Editor’s note: This post was written by Cherise LaPine.
At some point, many people flirt with the idea of riding a motorcycle. It’s a noble goal, but not without plenty of obstacles – and that’s before traffic even comes into play. How can anyone learn to ride without a license – or even without a bike? What if the new bike shows up, along with a big box of expensive gear and riding just isn’t a good fit? And truthfully, the whole idea – being among cars without the same protection offered by a car – can really be kind of scary.
For new riders, especially, a motorcycle safety course can provide a solution to most of these problems. Any search for motorcycle rider education or training will probably lead to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), which is a nonprofit organization supported by motorcycle manufacturers. The MSF offers the best recognized rider education program in the United States and the classes are held across the country.
The MSF says that riding requires both physical and mental fortitude, and the beginning rider courses are designed to develop and perfect skills in both areas. Keep reading to find out how a local motorcycle safety course can enhance the experience of riders of all levels.