Team

Instructor & Founder

Ryan Austin

Cst. Larry Butler (Retired)

Instructor

Larry brings 27 years of Police experience. Larry started his career with the Vancouver Police Department and worked his way to Traffic Enforcement to become a motorcycle rider, a VPD Motorcycle Drill Team Member, and an instructor on the Police Harley Davidson. After 16 years with the VPD, Larry transferred to the Saanich Police Department
where he quickly became a member of the Traffic Safety Unit and was certified on the BMW
R1200 RT-P. Larry & Ryan worked together in the Traffic Safety Unit, and after Ryan left the SPD, Larry became the Lead Motorcycle Instructor. Larry brings a wealth of knowledge and skill, combined with a passion for riding and instructing. Larry has enjoyed a long list of both personal & professional motorcycles, his current motorcycle is a 2018 BMW R1200GS Rallye.

Certified as a Police Motorcycle Instructor in Canada and the U.S.A.
Licensed as a driver training instructor under the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act.

Ron gosselin

INSTRUCTOR

Ron has over 50 years of riding experience on a range of motorcycles including motocross/trail, sport, touring, adventure, street, trial, and three-wheel motorcycles.  He is an avid year-round rider who prefers to be traveling on two wheels.  He has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the USA.

He is a retired RCMP officer that has his Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) Motorcycle Instructor certification that was attained through the Justice Institute of British Columbia in 2015.  He is also certified as a Motorcycle Skills Test Assessment Officer with ICBC.

Ron has also successfully completed Levels 1 through 4 track courses with the California Superbike School.

Jim Sprang

Instructor

Jim is a retired naval officer with 35 years of service. A life long rider, he has ridden extensively in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. His passion is finding those places “off the beaten track” and the roads and trails required to get there. Jim has completed the ART on-road, BMW Enduro training and the Police Motorcycle Operators certification and is a valued member of the Enduro Park Canada Instructor / TourGuide team. 

CAROLINE STEVENSON

Instructor

Caroline began riding motorcycles in the UK in the early 1990’s. Things really took off when she moved to Kelowna, BC in 1999.  In 2001, Caroline became MSF certified and a traffic instructor for new road riders. A few years later, she was also a motorcycle skills assessment officer.  After moving to Lethbridge, Alberta in 2010, off-road riding and the BMW GS Trophy beckoned. She was hooked.  In 2015, Caroline had an opportunity to take part in the first International Female Team GS Trophy qualifier in South Africa representing Canada.  Her ultimate goal was to become a certified BMW Off Road Instructor which she achieved in Hechlingen, Germany in 2016.  Caroline is a passionate and enthusiastic rider and instructor who has a penchant for excellence in low speed, precision technical riding.  Her main rides are the R1200GS Rallye and BMW 450x. She has trials bikes and several dirt bikes. Basically she loves anything with two wheels.

John Carson

Instructor

John is a retired D/Commissioner from the Ontario Provincial Police, having worked many years in Traffic and in charge of traffic services, served as lead of the famous OPP Golden Helmets team and having worked his share of major collisions, John knows the value of rider training and the Advanced Techniques ART Teaches. An avid Harley Rider who is highly skilled, John is an excellent instructor with a wealth of Knowledge.

Quinn Redeker

Instructor

Quinn is an exceptional rider and a outgoing talented instructor. As a current serving member with the Ventura Police department, Quinn has made a name for himself with his dedication to rider training and connection with the community. From safety talks and riding demonstration his passion for riding and safety show thru. Having won over 70 Police Motorycle competitions Quinn has something he can give to everyone.

GUS EL-MOUSSA

INSTRUCTOR

Gus has also been a teacher for close to 30 years now and combining his love for teaching and motorcycles is a fantastic marriage. Gus enjoys nothing more than working with, teaching, and riding with people who share our passion of being on 2 wheels…safely.

Gus has ridden and toured through Cyprus, Canada and the U.S. And has owned many motorcycles throughout the years. Gus has trained through Advanced Rider Training with Ryan and also off road with BMW South Carolina and under Simon Pavey, a BMW instructor and Dakar racer. Gus has also completed his Riders Edge and Total Control in San Diego California where riding is a year round experience.

Gus currently rides a 2017 Harley Road King Special, a 2016 BMW R1200GS Adventure and a 2017 Honda Africa Twin.

ROB ELLIS

INSTRUCTOR

Robs First introduction to Motorcycles was at the age of 11, riding whatever piston & sprocket powered bike he could.  Trail riding led to street riding and eventually a Hideous while raising a family. Getting back into the saddle has led to an enormous learning curve of training, Advanced Training, competition riding, dual sport riding and “in close” precision Drill Team Riding. Starting his learning curve off was an introduction to the GWRRA organization and Rob always had a desire to climb the next hurdle and better both his riding and his coaching. The opportunity to improve his personal riding performance with Advanced Rider Training as a student and then through the Instructor program coupled, has furthered him on his own road of development. “Someone else changed my life forever on a Motorcycle, I would love the opportunity to do the same for you “.

JAMES OTTEWELL

Instructor

As a Police Motorcycle Rider and Instructor with the Edmonton Police Service, James has been riding motorcycles since he was young, with a passion for Canada’s diverse on road and off road challenges. With dirt track riding experience in his early teens followed by his first street motorcycle at the age of 17, he grew into many different makes and models of motorcycle as the years progressed. As a current Motor Officer and Major Collision Investigator with the Edmonton Police Service, he has years of intense motorcycle training and development. In the summer of 2016 he participated in the Advanced Rider Training Police program and graduated as a Police Trainer for the BMW1200 RTP platform. James is a passionate rider and instructor and a great addition to the team.