Rider’s Resources

AMO and Glendale Harley-Davidson have joined roads to provide Harley riders training using the Rider's Academy model under AMO's professional team and expertise. Special focus is given to nuances of Harley bikes with more fit-to-size options for riders. So check out the “Home of the Love Ride”—Glendale Harley-Davidson—to learn to ride on a Street 500 or to get fit to a new or used Harley and cruise in style!

AMO has selected Moto Republic as its go-to shop to maintain the AMO fleet of 30 motorcycles. They are a community hub for motorcycle enthusiasts and designed to be a complete, all-inclusive shop. Beginners and experienced alike can appreciate their professionally trained experts and top-of-the-line workstations designed to tackle everything from basic maintenance to complete custom builds. You can rent by the hour, day pass, or monthly DIY membership. They also will checkout any used bike you are considering to help you avoid buying a “mistake.”

Beginner Bikes

We get lots of questions on what is the best beginner bike. Well, this site has as good of an answer to that question as we have seen. So check it out! 14 Beginner Bikes


We get asked every weekend what dealers we recommend. The dealers below are committed to getting you fitted to the right bike for you and will not push you into larger bikes just to make the sale. If you experience otherwise, be sure to let us know so we can follow up for you. With over 22,000 riders trained, we believe we surely have some say on your behalf. So check them out!

Temple City Power Sports — Specializing in Honda, Kawasaki, Aprilia, Polaris, KYMCO, Vespa, and Piaggio motorcycles/scooters, parts and service. Be sure to check out their bike nights!

New Century BMW Motorcycles — Whether you’re a new rider or an experienced enthusiast, check out their high quality motorcycles at affordable pricing and financing. They offer a wide selection of both new and used BMW motorcycles in the latest adventure, sport, roadster, tour and urban mobility models on the market. AND remember, they are BMW, so you're getting the best quality all around.

 PRO ITALIA — A must stop for your motorcycling needs. Since 1987 PRO ITALIA has been a hub for exotic motorcycle culture in Southern California. They are an official dealer for Aprilia, Ducati, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Triumph. For gear, accessories, or parts they provide only the highest quality for your safety. 


Cycle Gear  Offers gear & parts discounts with CHP MTC Completion Card (their offer expires 30 days from graduation date)

Helmetcheck.org  Check your brand and compare

SHARP Find the right fit or check ratings by brand

MSF PDF on Helmets


REVIEWS.COM — They compare many national insurance providers to find the ones that strike that perfect balance between strong financial ratings, diverse coverage options, and plenty of discounts. Of course, your premium ultimately depends on you, your bike, and your riding habits. That’s why you’ll need to compare quotes from multiple companies to find your best price.


Total Control High Performance Street Riding 2nd Edition Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding
Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible If you plan to tune your suspension, make this book a must-read 

MSF Guide to Motorcycling Excellence, a great general resource on motorcycling 

MSF Street Motorcycle Tips filled with great tips on riding, motorcycles and you

MSF Scooter Tips Special tips for scooter riders

MIC’s Tire Guide A great resource on motorcycle tires

MSF Quick tips

Should You Ride a Motorcycle

If You Ride A Motorcycle

Protective Gear

Alcohol and Riding

T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist

Group Riding  Tips & 10-Minute MSF Video

Riding with a Passenger

Preventing Theft

Other resources

Total Control Riding Courses

Lee Parks Design (USA-Made Motorcyclists' Outfitters)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Lots to check out

About Motorcycles - Basem Wasef  Lots and lots of great information!

CA DMV Motorcycle License Checklist

CA DMV Motorcycle (& Scooter) Handbook - PDF or HT