Simply awesome! Brilliantly put together by friendly, attentive and very professional personnel from Keith, Steve, Steph, Adam, Matt, Dennis, Renata and all the crew. Crystal clear link between theory and practice put together in a simple step-by-step and very logical method. I couldn’t believe I could ever ride like this! Savoured every minute of my time at the course which was logistically so impressively organized. I am still excited now despite being exhausted. Off to practice my new-found skills this weekend. Can’t wait to return for more and love the camaraderie amongst the bikers that were present on the day. I have found a new addiction…simply put–BEST COURSE I HAVE EVER DONE and I don’t ever want to leave school! Great job California Superbike School! Your new found admirer and friend.
I don’t think I could have had a better first introduction to riding on the track. The school was top notch in every aspect from the coaching, organization, in class seminars, teaching, gear, bikes, and experience. Both coaches did an incredible job. All of your coaches are not only great riders but masters at teaching and passing on their knowledge of the track to us students. I think the classroom was essential to performing on the track. It’s one thing to have someone tell you to do something, but when you get a visual of what you need to do whether through video footage or just marker on a whiteboard it really puts the drill into perspective and allows you to fully take advantage of the drill out on the track. I just want to thank you guys for putting on such an incredible school and giving us ordinary joes a place to let loose and really learn some cool things on amazing machines. I can’t wait to come back! I always wanted to ride on a track and wanted to learn how to do it properly by professionals. Now doing track days is less of a dream and more of a reality!
An outstanding experience–you run the absolute best riding school available. On-track riding coaches were remarkable – simply the best. The design of 20 min in the class, 20 min riding, and after action with the coaches is simply the best setup I have ever experienced in a riding school. There truly is no better riding school available. I cannot imagine going to any other school.
I can’t say enough good things about the class. The flow of class to track to coach feedback made great use of our time there. I felt drastically improved as a rider after just those two days. The classroom had enough science behind it to reassure students that we were being taught facts, not opinions. Not only was the curriculum incredible, but the staff was all top notch as well. Everybody there was there to teach with a smile, very knowledgeable, and able to convey that knowledge to us effectively. Even the details down to the meals and snacks was first rate. I’ve already registered for the class at COTA next year and will be counting the days until then. I just wanted to pass along my extreme satisfaction with the class and all your staff that supports it. Well done, and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
It was just as amazing as the two previous times! And improving so much every time. I am fascinated by the fact that each time, the coaches (on-track as well as level 4 consultant) find exactly the right thing, right exercise, right theoretical comment to make me understand what can be improved…and it always works. The CSS camps are addictive, and this is the 3rd time I cross the ocean to come…and not the last time. I really wanted to improve as fast as possible. So why not go to the best school?
I had a tremendous experience. Everything I was hoping it would be. Gerry, my coach, was outstanding. Very attentive to my style and habits and corrected me wherever I needed it. Also was generous with praise when I was doing something correct. I was impressed with the level of detail and the amount of attention that was given to each drill and the patience to answer questions during the briefings. I would just like to say that you run a very comprehensive, detail driven, top quality school. The level of personal attention given each student is remarkable. The interaction between each and every one of your staff and the students, even during the lunch breaks is something you should be very proud of. Doing the school was a birthday present from my wife, God I Love this woman, and a first check off my bucket list. Gotta start somewhere, I figured it should be what meant the most to me. Thanks Keith, for making a dream come true.
Excellent experience. I learned a significant amount, both in the classroom and on the track. I experienced noticeable improvement with each track session. My on-track coach, Joe Calabro, was extremely helpful. His observations about areas I needed to correct were always resulted in improvement. His communication was very clear and concise, and he displayed great patience. The classroom sessions were perfectly aligned with the follow up on track drill / practice sessions. The classroom instructors were very clear and provided excellent descriptive lessons. All the classroom instructors were excellent teachers, but Dylan Code in particular was a stand out due to his style of engaging the students and clear communication. I drilled on the steering bike and the lean bike. The steering drill showed that I did not have uniform upper body position during turns. My left turning upper body position was primarily correct, but my right turning position was not as open and head turned as it should be. This was very helpful in correcting and improving my turning to the right. The lean bike taught me correct lower body and arm positioning, significantly improving my turning and lean off technique on the bike during track sessions. The lessons and techniques learned made a significant improvement in my riding. Improving my overall riding skills and safety on the bike, and especially for cornering. The experience was excellent, and better than I has hoped. The staff were all friendly, professional and helpful. All in all a fantastic experience. The techniques I learned in school made a huge improvement. I will be back next year for another class.
Wonderful, I’ve learned more in 2 days than in the 50 previous years. I’m obviously exaggerating, but not by much. James is a fantastic coach, and his help was invaluable. I’m already registered for 2 sessions in March. That should be comment enough. I just want to say that you run a smooth and impeccable operation. Not just the riding related issues, but all the logistics around them. Kudos to Lara for keeping things moving along.
As expected and is the usual…fantastic. Pete provided me with excellent feedback and really enjoyed working him as a rider coach. Not a surprise as I have always had excellent experiences with all of my coaches. On the Lean Bike, my coach Cobie’s slight adjustment of my body position allowed me to get more knee into the tank at a better angle and use the tank to better support my upper body which allowed me to relax my arms even more in the turn. It’s taken a minute to get used to the different sensation and position, but it has provided a greater degree of relaxation overall which is pretty darn nice. I sound like a broken record at this point but the school has always been a fantastic day(s) for me and there hasn’t been a day at the school where I have not come away with more knowledge, better understanding, more confidence, and a become a better, safer rider AND had a blast. Not sure how you top a Return On Investment like that. Already signed up for classes in 2016 so proof is in the proverbial puddin’. I am not a natural at the riding game. That being said I am a far better rider than I would have expected after being in the saddle for just 2 years with 99% of my riding being on the street. My thanks to the school and all of my coaches on and off track for making the riding experience a real joy, because while I will never be the fastest I take hairpins and blind corners on Angeles Crest and the LA Canyons with knowledge, understanding and skill which makes me safer, responsible and very satisfied. Had so much fun the previous times I attended, why in the world would I stop coming? Best wishes to all for a great Off and Holiday Season!
I took levels 1 and 2 in October and will be back in April for levels 3 and 4 in April of 2016. I am writing for two reasons. Firstly, I would like to call attention to my off-track coach Dylan and my on-track coach Benny. They were awesome. I can tell you that as a Physician and as a Physicist that the science that Dylan taught was absolutely SPOT ON. On the track Benny was exactly what I needed. Confident but also adaptive and a great teacher. I want to tell you that he made the school very special for me. He brought Keith’s curriculum to life and helped me apply what Dylan taught me in the classroom. The second thing I wanted to mention is a little more practical. Sponsors care about results- as was made clear in Twist of The Wrist. Keep up the great work.Thanks again for making me a better rider. I’ll see you guys in April!
Thank you guys so much for everything. It’s rather intimidating going out on that course with no prior track experience at all, and you guys made me feel at home and did so in a safe environment. Thanks a ton for everyone that lended a hand that day. Your staff was never less than friendly and positive that instilled confidence and made me glad that I came. I just want to thank everyone. The mechanics for getting me through tech with their advice, the teachers, our wrangler lady, and our rider coaches. It made the day so pleasurable. I truly cannot wait for when I can take the time out to sign up for a second class. Thanks again, and you seriously gave me a checkmark on my “bucket list” of going to California Superbike School to help improve my riding. You lived up to my expectations with your phenomenal class structure. Bravo.
The most fun ever. My coaches Cobie and Mikey both helped me again. It was the most fun I ever had and I’m a much better bike rider now. I fell in love with motorcycle riding all over again. I originally found Twist of The Wrist and found out there was a school and I decided to go. I wanted to learn to ride better, after 50 years of riding, which I did.
A wonderful experience. I’ll come again. My riding benefited immensely, and I would have never thought it was going to be so much fun riding around the same track again and again and again. (I had never been on a track before.) I felt I received the right amount of input – just enough to know what to focus on, but not an overwhelming amount. I was amazed at the high level of the organization. There were a lot of people involved in taking care of us, and it worked exceedingly well. It was very professional. Everyone was very nice and helpful. By the way, the food was great; healthy, good tasting and nourishing. Also it was important to me that I was able to ride within my comfort zone and not feel bad about it.
Unbelievable experience. Got what I expected and then some. Really drove home the points made in the lessons. It was some of the best adult learning I’ve had. Very systematic, proven, and effective. Even as someone with an interest in teaching others skills in other endeavors it was amazing to take part in.
Josh was a fantastic coach and really helped me each time–on and off the track. The steering drill was completely game changing. It made my quick turning possible and has increased my confidence on the road as well as on the track. I am just so glad I took the school. I just want to do it again someday soon. I decided to buy a bike again after several years of renting and only occasional riding.
Both of my coaches where great! I cannot say enough great things…the best experience I’ve ever had from a school. The cost included everything, all I had to do was get there. You guys made it really easy.
Outstanding, I got more out of one day with CSS than ten track days with other programs. There was much more active engagement of the participants in the discussion, rather than just a “quick overview”. On the Steering Drill I got some great tips about changing handlebar and control set up that improved control of the bike. The coach/student ratio was super. I got excellent attention and guidance from Josh. Looking forward to more. Looking forward to the next classes (Level II) in the spring. The program exceeded all of my expectations.
After attending level 2 and 3 with CSS in Las Vegas I decided to start racing in my local racing club in the 250cc class. I had many comments from other riders on my riding style. I competed in my 3rd race ever this last weekend and I got my first podium. I took 2nd place!
A note sent in to Keith:
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the hard work you have put in over the years for the books and the DVD’s you have created. That’s a lot of editing and filming and thought that went into each and every one of your creations. Possibly the most amazing thing you have done is to describe the science behind the technique which is critical for over thinkers like myself. You are literally the only “riding scientist” in the whole world. Everybody else can tell you how to do something but they can’t explain the why. The why brings in an entire dimension of learning and helps riders think for themselves. Being able to make your own decisions based on actual fact is the true secret of making major progress. I have taken Level 4 many times at this point and find the way the coaches work to be amazing as well. Rather than the standard “do this” they make you think and often times you solve your own riding problems. Thank you again for your unique approach and making me think for myself!
First off, let me say that overall the experience with CSS exceeded my expectations. Four years ago I bought Twist 1 and 2 (books and DVD’s), and I’ve read/watched them more than a dozen times. I have also taken part in about 40 track days, and had various coaching sessions with track day providers. I therefore believed that I wouldn’t get anything ‘extra’ from attending CSS in person. However, after moving to NY, I was able to take advantage of your visit to NJMP to attend the training I had heard so much about. Long story short, I am happy to admit I was wrong… wrong that I wouldn’t get anything extra from attending the course. The best thing about attending CSS for Level 1 and 2 is that I now know exactly where I need to focus my attention. Because I will certainly return for more. In fact, I just booked Level 3 earlier today.
My Level I experience on May 23, 2014 at Thunderbolt was amazing. Dylan and Jon provided excellent classroom instruction, Pete gave me some great tips during the Turn Bike training, and Lyle kept me on my toes on the track. I learned a lot, and most of all, I had fun doing it. My Level II experience was better than Level I. Again, Jon and Dylan provided great classroom sessions, James taught me how to hang off on the Lean Bike where I was able to practice the technique during my on track sessions (I had never attempted to hang off until that day), and my on track coach “Butch” was great. He provided great feedback both on and off the track. As a result, I took 5 – 10 seconds off my laptimes compared to my Level I experience. You have a great team. Having served 10 years in the US Navy in Submarines and SEALs, and the last 10 years in management, I understand and appreciate the need to have a strong team working with you.
Fantastic. One of the best experiences of my life. My on-track Brian coach was great, he pointed out errors and improvements that I was not aware of. The classroom drills was very informative and simplified the techniques we were going to apply to the track.
Awesome school. Dropped my race lap times by several seconds on three different tracks.
My overall Expert club race results:
No crashes or DNFs, ever.
Thank you CSS! The wins are great and I am proud of them but I think my no-crashes statistic is the more important one – I’ve run a whole bunch of races in various conditions (strong winds, rain, dust, etc.) with all kinds of riders around me and my CSS training has allowed me to ride calmly and competently through it all. Great training is so valuable!
I just took Level 1 at the California Superbike School, after almost 20 years of riding I learned more in one day about riding. Your staff was very professional, my personal coach Johnny was fantastic!!! I am looking forward to the next class later this year. Thank you.
It was excellent and exceeded my expectations. It was well worth traveling from Canada. In the first lap Connor, my coach brought to my attention that I was leaning into a turn on the gas which could lead to disaster. I’ve been riding for more than 12 years without noticing this. I truly enjoyed working with him during the 2 days–his coaching was top notch. All the classes are well explained and demonstrated with clear examples. The lean bike was an eye opener, it improved my position and made clear the importance of locking into the tank with the knee in order to lean into the turn without applying pressure on the bars. The organization is world class, nothing is left to chance or improvised. I have attended another riding school in the past but the quality of the instruction was nowhere near what I experienced at the California Superbike School. I am definitely a better (and safer) rider than I was. I feel more confident on my bike as I am more in control. I really like the School’s approach based on physics and the mechanical aspects of a motorcycle. (I am an engineer so this is really significant for me). I truly enjoy reading Keith Code’s books and articles.
I learned more in 2 days than 40+ years on road & tracks. My coach was awesome, he worked so hard to help me–never gave up even when others would have.
Excellent experience. Iâ€™ve been riding for 40+ years and I learned a lot. I plan to buy an BMW S1000RR and come back next year. The classroom part was excellent. The school exceeded expectations. I am afraid I am hooked.
My coach Lyle and all the other instructors were awesome. They all expressed sincere interest to help improve my riding. I found it very well put together. Every time I got off the track and sat down with my coach and had a question or concern the next in-class session answered exactly what I was asking. I tried the steering drill and the lean bike, they were both beneficial in helping me correct my technique and body position. It was the best weekend of my life. You have a student forever.
The overall experience was truly a highlight in my life. I could not have asked for anything more. It far exceeded my expectations! Steve was my coach and was knowledgeable and helpful in every way possible. He is an excellent rider and truly inspired me to be a better rider. Any questions I had, he was there to answer them and show me on and off track how to better improve my skills. I felt it was very beneficial to receive instruction on what to expect out on the track without being thrown to the wolves and figuring it out on the track. I appreciate the attentiveness to detail of the whole school. From the small things like food, to the helpful video bike, the classroom sessions, on track discussions, one on one discussions after track, to the friendly staff. It felt like one big family out there while learning some of the most important skills that I will take with me on every ride. It truly was two of the best days of my life. I cannot wait to come back for Level III and IV. The class as a whole was better than I expected. I learned more in the 2 days of the class then I have in the whole 7 years I have been riding. I would and have highly recommended this class to everyone I know.
The content was great and organization very professional. My coaches, both provided lots of good, constructive and actionable feedback. This was some of the best classroom instruction I’ve had at ANY school. If Harvard Business School taught superbike riding, I’m betting they would get Dylan Code to teach it. I’m very impressed by the professionalism of your people and the quality of your processes. Schedule was kept throughout the two days. Feedback loops were evident (i.e., recordings of coaching sessions, video of classroom sessions). Far beyond what I would normally expect from a bunch of velocity addicts.
It was superb. Five days after the school, I raced at Chuckwalla and shaved five seconds off my lap time!
My coach Cobie was excellent! The briefings were extremely professional with lots of information. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The staff were excellent and put me at ease in what could’ve been a quite stressful situation. Highly recommended.
Amazing! It was the best 2 days of my life! Both of my coaches were able to address both on and off track issues. Since attending the school I did 2 full track days on my new bike and by the end of the 2nd day I was dragging my knees.
I just finished up my first 2-day Camp with you, I wanted to thank you for the great experience. Your whole team is amazing, from start to finish. You did a great job of making me feel comfortable and welcome despite my lack of track experience. I was worried that the atmosphere would carry a more arrogant tone toward those of us with less experience. I was WRONG! Dylan was one of my favorite classroom instructors, he carried himself with a good mix of humor and confidence in his presentations. Pete and Tim also presented very well with great attitudes and knowledge. Trevor was great at managing us on entry to the track, I never had a doubt about my safety out there. On day one, I had Mike for a trackside coach and Tim for day two. Both did well at identifying areas for improvement and were always able to find at least one turn where things went well. Jessica who helped us with our equipment was very nice. She was able to recall my name without prompting on day-two and was dead on in guessing my suit size. There are a number of other guys that helped out off-track and they were all helpful and kind. Again, thank you very much for the great experience and for sharing all of your knowledge. You guys run the program in an organized manner that exudes professionalism and confidence. I have already signed up for my next class in 2014. THANKS!
This was a top notch school that I find myself thinking about every day. I have already signed up for the VIR and Barber 2 day camps for 2014. Every expectation I had was exceeded. My level of comfort on the bike before and after is better than I could have ever expected. My coach was great. He helped me to see where I needed to improve. When I was not able to understand what he was saying he was able to rephrase or demonstrate the exercise a different way to make sure I understood the drill before moving on.
I was very impressed with the entire school. Josh was my track riding coach and provided a lot of great feedback/suggestions. The classroom briefings were great. Steering and Lean bike drills helped me a lot with body positioning. The school seemed to be a well-oiled running machine, very organized and a lot of attention to detail. The drills were very helpful as was the video. I also enjoyed riding the BMW 1000RR. Iâ€™m looking forward to attending another 2 day class, hopefully in Spring.
This was one of the best and most fun learning experiences I’ve had. My coach Conner was awesome, he was supportive and explained things simply. I saw steady improvement both days. I wasn’t thinking about lap times, but when I saw that I had knocked 10 full seconds off, between the first and second day it validated that what I learned, and the improvement I felt. Everything I learned in the briefings translated to the track drills very easily. It was very professionally run, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
It was absolutely fantastic and I will be back ASAP. Lyle gave me great feedback–he is an awesome coach. The seminars gave clear meaning to the techniques and helped me focus on each time out on the track. You guys are awesome.
My coach was very thoughtful and informative, he took time to explain everything. It was a very easy to transition from class to track. During the school I realized that I had been counter-steering all wrong for over 10 years!
I thoroughly enjoyed the California Superbike experience. I was exceptionally impressed with my coach, and your instructor student ratio is simply outstanding. I was also very impressed with the classroom technical briefings. The instructors obviously know their stuff. The Lean bike experience was very instructive. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to master a high-performance motorcycle. The track environment is outstanding, but even more outstanding was the enthusiasm and capacity of the instructors coupled with the excellent curriculum, equipment, course organization and even food. I wanted to comment that I Purchased the Twist of the Wrist II book and DVD at the end of the course. Reviewing this material after the fact really locked in the important lessons that were being taught over the weekend. Thank you so much for an excellent experience, every member of your staff was helpful, encouraging and professional.
It was excellent as always. The feedback was great and supportive which really helps. I’m always amazed at how much more I find out each time I attend the school.
The overall feeling I came away with was that this was a very well organized professional school. Itâ€™s exactly and more of what I was hoping for. I was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. I was new to the track on a motorcycle and I’m sure not alone in feeling a little apprehensive. I need not have worried, it was awesome!! The day started off a little rainy and I was worried they may have to cancel. But the staff went out on the track with a convoy of cars to help dry the surface. That is dedication. Thank you. I can’t stop talking about it. My Coach Andy B was great. I liked the way he asked me questions to ascertain what areas I needed help on. The short after session briefings were straight forward and clear. Each time giving me something to work on. Thanks Andy. The classroom time was very instructive and I learned a great deal. I admit to not getting the best night sleep the night before due to excitement of the day to come. That said the class time was a key part of the day and very, very informative. I did the steering drill and came away in a very short time with an added confidence in controlling the bike. If anyone is considering taking this class just do it. You won’t regret it and will come away with a much better understanding of riding on a track. All the skills covered will also make you a safer rider on the street.
My coach Anton was very patient as well as extremely helpful. At one point Anton encouraged me, and assisted me with a couple of drills I thought would be too difficult for me. After completing the drills I realized I learned so much and overcame certain fears that I could not thank him enough for persuading me to try. I am a cautious, 63 year old female who started motorcycle riding 5 years ago. My 2 days with your bike school improved my riding skills more than anticipated, and more than my 5 years of street riding combined. I highly recommend the California Superbike School to all motorcycle riders I know or meet. I look forward to attending more classes.
The School was outstanding, it was an excellent learning experience and also 2 days of just so much FUN! My Coaches Lyle and Connor were Awesome. They really did work with me on an individual basis, it wasn’t just some boilerplate review. The classroom information was exceptional not only in it’s content, but in it’s presentation. I had already read both Twist books after learning about the school, so I was familiar with the basic content but the classroom briefings really added impact. Also helped straighten out some things I thought I had really understood, had quite a few “Aha(s) now I really get it” with the whiteboard and lectures. The steering drill was very helpful and a fantastic confidence booster. Everyone on staff I interacted with had such a fantastic attitude. I’ve worked in marketing and entertainment for the last 28 years and the element that permeated the place of people genuinely being interested in helping riders learn and have a good time is one of those things that only works when it’s real. And it definitely works at the school.
I just did level I & II at The Streets of Willow this past weekend and I just don’t have the words to describe the magnificent experience. It was so great at every stage. I’m looking forward to level III & IV. Thanks to all.
It was Awesome. With the lean bike I was able to build my confidence up and got my body in the right place, as a result I was able to drag my knee for the first time. The school was like home and I miss all of you guys so much. Thank you so much for everything you taught me.
The school was AWESOME, better than expected! My coach Steve was excellent. Gave me good feedback, nothing overwhelming but minor adjustments that made a world of difference. The classroom instruction was spot on; it was very thorough and answered all my questions. The lean bike corrected my body positioning. That thing is worth its weight in gold! Best school I have been to, they take nothing for granted and explain everything.
How do I describe my experience–is f…ing awesome too strong? All my coaches were awesome. I want to be a coach one day. I did the lean bike drill. I learned how to position myself on the bike, allowing me to use my hands only for steering inputs which basically changed my life.
I loved it. It’s as simple as that. My coach met all of my expectations and exceeded them. The class was very informative. I would recommend anyone to attend this. I have rode rockets for 15+ years, and I felt like a rookie out there.
I thought it was an excellent class! Everyone was genuinely interested in helping me improve. That was refreshing! My coach Badger gave lots of feedback–both good things I was doing and what to work on. If I asked for help on a certain part of the track or drill, he didn’t hesitate to help. Both instructors gave great briefings–they gave great analogies to help describe what they were talking about. When I practiced it on the track, it worked! I was able to do the lean bike– that was very helpful in just getting my body in the right position. I thought this school was so helpful to me, all the classroom sessions and drills seemed to flow, so that you could build on each lesson. All these techniques do work! Everything was so well organized and everyone so helpful, not chaotic at all. All I had to do was be focused on learning and not worry about anything else.
My experience was fantastic (Iâ€™m a motocross racer). Had never even ridden a street bike. No clue what I was going to feel but, I was jazzed to be there. The class room instruction was great & to actually get to put what I learned in the class on the track & feel myself getting progressively smoother & faster was the best experience I’ve had in a long time. My coach was Steve Nottingham & I feel he was a great partner in my day. His feedback was fantastic& he made me feel that he was enjoying the day as much as I was! Everyone in the staff made my day a day I will always remember. To me, the class is a must do for any level of rider!
I’m very impressed with how well the school is run. I work in the aviation industry and standardization is critical to our success. We have to have the depth of knowledge and training that enables us to work with many different crew members in a safe seamless manner. California Superbike is very similar. You could ask 10 different coaches the same question and each one would give you the exact same answer. That takes dedication and commitment, keep up the great work!
Eye opening and extremely productive. My coach Anton was excellent. Asked questions that propelled my progress. The entire staff was professional and took their jobs seriously. Looking forward to Levels 3/4.
Outstanding…should have attended years ago. My coach did a great job leading me to the correct answers without telling me what to do. He asked questions to get me to understand, rather than telling me what I should do. I really appreciated that the classroom didn’t try to teach too much. The ideas were simple and understandable. I also learned body position that literally changed how I ride.
It was an awesome, fantastic; most memorable day I have had in a long time. One word: Wow!!! I was nervous and thought I was getting in way over my head before–after it was: â€œWhy didn’t I do this before now?â€ The day went by way too fast. The whole experience was just amazing.
I had an awesome time. I did the steering drill and it changed the way I thought about riding. Had a great time, thanks for taking the risk and bringing this experience to the public.
A great atmosphere and well-organized curriculum really made for a great place to learn and also have fun. The coaches were all very helpful and accessible and the lessons were clear and concise. There were many instances where I just wasn’t getting it, either my line selection was a little off or my body position wasn’t quite right and as soon as I had a lap or so behind my coach, giving me signals and feedback, my riding almost instantly improved and everything felt more comfortable and stable. Each lesson was very clear and left no questions about what was expected. Although it wasn’t enough just to know what to do on the track in order to perform the drills, the on-track coaches provided much of the extra feedback needed to complete them correctly.
Great class, Level IV definitely helps put it all together. Probably the most beneficial class so far. Gerry is a great coach, knowledgeable, professional, good guidance on the track as well as positive intervention when necessary. Keith’s briefings were excellent. I felt they fine tuned those areas I needed to work on and took my understanding and ability to a higher level.
Exceeded expectations by a considerable margin. All interactions, flow of events, food/refreshments and bike condition were world-class.
One to ten? Well above ten. My coach Brian was amazing. He was insightful and supportive. I was impressed with how well he could read me during the drills. He incorporated the training on the track and identified areas where I was losing attention. Really impressed with his professionalism and desire to see me incorporate and use new skills. I learned about bike characteristics that we negate with poor riding habits. It was actually empowering to know that the bike can hold steady on a line and that its suspension and balance all work together to keep it on its wheels. I crashed before the school on the previous track day because I simply tightened up and the bike could not do its job. The confidence in the bike I learned in the classroom helped me to gain confidence on the track. Your program was about learning and in the most useful and functional way. It seemed to me that the staff were all focused on helping us learn. I expected good information and opportunity to learn skills. I did not expect the professional level presentations and the personal investment by the staff to see us succeed. I started track days last year and I am hooked.
It was a great experience, everything I was hoping for. The staff were VERY helpful. Understanding is the first step to doing. All the instructors were good, and I would be pleased and satisfied with any of them, but I particularly benefitted from Dylan’s lessons. His explanations of WHY a particular principle is necessary, or WHY it works, was outstanding. I’m not a racer; this was my first experience on a track. It was great fun, which I was hoping for. I know from other venues, that with increased training, knowledge, and experience, comes increased safety, confidence, and resulting enjoyment. There are people I ride with who I would ride to my limit to keep up with, this past week, after the school, I rode with them, and they had a hard time keeping up with me. Some commented on how smooth I had become. The best part, and what I most wanted from your course, was the greatly increased confidence. Now I know what I’m looking for, and I know what I’m trying to do with the bike. My enjoyment of this sport has increased tremendously. Thank you!
I got all that I expected … and more! From arrival to departure, the support and coaching staff made it clear that their sole focus was making you a better rider. To a person, they were enthusiastic and responsive to any and all questions. Mikey was simply superb. His infectious manner and eye for fine detail made all the difference in my progress over two days of instruction. He spotted little things – at speed! – that I had no idea I was doing. He was always careful to ask questions first and then offer explanation about how to improve something. Each drill was well-prefaced with detailed instruction and the use of visual aids, where needed, to help emphasize the skill to be learned. I was especially pleased to find out as the class progressed that each briefing/drill built on the previous one – excellent structuring. I did both the steering drill and the lean bike. Excellent methods to put eyes on a student in a low-speed environment and make immediate corrections. The overall experience was terrific–period. As alluded to earlier, the staff’s professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm were singular in making these two days a truly memorable event. I am planning to do more track days in the upcoming months and will be applying what I learned at CSS.
The school exceeded expectations–a great skills/technique school. Helpful both in words and by watching while following my coach Laura. I am a scientist and found the classes were cut into easy to understand cause and effect–nicely done. Your off-track coach cured me of 50 years bad steering habits that were costing me energy. Great job and worth the complete cost of the school.
I loved it. The school ran smoothly and was well organized. The drills were germane and helped me very much. I now have attainable goals and the basic knowledge to fix my mistakes. I appreciated my coach’s method of teaching. It created an awareness that I never experienced before. The briefs were very good and were delivered with crystal clarity. Questions were answered well without sarcasm. Questions were encouraged and the student was treated with respect and dignity. Both the lean bike and steering drill were very enlightening. I especially liked the lean bike because it taught me how to really lean off and corrected my body position immensely. I ordered Stompgrips for my bike. My experience left me with a strong desire to return for levels three and four. Also, I loved that BMW. It’s SO much easier to ride than my Ducati 1100s Monster! I go back to the basics in the handout and watch my video all the time. I look at my mistakes and work to correct them. I got more than I expected.
Everyone helped to point me in the right direction. It was well organized, from getting the leathers to the breakfast, it all made sense. Being my first time on any track, the morning’s briefing helped alleviate many of my concerns, such as track etiquette, flag signals, where to get on and off the track safely. I think the best part was the feeling that everyone really wanted to help me improve my riding skills. The steering bike showed how little I knew about motorcycles, it was an eye opener.
Incredible! My coach gently pushed me just enough and the end result was amazing! It went far above and beyond my expectations! I know it improved my riding skill by at least 70 percent! I would love to do it all over again! I wanted help on cornering–it was my weakness– but not anymore!
On the track each student has a Rider Coach who monitors how well he or she performs each task. My coach Mikey was in a word, phenomenal. In my opinion, the perfect combination for being an effective instructor: great demeanor and great methodology. He would allow me to work out the correct answers, not spoon feed them to me. Nothing new there; but the way he did it was pure artistry. I never felt like he was talking down to me, and he gave the impression that his life depended on my becoming a better rider.
We wanted to thank you and let you know how much we enjoyed our two day class at Willow Springs. Chris McVay was our coach and he did a fantastic job–he gave us specific tasks to work on while on the track and his comments and criticisms were relayed in a helpful, friendly manner. I was very nervous the first morning, never having been on a track before and limited experience riding a sport bike. The staff were all so helpful, the classes were informative and easy to understand, and the on and off track coaching was great–all of which really boosted my confidence. We have been practicing the skills we learned and have been amazed at how our riding has improved. We’re looking forward to signing up for another class next year. Thanks again for offering such a valuable learning experience!
It was Fantastic, as always. During our rain day, Cobie was gracious enough to stand in the rain for 40 minutes to teach me downshifting. I haven’t had a back tire slip since and can brake later without the former fear of losing the back. One of the best things I have ever learned. I came to get back on track and rid myself of bad habits from last summer and he did exactly that. I got faster and had even more fun. With the seminars Dylan dropped some subtle wisdom to our small crew and it was really fun to learn. Also identified a problem with my hip flick and suddenly after three years on this track I finally could manage the chicane. We are sending many friends to CSS this year because it makes them safer. Very appreciative. We made a mistake last year and tried another “school”/fiasco to see what other perspectives are there. Absolute nightmare, is disorganized rambling, unsafe track, and no feedback. None. We left angry & frustrated, telling them they can’t hold a candle to California Superbike School.
My experience was excellent. The staff called me by my first name, and I felt the instruction was very personal. I liked how my coach (James) was only responsible for a few riders. I had a lot of one on one time, and on-track riding, with my coach. All of this helped me feel much more confident by the end of the day. I liked how the classroom briefings explained the “science” of riding without me feeling like I needed to attend a physics class. Everything was simple and easy to understand. The points were easy to remember and easy to apply on the track. The steering drill helped a lot because small changes can make a big difference when you carry it over to the track. I liked how personable everyone was. The entire staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. James, my rider coach, was awesome. Keith was super friendly and I think his attitude and belief in his system (because it works!) really trickles down to the rider coaches, registration staff, and everyone in between. I felt like everyone at CSS was happy I was at their school to learn and have fun. Great customer service goes a long way with me. I would just like to add that I was having problems getting good grip on my gas tank with my tech spec grip and knees. Another CSS instructor walked me over to my bike to see firsthand. He offered me suggestions and tips (which normally comes in level 2) to help me with grip and body positioning. This info really helped me when I got on track. Again, the helpfulness of everyone was excellent. And that is why I will be back for level 2 another time.
Mikey, my coach, did a fantastic job. He was super easy to work with and always positive and encouraging. The school was very informative. The classroom videos also reinforced everything. Everything was very clear. Also covering one thing at a time worked very well for me. I did the steering drill and lean bike for level 1 & 2. That drill alone was worth the entire price of the school to me. I will recommend California Superbike School to every serious rider that I encounter. It the best school in existence. How do I know ?? I’ve tried several other schools and only the California Superbike School gave me the skills and confidence I was looking for. Everything was top notch and run very professional.
This was a completely professional experience, best training of any sort I have ever had, the day was very efficient, run extremely well, planning on going again next year.
The school was absolutely awesome! I had the time of my life and feel a whole lot better and have gained a little bit of my confidence back. Thank you so so much for this experience I look forward to coming for more training. I hope to one day learn to race. I’m safer than I was and my confidence is absolutely better and you just can’t get put a price on that. Everything at this school is top notch and completely reasonable. The instructors are top notch.
The school was amazing!! Well organized, well planned and very well coordinated. Jason Paden was my coach and he was instrumental in making sure I understood my faults and how to fix them. It wasn’t just thrown out as an idea of what works, there was a lot of “why” and “how” it works explained. I did the lean bike and it was key in getting my body position right for getting those tight turns just right. I honestly thought that I was a decent rider before the school. But going through it all and listening to the tech briefings I understood that as a street rider I had developed some bad habits in my riding, the school helped bring attention to that and showed me a better safer and faster way to be a much better rider. Even now, just riding with my friends they all have noticed a difference in my riding and asked where I learned those the techniques, I tell them very proudly that I learned them from the California Superbike School.
I attended the 2-Day California Superbike School in Vegas on Apr. 13 and 14, 2013, and had an AWESOME time! It’s definitely a humbling experience when you see how you’re “not that great” of a rider on the track when you believed you’re a “very good rider” on the street. I learned so much in these two days, and I know the education and knowledge gained will help me make the most of riding in general, but even more so for track days that I do. Now that I’ve graduated from Levels 1 & 2, my goal is to take Levels 3 & 4 as soon as possible. THANK YOU! to all of the CSS coaches, staff, personnel, everybody!!! You guys and gals were friendly, engaging, knowledgeable, honest, helpful, and all-around nice! I’m sure I can come up with more, but you get the picture.
I got what I came for. The fundamentals were presented clearly so that I can continue to drill and improve over this season. Dylan is an excellent presenter. I would be happy to have people
The school was incredible and exceeded my expectations. The steering bike was challenging and the coach as very helpful and stuck with me until I got it right. This was a first class experience all the way. The attention to detail from the course right down to the snacks and refreshments is Top Notch! Just to keep my informed about upcoming course dates, I will be coming back for levels 3 & 4
Hands down this school has been the best prepared and taught school I have ever attended. Professional at every level!
In 2012 I had two motorcycle accidents that caused a huge impact on me, after those accidents I practiced around 10 times without been able to improve. Basically I was stuck and scared. Last week I went for the Code R.A.C.E school and Gerry was my coach. I felt very comfortable and I was able to improve my racing skills, but the most impressive thing for me is that thanks to Gerry I was able to break the barrier I had. Shortly after the school I raced in Costa Rica. Never in 2 years I was able to reach the times and position I did in that race. Before the school I was always last. Most impressive thing is that from the beginning of the race till round 9 I was in 4th position, then I started to feel tired and became 6th. I would like to attend another Code R.A.C.E and one day when I win the race and I will dedicate the trophy to Gerry and California Superbike School.
I hope this letter reaches Keith Code and the ENTIRE team. In the last six months I have been fortunate enough to attend levels 1,2,3 and 4 of the California Superbike School curriculum. Many different words come to mind when trying to provide an accurate description of my personal experience, but picking just one or two is practically impossible. Amazing, thrilling, motivating, dramatic, eye-opening, stunning and phenomenal are just the start of a very long list that keeps on growing. This does not just encompass one or two parts of the school, but its entirety. Keith, you and your ENTIRE amazing crew of on- and off-the-track passionate rock and roll two-wheel addicts, has proven to me how incredible you all are. Without a doubt you have managed to touch each individual that attends the school. If being on two wheels is something one enjoys, your team will make sure it becomes a part of that individual’s chemistry and a lifelong love. Once again, I managed to have a great, uplifting weekend doing something I absolutely love, with an amazing group of individuals.
Awesome! I want to attend again next year. My coach Tim provided easy to understand feedback that fit my needs. He was patient and respectful. I felt challenged, but not pushed to ride beyond my skill level. Keith was extremely thoughtful with his coaching in level 4. I am honored that he spent so much time with me. Everything was great.
I learned a lot more than expected. My brain was overloaded with new material. My coach Johnny was extremely helpful and provided precise feedback with no BS. The briefings were clear and simple. After the massive improvement I saw after taking Level 1 and 2, I had to come back to complete it all.
It was absolutely fantastic. I’m hooked. The in-class sessions were very helpful, direct and allowed me to set up for the next drill. The Superbike School allowed me to further develop at speed, enhance my cornering, throttle control and positioning. Overall, I feel I am in more control as a result of completing levels 1 and 2 at the Superbike School course. It exceeded my expectations and I will be back next year.
I took the California Superbike school and then went to a different riding school held in the south of Spain. The school in Spain did not even come close to you guys in the essential stuff. So I have some extra hindsight appreciation for everything you guys taught me (including awareness for unsafe passing). Your student/coach ratio, your clear simple rules, the escalation of instructional building blocks, and very important–the consistent message and method shown and instructed by all–make you a benchmark. This last event made me miss California Superbike School so much that I now am looking at schedules and funds to see how and when I can come back. All the best, Hi to all and in particular to esteemed coach James.
I had pretty high expectations coming in, as I have been riding for 20 years. Not only did you meet my expectations, you BLEW them out of the water!! I had an amazing time. Best thing I have ever done. From the Registration process, to the level of service from the team organizing the event, the coaches, the classes, everything was TOP NOTCH! I have learned more in 2 days in this class than I have in 20 years of riding. I have gone out to ride a few times since the class. I am a more confident, and better rider for it…The things that I have been doing naturally for a long time were validated, and the mistakes I have been making for a long time were corrected. Best time and money ever spent I can’t wait for the next levels to become even better, safer, and having more fun on the track. As previously stated, you guys went beyond my expectations! By far!
Having ridden for over 20 years and on the track for nearly 10, I decided that my time would be best spent if I were to open my mind and start from the ground up in level 1. After the first few lessons, I was absolutely sure that I had made the right decision. The course design and curriculum gives you a gradual climb into the steps required to begin to understand the Art of cornering. By the second day, the techniques learned helped me ride without expending so much energy and had shown me that I was doing things “the hard way” all these years. I have already enrolled in the next levels of the course as part of my off season training in preparation for next year’s race season. I’m really looking forward to putting my skills into practical use on the race track!! The staff and coaches were amazing. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has the opportunity.. A big thank you to my coach Tim for his patience and professionalism while teaching this old dog, new tricks! I just want MORE!!
Brilliant. Every member of the team contributed to make the 2 days an amazing experience. Mikey has the patience of a saint and managed to get an improved performance from me on every session. He has the right balance of pushing the edge and support. I had James Day One and Gerry Day 2. Both off track coaches were exceptional and made sure that the transition between on and off coaching was seamless. They were both terrific. Having Keith at the course was pretty inspirational. I got the personal benefit of his insights and a brief comment helped me correct something I was struggling with. It was such a bonus to have had him there. Thank you to everyone. What makes this special – apart from the amazing coaching – is that every member of the team contributes to build an amazing experience. Great job.
100 out of 100! The two best motorcycle days of my life.
It was great fun, all the staff were extremely courteous, fun and made me feel like they wanted me to achieve. A well oiled and practiced package. It was a great experience and I’d like to thank all the staff who worked very hard to help us have a great time whilst gaining more knowledge and achieve better riding.
Awesome! I’ve never had so much fun and I was blown away by how much I got out of one day. You so far exceeded my expectations that a week later I still felt like it was a dream, because how could I do the things I was doing in such a short time, even to this day over a month later when I look back to that day I can’t help but get a stupid ear to ear grin and feel the rush all over again. Thanks for everything.
The school was really good–can’t wait to do it again. The nice thing was you made a believer out of my son as well. My son Kyle took the class with me and his comments…”this has been the best day of my entire life – I don’t even know how to describe it!”
I wanted to drop you a line and thank you (and the rest of the team) for an absolutely amazing two days of riding in Sonoma earlier this month! I was so impressed with the caliber of instruction and I learned a ton! It just felt so fantastic to be on the track with that bike! My Facebook post after the first day: BEST. DAY. EVER!!!!!! 🙂 I’ve signed up for 2 days at Laguna at the end of April and can hardly wait to do Levels 3 and 4.
I have never experienced anything less than a wonderful experience. I recently did both a school and Code R.A.C.E. I absolutely fell in love with the Code R.A.C.E program! I think it’s easy to take for granted how important the organization of the day and the stuff Crystal, Jeff, Will, Trevor, and Missy do. I think about your organization often when I participate in other “experiences” or activities or watch others participate…going snowcat or helicopter skiing for example…you guys set the standard
Very professional and empowering. My coaches provided great inputs and recommendations. I really liked the time allotted for classroom instruction and track riding. The food and snacks available all day was a huge plus. I did the steering drill prior to any track riding. This was a good warm up/loosening up for the track. The braking bike with outriggers was really cool too. The track management was the best I’ve ever seen. Made me feel confident enough to try to expand my personal control envelope of the bike without being dangerous to others. Also really liked the BMW S1000RR. Very stable and predictable. Your staff allowed me to comfortably push my personal limits and learn more about motorcycle control. Additionally, experiencing different instructional styles than I have learned in many years as an MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) instructor have rekindled my appreciation of two wheeled vehicles. Thanks to all.
Excellent. I learned so much and feel I will be a better rider each time at the track. Lonnie was great. Showed me my flaws and helped me to correct them. Dylan and Jon were clear, concise with their examples, and a pleasure to learn from. I did brake bike and lean bike. Braking bike scared the hell out of me but gave a realistic feel of what it would feel like to lock up the brakes. Great instruction–that BMW S1000RR rocks! I know where I excel and I’m clear about what needs work. I had a great school.
Refreshingly enjoyable, educational and fun. The entire staff were a joy to work with. In one day I was able to correct a 44 year bad habit. My only regret was that I could not stay for the second day of class. I only ask that you send me the 2013 schedule as soon as it is ready so that I can register for another class!
Wonderful class. The feedback from the coaches was perfect for my needs. They were also able to adjust the information that they provided to meet each of the students needs. The off-track training added to the classroom and on-track experience and helped me build a deeper understanding of cornering. I really believe that this school will save lives.
I finally got to go to CSS for my Level 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park! WOW. When we showed up promptly at 7:00AM it was raining and I was somewhat pessimistic (whining) about riding in the rain. I was greeted by Keith Code himself (that’s right you actually can interact with him, I found him to be enthusiastic, reassuring, and humble) who explained to me that by the end of the day I would be praying for rain because I will love to ride in it! What is this you say….. I firmly do not believe it. Well to make this part short, he was right. I went faster and felt more confident on a wet track than I had in the past on a dry road. When the track dried a little and we could start to push I felt confident that I could handle it. There are no tricks here it is solid technique. Even though I watched Twist 1&2 and read the books I still didn’t really get it until it was broken down in this format. A few days later I was able to get out and ride a favorite twisty rode and I was very surprised to find that all of a sudden my FZ1 was not as much fun as the BMW S1000RR. I will have to suffer or convince my wife to get me one for my upcoming birthday. During the ride I felt confident and relaxed. It did not sink in until I stopped for a cup of coffee that it wasn’t that I didn’t go any faster, I simply was not running into the barriers/Survival Reactions. I was running a pace that was a little faster than usual but it felt like I was going slow. So once again Keith and his team were right. Motorcycling is so much more enjoyable when you are not struggling to enjoy it! I am already contemplating where to take level 2. Crystal, thank you for getting me where I needed to be when I needed to be there! Jessica, you took one look at me grabbed some leathers a pair of boots and gloves. A perfect fit, I have had this body for 46 years and I cannot do that in a store. Cobie, Thank you for your input and assistance. My riding coach Gregg deserves a huge round of applause, you did a great job and getting me to figure out the problems instead of telling me what was going wrong. To Trevor and Missy, thank you for keeping us as safe as possible on a racetrack! To Pete, your classroom sessions were fun yet I got the point. I have had a lot of training for my work and I have had a lot teachers. You are amongst the best. To Will, thanks for fresh tires and keeping the BMW S1000RRs alive and well. Finally to Keith, thank you for the insight, your kind words, your enthusiasm and most of all the team you have assembled. You gave me a gift that will keep giving. Thank you all I hope to see you soon!
Overall, AWESOME! Subject material was well worth the price. Logistics were amazing! The coaches helped me understand what I was doing incorrectly. I felt I was a better rider after every cycle! I did both the steering drill and the lean bike. The steering drill helped me stop stabbing the handlebars when making a turn and the lean bike really helped me get comfortable putting my body into the turns. The enthusiasm, organization and professionalism of the entire staff (did I mention the awesome subject material?) made this one of the best experiences I have ever had!
There is a very professional atmosphere where the coaches were focused on observing students and providing relevant feedback, not show-boating nor providing empty sentiment. Even if told you were doing well, they broke it down to let you know why they thought you were doing well. To quote a fellow student “I learned more the first session than I did during the entire time at two other similar riding schools”.
The school was excellent–honestly surpassed my every expectation; from the staff, to the lessons learned, it goes down as one of my top experiences. Thank you all for that!!!! The two most pleasant surprises were: 1) having Keith teach the majority of our sessions and 2) how much enjoyment he took from giving what’s he’s learned in a classroom setting–it truly was a joy to be a part of. Loved the lean bike. I simply cannot tell you how much my brother and I enjoyed your school. The experience was so good that we are anxiously waiting for the 2013 schedule to come out so we can book our level 3&4 school dates! To the staff and Director: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!
Outstanding–I don’t have the superlatives to describe the amount of FUN I had that day. I completely expected to be the last guy in line at the back of the pack and instead I ended up consistently passing other riders with more experience–WOW!!! My coach was simply amazing. Great coach, great rider. Having him “tow” me around the track pushed me to ride harder and better than I ever thought was possible. The classroom information given was concise and easy to process–very easily applied to the on-track drills, too. I love it. I almost immediately did a write up about my experience on ZX6r.com sharing pictures from the day and my thoughts. It was a big hit and hopefully I’ve convinced more riders to make themselves BETTER riders by attending CSS. I can’t WAIT for the 2013 schedule to be released – I plan on attending every school I possibly can!!! Great track. Great coaches. Great instruction. My day couldn’t have possibly been more enjoyable. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Life changing. I have ridden sportbikes for 21 years but had never been on a track. I chose CSS because I wanted my first time on the track to be structured and controlled, not to mention it was THE chance to learn key fundamental aspects of track riding from true professionals. I am still to this day, over two weeks later, trying to come down to earth. I had Laura day 1 and Cobie day 2. Both were very specific and direct with their feedback and I wanted that. Neither missed an opportunity to tell me what I could do to improve. What I remember most was Cobie’s “I TOLD YOU SO” look on his face when we would debrief. When someone tells you 2 things in 2 sessions that increases your pace by 20-30% all you can do is say “YES MASTER, I UNDERSTAND, THANK YOU, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER!” The briefings were quick, clear and concise but I never felt rushed. I am still amazed at the level of coordination and execution by the coaches. It cannot be easy to deliver that quality and quantity of information in a day, but I watched them do it over and over again. For me the lean bike showed me more in 10 minutes than I would have ever learned on my own. My expectations were high well before I arrived. I read about the school in countless magazines for countless years. I read the testimonials. I chatted in email about some 2011 track dates but could not pull the trigger. Finally, this year was the year, and I will simply end with this: ALL my expectations were exceeded. I keep referring back to my notes from the sessions and each time I ride, I try to practice at least one or two drills. Once again, cannot thank the entire staff enough for the effort they put forth to make this happen. I got what I paid for and I walked away thankful for being able to indulge in my passion – our passion – and take my riding to the next level.
Having been lucky enough to attend many bike and car riding/driving schools over the years I can honestly say that the Cal Superbike School is simply exceptional. Both Steph on the 9th and Mikey on the 10th were honest in their critiques and supportive, encouraging and informative. I did improve and they were a major component. The classroom is the essence of the dove-tail nature of the curriculum. It becomes obvious at the end of the day(s) that the sequence of the skill sets explained so well in the briefings and put into practice on the following track drill are critical to rapid riding improvement. The steering drill which appeared almost too basic actually had the biggest single effect on my school experience. Relaxed and correct steering input on the off-track drill not only enhanced my experience on track but resulted in dramatically reducing the fatigue factor which made learning easier and the track time more fun. The steering drill and the riding coaches input made the lean bike drill a no-brainer. Keep up the mix of friendly, attentive customer service balanced by the serious nature of safety considerations relating to what we’re learning to do. I’m looking forward to Levels 3 and 4. When I left the course I rode to Reno, then Oregon, then British Columbia on back, two-lane roads and have never felt more relaxed and in control – physically, mentally and visually. Having attended previously I had high expectations going in and they were exceeded in every aspect.
Just wanted to let you know what a great time I had last weekend at Barber. I learned so much at the school. You guys are the best.I wanted to thank everyone involved for putting on such a great event. Also, a special thanks to my coaches Cobie and Steph and my consultant Lyle. I always recommend the school to anyone I talk with.
Thanks, Bruce B.
I just got back from this weekend at Barber Motorsports and wanted to take a moment to write you about the exceptional experience I had with Laura this weekend. Laura was incredibly helpful the first day but the second day when I requested her again is where we really started making HUGE progress. I have to say that I feel like a completely different rider because of Laura’s coaching and the school’s drills. I have a better idea of my strengths and my weaknesses now and know what I need to work on to further improve my riding. Laura’s calm and relaxed personality helped me relax a lot and her on track composure was simply amazing. She had an almost superhuman way of knowing exactly what speeds I was comfortable with and helped me push my limits gradually. Her ability to communicate with me on the bike was pretty amazing as well. Her hand signals were clear and she’s simply an amazing rider. I will see you guys for Level 3 and Level 4 soon.
It was a great time, the first vacation in 5+ years and it was structured so that the only thing on my mind was riding and living right there right now. It helped me get rid of a lot of bad habits while riding–and some even spill over to life. Yeah I know a little deeper than you expected. One of the best times in my life with my clothes on. Mikey was incredible, he saw from the very start what my level was and pushed me to not only raise my speed around the track but my confidence on the bike (and off) by helping me get rid of the bad habits, pushing me to my personal limit and then moving that line even further because he knew I could do it. It was very helpful because it showed not only what we were to do but more importantly the why part of the equation.
Taking back to back classes is the way to maximize the experience. I had a couple of different coaches over the 2 days, and I was impressed with both. It surprises me (pleasantly) the coaches can recall specifics for each rider. Class sessions for Levels 2 & 3 were spot on in preparing me. The personal insights during the sessions were also very helpful. Level 3 was very good because of the hands on body positioning. The first day was wet so the lean bike was a no-go. Instead you stepped up and let us experience the brake bike. This was an eye opener, and really brought home to me the fact that even if a front end lock-up occurs, it is possible to recover by letting the bike do what it does normally. Very cool. The next day I was able to squeeze in a session on the lean bike, and received some really good feedback on from the coach on body position. I liked the fact that even though the rain was pouring down, the class went forward. As long as the track isn’t closed, the school goes on. Riding in the rain offers opportunities for fine tuning “smooth” that are not always possible on a dry track. CSS offers a very good value for structured motorcycle training. Keep up the good work!
It was well run and organized. Very professional, I had an amazing time, all the staff were friendly. No complaints whatsoever. At first I was upset that it was raining for my first day on the track, but it was a great learning experience to corner in wet conditions, and since it dried up in the afternoon, I ended up getting the best of both worlds. I have already booked the 2 day in August to do levels two and three. Jerry was my riding coach. He definitely noticed several things about my riding style and helped me out a lot with riding position that got me to relax a lot more and take pressure off my wrists, which allowed me to push harder in the turns. I would have to say that I learned more about how a bike handles in one day of level 1 class than I had in the last five years of riding. The only downside to my increased confidence on my bike is that I have already shaved off half of my gear shift lever and am going to need new rear-sets. Deconstructing the various factors in riding made it much easier to improve my riding quickly by only focusing on one thing at a time. The instructors were great, everyone in the class had a great vibe despite the early rain, and by the end of the day the only thing I wanted was a few more hours of riding. Looking forward to coming back in August.
Simply phenomenal!!! Clearly, one of the best days of my life. The chance to ride a sportbike on a race track is exhilarating and down right fun! Mike was good about explaining what I was doing wrong and then I improved when I went back out on track. I really enjoyed the classroom presentations as they reflected what I was reading in the Twist of the Wrist II book and video. Made me call back the next day to schedule Level II at Thunderbolt in NJ next month. Also, now I’m convinced I can safely ride in the rain!
It was fun and it was very educational. From the first sessions the coach immediately recognized the problems in my riding. The on-track Riding Coach was awesome. The “psychic” feedback was there before I had the question. The downshifting/braking drill really helped me refine my riding. Before this drill I never blip-shifted, which seems crazy now! I blip-shift almost every time I downshift now. It’s so much smoother. It was an awesome time!
It was really good. I like the fact that it was about improvong my riding skills. Accomplishing the objectives…not racing the other people taking the class. Mikey was my instructor. He made a point to address me using my name. He spent equal time with the three people in my group. I have an engineering background so I was impressed by the teachers techinical understanding of the physics that take place with the bike while riding. I really enjoyed the school. The handout at the end of the day was a good idea.
Impressive. Well organized, well orchestrated..There was nothing I needed that wasn’t already there. I had Kristi for 2 days, Jon for 1 day and Josh for the last 2 days…I learned a lot from Kristi and Josh had me riding faster than I’ve ever ran before. Keith, you’re the best. I was very impressed–your DVD Vol II is what really got me to go out there. You have an unmatched talent to articulate what needs to be done…you break it down to such a minute level it forces one to think. That was big for me. To be honest I was surprised with the lean bike drill. After watching a few guys ahead of me, I thought James would wave me off suggesting I have it nailed. It was the complete opposite. He was telling me things about my body position that I didn’t realize I was doing. Kristi made a point of coming out to watch ME to ensure I understood what he was telling me…She made a point of coming to see me! I was impressed…The video bike was invaluable. It provides me with the opportunity to see for myself what I’m doing wrong. To be honest, if I didn’t see it, I’d have a hard time believing it. I had a fantastic time and would recommend your school to anyone interested in rider training…If I can, I’m going to return next year. My thanks to your whole team for making my 5 days such a pleasant experience. Some started calling me Marathon Man…Lol.
The school was very good! This was my first time on a track and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Great job–CANT WAIT TO COME BACK.
Incredible. I learned what I was doing wrong and how to correct it. I also learned many things I was not aware of. Overall, I was impressed with the school and highly recommend it to every rider. Very much so. Hearing from a coach that was dedicated to myself and one other instead of an entire group was great. My coaches were awesome in pointing out what I needed to work on, but also made me work out the solution instead of just saying “do this…”. The classroom time was essential in learning the theory behind the drill and explaining how we were to do the drill. I had such a great time, I signed up for Level 3 & 4 the day after I completed 1 & 2.
It was AWESOME! I was very impressed and able to apply or work on the drill. Thank you CSS for everything and I hope that more riders will be able to contiue to seek improvments and take advantage of the school that you offer. Everything exceeded my expectations and everything from greeting to end of day or camp left me with an experience never to forget. Gerry and Mike I appreciate the feedback and everything that you have pointed out to help me become better!
AMAZING! I had never ridden a sportbike before, and went with a friend who had been before. This was the best “adrenaline rush” experience I’ve ever been to. As long as I listened to the coach input, and tried to make the corrections they suggested, I felt faster and more confident on every track session. I had Joe for Level 1, and Lyle for Level 2. They are awesome teachers–it’s always humbling to be mentally challenged by such “youngsters”! I look forward to learning with them and the other coaches in the future. Classroom briefings were incredible. The depth of knowledge by the instructors was unbelievable. As I said earlier, I had never been on a sportbike before, so everything was brand new to me. I was able to learn to ride in a way that I never even dreamed of. Everyone who rides, regardless of brand or style of bike, needs this course; they many not know it yet, but they do. The skills and knowledge gained are invaluable. I ride a full dresser Harley, and the skills I learned have already made me a better and safer rider. Now if I can just move my floorboards a little higher so they don’t scrape in corners so much….EVERYTHING about the school greatly exceeded any of my preconceived notions about the school.
On May 20th I took CSS level 1 at New Jersey, and to sum it up, I was blown away by the whole experience. What an eye opener. In fact I actually signed up for level 2 that same day. I have been itching to get out onto the street since, but between work and lousy weather today was my first time riding since the course, thought I’d share some thoughts. I’ve been riding for over 20 years,15 on the street and felt I was a safe, good rider. I never realized how much more I could get out of riding until CSS. I was amazed at how practical the techniques learned at level 1 were when applied to real world street riding. My whole riding experience changed…for the better! The confidence and control I felt were immediate. I really felt as if I was one with my bike. I felt safer than I have ever felt on the road, but it was not a false confidence.
I took your Level 1 course at Thunderbolt and learned more in that one class than I have in the 5 other courses I’ve taken over the past 5 years. After 5 years and 91,000+ miles of riding I finally understood some very basic principles like turning and throttle control. Perhaps I was only now ready to learn those basics. I really like how your course breaks down the lessons so we could work on each one at our own pace on the track.
I also bought your DVD (II) which is also extremely helpful and very well done. I have looked at lots of motorcycling instructional DVD’s. The quality of most of them is okay but they can be too dry and dull after 20 minutes. Your DVD has a certain Hollywood quality about it. It is interesting throughout and very easy to understand.
Thank you for offering your courses in small one day doses throughout the country. I’m recommending them to all my riding friends, especially at my local Ducati store (in Athens, Ga). I plan to take Level 2 in August.
I was finally able to get my bike out on the track, for Christmas my wife purchased me a school day with California Superbike School at NJMP Thunderbolt course. This is the second year in a row she has done this for me–what a great gift. I rode level 2 and Cobie Fair who is Keith Code’s lead instructor–my on track coach. It was by far the most productive and educational motorcycle training I have participated in, lot’s of what I will call light bulb moments took place. I can’t wait to take level 3 and 4, I hope to be able to attend this summer when they return in July and August.
I was also able to shake some of my confidence issues that I closed last season with, I had a few mishaps and it really had me crossed up. Here are a couple of pics from early in the day when we were doing riding drills. If you have ever thought about rider training I would highly recomend CSS, I cannot say enough positive things about the organization
Just finished my first Super Bike School at NJMP on May 20, 2012. A couple of quick comments:The entire staff was highly engaged and very helpful all day. Mike was an excellent on-track coach with tremendous insight and leadership on course.The best part of the whole experience was Keith Code. He taught three of the five seminars himself. And he personally worked me and several other students on the parking lot drills with another coach. Who would have thought that would happen!!! His commitment to his students is exemplary and is infectious to the entire staff. Keith: you and the team are the best! Great learning experience, major improvement in my riding and maybe one of the best schools I have ever attended. By the way, I am a 62 year old technology executive and consultant and have continued my education in a variety of areas. So saying it is one of the best experiences of my life is a real “Testament”. If you are thinking of attending, pull the trigger and register. You will love it!
I would like to thank the entire CSS team that coordinated, coached, and led the training this week at VIR. In particular, I want to thank Dylan Code for the classroom training for the level 1 group on Tuesday, and to Lyle Warner who was my on-track coach. Lyle did a fantastic job of giving me the specific feedback that helped me, and my riding, and did it in a caring and professional way. He consistently gave me positive coaching, and constructive coaching. I am very grateful, as he gave me something that few others could ever give me; greater confidence in my riding ability. Thank you Lyle.
Outstanding! It was a great way to really get a good feel for my bike on the track. My coach was great and really helped a lot. The classes really got me thinking about riding in terms of physics not just going fast and turning. Your school prepared me to become the first person to get a racing license on an electric bike. I have never ridden a gas bike, and your whole team was really helpful with my needs on the electric bike. That plus how much fun it was for me, got me thinking about racing. After talking with the TTXGP team, they supported me in my ideas of becoming a racer and are very excited to see me get my expert license before the next TTXGP. On a more powerful electric bike of course.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the California Superbike School. I recently attended the school in Las Vegas (level 1 & 2) and can honestly say this is a first class operation. Thank you Keith Code for dedicating your riding and racing experience to further the education of other riders, and building solid core fundamentals in those you teach. Thanks as well to Jon and Pete for your keen eye and constant input. I’m a much better rider because of it. To all the staff behind the scenes, from the grub trailer to classroom staff, it is evident you love your job (I would too).I look forward to my next school.
I want to express my sincerest thanks to the entire CSS team for quite the learning experience. Finished up Levels 1 & 2 yesterday at Infineon, after not being on a track in almost a full year. Thanks to Dylan and Pete for the very insightful cornering theory seminars that seamlessly flowed from the previous session into what the focus was for the following ones. My off-track coaches, Brian (Steering Bike) and Joe (Lean Bike), as I saw first hand they continue to work with students until they “get it” and are confident enough to give the techniques a try on the track. My on-track coach, Gerry, whom I was fortunate to have work with me both days. Hell of a rider, and an even better coach that somehow had 4 positives for everything I thought I did wrong/needed improvement on (any chance at coming up to Brainerd raceway or Road America raceway? Lol). And the “track mom”, Crystal. Kept us straight, and in the know on where to go and keeping food & liquids available for us. Absolutely no clue how her voice wasn’t gone halfway thru each day, lol.
So many AH HA!s that I thought I already knew from books & watching dvds…but can only be truly be absorbed by putting itto practice. Vision drills were HUGE for me. Couple of tweaks in bp have me lower and further inside. And that bike!!! So smooth. 🙂
Just got back last night. What a gas. Three of us did levels 3&4. Me on the mutant ZRX, my buddy on a ZX6, and other buddy on their BMW S1000RR…. we all learned a lot…. level 4 really helped me, got great answers to specific body questions. These guys are almost telepathic in their methods, they know what you aren’t doing, and know how YOU’RE gonna figure it out to get to the next step. The outside leg/lock to the stompgrip’ thing was the key for me. I was turning w/everybody but the real fast guys. Anybody thinking of doing this, just phuquein’ DO IT!!! gotta find the $$$ for the ‘2-day’ school next….. Barber is AMAZING.
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Amazing, I’ll be back for III and IV soon. It was so fun I bought a sport bike to ride. My on track coach was fantastic. He would break down and clarify my mistakes and improvements with just the right touch. Never too much info at once, but always enough to keep me thinking about what I can do to improve. The steering revolutionized my riding. I had no idea how poorly I was doing it before. I wish more riders would take this class. I ride a Harley as a daily rider and took this class to be a more informed and skilled rider. I didn’t expect it to lead down the road of buying a sport bike and craving more classes.The school is so well staffed and I always felt like someone was there to help at any moment. The entire staff is very approachable, which I feel is key for creating an honest learning environment in an arena where machismo and pride can easily over shadow an informative lesson. I never felt belittled or a target for jokes even though my riding skills could easily provoke those feelings! I think each lesson eloquently builds from the previous one and they all tie together moving forward. It’s quite simple an approach and perfect for clarifying how to progress on the track. Everything exceeded my expectations. I look forward to more.
The school was outstanding. I improved my riding and confidence significantly in a single day and had a ton of fun doing it. I’m already signed up to do level II and hope to get more track time in before then (and I’m working on the wife to let me get a BMW S1000RR! My coach was Steve and he was great all day. He really helped me to understand why certain things happened and helped. The format of classroom sessions followed immediately by track time is the best way to learn. The instructors were great. Dylan and the rest of the team did a great job. I learned so much and had so much fun doing it. I can’t wait to return for level II. Keep up the good work and keep coming back to Northern California.
As always it was excellent. This was my 7th time attending and I do learn more every time I go. Both Lyle and Cobie were great help but Cobie I felt strayed from the curriculum to help me get through problems I was having finding a flow through the track. That was invaluable to me at my first non CSS track day. Doing level 4 I appreciated the discussions after the sessions. It was helpful sometimes to hear other peoples ideas. Course Control was really great and I always felt that he and the corner workers worked very hard to police good riding behavior for all the levels on track.
I had a great time and learned things that 43 years of riding didn’t teach me. Chasing the coach on track was the most fun I have ever had while learning. I was surprised at the improvement a few subtle differences can make. Can’t wait for level 3.
It was a pleasure to attend your school at Street of Willow Springs this last week, I have not had so much fun in a very long time. Your entire staff is kind, encouraging and so helpful I could not have felt in better hands to be taught the necessary skills to build my confidence as a rider. The method you use to teach and build each lesson upon the previous lesson was so basic, but built the foundation we needed to improve as the day went on. I haven’t been able to do many things for myself as I was raising kids. So to be able to attend this course was so empowering to me and has only increased my love of riding that much more, this is a very addicting sport.
I just got back from your 2 day course in Vegas and I just want to say that this was the most professionally run school/learning sessions I have ever experienced. The girls coralling all of us to get to our places, the off track instruction, the class instruction, the video review, the guy reminding us prior to pulling out on the track of what we were to learn, the camera bike girl, and the track coach were all first class. I must say a special thanks to my track coach (Josh)–what a class guy. The way he picked up on what I was or wasn’t doing and the way he would help (not condescending whatsoever) was truly amazing! Thanks again and now I know why you guys are so successful. I’ll be back!!
This was fantastic. I continued to learn a lot and by the 2nd day had finally fixed a positioning problem that plagued my right turns for the last year. Also, HUGE improvement of the students–it’s nice to ride on track without some jerk with a fantasy that he’s Rossi. The ship was run tight and it showed. I made huge improvements, fixed nagging important problems due to detailed help from Mike and Lyle and had a blast doing it.
At our next track day at Fontana, I clipped off 15 seconds from my time (15!!) while practicing what I’d learned with the CSS team. I like that what the classroom coach would talk to me about wasn’t always the same as what my on-track talked about so I felt like the combos always fit together but gave me more to work with and work on at once. I thank you all in my helmet around some mountain turn every single day I ride and look forward to continuing my improvements. The mechanic, Will, was really helpful on site with suspension, advice, and the inspection process for our bikes was 100x what any track day org ever did, so they caught a couple issues for me that could have eventually caused problems. Very thankful for all their help.
It was addicting. For me and my son, it was one of the best times ever!!!!! I can’t wait for the next lessons.
I really enjoyed the school, it was my first real training on a high level sportbike. I was so impressed with Dylan’s writeup on the safety features of the S1000RR (I saw it in a Magazine at work) that I actually bought a 2011 model a few months before my class and started riding it to learn the bike. ALL the coaches were professional and sincere in helping me on the drills but yes my Riding Coach was extremely helpful. I asked tons of questions, and he was honest and upfront with answers and feedback. I truly felt I have improved based on what he showed me and the feedback given. He was really interested in helping me improve. It was a truly awesome school, I learned a lot more than I expected to pick up in such a compressed amount of time. I would recommend the course to anyone wanting to improve cornering, turn points, quick turns and other critical riding skills. These skills work on the street as well as the track.
The school was a confidence building, eye opening, totally thrilling, incredibly fun experience! Given the opportunity I’d choose to attend again without a second thought. Pete and Chris were assigned to me and the other student I was paired with. They asked for my impression of my execution of the on-track drill, they filled me in with their impression of my execution, and the dialogue that followed was the perfect way for me to learn. Hearing how to do something is one thing, getting out on the track to do it is another. The briefings were spot-on with vocabulary and real-world examples I could understand that translating the “textbook” method to the “track” method was a breeze. The off-track instructor found leaning tendencies I didn’t know I had that were working against me. The next time out I worked to improve and my riding coach noticed! All the coaches (including my own riding coaches) were easily approachable, and the staff was incredibly helpful. On the second day I wasn’t able to complete the 2nd to last drill because of major eye irritation that was keeping me from seeing clearly. I pulled off early and one of the staff came by to see what was up. i told her, and she went to find eye drops for me so i could get back out to ride! If I remembered her name I’d demand she get a pay bonus!
This was unbelievable!! Absolutely loved the school. It was a great experience and invaluable lessons were learned. Cobie was fantastic at relating his assessments of my ability and conveying to me the necessary adjustments I needed to improve. I knew what to expect and was prepared every time going onto the track. Overall, invaluable! This is a must take course for anyone wanting to take their riding to the next level, whether it is pure track or road riding.
My name is Daniela. I am “horsepower”. I am a former pro motorsport racer, an A track rider and a track instructor. I have ridden with every promoter and have taken a few schools as well. I did not post this because as a track rider I ride with every promoter and go where the track calls, but in truth the BIGGEST single advance in my riding actually came from a $34 video…and not a $3300 school: twist of the wrist II on dvd. I read the books Twist 1 and 2 10x but never fully got the concepts down until it was put into a simple to understand video and visually shown to my pea brain!!!! It really took the keith code everyone- must-follow-some-simple-facts- to- turn- a- bike- well- dvd for my biggest advances to occur even as a faster rider!!! It broke the concepts down so that I could understand them and put them to practice…my suggestion is to buy the dvd. …I have passed this DVD onto many friends and seen instant advances in safety, skill and speed. Buy it. You will not be disappointed. See you on the track!
Best wishes – Daniela
Keith, after I took your classes I ended up attending over 25 track days last year. I just went nuts on wanting to be a better and faster rider. In October of last year I joined the AFM and went from my R1 to a 600 and immediately went faster everywhere on the track. The funny part about this is even on the straights I went faster. I am nowwhere near very fast yet but I have surprised myself, and plenty of others of how fast I have become in such a short period of time. I bought my first bike 8 months before I took your class. I am a mid packer in the 600 classes (even in my first race) and only 5-8 seconds off the leaders pace. I took third in the new clubman middleweight race and I am on track to be a top 10 novice this year in the AFM too. There are a few things I still remind myself even during a race that I learned from your level one class. I definitely have you and CSS to thank for my progress.
Hey Keith, While riding back to NYC from the Indianapolis MotoGP I had a SUV cut in front of me from the left lane while I was passing in the right hand lane. While I always try to anticipate someone doing something unexpected I must have let my guard down a bit because when he turned into me it was so quick I’m still not sure that it wasn’t intentional–my buds think it was from what they saw watching it all from behind me.
My first reaction was to grab a handful of front brake but as I did he was literally pushing me into the shoulder gravel. The front end washed out and I was falling to my left. Somehow I kept the bike upright by pushing off the SUV on my left and straighten the front wheel that had locked completely to the left. Now I’m heading at 50-60 MPH into the guard rail, only inches away. As you know when you get into near death situations your brain can sometimes focus on things very clearly. I looked away from the guard rail, grabbed a handful of throttle and drove away. This all happened in a matter of 2-3 seconds. Somewhere in my brain I was taught to look towards where you want to go and accelerating will settle the bike down. I really am serious that this concept jumped out of my brain as an answer to my precarious situation with this SUV.
I used to say I spent all of my money on motorcycles, women and beer and the rest of the money I wasted! I will now add your name to that short list of important expenditures!!!!! And if you ever need more of a testimonial than getting your lap times down…
PS: The only damage to my bike in a big tire swirl etched into my left fairing! Hope to see you guys again soon on one of your eastern trips!
It’s just 24 hours after I got up to prepare for my day on the track with the California Superbike School at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. By the time my husband and I got home last night, unpacked our stuff & showered the day’s sweat away it was 10 pm. It had been a long day, but we were still keyed up!
After the school we hopped in our truck and headed home, spending the better part of the hour plus ride yacking and laughing over more details of the day. We both had taken level 4 that day, me for the first time and him for the second. My husband was in green group and I was in white, but as it turned out we both had Lyle as an on track coach and Mike as an in-class coach. We shared what each of our main goals and obstacles had been that day and what we had accomplished. As my husband always says, if we came away with learning just one new thing, we would be better riders. I myself know I came away from this day learning a lot, about cornering, using the three step, opening my vision (wide view) and how I interact with my bike. There is so much to learn & I had so much fun doing it. School that is fun–doesn’t get much better than that!! The two main things I wanted to share with you in this letter is how much your school has improved two normal, every day, crazy passionate, always-wanting-to-be-riding, people’s lives. And…(deep breath in) how we are ALWAYS impressed by the staff of California Superbike School! We can’t speak highly enough of these great folks. Lyle was a fantastic on track coach, my husband & I both felt his professional excitement and passion for his coaching. He made me feel extremely comfortable, I have a tendency to feel overloaded with information and my brain seizes up. He made me laugh and relax, which in turn helped me focus on just what I needed to work on. On the track, he was amazing. I followed him, did what he did, and bingo…it worked! Likewise, teamed up with Mike in the classroom, (relaxed, casual & professional) we got to the root of my issue, attacked it, and moved on. I FEEL LIKE I HIT A NEW PLATEAU WITH MY RIDING! I can’t wait to come back! And YES, we tell EVERYONE we meet, that has ridden or wants to ride, about CSS! Best Wishes for continued success in changing people’s lives.
Amazing!! I never expected to learn so much in one day. My on track riding coach was great. He was able to point out some dangerous habits I’ve had right away. I was able to correct myself and start progressing immediately. The technical briefings were very clear and concise. They made sure everyone was on the same page before we went back onto the track. I did the steering drill, this personally taught me a lot. Coming from a dirt bike background this helped immensely. It showed me how crouch and use counter steering in the most efficient way to maneuver my bike. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who has ever dreamed of riding the track (like myself) or anyone who wants to be more competent on the street. There is no way you could walk away from a day with this team without learning something valuable.
The school was outstanding, everything I hoped it would be. My on track coach, Eric, was excellent. He was clear, reinforced the lessons being taught, focused questions and concerns and provided good feedback. A very good instructor. I appreciated the structure of each seminar–the “issue”, the physiological explanation for the “issue”, the relationship between the physiological response and riding, and how to address and overcome the issue. Excellent teaching approach. The drills allow for specific body positioning explanations, adjustment and practice. I found them very useful. I have taught courses, been taught in the academic setting and in such varied settings as survival preparation for the Arctic and a number of mountain climbing courses. This course is distilled substance. Very little if any wasted time or explanation. In the time, the course hits the right depth of explanation, theory and reinforcement. This is truly a very impressive course, clearly that which has been learned through trial and error over many years has been captured in this course. I am generally ruthless in my assessments and utterly incapable of sitting still for hot air. I cannot tolerate wasted time, particularly when it is my free time. I can say that the course met its very considerable reputation and then some. I intend to recommend it to everyone who wishes to improve their riding. My expectations were met and exceeded as a consequence of the thoroughly professional team who taught the course. Thank you again.
I love this school, the format of off track, on-track and coaching. My coach’s comments were very constructive and delivered in a manner that was welcoming and inviting. His on track coaching, following his lines and timely taking the lead were perfect. The information of the technical briefings was phenomenal. I really wish I could add something on which you could improve, but honestly I felt is was spot on!
The experience was absolutely fantastic. I learn a ton each time I attend a class, my riding improves, and I enjoy the process. I am completely addicted. My coach Al is a very gifted teacher, extremely kind, and always able to make the right suggestion or correction to help me with my riding. He also can tell right away when frustration sets in and will add the perfect compliment or words of encouragement. Great guy! The classroom sessions and L4 sessions with Keith were clear and well prepared. I think that the school’s employees are what truly make you special. Every single person at the track (and office), are friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to be around. Well done!
The experience was very impressive and I learned things I never even imagined about riding and motorcycles. 110 percent all of the coaches thru both days and levels 1 and 2 were great. I cant say enough on the the entire program. The classroom opened your eyes and prepared you for the drills. The lean bike and steering drill really opened up my eyes to the mechanics of riding, and I have been able to become a better track rider because of these bikes and drills. This school is above excellent. The informatin and riding I learned has made me a better and more confident rider. Its not about speed but technique, I will be attending the school again to complete levels 3 and 4 in the spring. I learned so much in 2 days that every time I go to the track I work on a specific drill. The information provided during the school sessions was amazing, it was a lot to take in. You gave me the tools to being better and now its up to me to improve. I highly reccomend this school to anyone who rides on the street or track.
My coach (Lyle) was great–patient also. By applying the things that I learned at your school I was moved out of the beginners group at my first trackday.
The day was excellent. I plan to take level 4 again. I found the classroom essential to the progress. Overall the program is excellent. As is often stated, I thought I knew how to ride until I went to CSS. My expectations were exceeded, this is the phrase I spread to the motorcycle community.
The school was one of the best experiences. I am so glad I did it. It was definitely some of the best money I have ever spent. The format was great. The school is organized, the classroom sessions were very helpful. The on-track coaching was fantastic not to mention the bikes. The BMW S1000RR is a great bike. Whether you think you are doing something right or wrong, my coach either pulled me off while I was on the track or just the post track sessions helped me to master the drills and improve my riding. The classroom discussions were good and kept you focused on the next drill. I had only been on a track once before coming to the school. I have ridden sport bikes and cruisers on the street for over 20 years. After taking the class I went to a track day and signed up for the intermediate class. I was a little unsure if I should have jumped up from the Novice session but after 1 session I knew how effective the class had been. I had incredible lap times, I was touching my knee on almost every turn and by the end of the day, I was keeping up with the instructors and the top intermediate riders. My friend who has been track bike riding for over 6 years could not keep up with me. While I still have a lot to learn, the experience was great and now that I have taken levels 1 and 2, I am definitely coming back next year to do levels 3 and 4.
The school was excellent. Instruction both on and off the track was superb. Support services were great, beyond my expectations. My coach was a clearly talented professional. I particularly felt the one step at a time, building block approach was well suited for teaching our class. My school experience was so good and I felt I improved so much, that I believe it was easily the best motorcycle training I’ve ever had. I would like to come again for Levels 3 & 4. Everything about the course met or exceeded my expectations. I am now one of your many happy graduates and vocal advocates.
You guys are great–the best money that I’ve spent on motorcycling. I have so much more confidence and fun at track days now that I have a systematic approach to riding.
My experience was outstanding. I was particularly impressed with the smooth flow of the process–check in, gear, information. All staff that I came in contact with were very helpful. I took level 1 and 2 courses. Both coaches were very helpful. I think that the immediate feedback and precise language greatly accelerated the learning process. Laura, my level 2 coach, was very adept at interpreting my descriptions of the problem areas and explaining the root cause and possible remedies. Explaining is perhaps not the best term to use she asked questions and my answers usually pointed the way to the solution–very Socratic and effective. The classroom briefings really helped me. It increased my confidence knowing what to do and made it simpler to learn from the coaches on the track. I was delighted and will be taking more classes as soon as possible. Heading into the first day I was anxious about having no track experience and being in the way or trashing a new S1000. Everyone I met was encouraging and helpful including the other students which made it much easier to learn and be comfortable. This has to be the best deal in all of motorcycling.
My experience at the school was outstanding. By far the greatest recreational experience of my life. The staff was approachable and professional. The classes were informative and the post track critique was exactly the type of feedback that breeds improvement. My coaches, Pete(Level I) and Joe(Level II), were clear and explained the good things and the not so good things I did on the track. Also provided tips on how to improve on what I needed to improve. The fact that you go from a technical brief to the track while it was still fresh in your head really helped facilitate practicing them on the track. Also, because of the sequence of which they were taught, I was able to take what I had learned earlier and add to it. In my haste to leave after the second day in order to make my flight home, I left behind my helmet and gloves. Karyn contacted the crew at the track and not only did they track it down, but sent it to me via UPS! It made what could have been a fairly expensive boneheaded move a non issue for me. I really appreciate it. If anything not only were my expectations met, but exceeded. The experience was first class all the way. I cannot wait to attend Levels III and IV.
The overall experience was very educational and eye opening. I came to the school with over 15 years of riding experience and tweaked or changed every aspect of the way I now ride to some level or degree. The on-track coaching staff were very knowledgeable. The attention paid to me by the coach on the track was beyond valuable to how I was practicing the drills. The instructors teaching the lecture portion of the school knew all the material front to back. It shows as I would look around the class and see that everyone was engaged in the lecture and yearning to take any and all knowledge the instructor would give. The steering bike changed most of my body position. It is a very basic principle and I even watched others do it and listened to the feedback. With that, on my first run I went back to the way “I” knew how it should done. But I was open to any and all information and I changed how I positioned my body and saw immediate improvements in the stability and ride-ability of the motorcycle. The only thing to say is I can not wait to complete levels 3&4 and then attend the CODE RACE school. How often does one average person get two days with 1st class instruction and NOT have questions that he wants answered and clarification on what he learned.
Hi, I just got back from your school at Barber Motorsports Park and wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience it was. Your staff were great. They are very nice and helpful in every way. The classroom sessions where great. The concepts where presented well and made clear by the instructors. The on-track exercises really helped with understanding and applying the concepts presented in the classroom. Your on-track coaches where extremely helpful. Darren and Josh both where excellent. I had all of my questions answered with really good feedback on what I was doing right or wrong. I had a difficult time with a couple of the exercises and the on-track coaches made suggestions that really worked. Their instruction made the concept clearer and really let me apply it on the track. The changes they suggested or thinking about the concept from the perspective they provided really worked for me. The off-track experience was just as good. The staff answered any questions and where always there for me during the weekend. Everyone was friendly, polite and accommodating. You should be proud of each and every one of them. I can not tell you how much my riding improved during the weekend. Your methods really worked. I can¿t wait to continue with levels 3 and 4. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
I just got back from a 2 day school, first and second levels at Barber this weekend. What a gas. The Barber track and Museum were totally astounding to a nimrod like me. Keith Code is a great guy, great teacher, as was his son Dylan and the whole staff, absolutely top shelf. It was my first track experience, and I gotta say, I couldn’t find a single thing negative about the whole thing, and those 2 days encompassed a tremendous amount of stuff. I’ve got to go back.
Just finished Levels 1 & 2 at Las Vegas, and I had a great experience. My coach Jamie was great! Patient and encouraging. The group was very organized and professional. I appreciated the time and dedication the instructor\’s take into honing their craft because the knowledge base is profound. Though my interaction with Pete, James, Misti, and Dylan (can’t remember everyone’s names) were brief, it was very meaningful. The school answered a lot of my questions and allowed me to face my fears and gain a greater understanding and respect for racing/riding at a higher level. I could go on and on…but the bottom line is it was a fantastic experience and all of the staff help me to grow and enjoy my time at the school. I will most likely be back next year or sometime in the future.
I just want say how pleased I was with the training I received at the two day camp at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. I learned more in those two days about riding than I have over the last 7 years being on a sport bike. The staff was great, the bikes were incredible, and the self satisfaction is almost unmeasurable. I can’t wait to get back on the track! Thanks Again.