Canadian Motorcycle Association

GEARING UP  and  M2 EXIT
MOTORCYCLE TRAINING COURSES 2017

Proudly Serving the Hamilton Area for over 20 Years!


Thank you to all our instructors and students for a fantastic year!
Our training courses will resume in March 2017!

Did You Know?

The Canada Safety Council's "Gearing Up" motorcycle Training Program is recognized by all levels of government and has gained a worldwide reputation as the finest motorcycle training available. As a student you'll spend less time in the classroom and more time riding the motorcycles.

Our small class sizes guarantee you the individual attention that you deserve.

     M2 Gearing Up Course - 2017 Information

     M2 Exit Course - 2017 Information

     Cancellations and Rescheduling

     How to Register

All courses are in Hamilton, Ontario

Student Comments:

From Demetrios, October 2016:
  "I went the Thursday after the course and got my temp licence right away. Waiting now for the new one. I enjoyed the course and YES I learned a lot!!! I also learned I need to make more time for riding to tune my skills and practice what I have learned! Definitely glad I did it this way. The guys doing the course are awesome!"

From Zoe, October 2016:
  "I have already gotten my license! I went on the Tuesday after the course. I was so happy I didn't want to wait! I wanted to send a note of thanks as well. I really enjoy dealing with everyone at CMA (for this course and my original M1 course). Also, our instructors for the weekend, Angela and Kevin, were AMAZING. I spent more time with Angela (as I was in her group) so I can speak more to her instruction style. I felt so comfortable with her, felt confident in her knowledge, and appreciated her patience. The day was really educational AND fun....not something you can usually say about a course. And best of all, I feel so incredibly confident in my riding skills. Please pass along this note of gratitude to whomever you think should read it. Angela and Kevin should get the praise!"

From Tim D., July 2016:
  "Had a great time at the course the instructors were great, learned a lot of things I was not aware of before taking the course. I can not say enough about the instructors both were very friendly, professional they kept it very relaxed and enjoyable, it was the smartest thing I did taking this course and will pass that along to anyone that asks me. Please pass along my thanks to both instructors. Have a great day!!!!!"

From Gerard F., July 2016:
  "The course was amazing! The instructors were funny and friendly and did an exceptional job of teaching us some really beneficial riding skills. I will definitely be recommending this course to anyone wanting to ride!"

From Stephanie, June 2016:
  "I just wanted to let you know that the M2 course I took this weekend was great! The instructors were amazing, patient and knowledgeable and I am very excited to continue to learn and become a safe and competent driver. The heat was oppressive but they were safe, kept the breaks to perfect times, kept us all hydrated, etc. If you could please pass that on, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be recommending your course to anyone that will listen :)"

From Tracy R. & Alex F., April 2016:
  "I would like to thank the CMA for their Gearing Up course. Myself and my 16 yr son took the course April 8-11,2016 sure it was cold and windy but it was exciting and fun. The instructors were amazing. They explained everything excellently. Now I feel comfortable letting my 16 year old son ride his bike with confidence and knowledge he learned from the course. I have already recommended your course to friends and one has already signed up for the May long weekend one.
Thank you Abe, Mike, Brett, Ricardo and Ed for being awesome and teaching us we had a blast while learning. You guys made learning fun."


OPENING WEEK END FOR RIDER TRAINING A SUCCESS DESPITE COLD AND SNOW!!   
April 4, 2016


Photo of our senior instructors on site.

CMA RIDER TRAINING INSTRUCTOR TEAM


The CMA Rider Training Instructor Team, pictured at their reup on March 5th and 6th, 2016.

AWARDS PRESENTED TO CMA INSTRUCTORS ON THE WEEKEND

During their 2016 reup session, CMA instructors were presented with
Canada Safety Council Awards for Service:

TOM TOMKINSON  750 HOURS (BRONZE)
ABE HANHAN 500 HOURS (BLUE)
BRET STEWART 500 HOURS (BLUE)
MIKE WESTON 250 HOURS (RED)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!



2017 - M2 Course - Gearing Up

Beginning with the basics of balancing and braking, you will move through straight line riding, shifting and stopping and into curves, turns, simulated traffic situations and emergency maneuvers. The emphasis during the practical training, and in the classroom, is on proven defensive driving techniques to keep you safe and confident. The course concludes with a self evaluation and the Ministry of Transport approved M2 licensing test.

Fee: $465.00 * (Taxes included)
     Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive a 1 year complimentary
        CMA membership which may entitle them to a discount on insurance.
     * Starting in 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is charging a processing
        fee of $20 per student. It has been included in our registration fees.


Requirements:   Applicants must be 16 years of age or over and possess a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation M1 License. This special license is a 90-day permit to ride a motorcycle (with certain limitations) and is issued by the MTO upon successful completion of a written test.
When registering for the course, you must provide your driver's licence number and the spelling of your name, exactly as it appears on the licence. Without this information, we are unable to enter you in the MTO data system.

Schedule: • M2 Courses run every Weekend commencing March 31, 2017 to the end of October.
• Course includes one classroom session and two riding sessions.
• Courses run rain or shine!

 Friday:
  Time:   7 pm - 10 pm
  Location:  Mohawk College (Saltfleet Campus)
481 Barton Street East, Stoney Creek
  Bring:  • Your Valid M1 Permit
• Paper and pen
  Note:  Do not ride your bike to class.
 
Saturday and Sunday:
  Time:  8:30 am - 5 pm
  Location:  On site in Stoney Creek
(Details provided at time of registration)
  Bring:   • Your Valid M1 Permit
• Helmet (approved for road use)**
• Full coverage leather gloves (must have fingers) **
• Boots above ankle with sturdy soles (NO running shoes) **
• Jacket (denim, leather or other durable material) **
• Sun block is recommended
     (** Decision on whether gear is acceptable is solely at
     the discretion of the senior instructor)
  Retesting:  One retest may be available, at no charge. This must be at a time convenient to the Instructor and within one year of taking the original course.
  Note:  TRAINING MOTORCYCLES ARE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE!

How to Register

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2017 - M2 Exit Course

Fee: $410.00 * (Taxes included)
     Upon successful completion of the course, graduates receive a 1 year complimentary
        CMA membership which may entitle them to a discount on insurance.
     * Starting in 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Transportation is charging a processing
        fee of $20 per student. It has been included in our registration fees.


Requirements:   Applicants must be 16 years of age or over and possess a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation M2 License. Your M2 must be between 18 months to 5 years to be valid.
When registering for the course, you must provide your driver's licence number and the spelling of your name, exactly as it appears on the licence. Without this information, we are unable to enter you in the MTO data system.

Schedule: • M2 Exit Courses run most Weekends from April 14, 2017 to the end of October.
• Course includes one classroom session, one riding session, and one testing session.
• Courses run rain or shine!

 Friday:
  Time:   7 pm - 10 pm
  Location:  Mohawk College (Saltfleet Campus)
481 Barton Street East, Stoney Creek
  Bring:   • Your Valid M2 Permit
• Ownership and Proof of Insurance
• Paper and Pen
 
Saturday and Sunday:
  Time:  Saturday - 8:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday - Time slots for testing are assigned in class on Friday
  Location:  On site in Stoney Creek
(Details provided at time of registration)
  Bring:   • Your Valid M2 Permit, Ownership, and Proof of Insurance
• Helmet (approved for road use)**
• Full coverage leather gloves (must have fingers) **
• Boots above ankle with sturdy soles (NO running shoes) **
• Jacket (denim, leather or other durable material) **
• You MUST bring your own bike or loaner. **
• Sun block is recommended
     (** Decision on whether gear is acceptable is solely at
     the discretion of the senior instructor)
  Retesting:  One retest may be available, depending on the instructors report, at a charge of $50.00. This must be at a time convenient to the Instructor and within one year of taking the original course.
  Note:  Anyone wanting to use a Moped or Skooter for this course must be sure it is able to maintain 110 km/h for at least 4km on the highway.

How to Register

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Cancellations and Rescheduling

  • Once booked, a course can be rescheduled once only - requires minimum one week's notice and must be taken within the calendar year of the original registration.
  • Cancellation with one week's notice - full refund less $40
  • No-show or cancellation with less than one week's notice - NO REFUND

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How to Register

The Canadian Motorcycle Association accepts cheques, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

By Phone:
     Use your VISA, MasterCard or AMEX card and call CMA at 905-522-5705

In Person:
     Visit our office at 605 James St. N, 4th Floor in Hamilton any weekday between 9:00am and 4:30pm. In addition to VISA, Mastercard, AMEX and Cheques, we also accept cash or debit at our office location.

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