About Austin Moto Academy

Phone: 512-789-8226
Email: info@austinmotoacademy.com

Dart Bowl
5700 Grover Ave
Austin, TX 78756

Our Staff

Miles Stone

Founder/Owner

Some would say I am obsessed with everything motorcycle. Over 30 years ago, to the disapproval of my mother, I pushed home my first bike: a 1972 Honda CB125s. A friend helped me rebuild the motor, I moved out of my parent’s house, and my life with motorcycles began. As a financially strapped young man I found forgotten bikes, moved them into my kitchen or bedroom and brought them back to life. As I made more money I bought nicer bikes but still rebuilt and maintained them, as well as my friends’ bikes, just because I loved doing it. I logged many miles across this country and others on a variety of bikes. The experienced riders, mechanics, and shop owners that I have known over the years have helped me follow my dreams on a motorcycle. Now I realize that being a part of the motorcycling community means giving back. Austin Moto Academy gives me the chance to share not only my knowledge, but my passion for bikes as well. I can talk motorcycles all day.

Bryce Gross

Rider/Coach

I come from a two wheeled family with a grandfather that was an avid cyclist, and parents that were avid motorcyclists. My first motorcycle came at age 8 (Suzuki RM 80) in which I rode through the countryside in the Irish Hills of Michigan. My first street bike came at age 16 (Yamaha FZ 700). At 19 I rode this bike from Michigan to California, shortly after which I turned a Suzuki GSX-R 750 into a race bike used to compete in amateur road races. Moving on to the pro ranks I raced a Yamaha R6, Yamaha R1, GSX-R 600, and a big bore GSX-R 1100 and competed at tracks across America.

No stranger to the standard, touring or cruiser world, I have ridden multiple Harley Davidsons around the Hawaiian Islands, BMW’s around the Great Lakes, and Supermotos around the Texas Hill Country.

I have been a MSF certified RiderCoach since May of 2008.

Vince Junod

Rider/Coach

I first rode motorcycles here in Austin in the early 90’s. After spending time in New York City and teaching English at Waseda University in Tokyo, I returned to Austin in 2010. It’s been great to be back in a place where I can camp, kayak, and ride motorcycles in my free time. I love teaching and have really enjoyed helping others learn to ride safely and responsibly.

Sandra CulhaneSandra Culhane
11:19 04 Nov 22
Highly recommend Rob as an instructor. He was clear in his directions and took a varied class of some with no riding experience to those with riding experience and just wanting a license -to all being able to ride and navigate the skills. He is very patient and could identify problems and coach solutions. Rob has a lifetime of experience riding different bikes, and he is a great teacher. I enjoyed the class and would come back for the next class to continue to improve my riding skills.
Raven CorreaRaven Correa
18:48 29 Sep 22
Signed up for the MSF course after obtaining my Honda Shadow Aero and didnt know what to expect. I had a small class and Rob was our instructor, he was nothing short of amazing! He is a very knowledgeable individual that really can see what you're struggling with and provide quick and effective tips to help you succeed. I feel incredibly comfortable and confident when riding thanks to him.
Edward ChoiEdward Choi
21:51 04 Sep 22
Best beginner friendly riding school I've ever taken!I took this over Total Rider and Riding Academy at Harley Davidson because the schedule was flexible. This school allowed you to skip the in-class session by taking eCourse and bringing the certificate on the first day of riding class.The instructor, Rob, was pretty chill and open-minded. He taught everyone with patience every time we made mistakes. He also shared his motorcycle journey with us, which I listened to as a lesson.Long story short, everyone in class passed the test! He went over the courses to make sure everyone understand the instructions.If you're looking for a riding academy to get a motorcycle endorsement, this is the place for you. And make sure you practice your balance, brake, and clutch skills with your bicycle before you enroll in the class. It will help you ride a motorcycle (I'm dead serious).
Julia WolfeJulia Wolfe
14:40 07 Jun 22
Vince is such a fantastic instructor and I only have positive things to say about our experience! My sister and I signed up for the Basic Riders Course with zero motorcycle experience. By the end of the 2 day course and lots of “hands on” drills on the motorcycles, we felt SO much more confident in our driving abilities.Vince always gave great feedback and never “mansplained” anything to us which I really appreciated. Great guy, great class and SO much fun learning a new skill.
Nicholas KingNicholas King
23:31 31 Jan 22
Had a fantastic experience taking the Basic Rider course this past weekend. Our instructor, Rob, was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and supportive - all traits that were on display the entire weekend. His encouragement was exactly what was needed as everyone in the class was struggling through learning a new skill (myself included!).Rob made the both the written and riding portions of the class engaging through examples, demonstrations, and personal anecdotes. His passion for motorcycles is palpable and it makes the class that much more enjoyable. We had varying skill levels in my class of eight, and everyone learned something and became a stronger rider. This (new) location was a great environment to learn in, too. It's easy to find if you are in the general area (I was nervous I may miss it since Google Maps is a bit off). It is basically the only large, paved area around (attached a picture just in case it helps for triangulating). It was a great space to learn, without being bothered by cars or other distractions. Would highly recommend the Austin Moto Academy + Rob!
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