May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
With warmer weather, it’s time to remind everyone to be on the alert and to share the road with motorcyclists.
Riders who have been cooped up all winter are excited to be out on the road again, but that shouldn’t stop them from using caution. Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing.
Distracted driving has been on the rise, too. Distractions during driving could mean the difference between seeing a motorcyclist or not when preparing to change lanes. Don’t let one text change anyone’s life forever!
Riders need to take precautions as well. Take a defensive driving course, wear protective gear and keep your bike in its best working condition. Also, be aware of any road hazards and dangerous weather conditions.
Most of all, enjoy your ride and make it home again!
For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov/safety/motorcycles.
Harley-Davidson offers members of military riding academy training for $99
Closest Harley-Davidson dealer that will offer the training is Hideout Harley-Davidson in Joplin, MO, 5014 Heames Blvd. Go to their web page “hideouthd.com” click on “Learn to ride” to register or call 417-623-1054 talk to Joyce. Additional locations listed below.
Training started in Middle of March and cost $99 per person and this year your spouse can complete the training for $99.
It is a 3-day course starting on a Friday evening going through Sunday.
10 persons per class.
Per the Motorcycle policy, the $99 may be reimbursable for military members.
Motorcycle Rider Education
Below is an updated list of where other Missouri accredited Motorcycle Safety Courses are held. Please contact the individual courses for class information and cost
Site City Phone
St. Louis County Park Rangers Ballwin 314-615-4386
Lake Technical and Career Center Camdenton 573-346-9271
Cape Girardeau Career and Tech Center Cape Girardeau 573-334-0826
Jefferson College Hillsboro 636-797-3000
Mo State Hwy Patrol CDL Testing Site Jefferson City 800-309-7433
Route 66 Motorcycle Safety Joplin 417-291-5939
Maple Woods Community College Kansas City 816-437-3011
Wheels Training Center Kansas City 816-478-3677
Kirksville High School Kirksville 800-309-7433
Bootheel Motorcycle Training Malden 573-748-5756
Mark Twain Lake Motorcycle Safety Program Monroe City 573-735-2105
Crowder College Neosho 800-801-3588
St. Charles Park Rangers Saint Charles 636-949-3377
Hillyard Technical Center Saint Joseph 816-671-4170
St. Louis Community College St. Louis 314-664-9175
State Fair Community College Sedalia 816-530-5800
Missouri Highway and Transportation Springfield 417-864-2037
Ozark Technical Community College Springfield 417-447-8888
Freedom of the Road Riders Trenton High School Trenton 800-309-7433
Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program Warrensburg 800-801-3588
Waynesville Technical Academy Waynesville 573-774-6106
Mid-America Harley Davidson Columbia 573 875-4444
For more info please visit this link:
http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home.html Click on the “YOUR DEDICATION OUR APPRECIATION” at the bottom of the page, fill out the form, print it off, and take it to the location to receive the $99. (This includes Spouses)
Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program – http://mmsp.org/course/BRC.php
Click the link below to find a class near you.