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 Pittsburgh'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.
In 2018 we decided to release a step by step instructional video, we did this to reach riders who were not close to any of our training locations. Since it's release it quickly became the #1 selling Advanced Motorcycle Training video in the World! We offer video streaming through our ProRider video members area with immediate lifetime access. We also offer a DVD!
Come ride with us in an upcoming ProRider class or learn online if your not close!
Owner/Lead Instructor Jeff Vesci
Paramedic with City of Pittsburgh since 1989, currently assigned to City of Pittsburgh Rescue 2. Graduated Pittsburgh Police Motor School 2009. Graduated Northwestern University Police Motor Instructor School in 2012 and then graduated Fairfax County Motor Instructor School in 2015. I competed in Police Motorcycle Skill Competitions throughout the country winning both novice and expert divisions in Class 1 windshield.
I have been instructing with ProRider Pittsburgh since it began. Now as BJ continues to run ProRider as a whole. I am stepping into the role as owner operator of ProRider Pittsburgh. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide the high level of training, to our Pittsburgh motorcycle community.
Instructor Jessica Urban
I’ve been a certified Law Enforcement Officer since 2011. I graduated Pittsburgh Motor Officer School in 2020 and was shortly promoted to my agency’s Motor Sergeant. I attend annual Motor Officer re-certification. My unit participated in dignitary, funeral, and sporting event escorts in and around the City of Pittsburgh. I’ve also escorted the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of Pa and the 9/11 Memorial Police Escorted Ride to New York City. I competed in the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo. My dad taught me how to ride when I was young and it’s been a passion of mine ever since. I have many other law enforcement instructor certifications and I love teaching and learning new skills and techniques. When I’m not working, one of my favorite things to do is ride my Road Glide ST.
Instructor Sean Pindel
Instructor Sean Pindel
U.S. ARMY Veteran. A Police officer since 1987. Assigned to the traffic motor unit in 1999. Attended University of North Florida (IPTM) Motor Instructor School in 2001. In 2015 attended and passed Fairfax County Police motor instructor school. During his years as a motor instructor he has instructed all neighboring police departments and also across the state to the local department in and around York, Pa. He has also taught departments such as U.S. Secret Service, Cumberland, MD. And Youngstown, Oh. Attended and trained with many other police departments across the country as far as Texas, Virginia, Florida, and South Carolina. His love for motorcycles goes outside work. He also owns his own personal Harley and has traveled around the country on it. In addition he is an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Instructor which trains police officers in emergency driving operations of Police vehicles. He Graduated Indiana University (IUP), Emergency Vehicle Drivers Instructor course in 2005.