Just a day after the AMA Pro Flat Track Championship Series releases it’s 2014 schedule with the opening rounds in Daytona Florida March 13th & 14th, RIDE Academy releases the first stop on their 2014 RIDE Tour also in Florida. Kicking off the 2014 tour, RIDE Academy has planned a two training class in Ocala, Florida at the Marion County Speedway on February 1st and 2nd. This will mark the second RIDE Academy training class at this facility, providing techniques and education to many of the Southern Dirt Track Association racers as well as surrounding racers under the Florida sunshine. RIDE Academy’s founder Mike Hacker, has decided to take this training class to the next level,  the talent of the SDTA racers allows RIDE Academy to offer a “Race Bike” training class where riders will be educated and trained to develop new riding techniques on their personal race bikes. RIDE Academy’s instructor Johnny Lewis stated. ” I also feel this is the next step for racers to really develop themselves and their machines to perform at their best, we educate not only the racers but the crew members of the racers ( parents/ mechanics) at RIDE Academy because it’s about building a whole package, developing a program that works and allows for success on the race track”.

Passionate about progression, RIDE has designed a program that works in repetition, allowing a rider/ racer to progress is what makes champions.  RIDE believes  they have a formula that will lead many riders to success. RIDE is here to extend our combined knowledge to fellow riders so that they can become the best they can be in a far less amount of time that it has taken each and everyone of our instructors. To reach excellence you must be determined and willing to have an open mind to take advice and instruction. “We instruct on the the importance of maintaining the right body position, utilizing each control on your motorcycle, and using proper techniques to ensure you will be the most successful motorcycle rider or racer you can be”, says Mike Hacker former national number 67. Programming the mind to be in the correct body position at all times is one of Mike Hackers main goals. Even before the riders start to perform the drills on track, RIDE Academy riders get one on one instructing on the RIDE Academy CRF80 and CRF450 simulators. Mike Hacker teamed up with Rick from Greater Works to develop a simulator the best fitted the need of the RIDE Academy crew to instructor all riders on the proper body position. Founder of Greater Works Rick stated, ” To have the opportunity to work with the RIDE Academy crew of Mike Hacker, Johnny Lewis, and Kenny Coolbeth has been an honor for Greater Works and the students that I have help me engineer and produce these simulators. Our students enjoy the concept of the simulators, understanding balance of the rider on the motorcycle and how the bikes reacts to weight transfer, its fascinating!”

The crew will include three time AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Champion Kenny Coolbeth, National number 10 Johnny Lewis who has AMA Pro wins in both AMA Supermoto and AMA Flat Track, Mike Hacker former National number 67 with multiple AMA Pro Grand National wins, 2011 Grand national Champion Jared Mees National # 9, “Young Gun” Ryan Wells number 94B who missed out on the 2013 AMA Pro Singles Championship by 1 point and Cody Johncox 96B who has impressive AMA Pro Single wins that include Springfield Mile and Virginia Mega Mile.

The two days will run on both Marion County Speedways short track and T.T race tracks, both used by SDTA. Class will kick off with a brief morning introduction followed by “Tech Inspection” where the RIDE crew looks over each and every motorcycle/rider to provide pre- class tips they see that could better the riders success throughout the 2 day training class. Be sure to bring the necessary tools and products such as fuel to get you through 2 days of training. RIDE will be on hand to help with mechanical issues within reason as they want to make sure all riders stay on track throughout the weekend.  RIDE won’t make you do a mud drill on your race bike so we don’t intend to get your bikes any dirtier then a normal race weekend. RIDE and the SDTA crew will be providing lunch both days for the riders with additional meal tickets available for crew members including family and friends.

As RIDE strides to provide the best to their students, building a stronger training program each year, they also stride to keep the cost as affordable as they can. The two day “Race Bike” training class is $500 and is now accepting credit card for deposits. By visiting www.RIDEAcademy.com and clicking the “Sign up Now!) tab, filling out & sending in the “RIDE Student Entry Form” als well as sending in the $200 deposit by either check or credit card you can hold your spot for this date. 2013 RIDE Academy “Sold Out” within a week, so make sure to get your entry in as soon as possible. Here is the 2013 RIDE Academy Ocala video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVWx4xxF7GU

For questions, comments, concerns email on out contact page www.rideacademy.com/#!contact-us  To sign up with credit card call Mike Hacker at 804- 586-6117, to sign up by check make  checks payable to “RIDE Academy” and send to the address below:

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