The Riding Academy of NJ
2 Shady Street
Paterson, NJ 07524
P (973) 742-2300
F (973) 742-7800
Riding Range Location:
K-Mart parking lot
180 Broadway (Rt 4)
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US.
The Riding Academy of NJ is very proud to have an exceptional staff of instructors. If you would like to share the experience you had with us, please e-mail us at RidingAcademy1@aol.com, We will post it on this page. Thank You.
"I took the Basic course at two other places in NJ. They both told me to leave because I wasn't getting it. Plus, almost all of the instructors yelled and screamed. I took the course for the third time at The Riding Academy with Mr. Bill and Joann. They both were very patient, very professional and took the time to explain things to me so I could understand what I was doing wrong and why. I did fantastic. You guys are the best place in NJ to learn how to ride....."Patrice
"You all are phenomenal individuals! I absolutely love this school! You guys really do take the time out to help people like to myself that really require additional attention and I greatly appreciate all of the help and attention that this school has given me. You are absolutely right when you say that Ray is a unique individual. I have never met an owner that has his philosophy for his students.
I will give Dave a call to continue my riding education. I am looking forward to obtaining my license and have nothing but respect for you all! Again, many thanks and I will be in touch soon!....."Ivette
"Thank you so much for teaching us to ride this weekend! The skills, strategies, all of it, is SO important. I CAN'T IMAGINE getting on a bike without having gone through a course like this. It is truly no surprise that people who don't take an MSF course are far more likely to be in an accident. It seems like this should be a requirement to get an M endorsement. I kind of think it should be a requirement to get a license at all! We'd have much better drivers out there.
Your knowledge and patience and thorough coverage of the material was outstanding. I really loved the whole course, and appreciate all your effort to make us safe and confident riders.
Please pass on my thoughts to John as well, as I feel exactly the same about his skills, knowledge and patience as a teacher.
My next steps after getting a bike are to go out early every morning for a month and ride the streets of Hoboken with no traffic. Getting used to stops and starts and turns and potholes and other street crud.
Practicing the test material again and again in a parking lot! I want to hone my skills to become truly second nature so I am an even more confident rider when dealing with real traffic. LIke I tell my kids on their bicycles when going off a curb or down a slope, ride through it with confidence, you and the bike will make it to the other side of the obstacle, don't think about the obstacle or it will get you. It's so true in motorcycling too!
Thank you again!....."Adam
"Once again, I would like to thank you guys for an amazing course! The learning environment was great and encouraged everyone to ask questions and helped me learn a lot. I'm glad that I chose The Riding Academy of NJ.
Thank you once again....."Manil
"I just wanted to drop a quick note and to say that I took the class this past weekend and enjoyed it tremendously. I learned more than I ever expected and my riding coaches Dave and Kevin were absolutely wonderful. I can't thank them enough for their patience and encouragement!
"What a Great experience it was taking BRC last weekend!
I was there on Friday night without any clue about motorcycles and pretty sure that I wouldn't like it anyway. The moment I pressed that little button with my right thumb I knew that is it. Having great instructors as Super Dave and Kevin on the course didn't help, it was crucial. If it wasn't for them I'm not sure that I would have the feeling that I have since Sunday, I'm pressing imaginary clutch on my pick-up truck, still.
I will be back, many times, first to get help with picking right bike for me and thereafter to improve skills. Thank you again for a time and effort to deal with personality that each of us has, and then having us not only learn but adopt what you told us."
"I wanted to say thanks for the great course and great instructors (Super Dave and Bill). Between their instruction and speaking with you on breaks I learned a ton. Just got back from Roar to the Shore in Wildwood and never would have made it there without you guys. All through the ride there and back, I was recalling and using all of the techniques you guys taught us.
I am glad I chose The Riding Academy of NJ and am recommending it to my friend who will be learning to ride soon.
"I wanted to express my gratitude to you and your coaches for helping me finally realize what has been a life-long dream. Coaches Joanne R. and Josh A. are exceptional riding coaches and they really made the difference in my feeling confident enough to actually get on the road with other drivers.
I've been riding all over the place for 2 weeks now and learning to deal with new situations every day. I know I'll never stop learning and enjoying the freedom and thrill of riding thanks to you and your team. Hope to see you next year for the advanced course!
"Thank you for a very professional learning experience this past October as the New York-area experienced an early snowstorm.
Dave and Don Daves worked exceptionally hard to ensure a safe and rigorous weekend of classes – even as snow made an unexpected visit.
The classroom discussions were smart and the skills drills on the course were methodical and comprehensive. Throughout the experience, our instructors were encouraging and focused.
I learned a lot about basic safety that I will take with me for the rest of my life as I hit the road on a Vespa or a motorcycle. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to take a course that will give them skills and confidence. Further, the course helped me get the training and paperwork needed to get a motorcycle endorsement on my New Jersey driver’s license. While I am new at riding my Vespa on the road, I know I am a much safer and confident rider because of the weekend I spent at The Riding Academy.
On behalf of the Bergen County Hog Chapter, I would like to thank you for arranging the ERC for BC Hogs. We appreciate the time and effort you put into making this course a huge success. The chapter members who took the course all felt it helped to make them safer riders.
Once again thank you".
Director, BC Hogs
I have been riding motorcycles for approximately 30 years this is the second class I have ever attended I wish they had taught that first class, I thought I was a good rider but what I learned on Saturday has made me a better more confident rider today.
Due to a heavy rain at the end of the course we did not have a chance to fill out an evaluation sheet on these 3 men, but if we did I would have given each of them excellent ratings.
Thank You Again For a Great Day"......Rich
Our classroom is located on the 2nd floor at Big Boyz Toy Box.
Our riding range is located
in the K-Mart parking lot.
We accept all major credit cards.