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For the safety of the DDS customers and staff the Blue Ridge and Blairsville customer service centers will be closed Wednesday February 10, 2016. The Rock Springs CSC will open today at 10am. For up to the minute weather-related closings, please check the DDS website frequently.

Advanced Riders Course (ARC) Description

Advanced Riding Course (aka– Sport Bike Techniques (ARC-ST)

The ARC Course is a one-day workshop that is open to experienced motorcyclists who want fine-tune their skills and bring their riding to the next level. All motorcycles are welcome and encouraged to attend. You do not need a sport bike to take this course which is the civilian version of the course originally developed for our Armed Forces.


  • Learn how to self-assess and how to perform advanced riding techniques
  • Successful completion may qualify you for insurance discounts (check with your agent)
  • Learn how to enjoy yourself more when you ride.
  • Meet new friends.

In the interactive environment of the classroom, the focus is on self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior and riding strategies. Then you will take that knowledge out to the closed-course riding range to develop in-depth skills for controlled braking, threshold braking, efficient cornering, maximum traction, and enhanced swerving.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Your street-legal motorcycle (subject to a safety inspection)
  • DOT approved helmet
  • Proof of insurance for your motorcycle
  • Proof of ownership for your motorcycle
  • Possess a Class M License Endorsement
  • Wear appropriate riding gear: long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants or jeans, over the ankle boots, gloves (full fingered), and eye protection.
  • Sign a waiver
  • Bring a parent or legal guardian to the course if under 18
  • To get the most out of this course you should have:
  • At least 6 months (or 1,000 miles) riding experience
  • Completed a Basic Course and/or an Experienced Course.

Class is conducted in optimal weather conditions (no precipitation) so that threshold braking can be explored and maximum traction is available. A rain-date will be pre-determined. However, depending on forecasted temperatures you are advised to bring:

  • Cold weather gear (warm jackets, sweater, etc.)
  • Water or other non-alcohol beverages
  • Lunch and snacks as necessary
  • Sun-screen

Please note that unsafe acts will result in the dismissal of the student.

Register online or call 678-413-8400.