Closed Range Exercises (CRE) Curriculum

Lesson Objectives
1 Class Welcome/Introduction
  • Introduction of coaches and other students
  • Importance of personal protective gear
  • Proper motorcycle setup
  • Pre-ride inspection
2 Range Signals, Rules and Warm-up Exercises
  • Know the range signals
  • Rules of riding on the range
  • Warm up and stretching
3 Controls
  • Proper use of protective gear
  • Correct mounting and dismounting procedure
  • Correct posture
  • Proper operation of controls
4 Engine Start/Stop
  • Use of FINE-C procedure to start the engine
  • Proper shutdown procedure
5 Moving the Motorcycle
  • Accurate clutch/throttle usage
  • Control of the motorcycle
  • Smooth motion while starting and stopping
  • Head and eyes up, looking ahead
  • Knees in against tank
  • Smooth brake application
6 Starting/Stopping Drill
  • Smooth, controlled starts, using friction zone
  • Controlled, accurate stops, using both brakes
7 Riding Posture
  • Proper foot placement
  • Correct standing posture
  • Eyes and head up
  • Smooth clutch and throttle control
  • Maintain control of motorcycle
8 Shifting
  • Use proper procedures and techniques when shifting
  • Coordinate clutch and throttle control
  • Match engine speed with motorcycle speed
  • Ease clutch out smoothly for downshifting
9 Lower Body Control
  • Correct riding posture
  • Steady, smooth throttle
  • Look ahead
  • Initiate turn using lower body
  • Maintain adequate following distance
10 Turning
  • Correct riding posture
  • Slow prior to turning
  • Look through the turn
  • Lean motorcycle into turn
  • Maintain adequate following distance
11 Riding Management
Discussion Lesson – No Riding
  • State causes of motorcycle mishaps
  • Name a strategy to help manage risk
  • Identify terrain variables that influence decisions
12 Turning and Gap Selection
  • Correct riding posture
  • Look through turns
  • Proper weight shift
  • Smooth throttle control
  • Smooth shifts
  • Maintain safe following distance
  • Use SEE strategy to reduce risks
13 Counterbalancing
  • Proper standing rider posture
  • Look ahead
  • Lean motorcycle in the direction of turn
  • Weight outside footpeg
  • Upper body positioned on outside of turn
  • Use clutch/throttle to maintain directional control
14 Riding over Obstacles
  • Approach obstacle close to 90 degrees
  • Slow before obstacle
  • Stand on footpegs with knees and elbows bent
  • Unweight the front end as front wheel reaches obstacle
15 K-Turn
  • Perform K-Turn when you have lost momentum going up a hill
16 U-Turns
  • Ride up, turn around and ride down a hill
17 Traversing Hills
  • Use the correct technique to ride across a hill
18 Riding Responsibly
Discussion Lesson – No Riding
  • Name positive and responsible riding behaviors
  • Name laws that apply in your area
19 Post-Ride Check/Dismissal
  • Understanding steps to be covered in post-ride check
  • Class dismissal

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