This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.
DISCOVER THE RIDE
Discover The Ride by IMS gives prospective riders of all ages the unique opportunity to ride for the first time in a safe and controlled environment, among other interactive opportunities for new and experienced riders. Participants are invited to immerse themselves in the world of motorcycling through the adult New Rider Course, Kids Zone, Wheelie Machine and more.
New Rider Course with Zero Motorcycles
The New Rider Course is the only course in the market that allows non-licensed motorcyclists to experience, first-hand, the thrill of 2-wheels. Participants will first enjoy and demonstrate balance and proficiency on Yamaha Power Assist electric bicycles and then move on to learning motorcycle riding basics from instructors, using a fleet of speed-limited electric Zero Motorcycles in a safe and controlled environment. Zero Motorcycles have no transmission and feature ABS as standard equipment. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or 16 with legal guardian consent. All riders are required to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Helmets, gloves and jackets are provided courtesy of Cycle Gear, HJC and Shark Helmets.
The Kids Zone with Strider
Kids and young teens can pick from two interactive closed courses designed for varying skill levels. Strider Adventure Zone provides little ones from two to seven years old a safe environment to explore mobility on two wheels on a Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike. The arena will allow kids to experience the challenge and thrill of navigating a unique course with assorted obstacles, while simultaneously developing their balance and bike-handling skills. Strider Balance Zone: For children that are approximately eight to 15 years old, the Strider Balance Zone affords kids the opportunity to master their balance and coordination on a Strider 16 Balance Bike on a course that fully tests their skills of balance and expertise on bike, challenging participants to remain upright.
Exclusive to Northern California and Southern California, Husqvarna will participate in the Kids Zone offering kids demo rides on Husqvarna Factory Replica STACYC e-powered balance bikes. All participants must be between the ages of 3-8 years old, wear a helmet at all times, have a guardian present, sign a waiver, wear closed toe shoes, not exceed a maximum ride height of 48" and ride weight of 75lbs.
Discover The Ride: Next Steps
Following each IMS Outdoors event, a Discover the Ride: Next Steps course will be held at a local training facility. IMS will award four Discover The Ride participants the motorcycle training course for FREE and discounted pricing for subsequent participants. For more information visit Discover The Ride at your local IMS event.
Harley Davidson Jumpstart
Get on a real motorcycle that is securely mounted to a rolling road to experience starting a motorcycle up, engaging the clutch and shifting through the gears, while feeling the torque of the motorcycle with the guidance of an expert.
Discover The Ride Partners