long-legged pants of a sturdy material are required. Leather or motorcycle synthetics are great, but denim in good condition is acceptable. There must be no rips or tears in the material, and they must be long enough to cover the top of boots to ensure the lower leg is not exposed.
Eyes must be protected at all times while riding. A helmet visor is best (but it must be down) or you can wear goggles, glasses, or sunglasses. Inexpensive clear eye goggles for workshop use are acceptable and can be purchased at any hardware store.
Gloves must be full fingered and extend past the wrist bone. Full leather gloves are ideal, however canvas or synthetic is acceptable as long as the palms are leather. Proper fit is a must. A second pair of gloves should be considered to ensure comfort during rain or
If you are an experienced motorcycle rider and want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others as well as form connections with like-minded individuals, then consider volunteering with the MTP.
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