Keith Code

Keith started riding in the dark ages of motorcycling, the 1950's. He first raced in the 60's at age 16, again in the 70's, 80's and 90's. He went to design school; was a photographer; designed and manufactured shoes for the stars; sold pretzels on the street; was a full on drug addict in the 60's; cleaned up with Dianetics; became a writer, inventor and dedicated himself to understanding and teaching the art of riding motorcycles. He was the first person to put words to roadracing and riding, and his research continues today.

Keith lives in Glendale, California with his soul mate of 40 years, Judy. He has one son, Dylan.

A man is best described by his passions. For Keith Code, his life-long passion has been motorcycles – fast, agile ones. Internationally recognized as the foremost authority on riding instruction, his three decades of accomplishments reveal a man whose unique vision has shaped the motorcycling world like no other.

In the 1970’s, after years of professional riding, Keith began private instruction sessions with amateur racers, some of whom quickly became national champions. His success teaching road racing prompted the media to dub him “Road-racing Guru”. Ever the pioneer, he began to systematically develop written materials regarding the technology of riding, the first in his field. After retiring from professional racing, Keith founded the world-renowned California Superbike School (CSS) in 1980 with the goal of developing the most comprehensive professional school for the motorcycle enthusiast.

Over the past 20 years, 100,000 students have improved their riding skills and cornering capabilities at CSS, including dozens of regional, national, and world champions. Keith has established two permanent schools in Australia and Britain and plans to add new franchises in Latin America, and Southeast Asia. “A Twist of the Wrist” (vols. I and II) and “The Soft Science of Road Racing Motorcycles”, his instructional books, are international best sellers. Keith recently drew national media attention by adding Women Only classes to his schedule, in response to increased demand from women motorcyclists.

Keith holds many responsibilities at CSS, including directing his company’s expansion and marketing plans. His passion for sharing the exhilaration of motorcycle riding with his students sets this school apart. He has standardized the method of instruction for all his riding coaches, maintaining a consistent level of quality teaching. In addition, Keith holds several patents in motorcycling technology and has spoken before the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) discussing his advances in motorcycle rider training.

He has been honored by numerous organizations, and been named Motorcyclist of the Year (1990) by Motorcyclist Magazine and Los Angeles Citizen of the Year (1986) by the L.A.P.D. In the early 90’s he also produced the country’s first ever TV series covering motorcycle road racing. According to Keith, his greatest accomplishment was being quoted in the Guggenheim Museum catalogue for its “Art of the Motorcycle” show. Keith is as nimble handling the media spotlight as he is cornering on one of his motorcycles at 140 M.P.H. — and he does it with passion, style, and exuberance.
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Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.

 

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