November 21, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue Phone: 1-800-RIDE-SAFE
Venue Website: motorcyclesafetyacademy.comAddress:
Classroom and Range:
Westmoreland County Community College
116 Community College Drive, Youngwood, PA 15697
Classroom is located in Commissioner’s Hall, Room 2303
Range is Parking Lot F
The pre-requisites for this course include the ability to:
– Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion;
– Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area;
– Execute gradual and tight turns;
– Up and downshift smoothly; and
– Achieve a speed of at least 25 mph.
Students will be required (optional for PA residents at PA training centers) 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 two (2) to three (3) 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 five (5) hours of riding the student will focus on more advanced riding techniques including cornering, swerving and emergency braking, swerving and stopping quickly, and cornering judgment. Throughout the course the instructors will evaluate and coach each rider’s performance.
During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by the instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and may have to pay an additional fee to be enrolled in a Basic Rider Course.
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. Riders can elect to use a program training motorcycle, or they may use their personal motorcycle if it is street legal and they transport it to the training site legally. Personal motorcycles must be in good operating condition and pass a routine pre-ride check given as a part of the course.
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.
If you need to purchase a helmet, jacket, gloves or any other riding gear, please call the office immediately. We have close relationships with dealers and can get a variety of riding gear at WHOLESALE PRICES. Some of the manufacturers include Shoei, HJC, Joe Rocket, Alpine Stars, Tourmaster, Cortech and many more. We are happy to get your DISCOUNTED gear sent directly to the training center prior to the start of the course. However, if you are in a time crunch, we do have a very limited selection available at the training center for purchase.
There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass, or get their license.