Friday, May 3, 2013

SLCC Offers Free Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Event

Salt Lake Community College has launched a motorcycle rider training program for Motorcycle Awareness & Safety month. The College is hosting a free event at their Ogden training site on May 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Washington Heights Church, 1770 East 6200 South, in South Ogden.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced rider sample courses will be offered, along with access to motorcycle gear vendors, music and food. This program helps motorcycle riders and other drivers avoid accidents and bring a renewed emphasis on keeping riders safe. Training is a critical component to rider safety, as 92% of all motorcycle accidents involve riders that did not receive formal training.

“Even those who don’t ride motorcycles can benefit from coming,” says Dan Terry, Motorcycle Rider Education instructor at Salt Lake Community College. “Everyone can learn about why drivers have difficulties seeing buses, trains and bikers, and the trainers will be providing tips about how motorists and riders can be more aware of each other.” Utah Highway Safety will also be showing police motor squad demos throughout the day.

The May 11 event is co-sponsored by 103.5 The Arrow, Big Boys Toys, Carey’s Cycle Center Cycle Gear, Honda World, New Gate Motorsports and South Valley Motorsports.

For more information about the event, review what apparel to bring if planning to participate in a sample rider course, or view a list of participating vendors, visit utahmotorcycletraining.com or call 801-957-5200.