I have been teaching over 15 years and I love every minute of my job and we have had over 20,000 students during that time. I did Route 66 in 2007, the Canadian Rockies in 2008, as well as 40 states that I have ridden to and through. I’ve even had laws changed in NJ to help make the process of getting your license easier and safer. Everyone knows me as a huge advocate of safety when it comes to motorcycles and from what I wear when I ride. Bright colors and lots of lights on the bike! I practice what I preach, and hope to meet you in a class in the near future!
I have been a M.S.F. Rider Coach with Motorcycle Riding Centers since 2009. I started riding dirt bikes at the age of 10 years old and became instantly hooked to the sport. I have ridden and owned numerous makes and models over the years. I am a Maryland State Police Certified Motorcycle Officer and ride year-round. I have a strong passion for motorcycle riding and rider safety which is the major reason why I instruct with and believe in Motorcycle Riding Centers. Welcome to the ride!
I’ve been riding motorcycles for 20 years starting with motocross as a kid. I am a Police Motorcycle Instructor, certified by Northwestern University and Harley-Davidson. I ride year-round, every day at work. I am a huge proponent of motorcycle safety, and I am a firm believer in every rider out there having the best possible skill set to stay safe. I look forward to helping new riders be as safe as possible, while enjoying the serious fun that motorcycling is!!
I’ve owned and ridden several different motorcycles since I was 12. I got my motorcycle license back in 1980. I am currently certified to coach the Basic RiderCourse, Advanced RiderCourse, Military Sport Bike RiderCourse, and the AAA Driver Improvement Program. I drive school buses too! I became a RiderCoach because I want to pass on my knowledge of riding so that others may ride safely. Riding is fun! I get paid to do something I love.
Hi! my name is Mike DeProspo and I’ve been a RiderCoach here at the Motorcycle Riding Centers for the past 3 years. I am a retired Motorcycle Police Officer. I have been riding motorcycles for 40 years & I have probably ridden close to half a million miles. My goal as a RiderCoach is to help new riders operate their motorcycles safely. We live in the most densely congested area of the Country (NY/NJ Metro area) and with proper training I feel that riders will have a safe & successful ride.
Hey, I’m Alex, and I’ve been riding for years. For those “I’ve never been on a bike before” rider, it’s great to get to see the person go through the learning stage. Once it clicks for them, the expression of pure enjoyment and accomplishment on their faces is priceless. It’s also pretty cool when they come back after some time and tell you of their journeys and experiences. That’s what it’s all about for me. Hopefully I’ll see you in class soon and you can tell me all about YOU.
Hey! My name is Matt Gomez, I was a student of Motorcycle Riding Centers 3 years ago and I’m proud and honored to be a RiderCoach at this school! I am an avid Trackday rider and love my long touring trips. My longest trips have been to Texas 3 times and once to Indianapolis for MotoGP! I have a huge passion for riding and doing so safely! It has been very rewarding to coach students that have never been on a motorcycle and passing along my experience and passion! I look forward to seeing you on the beginning of this amazing journey that is the ride!
I grew up near Califon New Jersey on a small farm. I have been a Driving Instructor and a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach since 2004. Thanks to my parents I have been driving cars and riding dirt bikes and motorcycles from a young age. My first bike was a Yamaha Mini Enduro, which I still own. My dad, sisters, wife Jen, and daughter Sasha all ride. My daughter, Sasha, took the Basic Rider Course (BRC1) and wife Jen continues to take MSF courses to improve her riding and skills. Before becoming a family man racing motorcycles was the most important thing in my life, competing both on-road and off. After retiring my racing suits I decided that becoming a RiderCoach would be a great way to give back to the sport that I love.
Hi! My name is Mike, and I’ve been riding for about 20 years. Like most kids from north-western New Jersey; I started out on dirt bikes, riding around the woods until I was old enough to ride a street legal motorcycle. One of the first things that occurred to me when I began riding on the road was although the concepts were similar; riding on pavement required a new set of skills and muscle memory. I took the Basic Riding Course in 2009 through Shari’s school and was humbled by the amount that I “didn’t know”. Four years and roughly 45,000 miles later I decided to become a rider coach which has given me the opportunity to help riders just like you learn new skills, or fine tune some existing ones!
Hi! My name is Bobby Adamo. I signed up for the Basic RiderCourse in 2009, started riding, and Shari was my RiderCoach. I quickly fell in love with the sport of riding and after two years of practicing everything I learned in the BRC I decided to go through the Ridercoach program. I became a Ridercoach in 2011 and I’ve been coaching ever since. I truly love and I have a deep passion for coaching new riders and old riders in safe proper motorcycling techniques. It’s an honor and a blessing to know that the skills I’ve coached have kept so many riders on the open road. To my students from the past and in the future, I look forward to riding with you and happy motorcycling!
Hi I’m Mike Grasso! I’ve been riding motorcycles from dirt bikes up through metric and American cruisers for the last 40 years. I have been a RiderCoach with Motorcycle Riding Centers for the past 4 years. I am a Motor Officer and Instructor certified by the Maryland State Police since 1998. I am actively involved in the training of all Police Motor Officers in the State of New Jersey and additional States. My biggest goal is to assist new riders and experienced riders attending the Motorcycle Riding Centers MSF Training Program to learn the proper techniques, which will keep them safe and help them to enjoy their riding experience for decades to come.
Hi my name is Peter Tiernan, I am a retired police motor officer with over 25 years of motorcycle riding experience. I wanted to pass my knowledge and experiences on to others and make motorcycling safer for everybody, so I spoke to Director Shari. Shari and all the instructors are very knowledgeable and proficient teachers and I am proud to be part of this school.
I have been riding motorcycles for several years now. I am a police officer and currently assigned to the motorcycle unit. Being a rider coach will allow me to pass that knowledge on to others. Motorcycle Riding Centers is the best place for beginners looking to achieve that first step in their riding experience!
Hello Beautiful People, I’m Janet Santiago, 🙂 Riding motorcycles is my passion, I LOVE it. I live for it. I have been riding for over 20 years. Long Distance Riding is my joy & I have ridden over 100,000 miles between all my bikes through the USA + Canada. My best riding experience is having completed (2) solo cross country motorcycle rides. NJ to CA and back. It was surreal. For as long as I can remember I wanted to share this value and become an instructor. I’ve had many close calls on the road, and the safety techniques that I’ve learned are what have saved me every time. Always making safety a priority is how I am still here today. I credit these values to taking motorcycle safety classes. Riding safe, riding smart, loving my ride. I look forward to meeting you all! 🙂
I’m Alex Pettiford, a retired police lieutenant with some police motor training. I have been riding motorcycles approximately forty years and I have owned and ridden several makes and models throughout that time. I enjoy riding short trips as well as long trips. To date my greatest and longest solo trip was to Oklahoma. Since retiring and becoming a RiderCoach, I finally have the opportunity to share my riding experiences with new and returning riders. It is absolutely a great feeling to see trainees complete the course with confidence and pride in their accomplishment. Motorcycle Riding Centers will teach you to ride safely and give you an enjoyable riding experience. “LIVE TO RIDE AND RIDE TO LIVE!”
Hi everyone, my name is Doug. I have been riding motorcycles for over 30 years with both onroad and offroad experience. I have pleasantly logged well over one hundred thousand miles, having visited an estimated 30 states in the U.S., and have visited Canada and Nova Scotia. I am a MSF trained rider since 1995 and finally realized a dream of becoming an instructor in 2015. I am proud to say I am now part of the staff at Motorcycle Riding Centers, truly the best program in NJ. The staff here is incredibly capable of sharing and imparting their, love of and knowledge for, riding safely. Our reward is seeing our students succeed and enjoy riding as much as we do. I look forward to meeting you in our classes, and encourage you to take the best step towards your riding goals. Training, it makes a difference.
Hi! I am Jose Antunes and I began riding a motorcycle back in 2004 by attending a course just like this one. It was one of the smartest moves I ever made. Now I have the pleasure of coaching new riders as they learn to properly and safely operate a motorcycle. In 2015 I completed the Northwestern University/Harley Davidson Police Motorcycle Officer Training program. This has now allowed me to continue performing my police duties while riding a beautiful motorcycle. Obtaining my motorcycle license has opened up countless opportunities and created many more personal relationships along the way. When you are on a motorcycle you will be amazed at the people you will meet, the friends you will make and the things you will see that you would not have with any other mode of transportation. So what are you waiting for? Sign on up so we can get you out there enjoying the open road in a safe, responsible manner! “Oh! The places you’ll go!”
I’m a retired police Sergeant. I began riding after taking this course in 2013. Since then I’ve been through 24 states. I’m hoping to help students gain the same confidence and experience that I gained at this school. I’m hoping to pass on what I learned to the motorcycle community. This course saved my life more than once, and I want to pass that knowledge on to new riders. See you on the road.
Hi, I’m George and I’ve loved motorcycling ever since I was in grade school. The world is great to see when you are experiencing it on a bike! I trained here at Motorcycle Riding Centers in three different skill classes, because the instructors are excellent, and they are committed to ensure you learn to ride properly and safely. Also, what I learned here has saved me —more than once— from difficult and challenging situations on the open road. It’s great to see the connections our students make as they learn, and their skill development improves. I would love to help your journey into the fun world of motorcycling—and I hope to see you in one of our classes soon!
Hi I’m Chris Jacksic! I’ve been riding motorcycles since I was 5 years old starting with dirt bikes then onto street motorcycles as soon as I could get my license. I am a Motor Officer and have been assigned to the motor unit. My goal is to assist new riders with learning the proper techniques to keep them safe and hoping they get to enjoy being on two wheels as much as I do.
Hi! my name is Andres and I have been riding for a few years now. Motorcycles have changed the way I see factors in my life. It can also be your best friend and take you places that you have not seen and experience them in a hole different way. I have ridden motorcycles on over 10 States now and the experience that every ride left in my life was incredible. Being a RiderCoach allows me to facilitate new riders the experiences that I have had and the guide them into their first steps of riding a motorcycle.
My name is Big Mike aka (Snax). I’ve been riding approximately 37 years. When I first visited Motorcycle Riding Centers to say hello to some of my friends that teach there, then I realized that I had bad habits of my own. It is an amazing safety course with amazing coaches so I decided to join their team and become a rider coach myself. I am excited to share my knowledge and to make motorcycling safe and fun for others. The courses are for new potential riders who never rode a motorcycle as well as advanced courses for a rider to be taught by some of the best instructors in the business.
Hi my name is Richie, As a Veteran, I took up riding to expand my travels. over the past 30 years, I Started with sport bikes and I’ve expanded to cruisers for the long rides cross country. Riding has been not only a passion but a great way to take in the sites while traveling from coast-to-coast. I became a rider coach, so that I can help educate the importance of safety and to empower new riders, so they too can get out there and enjoy the open road and see this great country of ours and hopefully Start your own motorcycle journeys and create your own memories. Safe travels.
Hi my name is Joe. I’m a retired motor officer from Jersey city. I have 22 years experience riding motorcycles. I really encourage motorcycle safety, and I truly believe in every rider on the road having the most important and best training possible to become the best and safest rider they can be. The more training you have the more fun motorcycling will become. I look forward to seeing you in class.