Christine Firehock

Master Motorcycle Instructor

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christine firehock kickstart mts motorcycle training

Christine E. (Marafioti) Firehock


  • American Motorcycle Driving School, Inc.
  • The American Driving Academy, Inc.
  • CEO, Diana’s Motorcyclist Foundation, Not-for-Profit
  • CEO, KickSTART Moto Media, Inc.


  • Lifetime member, Cambridge Who’s Who Registry, Nominated: 2011
  • Curriculum Devolvement, KickSTART Motorcycle Training Series (KS-MTS)
  • Producer KickSTART Beginner Training DVD
  • American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame Nominee
  • Expert Witness Motorcycle & Traffic Safety
  • National Talent & Spokesperson for Motorcycle Rider Education
  • Producer, Creator & Host, KickSTART Motorcycle Education-Web TV

Affiliations & Originations

  • American Motorcycle Association Sanctioned Promoter (2013 #8496)
  • American Motorcycle Association Member # 920325, New York District 34
  • Supportive Member of the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA)
  • Member of Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF)
  • Member of the elite, Moto Maids

Certifications & Titles

  • New York State Lead Instructor, Lee Parks: Total Control-Advanced Riding Clinic
  • Certified Harley-Davidson RidersEdge Program Manager
  • Nationally Certified Harley-Davidson, RidersEdge Coach
  • Special VIP Trainer to Ducati North American
  • NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Certified Instructor Auto & Motorcycle
  • NYS Board of Education Teacher of Traffic & Driver Safety, Graduated Licensing
  • Supervisor of Traffic and Safety at Dutchess Community College
  • NYS Licensed Provider & Instructor Pre-licensing Course
  • Master Instructor PIRP/DDC with Traffic Safety Consultants, Inc.
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider Coach: # 25725
  • Control Track Instructor, Penguin Road Racing School

career highlights

  • Christine is a fourth generation female rider, with over 30 continuous years of riding experience.
  • AMA member: 920325, District 34, New York.
  • A veteran motorcycle instructor with 26 years of teaching experience from her novice riders to her track stars.
  • Winner of the AMA most miles award for a Junior Rider at age 17.
  • Among many titles and achievements Christine has the honor of being the only female VIP Instructor for Ducati North America.
  • Find her effective teachings as the creator, author, and talent in the “cks-KickSTART, New Rider Skills Instructional DVD”.
  • Look for her in the Feb 2012 Issue of Worth Magazine as listed as “Best Private Motorcycle Lesson Money Can Buy”.
  • Christine  was featured in Forbes Magazine- June 2011 Issue as the “Ducati VIP Instructor”.
  • Over 26 years of speaking experience including the 2007 AMA Congress Award Dinner, “How the AMA has had such a positive affect on my life and riding career” since 1980.
  • Christine’s mother, Diana L. Marafioti was the first female President of Lost Wheels MC (a co-ed club).
  • Diana L. Marafioti awarded the AMA MVP “For more than 20 years of devotion and commitment to new motorcyclists, their safety their personal needs, and their dreams” , as owner/operator of the American Motorcycle Driving School, Inc.


“I consider myself a seasoned rider with 40 continuous years of experience. I have been a motorcycle rider trainer since 1986. You’ve heard that ‘practice makes perfect.’ In reality, ‘practice make permanent.'”

Leonard A. Sclafani, Esq.

“To find a better ambassador for the sport of motorcycling would not be possible. That she and her mom, whose legacy as a rider and advocate for the sport Christine carries on, deserve, both, to be inducted in the AMA’s Hall of Fame should be a given. If not them, who should be?”

Nancy Mayer

“In 2011 I opened Sharp Rider Motorcycle Training – the first Total Control ARC in Ontario. Christine and her team at American Motorcycle School have been amazing in providing guidance, inspiration, and support to make our school extremely successful. She is an amazing storyteller. The history, passion, and knowledge that she brings is a blessing for everyone.”

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Hudson Valley, NY


(914) 3489-6980