October 21, 2021 - October 24, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue Phone: 1-800-RIDE-SAFE
Venue Website: https://motorcyclesafetyacademy.comAddress:
Community College of Allegheny County
8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Meet in the overflow parking lot (parking lot “B”) which is the lot across the street from the SSB Bank.
Course Dates and Times:October 21: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October 22: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October 23: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Student Teaching
October 24: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Student Teaching
Course Details:Provides the most information for students interested in becoming a certified MSF motorcycle safety instructor. Students need to have an in-depth background and knowledge of riding and the motorcycle industry. The course includes approximately 60 hours of training.
Students must be experienced riders.
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 approximately sixty (60) hours of training for new instructors, a student will be required to pass a riding skill test, which is the same test used in the Basic Rider Course. However, the standards are much higher for instructors.
During the course, a student will learn how to teach the updated BRC curriculum. The student will practice teaching in the classroom, learn how to manage riding exercises and how to evaluate and coach new riders as they develop their riding skills.
At the end of the training portion of the course, a student will be given a knowledge test, which must be passed to continue in the program.
The course culminates when the students teach a complete updated BRC to a group of new riders. The final requirement is to successfully complete student teaching to qualify for the MSF instructor certification.
During the initial riding activities and throughout the course, instructor trainers will evaluate and coach each student’s ability to operate a motorcycle and overall performance. Students who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue. Students 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 another Instructor Preparation Course.
The course concludes with a 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.