Press release | August 25, 2022
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation presents RIDE Tuesday events in certified ranges, offering motorcycle activities for curious and seasoned motorcyclists.
Here is a press release from MSF…
IRVINE, Calif., August 25, 2022 – Two of the biggest hurdles facing potential and current riders are the ability to easily try riding a motorcycle and accessing ongoing levels of rider training. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is helping to solve both of these problems by creating RIDE Tuesday.
RIDE Tuesday events are free and offer experiences for everyone, from the curious motorcyclist to the seasoned rider. Those with no experience can get their first taste of riding a motorcycle in 30 minutes with the MSF Moto Intro – no testing, no stress, no commitment. Experienced riders get the chance to see just how good their skills really are (and how well they know their own bike) with the MSF Skills Check, which emphasizes slow, tight speed maneuvers.
There are currently over 700 certified lines in the United States, helping over one hundred thousand people each year learn basic riding skills, obtain their motorcycle license, and continue to hone their riding skills.
“For a lot of people, having the chance to try riding a motorcycle can be too much of a hassle, especially if they’re not sure riding is something they’ll really enjoy,” said Corey Eastman, director of the expansion of motorcyclist education at MSF. “You’ll have to find someone who’ll let you ride their bike, you’ll have to find gear, and you’ll have to find someone – hopefully someone competent – to give you basic instructions on riding a bike. motorbike. RIDE Tuesday removes all those barriers, so all you have to do is show up.
For the MSF Moto Intro, motorbikes, safety equipment and MSF-certified trainers are provided. If participants enjoyed their first ride, coaches will be on hand to provide more information on licensing courses.
Experienced riders taking part in the MSF Skills Check will ride the course on their own motorcycles, with MSF RiderCoaches on hand to offer guidance and answer questions. Those interested in more advanced training, such as the MSF Advanced RiderCourse or the MSF AdventureBike RiderCourse, can also get additional course information.
“For current runners, giving them the opportunity to try one of the tougher exercises can pique their interest in training,” Eastman said. “Pro riders know that the more you practice, the better you get and the more fun it is to ride. But it’s not something the general public is necessarily aware of, so it’s a low-key way to show them how much fun training can be.
RIDE Tuesday events will take place at MSF-certified shooting ranges across the country, often in partnership with local dealers. The first two RIDE Tuesday events will take place at Clutch Motorcycle School in Loveland, Colorado on August 30; and Motorcycle Safety University in Kerrville, Texas on Sept. 20.
“Our goal is to help local training sites and dealerships connect with their communities by providing meaningful motorcycle experiences,” Eastman said. “RIDE Tuesday is designed to test this concept and develop a program that all lines can offer in the future. We believe this will connect our network of lines, those who want to try the bike and current riders, all in time for celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation in 2023.”
For more information on RIDE Tuesday, or if you would like to try the MSF Moto Intro or the MSF Skills Check, please email Corey Eastman at [email protected]