Friday, May 29, 2009

Ferris Hosts Motorcycle Safety Classes Through Grant

Schools around the country are starting to wind down the school year, and students and teachers alike are ticking down the days to graduation and summer vacation. There is at least one local classroom that won’t stand empty during the hot summer months. In fact, May 1 marked the first classes for students enrolled in Ferris State University’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course, reports The Leader and Kalkaskian. This instruction is held each summer weekend at Forest Area High School, near Fife Lake. Courses run from May to early August. The Basic Rider Course is a class developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to provide beginning riders with a complete introduction to motorcycling. The 18-to-20-hour course covers everything from pre-riding inspections right on through to throttle and clutch control basics, as well as braking and cornering techniques. MSF trained and certified instructors, called Rider Coaches, lead students through four to six hours of classroom instruction and approximately 12 hours of hands-on riding experience.

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