Do I need my own motorcycle to take the course?
No. Stampede Driving School will provide you a bike for the training and the road test.
Do I need to have my written test completed to take the course?
No. You do not need the written test to take our basic course. If you have any class of licence 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 ,6 , or 7, then you can take the course with us. The written class 6 (knowledge) test will be required before your road test.
How do I obtain my Class 6 (motorcycle) Licence, and what to bring to take the road test?
You need to get your Class 6 Learner's Permit, by taking a knowledge test at a registry office (this is not provided at schools). Next buy a road test permit online or at a registry. For the road test bring the two permits (Learner's permit, Road Test permit), and your valid driver's licence. Once you pass you have to go back to the registry office, and get your licence upgraded (a fee will be charged). Make sure to also bring your cell phone and earphones (Wired or Bluetooth) for the road test.
Can we get a group discount?
Yes, Stampede Driving School offers a great group discount. A discount is available to groups wishing to take a course together.
What do I need to bring to the course?
You should have good positive attitude to start, not tired, hung-over or high, or overly preoccupied with work, free from family or other troubles. We need you to be focused on the task at hand. Everyone’s safety depends on it. For gear: If you have your own helmet and gloves bring them, otherwise we will provide them free of charge. Please bring a sturdy jacket, pants (Jeans are minimum), and boots covering your ankle. Layer your clothing for cold weather / rain.
What type of motorcycles do you provide?
We have 125cc to 500cc Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Cruisers and Sport Bikes. Please see "Our Motorcycles Fleet" page. We have over 25 motorcycles for you to try on your course.
Can I use my own motorcycle on the course?
Yes, as long as your bike is insured and registered. Most schools will not allow you to do that.
I'm only 5 feet tall, do you have a bike that fits me to ride?
Yes, we have customized lowered bikes, which will help you to ride safely.
What if I need to cancel my training? Will I get a refund?
We require 2 week cancellation notice for refund. There will be still $200 administration fee for all cancellations. For rescheduling, we need a minimum of one week's notice. Students who fail to attend the course will forfeit the entire fee.
Can I reschedule my training?
Yes, with minimum of one week's notice.
Where does the in-Classroom and Motorcycle on-Lot training take place?
In-Classroom is at our office: Unit 214, 7 Westwinds Crescent NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H2
Motorcycle on-Lot training site: 2700 - 3 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB (Large parking lot on Barlow Trail SE, just north of Memorial Drive SE.)
Will the course continue if there is inclement weather?
The courses are scheduled to run unless you've been contacted with the cancellation. Please come prepared in any kind of weather condition. Bring rain gear or warm clothing pending the weather. If the course is cancelled by the on-lot instructor due to unsafe weather conditions, you will be rebooked into another course.
I already have Class 6 Licence, but I need Refresher lessons. What can you recommend?
We have a Refresher Training course offered which you can take on your own motorcycle, but if you do not have your own, you can rent one from us. Check out our "Refresh Training Course" page.
What do I need to look for in a helmet?
It must be DOT (Department of Transportation) approved. Full-face helmets are the safest. It must fit snugly. If it feels loose, try a smaller size.
If I do not have a helmet for training, where do I get one?
We provide you helmet and gloves for your training and road test free of charge.
Can I re-take the course if required?
Yes, for additional confidence and training, we offer a 2nd course for only half the price. Open to you anytime same season only.
If my schedule is complicated and can't make it according to your scheduled time and dates, what can you offer me?
Stampede Driving School have design a one on one MOTORCYCLE PRIVATE TRAINING COURSE. This is an awesome course totally customized to you and your availability.
Does the course help with insurance?
Yes, the Motorcycle Basic Training Course is a Government (Alberta Transportation) approved program. Once you complete this course we will provide you a course completion certificate. With this certificate most insurance brokers will provide a discount on your insurance premiums.