Certified by The Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Ready to Help You Learn to Ride!
My name is Piper and I am one of the RiderCoaches here at Clutch Motorcycle School. I am a Colorado native and live in Longmont with my husband and our five children. My ideal day would include hot coffee, hanging with my family and friends, riding motorcycles, dry humor, and live music.
Even with all of the riding experience I have, I still refer back to the training I received from my basic motorcycle course...and it has saved my life on more than one occasion. It’s such a gift to be able to share my knowledge and my joy of riding with others!
I love most everything about teaching people how to ride, but my favorite part about coaching is watching students connect all of the dots and have those “Ah-Ha!” moments, while conquering their fears and gaining confidence. Whether totally new to riding or a seasoned rider, my goal is that everyone who takes this class leaves with new skills learned or past skills refined.
I grew up in Oklahoma and got my first motorcycle at age 13. After moving to Colorado and discovering the incredible roads and trails available, my passion for motorcycles really took off. Over the years I have owned many different motorcycles, and 5 years ago I discovered my love for dirt and dual sport riding. I have made many trips via moto all over the country, and most recently I explored Alaska and Canada on my Honda Africa Twin. When not on two wheels, I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors camping and fishing, carpentry, and spending time with my daughter.
My name is Julie and I am a motorcycle enthusiast! I spent 41 years living in Anchorage, Alaska where I raised my four boys. Attracted by the opportunity to ride year-round, I moved to the Rocky Mountains in 2018 and shipped my black, Harley-Davidson Deluxe (“Pearl”) here to Colorado. When I am not riding, I enjoy interior decorating, gardening and spending time with my Shih-Tzu, Bruno, and keeping in touch with my seven grandkids!!! I love spreading the joy of riding through coaching. As a lady rider, I also value working with women and being able to build their confidence through teaching them safe riding skills. I love sharing my passion for motorcycles and seeing “the light come on” with all new riders.
If any man has found a love for all things motorcycle, it's me! I entered the world of motorcycles when my daughter bought me the MSF RiderCourse for Father’s Day in the mid-90’s. We went through the course together and that was that…motorcyclists for life! I now own four Harleys and ride every day possible. I have lived in the foothills of Loveland for 25 years. I ride with my wife and when my daughters are in Colorado, they join in! I have a long history of instructing in the aviation industry and now find coaching motorcycle riding as a genuine passion. I really enjoy being a part of growing the biker community. I always look forward to new riders and I like being part of a quality, top-notch training program that emphasizes competence and safety focused riding skills.
I live in Fort Collins and retired when I sold my Financial Planning Company after 35 in business. I was looking for something fun that wouldn’t be a JOB. I heard one of the motorcycle dealers were looking for instructors and offering training in Denver. I had been riding motorcycles since I was 17, so I thought I’d give it a shot.
I went through the training in 2017, it was like a boot camp where some will make it through, and some won’t. I think most would say it was an intense few weeks.
What I like most is I’m learning constantly and hopefully becoming a better rider and teacher. It’s fun getting to know the students and their goals. The satisfaction comes when students who have never been on a motorcycle leave the class able to control the motorcycle with confidence.
After years of motorcycle curiosity, I finally took an MSF Basic RiderCourse and bought my first bike in 1994. In 1997, I moved to Colorado in search of better rock climbing and found motorcycle heaven. Also, amazing rock climbing (but that's a different story). Other hobbies and activities have come and gone since then but motorcycling in some form has been a constant. Over the years I've discovered (and loved) long distance touring, commuting, sidecars, dual sport riding, and coaching. I love learning, teaching, and sharing my passion for riding.