July 5, 2022 - July 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue Phone: 1-800-RIDE-SAFE
Venue Website: https://motorcyclesafetyacademy.comAddress:
Mountain Christian Church
1824 Mountain Road, Joppatowne, MD 21085
Look for large beige storage container and parking lot with unusual obstacle lines on the ground. This parking lot is located north of the Life Center building. Enter the entrance across from Stockton Road and turn right into the parking lot.
Course Dates and Times:July 5: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Classroom
July 9: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Range
July 10: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Range
July 10: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Classroom
Course Details:Provides the most information about safety and road skills and includes 3 hours online course, 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of riding.
Students will be required to complete the online MSF eCourse which includes topics on selecting proper riding gear, preparing to ride, motorcycle controls, pre-ride inspection, defensive riding strategies, positioning, and how to handle a variety of riding situations.
During the five (5) hours of classroom the student will discuss various topics including situational awareness, risk reduction, traffic “traps”, driving tendencies, perception, mental processing, visual acuity and reaction time. During the course a student will learn the “SEE” principle which will be helpful when identifying traffic controls / roadway features, highway users, surface conditions and escape paths.
During the ten (10) hours of riding the student will become familiar with the motorcycle and will start off learning the friction zone, straight-line riding, clutch-throttle control, turning, shifting and stopping. The student will gradually progress to cornering and cornering judgement, swerving, maximum effective braking techniques, obstacle avoidance and maneuvers. Throughout the course the instructors will evaluate and coach each rider’s performance.
The course concludes with a skill test, knowledge test, course evaluation and overall course wrap-up.
Motorcycles are available for use and are included in the course fee. Motorcycles used in the course typically have engine displacements of 250cc.
Riders must have the appropriate riding gear, which includes a DOT certified helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants (no ripped jeans, sweat pants or other soft material) and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear.
There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass, or get their license.