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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.
Ed began riding while he was in the middle of his university career. Having an early-life crisis, he made a pact with his best friend to get motorcycles and start riding!
After taking some motorcycle lessons, Ed soon discovered a new passion. After obtaining his Class 6, Ed started shopping for his first motorcycle.
Ed bought his first bike, a 2004 Kawasaki EX500. Ed spent the entire summer riding every chance he could get, rain or shine. The next season Ed felt the need to move towards a larger displacement motorcycle and purchased a 2000 Suzuki Alstare GSX-R600. Riding the very sporty 600 sportbike gave Ed a thirst for more fast curves but in a controlled environment. His next motorcycle was a 2001 Kawasaki ZX-6R that he used for the Edmonton Motorcycle Roadracing Association Race School and subsequent track days. A Honda CBR125R was used for commuting in the city (fuel mileage averaged less than 2L/100km - that's more than 100MPG!!).
Ed started his motorcycle instruction career with James McCarthy at the NAIT Motorcycle Rider Safety Training Program. When Ed heard of the opportunity to join James with the new CTEC Rider Training course, he jumped at the chance. Ed's favorite part of the course is the long street ride portion on the second day of rider training.
Ed has always had some type of instructing in his work experience. Ed graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education. During university, Ed worked as a climbing instructor at a local indoor climbing gym, as a camp counselor, as well as coached volleyball at a local high school. It was only natural to choose to pass on the skills and passions of motorcycling to new riders! After university, Ed spent a year working and traveling in Australia. The most memorable part of that trip included a cross-country road trip and visiting various international sporting events (Rip Curl Pro surfing at Bells Beach, Australian Open tennis, Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island, etc.).
Currently, Ed is teaching, amoung other things, English in Macau China but will be back very soon to rejoin the team at CTEC!