Motorcycle Course - Ride to Live

Ride to Live

The Coronado Police Department received grant funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to step up motorcycle safety awareness with free, hands-on rider trainings. The grant will pay for a series of free motorcycle safety classes that allows riders to practice braking, turning, steering, entering traffic and other skills that help avoid collisions and improve rider safety on the road.

"Our hope is that riders will take advantage of this FREE training course and take the opportunity to improve their skills. Training is one of the best ways a rider can reduce their odds of being involved in a collision. Our own motor officers understand that, and they practice constantly. We want to share their knowledge and skill so participants can continue to safely enjoy their rides," Coronado Police Sergeant Anthony Flores said.

The Ride to Live motorcycle training program is a free class presented by the Coronado Police Department. The program's goal is to provide motorcycle operators with the skills to avoid or minimize collisions while enjoying their ride. Additionally, riders will be educated on some of the common equipment and riding violations encountered within the City of Coronado. The course, taught by certified motor officers, focuses on the same riding techniques used by police motor officers every day. The class is 7 hours of "hands-on" motorcycle training, presented in one day, with lunch provided. If you have a desire to challenge your riding skills and increase your safety on the road, please read further to learn about registering for our course.

Funding for this program is a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

All classes will be held in the parking lot of Silver Strand State Beach:
5000 CA-75
Coronado, CA 92118


  • Riders must have basic riding skills; this class is not recommended for those who have never ridden before
  • Have a valid motorcycle license and proof of insurance
  • Provide your own street-legal motorcycle and safety equipment (helmet, gloves, boots, etc.)
  • Sign a liability waiver before participation (have parent/guardian sign if a minor)

What You Will Learn

  • Proper use of the clutch and throttle to operate within the "friction zone"
  • Proper head and eye placement during turning maneuvers
  • Low-speed maneuvering, balance, and control
  • Emergency braking
  • Collision avoidance skills
  • Counter steering and curve negotiation

Participants must register before attending the training. Class size is limited to 24 riders, and spots are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register for a class.

For questions or additional information, please email Sergeant Anthony Flores. The Coronado Police Department looks forward to your participation and helping you Ride to Live!