Rules

TRAINING RULES & CONTRACT

YOU are responsible for learning to ride a motorcycle safely. YOU must keep control of your training motorcycle. YOU must demonstrate an understanding of safety concepts and apply them while riding. Your RiderCoaches will assist you in these endeavors by providing techniques and pointers while you are riding on the range, as well as answer your questions on motorcycle related safety topics. Your RiderCoaches are facilitators, YOU are ultimately responsible for learning to ride a motorcycle SAFELY.

1. It is a prerequisite that you are able to ride and balance a bicycle. There is not enough time in this course to teach you to balance on two wheels. Inability to balance on two wheels will require counseling out of the course.

2. The course has a schedule to maintain. If you miss a classroom session or range exercise, you will be counseled out of the course.

3. RiderCoach(s) are responsible for providing a safe and orderly learning environment. Any student who behaves recklessly, disrespectfully, or unruly during any phase of training you will be counseled out of the course.

4. A large portion of the classroom work is done unsupervised utilizing group learning techniques. To maximize the groupís learning effort, everyone within the group is responsible for asking questions and stimulating discussion to get the most out of the classroom material. Failure to contribute to your groups' learning (by using cell phones or being inattentive) will result in you being counseled out of the course.

5. You are required to wear the following protective gear during every range exercise:

-- Helmet (DOT approved -- RidingSafety has loaner helmets)
-- Eye protection Ė face shield, glasses, sunglasses, or goggles, etc
-- Full fingered gloves (do not have to be motorcycle gloves -- just flexible)
-- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
-- Long pants (no cuffs or bellbottoms)
-- Ankle protecting foot ware -- boots or over the ankle protective shoes
-- 2 piece rain-suit (provided by student) in case of rain... we ride, rain or shine

6. During range exercises, individual coaching is provided to help you maximize your learning on the motorcycle. Each exercise has a maximum amount of time allotted for completion, and a minimum standard that must attained. If you cannot attain the standard within the allotted time, you will be counseled out of the course.

7. Each exercise builds on skills, knowledge, and confidence gained in previous exercises utilizing a building block approach to learning. If you regress (unable to execute a riding skill previously performed to standards), you will be counseled out of the course.

8. It is natural to be nervous when first learning to ride a motorcycle. While some apprehension is expected (and normal), excessive fear or anxiety is not -- they lead to tenseness, learning and comprehension problems, and ultimately to mistakes that could endanger yourself and the other students. If a RiderCoach perceives fear/anxiety is limiting your riding ability or affecting the safe operation of the range, you will be counseled out of the course.

9. If you drop a training motorcycle, cause another training motorcycle to drop, or commit a "dangerous" act that compromises range safety you will be counseled out of the course.

10. To attain a Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion card, you must 1) pass a riding skills test on the range, 2) pass a multiple-choice knowledge exam in the classroom, and 3) demonstrate/apply a comprehension of safe motorcycling techniques/practices as you ride on the range and discuss safety in the classroom. The final decision to award a MSF Completion Card rests with the Chief RiderCoach. All RiderCoach decisions are final.

Training Rules must be adhered to throughout training program.
You cannot participate in class unless Training Rules Form is signed
(Sign-able Training Rules Form provided first night of class).

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