Can-Am’s, Trikes and Sidecars are provided – You may use your own three wheels if desired. Please read below to see if your three wheel motorcycle meets the Programs requirements for use: This program is designed to teach the novice or experienced sidecar or trike rider the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheeled vehicle on the street, even if you have never ridden any kind of motorcycle. The 16-hour course takes the rider through the basics of motorcycle operation (controls are much the same as a two wheeled motorcycle), effective braking, turning skills and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. The course consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on riding instruction. All riding is done on a closed course.
Instructors for the TNCC/VRTP: S/TEP are all experienced motorcyclists and are nationally certified by the Evergreen Safety Council. Successful completion of the course qualifies the rider for an M3? endorsement on their Virginia Drivers License and may entitle them to a discount from their motorcycle insurance company. Motorcycles Rigs: The TNCC/VRTP Sidecar/Trike Program provides training rigs for use in the Basic Classes (trikes and/or sidecars rigs). Riders are encouraged to bring their own rig, provided the trike or sidecar meets our criteria. If a rider brings their own rig for use in the class, the following requirements must be met: Must be a motorcycle based sidecar or trike (Can-Am Spyders are acceptable) 3 wheels must be in contact with the ground. No Voyager? or similar add on type trike? kits allowed (These vehicles are technically a 4-wheel vehicle and handling dynamics are not suitable for the range exercises used during the class.) No automotive-based trikes are allowed. Riders must provide proof of ownership and insurance. Student owned rigs must be structurally sound in the opinion of the instructor(s).
The instructors determination of the suitability of a riders rig for use on the range is final.
Note: We suggest you inform TNCC at the time of registration whether or not your plans are to ride your own rig or one of ours. If you plan to use ours, please advise if you prefer a trike or sidecar. We can’t guarantee your preference but are better able to plan which rigs to bring.) We provide small (250-400cc) trike and sidecar rigs for use in the class. You may bring your own rig to use in the class provided: The rig must be a three-wheeled, motorcycle based, trike or sidecar rig (the rider sits astride the rig over the engine) such as the Harley Davidson factory trike, Can Am Spyder or a permanent conversion such as Motortrike, Lehman, California Sidecar, etc. We cannot allow add on “trike” kits such as the “Voyager” as these vehicles actually have 4 wheels. Your vehicle will be looked at by the instructors for a determination of whether or not the rig is appropriate for use on the range. The final say as to whether or not your rig may be used in the class is at the Instructors discretion. If you choose to use your own rig, you must provide evidence of insurance and proof of ownership. If you do not own the rig, you must provide written permission from the owner.