Salt Lake Community College has launched a motorcycle rider training program for Motorcycle Awareness & Safety month. The College is hosting a free event at their Ogden training site on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Heights Church, 1770 East 6200 South, in South Ogden, Utah.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced rider sample courses will be offered, along with access to motorcycle gear vendors, music and food. This program helps motorcycle riders and other drivers avoid accidents and bring a renewed emphasis on keeping riders safe. Training is a critical component to rider safety, as 92 percent of all motorcycle accidents involve riders that did not receive formal training.
“Even those who don’t ride motorcycles can benefit from coming,” says Dan Terry, Motorcycle Rider Education instructor at Salt Lake Community College. “Everyone can learn about why drivers have difficulties seeing buses, trains and bikers, and the trainers will be providing tips about how motorists and riders can be more aware of each other.” Utah Highway Safety will also be showing police motor squad demos throughout the day.
The May 11 event is co-sponsored by 103.5 The Arrow, Big Boys Toys, Carey’s Cycle Center Cycle Gear, Honda World, New Gate Motorsports and South Valley Motorsports.
For more information about the event, review what apparel to bring if planning to participate in a sample rider course, or view a list of participating vendors, visit utahmotorcycletraining.com or call (801) 957-5200.
Salt Lake Community College Motorcycle Rider Training Program is a public, open-access, comprehensive motorcycle rider education provider, serving the riding community in Utah. Its mission is to provide quality lifelong learning in motorcycle safety, to students of diverse cultures, abilities, and ages, while fulfilling the needs of community and government agencies, businesses, and motorcycle industry, using curriculum established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the State of Utah.