So you've decided to ride... now what?

Congratulations! Riding is a skill. We encourage all new riders to take a course. 

Those returning to riding can also benefit from a refresher course. There is always something new to learn. 

Getting ready for your course means being prepared with gear suitable for riding and allowing yourself time to get the right items. 

Gear Fitment

When your gear fits properly you won't be focusing on it. You can focus on riding. We carry multiple brands to provide a selection for you to choose from. If you have an idea as to what you like, send us a note and we will let you know if we have the item in stock. 

Gear for your course

All riding classes will require full gear. Please check with them to ensure your gear meets their requirements. 

We understand that you might be trying the sport for the first time and you aren't sure what style of bike you will be getting or what style you want. That's why we stock a variety of options for you to choose from. 

Your course will require:

  1. Helmet
  2. Gloves
  3. Jacket
  4. Pants
  5. Footwear

We stock these items at the shop and order in products as required for you. We can help.

An important thing to note is that you should check the weather for your course date to ensure the gear you have will keep you protected from the elements. This may include rain gear, insulated gloves, vented jackets. We have all this and more. 

Remember, the courses run rain or shine so being prepared will help you focus on the learning. 


Give us a call or stop by the shop. If we can't find the item for you, or if we don't carry a particular brand, we will direct you to other stores that sell those products. While we value your business, we want you to be happy with your purchase, whether that's from our store or elsewhere . 

A Note About Helmets

It is essential to have a helmet that is your own. Borrowing a helmet is not recommended. There are a variety of budget friendly options for new riders. When you purchase your own helmet you know the history and the age of the helmet. Over time, you will acquire many helmets (and gloves and jackets and more) in your riding adventures. 




All courses will require riding gear. Please check with your course to ensure the gear you have meets their standards. 

At Simply Moto, we can help outfit you from head to toe. 

Not all gear is created equal and we encourage you to give yourself time to find gear that fits before your course. If we need to order an item to the store for you it will require delivery times. 



There are lots of excellent options to learn to ride, take a refresher course or take the M exit test. Be sure to do your homework before selecting a training course. 

We highly recommend the following local Niagara  / Hamilton programs. Click on the links to learn more about each program to decide what is right for you.

Learning Curves - Click here

Niagara College - Click here 

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Simply Moto

1 Main Street East, Grimsby ON L3M 1M7, Canada