About your RiderCoaches/Instructors

Our RiderCoaches and instructors are avid, experienced motorcyclists with a combined experience of hundreds of thousands of varied miles and years of riding.

All of our RiderCoaches are specially trained in an intensive RiderCoach Preparation Course and are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

We strive to push ourselves to new heights each season. We are constantly looking for new experiences and to take new courses that will not only improve our own skills, but will also allow us to relate even better to you, our students.

Besides teaching, here are some of the areas of motorcycling that we are versed in: Adventure Touring (Dual-Sport); Vintage Motocross racing; Off-road; Custom Cruisers; Cross country touring; Police Motorcycle Officers; Trials riding; Long distance riding (Iron Butt Association); Daily commuting; Scooterists; Trackday enthusiasts; Road-Racing; Dirt - Flat track racing; AMA (American Motorcyclists of America); Many local and national riding clubs; and Fund raising rides.

We encourage you to explore the many areas of motorcycling and welcome you to one of the fastest growing sports in the country!

Instructor John Colandrea holding motorcycle helmet
Capital Area Motorcycling School—CAMS for short—has been teaching the required Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum for aspiring riders at Hudson Valley for 25 years.

Become a RiderCoach

We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, talented motorcyclists that wish to give back to the sport they love, through education. Email us at 518rider@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a RiderCoach and we will give you more details.

Get in Touch

Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)