Steve Courtney grew up riding dirt bikes enjoying the experience of riding very much. While in college
he purchased a street motorcycle and took to riding on the road. About 4 years into riding Steve was involved in a serious crash on his motorcycle. As a result of that crash, he spent a week at UVA medical center with a shattered his elbow and a severe concussion.
This impressed on him the importance of safety habits and riding correctly and felt a calling to learn them and teach others. So, in 2011 Steve and his wife Anna opened Riders in Motion, a motorcycle education school with the mission of helping people experience the joy of riding a motorcycle in a safe way.
They do this by providing the training and knowledge essential to safe operation of a motorcycle and becoming licensed. Riders In Motion specializes in serving the Shenandoah valley and are the only school within a 25-mile radius of Broadway. The school contracts with 14 nationally certified instructors which allows them offer classes 7 days a week. The class takes 2 days to complete and consists of classroom education and time on the motorcycle course. For the classroom portion students meet a Blueridge Powersports and the riding portion is held beside the old Ford Motor company on east Lee and Timber Way.
People who are considering getting a motorcycle can find much more information about the school and classes offered on their website: RidersInMotion.org. The website will also allow them to sign up for a class it takes only a few moments. Once the class has been successfully completed the proper paperwork will be given allowing DMV to finalize the license. Be sure to check out Riders in Motion on Facebook to see all the fun students are having learning to ride as well as updates from the company.