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Required Riding Gear

The Riding Gear You Will Need
Riding Gear Requirements Defined:

  • Helmet – Full-face, 3/4 face helmets are acceptable provided that they meet minimum DOT or SNELL certification. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for the DOT or SNELL certification and they are in good working condition.
    MSCV provides 3/4 face helmets if you do not have your own helmet.
  • Eye protection – Face shield, goggles or some form of sun/eye glasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.
  • Gloves – Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. Almost any full finger glove may be used: motorcycle gloves, garden gloves, mechanics gloves and batting gloves are acceptable. (Mom’s dishwashing gloves and surgeon’s gloves are NOT acceptable)
  • Pants – You must wear pants! No exceptions. Denim or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex or cotton leggings are NOT acceptable.
  • Shirt – Long sleeve T-shirt or dress shirt that reaches the wrist or jacket are all acceptable.
  • Shoes/Boots – Over the ankle footwear with little to no heel. Shoes can be an athletic or hiking shoe that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn’t be higher than what is commonly on a “workman’s boot”. Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All Star “Chuck Taylor” or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements.

NOTE: For the Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (TC-ARC), Jeans or denim will not be permitted.
Jacket & Pants MUST be Motorcycle Leathers, Motorcycle Cordura or better to attend the TC-ARC (Chaps with jeans is permitted for TC-ARC, Full face helmets are recommended for TC-ARC, 3/4 face helmets will be allowed

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