RULES & CONTRACT
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.
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 has a schedule to maintain. If you miss a classroom session
or range exercise, you will be counseled out of the course.
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.
A large portion of the classroom work is done unsupervised utilizing
group learning techniques. To maximize the group’s 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
You are required to wear the following protective gear during every
Helmet (DOT approved -- RidingSafety has loaner helmets)
-- Eye protection – face shield, glasses, sunglasses, or goggles,
-- Full fingered gloves (do not have to be motorcycle gloves --
-- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
-- Long pants (no cuffs or bellbottoms)
-- Ankle protecting foot ware -- boots or over the ankle protective
-- 2 piece rain-suit (provided by student) in case of rain...
we ride, rain or shine
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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