Mission Statement

ProRider aims to provide a challenging, fun and safe learning environment that will allow participants to enhance their riding experience by developing rock solid confidence on the road and gaining ultimate control of their ride.

A little about ProRider     

Thank you for visiting ProRider Murfreesboro & Lynchburg's website and taking a few minutes to learn more about ProRider. Throughout the website, you can read up on the classes that we offer and the people that make things happen, but on this page I want to provide you with the background on how ProRider "came to be."

 

After realizing the value gained by police officers who complete motor school, we began looking at the motorcycle training options available to civilians and were disappointed to learn that there weren't many.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation does a great job of providing basic training to beginners and intermediate/refresher training to experienced riders. However, there was no training available that was comparable to the advanced skills taught in police courses. There is nothing secretive about these skills- nothing that is going to compromise officer safety if learned by the public- they simply aren't incorporated into any civilian classes.

 

Upon realizing that there was huge opportunity to bring advanced skills to civilian riders, we began talking to a number of police motorcycle officers and other instructors and obtaining feedback and ideas. There was overwhelming support for the idea of creating a civilian riding course that is truly modeled from police motorcycle exercises and techniques- and not just the slow-speed work, but the crash avoidance street skills as well.

 

With the collaboration and input from other motor officer instructors, we developed a challenging, fun, and rewarding course option for experienced riders that want to take their riding abilities to a new level: Advanced Riders Course, Precision and Control Course, and the Defensive Riding Course are all included in our eight hour class.

 

Classes kicked off at the Philadelphia PA and Chattanooga TN training sites in the fall of 2013, and has expanded to numerous locations across the country. We plan on expanding into every state and hopefully near every major city!  Each Training Site is independently owned and operated, but meets a rigorous approval process and conforms to the high standards established by ProRider. All ProRider locations use the same training course curriculum.

 

While each Training Site and every instructor brings their own personal flare and touch to the learning process, every affiliate of ProRider is committed to providing an exceptional training experience and giving riders the tools and confidence they need to develop their maximum riding potential.

About Us

Marty & Beth

Marty and Beth Dunkerson are avid riders, often taking trips that last many days to some of the most challenging roads around.  Thinking towards retirement from their current hobby career (owners of a martial arts school for the past 14 years)  and moving towards another hobby career, motorcycles.  

Marty is the main instructor for the school, while he works on certifying Beth.  They have both taught martial arts for over 28 years and Beth even has a degree in teaching from Middle Tennessee State University.  

Both have been riding motorcycles on/off for over 20 years.  After Beth purchased a bagger, touring bike in 2020, it was time to step up the level of rider training.  

Marty currently rides a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and Beth currently rides an Indian Chieftain Limited.  Marty and Beth originally started on sports bikes (Buell and  Suzuki Katana 750).  

Riding with several different RC's, Marty and Beth have seen and heard of too many accidents that may have been prevented by experience and more intensive training.  ProRider makes that possible.

Marty & Beth
Marty & Beth
Dunkerson

Take your skills to a completely new level!