Great beginners' class, Cool shop, repairs, detailing... all your motorcycle needs in one place!
I stopped by the shop on a whim to check on information about beginners motorcycle classes. Now that the Florida law has changed, and you have to take a class, I thought I should shop around. I walked in and looked at a few bikes. Angie, who turns out to be the owner, introduced herself and asked if I wanted to sit on the bike I was drooling over. I laughed, and said I needed lessons before I took home a V-Max. She was very enthusiastic, gave me some information, and answered all of my questions.
I went home and looked around, and found their prices to be very competitive. I emailed Angie that night and made an appointment for their next available class.
I took a Weds/Thurs 16hr course with an instructor named Pam. It was great to be one of only three students! The classroom portion was fun and helpful, but of course, I was there to ride! Pam was great in the classroom, but is a master of the riding course. Her explanations were easy to understand, and her coaching was detailed and motivating. It was cool to see how the tips she gave translated into actual improvements in my abilities.
She was training two coach candidates who helped with course setup and assisted with the exercises. They were encouraging, but deferred to Pam for coaching and criticism, which I found to be very professional. I would highly recommend Pam's course to anyone wanting to learn to ride a motorcycle, trike, or scooter.
I should also mention that this is a full service shop. They sell new and used bikes and accessories. They have a repair shop including a ""bike ambulance"" for those of us without trailers. There was a guy under an awning detailing a dresser, and another guy set up with your typical ""bike week booth"" assortment of accessories. Everyone I talked to was friendly, and seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I am definitely looking forward to doing business with them for any of my biking needs!