Provide your students with motorcycle classes and share your love of riding. Do you enjoy the freedom of riding, the wind in your hair, teaching others to enjoy the speed safely?
Whether you ride for pleasure, commute, or sport, share your skills and experience with others capitalizing on these mobile business ideas. Demonstrate the skill required to master riding techniques, safety requirements, and sporting maneuvers.
Put your interest in motorcycle riding classes designed to show others how to ride their bikes and get the most fun out of their rides. Depending on your level of experience, you can provide classes to beginners all the way to advance students (including racing and off-road sport riding).
In addition to motorcycle classes, provide classroom safety instruction, licensing requirements in your state, and helping your students with on-bike instruction. Work with your state and insurance companies to become a preferred provider to help your students obtain a motorcycle license and/or qualifying for insurance discounts.
Run this business from your home. If your classes get large enough, contract with a local recreation center or businesses to provide a location for the classroom and driving portions of the training.
1) Expand your services by providing classes at a local recreation center, community college, or partner with a local motorcycle shop,
2) Have motorcycle accessories such as helmets, gloves, and other safety items available for your customers,
3) Become mobile and provide private lessons for high-end professional clients – visiting them personally at their homes or place of business.
4) Provide motorcycle classes on how to do basic repair and maintenance to ensure your customer’s bikes are in safe operating condition,
5) Instead of motorcyles, teach basic bicycle classes, racing classes (mountain, road, or dirt bike).
6) Be a one-stop shop by providing motorcycle repair services for your customers in addition to your classes.
7) Teach classes on how to use watercraft safely or on basic watercraft repair.
Resources: An office, training location, and teaching resources. Scheduling system for tracking customers, classes, and locations for the classes. Payment software if you will accept credit cards.
Time Required: 5-15 hrs/week; can work full-time 30-40+ hrs/week
Training: Attend a trainer’s certification training for your State and Advanced Motorcycle Rider Training if you require additional training. Attend a class on scheduling at a local community college.
Market: Motorcycle Owners (or potential Owners)
Home Based: Yes
Location: Local, Regional
Start-Up Costs: $1,000 - $10,000
Minimizing Start-Up Costs: Use your home initially to keep your costs low. As your class size grows, contract with a local recreation center or business for classroom and driving locations. Look for “freeware” and “shareware” for scheduling and payment software which meets your needs. Initially, use word-of-mouth advertising, flyers to local motorcycle shops, and fun rides.
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