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April 7, 2010

Enrollment ongoing for Motorcycle Safety training classes


motorcycles Cowley College is offering Motorcycle Safety training classes for beginning and experienced riders. Along with the Basic and Experienced RiderCourses, four additional RiderCourses will be offered.

The Basic RiderCourse, which will take place over two and half days, is designed to teach the participant how to operate a motorcycle safely, with emphasis on special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic.

Upon completion of the course, the student will exhibit knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits for the safe operation of a motorcycle. The course will qualify graduates for a motorcycle certificate of completion in Kansas, and also insurance premium discounts with many motorcycle insurers.

A motorcycle and helmet will be provided. To enroll for this one-hour college credit course, contact an admissions representative at 620-441-5594. The registration deadline for April’s course is April 9. Classes will also be offered in May, June and July. For more information visit Registration ends one week prior to the start of the first class for the month for the Basic RiderCourse as the State of Kansas must process the participants driver’s license information before taking the course.

The Experienced RiderCourse is a one day course, where participants can hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. Using your own motorcycle and helmet, participants will put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

Completion of the course qualifies for premium discounts with many motorcycle insurance providers. The course will be offered May 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional RiderCourses, which includes Straight Riding, Seasoned Rider, Group Riding, and Intersections, will be held in May and August. The courses in May will take place May 30, with the first session running from 8 a.m. to noon and the second session going from 1-5 p.m.

The courses in August will be held August 1, with the first session running from 8 a.m. to noon and the second session taking place from 1-5 p.m.