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


Every weekend we get asked what dealers we recommend, and we take our referrals very seriously. The dealers below are committed to fitting you 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. Be sure to show them your AMO Course Completion Card to identify yourself with us. And check them out!

Temple City Power Sports — Serving the east side of LA County, they specialize 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 — Serving the greater LA area, NCBMW offers new riders a good selection of well-engineered bikes, especially their new entry-level 310 R & GS models! The experienced enthusiast already knows what to find there as well. Check out their high quality motorcycles at affordable pricing and financing. You’ll find both new and used BMW motorcycles be it adventure, sport, roadster, tour or urban mobility models. AND remember, they are BMW, so you're getting top quality all around.

 PRO ITALIA — Serving the exotic motorcycle culture in Southern California, Pro-Italia is a must stop for your motorcycling needs. They are an official dealer for Aprilia, Ducati, KTM, Moto Guzzi, and MV Agusta. For gear, accessories, or parts they provide only the highest quality for your safety. 

 MOTO UNITED — Serving LA, La Habra, and Bellflower with a wide array of brands for you. Moto United will search down the bike you want if they don’t have it. They also offer AMO Grads a special 15% discount on parts with other specials on bike sales. Check them out before making your final choice. 


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