Here are the donors, volunteers, and professional trainers FirstRides partners with to offer classes on learning to ride off-road motorcycles. Currently, all offerings are in central and northern California. Contact us to get your provider listed.

Board of Directors

President - Clay Murphy

Vice President - Dave Simpson

Secretary - Nichole Murphy

Treasurer - Jane Williamson

Fundraising - AJ Murphy, Charley Hatfield

Marketing - Bungee Brent



Evan ArthurFonzarelli

"Bicycle" Phil Bowman

Bungee Brent

Antonio Ceccato

Allen Collins

Terra Conlon

Michael Fradin

Dima Gerasimov

Charley Hatfield

Barry Hobbs

Jerry Kroll

Douglas Little

Olya Krasnykh

James Mensing

A.J. Murphy

Clay Murphy

Diter Oviedo

Stephanie Rico

Erik Rose

James Shedel

Dave Simpson

Brandon Sonderegger

Devin Wayman

Jane Williamson

Michael Wong


Nichole Murphy

Mechanic instructors

Emma Booton

Michael Fradin

Jamie O'Brien

Diter Oviedo

Street teachers

Gerry Capatos

"Santa" Bob Hansen


Caroline Bokman

Miriam Moody

Jane Williamson


Ben Berliner

Stacey Carr

Howard James Shepherd

Kat Taylor

Emily Wakeman


Kalle Hoffman


Paolo Asuncion

Bungee Brent


S.J. Murphy

Ivan Thelin


Katrina Decker

Business sponsors

Cynthia Creech, DDS

Dirtbag Challenge

Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals

Elevation Bike Company

Fremont Honda Kawasaki Suzuki

Honda Kawasaki KTM Of Modesto

Ilo Kratins Construction


Monster Energy

Motorcycles and Misfits

Mutiny Radio

Re-Cycle Garage

Rev Sisters on Insta and FB

RMC Moto

San Jose Motorcycle Club

San Francisco Motorcycle Club

Santa Clara Cycle Accessories

Santa Cruz Moto Film Festival

Tokyo Moto

United MotoX Foundation

VnM Sport

Z2 RoadRider 2.0

Individual donors

Gear/bike donors and lenders

Laura Julia

Nichole Murphy

Sarah Jane Murphy

Cash donors

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FirstRides Trainer

Mike teaches classes at Hollister Hills State Park. About an hour south of San Jose, this state park has many trails suitable for new riders. Mike can be reached directly at: 408-887-9107

Other Trainers

Phil and Renee Anderson teach a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Dirt Bike Course at Carnegie State Park in the Tracy/Livermore area of northern California.

Located in the hills of eastern Alameda and western San Joaquin counties, Carnegie offers a variety of terrain over 1,300 acres.

Garrahan Off Road Training, taught by accomplished international racer Brian Garrahan, offers classes and personal instruction for any level of off-road motorcycle enthusiast. Brian typically teaches at either Carnegie State Park or Metcalf Motorcycle County Park.

Metcalf Motorcycle County Park