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Instructor Profiles

We like to think that CTEC is one of, if not, the best motorcycle training course available in Canada. A main reason for this is the quality of instructors. Our instructors have well over 30 years of consecutive instructing experience, training tens upon thousands of students the joy of safe motorcycle riding, and are continually held to the highest of standards each and every time they take on a course of new students. Here is a list profiling just some of the remarkable talent and experience on staff at CTEC.

Bob Denis


Instructor - Bob Denis

Bob started riding while on a military exchange posting to NavCommSta San Diego, California in 1982 when he traded a Fiat 128 for a 1977 Kawasaki KZ400. After terrorizing the fine citizens of Southern California for a year and a half, Bob moved to Inuvik, NWT with his Honda CB500T (replacement for the stolen KZ400) which he sold and used the funds to purchase a Yamaha XS650 Heritage Special. Not exactly the type of bike a resident of Inuvik needs up there. After adding a Vetter QuickSilver fairing and some saddle bags, Bob shipped the Yamaha to Edmonton in the summer of 1985 and proceeded to return to the scene of his initial riding crimes by riding from Edmonton to San Diego to catch a baseball game.

Then came children, and Bob decided to take a break from Motorbiking for a bit. But after 20 years, Bob purchased a 2000 BMW R1100RT and took the NAIT Motorcycle Rider program from James McCarthy in April of 2007 as a refresher. 5 years of touring around Alberta, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming later, Bob approached James about some advanced rider training. James instead invited Bob to become an instructor in April of 2011.

When Bob is not riding or instructing, he works full time as a Commissionaire at the Celanese EVA Performance Polymers plant in Edmonton. He is married to Mary Ann and is the guardian of Vinnie, the CTEC cat. Bob currently rides a 2010 Suzuki GSX1250FA sport touring bike.

Robert Denis

Bob and his current ride, a 2010 Suzuki GSX1250FA

Robert Denis

Bob and his wife on a trip through the "Flaming Gorge," Wyoming, in 2009

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Last Updated: June 26, 2015