Ken Hill hails from Northern California and has had motorcycles in his life for over 20 years. Ken currently owns KH Coaching and is the lead instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School and also held that position at the Freddie Spencer Riding School. His racing accomplishments include track records, class championships and top 10 in AMA Superbike competition at age 41. Ken has been a test rider for RoadRacing World and Cycle World magazines, including publishing many articles. Ken has coached all levels of riders, from riders whom have never ridden a motorcycle, to professional national winning riders as well as led press introductions for Buell, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Pirelli Tires.
Ken currently works with Rickdiculous Racing on not only improving riders’ on bike skills, but also in how our sport is taught off the bike. Ken has instructed at the Harley-Davidson University as well as been a guest speaker at Yale University.
Scott Russell is best known in the United States for earning the title of “Mr. Daytona” for winning the Daytona 200 a record-setting five times. In the 1990s, the brash, hard-riding Russell practically owned America’s most prestigious motorcycle race, taking victories at Daytona International Speedway in 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998. He often won in dominating fashion. In his 13 years of professional motorcycle racing, Russell amassed one of the most impressive records in road racing. He was in the top 10 all-time in AMA Superbike wins, the leader in AMA 750 Supersport, a four-time AMA road racing champion, World Superbike champ and of course the rider most experts considered the best ever at Daytona.
Motorcycle racer Shane Turpin raced as a wild-card in World Superbike at Miller Motorsports Park, rode as an invited rider at the World-renowned Caldwell Park circuit in the 848 Challenge series and won four national championships with CCS at Daytona, not just in his career but in 2012 at the age of 44!
Shane is well-known in the industry as a rider who not only gets around a track very quickly but understands the how’s & why’s of what makes it work. Shane has been sharing that knowledge with other riders, first as an instructor with the Freddie Spencer High Performance Riding School, later with the Yamaha Champions Motorcycle Riding School.
Phil Horwitz #26 lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three Alaskan Malamutes. Phil is coached by Ken Hill of KH Coaching and has been riding for SGA Racing in the AMA Pro Supersport class on a Graves Motorsports factory Yamaha YZF-R6 since 2011. In addition, Phil has been an Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School since 2009.
Phil has achieved top-20 placings in the AMA Pro Supersport class and the #3 plate in the UtahSBA King of the Mountains GTU class, the premier Expert Middleweight Superbike class at the Miller Motorsports Park Masters of the Mountain Series.
Adam “Papa Rick” Bronfman is co-owner and co-founder of Rickdiculous Racing LLC. With a background in Business and philanthropy, Adam came to the sport of motorcycles late in life. After almost 30 years of marriage Adam’s wife Cindy encouraged Adam to buy a touring motorcycle so they could ride together. The rest, as they say, is “history!” You will find Adam at every RICK day working on his skills and his understanding of the sport of motorcycle riding. Maybe you will get lucky and be invited go for a car ride with Papa Rick in the M3 race car.
Josh “Ricky” Bronfman is Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Rickdiculous Racing with his father, Adam. While having no motorcycle experience as a child, Josh’s adult life has been transformed by motorcycles both on and off the bike. Motorcycling has become one of Josh’s passions along with skiing, wakesurfing and spending time at home with his family.
George grew up on two wheeled vehicles without motors until purchasing his first motorcycle at age 27 while in graduate school. Realizing that the street could be a very unforgiving environment, he quickly opted for track riding/racing as an alternative. He began serious racing competition as an endurance racer where he ultimately rode with and managed an endurance team to a WERA national title. The Lake Tahoe resident then took time off to start a business, marry, raise a family, and win three world titles in Ultimate Frisbee. He returned to motorcycles shortly after by way of the Freddie Spencer School as a student and wished that such instruction had been available a decade earlier.
During the past 5 years, George has instructed with both Rickdiculous Racing and Yamaha Champions Riding School. He has managed teams/riders in CCS and AMA competition. George now has a street bike in his garage and knows how valuable good rider training can be for successful outcomes on both street and track.