The Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic is designed to help licensed riders build confidence and internalize safe riding habits, with next-level instruction on vehicle control, emergency braking, obstacle avoidance and tighter, more efficient cornering. (Riders are required to bring their own bike for the course.)

This one-day course focuses on the critical skills needed to become a safer, smarter, more efficient rider.

In the IRC you will learn the critical information and skills to make you better, more knowledgeable and a safer rider.

Confidence and Awareness

Target Fixation and Line of Sight

Balanced Braking

Efficient Cornering

Traction Management


Skill Development Class. Not a License Class.
You are expected to ride your own bike.

The Course

Our Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic focuses on helping you build confidence as you go deeper into basic skills. You’ll learn techniques for sharpening your awareness on the road and using target fixation to your advantage (look where you want to go.) You’ll improve vehicle control with front-rear braking strategies, learn to shift body weight for tighter, more efficient cornering, and manage traction for control on a variety of surfaces.   

Students must have at least 500 miles of riding experience and hold a current California M1 license. Class size is limited to 6 per session, so you’ll always get the personal attention you need.


Saddleback College, Mission Viejo
Lot 10

Saturday or Sunday, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Your Bike

Your motorcycle will be inspected prior to the start of class. Please ensure that tires, brakes, chassis, suspension, controls and final drive assembly are all in working order.

  • Documentation: Bring proof of current registration and insurance.

  • Street Bike: All bikes must meet minimum safety requirements and will be inspected prior to class.

  • Tires: At least 3mm of tread; tire pressure will be checked prior to class. Race, race-compound or car tires are not permitted in class, even if DOT-approved.

  • Liquid-cooled Bikes: Check coolant before attending class.

  • Oil Level: Check oil level before attending class.

  • Battery and Charging System: In good working order, able to handle frequent starts and stops.

  • Brakes: In good working order.

Your Bike

You may participate in riding sessions ONLY with proper protective riding gear.

  • Helmet: DOT-approved; full-face recommended.

  • Boots: Sturdy over-the-ankle boots. No canvas or cloth footwear.

  • Gloves: Full-fingered motorcycle-specific gloves. No fingerless, motocross or mechanics gloves.

  • Jacket: Motorcycle-specific jacket with armor.

  • Pants: Kevlar jeans, jeans, chaps, racing leathers or textile.