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April 14, 2022 - April 17, 2022
5:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: PA-Pittsburgh-Community College of Allegheny County
Venue Phone: 1-800-RIDE-SAFE
Venue Website: https://motorcyclesafetyacademy.comAddress:
8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, 15237, United States
Community College of Allegheny County
8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Course Dates and Times:April 14: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Classroom
April 16: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Range
April 17: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Range
Course Details:Provides the most information about safety and road skills for 3-wheel motorcycles and includes 4 hours of classroom and 8 hours of riding.
During the four (4) hours of classroom the student will discuss various topics including different types of risk, preparing to ride, protective gear, motorcycle controls, pre-ride inspection and basic riding skills. The student will also learn various street strategies, positioning, mental processing and other special riding situations. 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 eight (8) hours of riding the student will become familiar with the motorcycle and will start off learning straight-line riding, throttle control, turning and stopping. The student will gradually progress to maximum effective braking techniques, obstacle avoidance and maneuvers, cornering and cornering judgement, swerving and stopping quickly. 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 are Can-Am Spyders or Rykers with various configurations.
Riders must have the appropriate riding gear, which includes an open-face / three-quarter or full-face 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.