Advanced Rider Training Powered by Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS).

UtahSBA excited to partner with the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) to develop an ART curriculum that’s based on the proven success of the YCRS program. Champ School principal instructors Nick Ienatsch will train UtahSBA coaches. In addition to training UtahSBA instructors, Nick is one of the founding members of the Utah Sport Bike Association.

The Advanced Rider Training (ART) course is committed to a quality rider education experience at a reasonable cost. UtahSBA firmly believes that an educated, skilled, and trained rider is a safer rider. The ART program helps accomplish these goals.  

2018 Advanced Rider Training Schedule

May 19 – Advanced Rider Training, UMC East Course register
June 16 – Advanced Rider Training, UMC West Course register
July 14 – Advanced Rider Training,  UMC East Course register
September 1 – Advanced Rider Training, UMC West Course register


ART teaches a set of skills developed and practiced by the best motorcycle riders in the world, including the fundamental skills of vision, braking, accelerating, and managing changes of direction. The training consists of a mix of classroom instruction and discussion, parking lot drills, and significant track time where riders put their new skills to practice in a controlled environment.

ART classes are designed to be an unintimidating introduction to spirited riding in the safest environment possible, and can be beneficial to riders of all experience levels and disciplines. Classroom and parking lot drills are completed as a class, and once you move to the on-track portion, you will be grouped by skill level with several different instructors so that you can practice what you’ve learned throughout the day at your own pace.

ART classes are held on Saturdays, and cost only $200.  The class starts at 1:00 p.m., will take most of the day, and will usually run until dark. Classes sell out quickly and space is limited to 25 riders, so register early.

ART Program Motorcycle Requirements

  • Good tires with at least 3/32″ tread depth.
  • Motorcycle must be in good working condition. This means nothing hanging off, general cleanliness, thick brake linings, good chain and sprocket, good fork seals, etc.
  • There is no need to replace your glycol coolant for an ART class, but if your bike has ANY overheating issues, please get them fixed before attending.

ART Program Required Safety Equipment

  • DOT and Snell approved full-face motorcycle helmet.
  • Leather, gauntlet-style, motorcycle specific riding gloves.
  • Solid leather boots covering the ankle that have little or no heel.
  • Motorcycle specific leather or Cordura jacket and pants
  • Motorcycle specific spine protectors are encouraged.

Your motorcycle will be subjected to a technical inspection the day of the event.  If you need new equipment, gear, or service on your bike, check out one of our sponsors!

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