About Us

Our Mission.

“At Urban Rider Motorcycle School, we strive to provide our students with a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and riding habits that will help ensure safe riding for life.”

Get to Know Us.

LEAD INSTRUCTOR

John Buddo has taught over 2,500 novice students in the classroom, parking lot and on the street, and has developed and taught advanced riding clinics.
 
Qualifications 

~ ICBC Certified class 6/8 Instructor
~ ICBC Certified Motorcycle Skills Assessment Officer
~ Former Lead Instructor at ProRide 
~ Graduate of NWMT Advanced Rider Training in Oregon
~ Recognized by BC Provincial Court as an expert on motorcycle safety

John has been riding dirt bikes, street bikes and adventure motorcycles for more than 4 decades and has over 700,000 Km of riding experience.

Current Bike: BMW F800GS
Favorite Ride: Hwy 1 on the California coast, from Monterey to Montego Bay.

Book Lessons with John

Photo:  John & Tais touring Vancouver Island 2020

INSTRUCTOR,
MOTORCYCLE SKILLS ASSESSMENT OFFICER

Noah Nitikman

Noah has had a love of everything on 2 wheels ever since riding his first dirt bike at the age of eleven. Since then he’s owned and ridden every type of motorcycle imaginable. 

While still in high school, Noah took the BC Safety Council’s beginner and advanced rider courses to obtain his class 6, and later completed their instructor’s program.

In 2004, he began teaching with the BC Safety Council and has taught thousands of students in the two decades since then. Noah is constantly furthering his skills and education, participating in racing schools, dirt bike classes, and, in 2019, Noah completed BMW Motorrad’s international instructor’s off-road adventure training in Germany.

Noah is an lCBC certified motorcycle assessment officer and a former ICBC driver examiner. If you want to learn how to pass the test, Noah’s the guy to see!

INSTRUCTOR,
MOTORCYCLE SKILLS ASSESSMENT OFFICER

Marty Rzepka

Marty, with a robust 14-year riding history, remains a dedicated year-round rider. Whether riding solo or in a group, Marty is always eager to add more kilometers to his journey.

His passion extends across all aspects of motorcycling, from teaching safe riding practices to embarking on extended road trips, always armed with a good sense of humor and the ever essential rain gear.

Marty’s professional background includes roles as a driver examiner at ICBC and an Instructor & Assessment Officer at Proride Motorcycle School.

His enthusiasm for perfecting slow riding techniques can be witnessed during his frequent practice sessions in parking lots, as well as his enthusiastic participation in RCMP motorcycle skills challenges.

Marty is a patient teacher, who is appreciated for his sharp sense of humor, always prioritizing safety while ensuring his students enjoy the best possible learning experience!

Off the road, Marty is an avid player of video and board games, a PC builder, a movie enthusiast, and a fan of 80’s and 90’s dance hits!

FAVORITE RIDES: – Birch Bay Fourth of July ride
– Whistler night rides
– Marine Drive (UBC or Horseshoe Bay)
– Zero Ave.

CURRENT RIDE: 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650

Convenient Locations

Training Locations

• SFU – Burnaby Mountain, North Parking Lot 

• 1875 Boundary Rd., Vancouver (Trev Deeley Motorcycles)

• Now offering Road Test Lessons in Victoria

Mailing Address

• 102 – 3183 Esmond Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 4V6

Phone:
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604.725.6499