Motorcycle Season Is Right Around The Corner

Motorcycle Safety

Although the temperatures are causing icing conditions, and we’re battling snow mounds every other week, the time is coming to prepare for warmer and brighter days. Motorcycle safety is still on the hot topics list and will be until we get a handle on the needless fatalities and injuries resulting from careless riding of our motorcycles.

Motorcyclists need to keep their riding skills sharp and their attention focused at all times. To aid military personnel, the Installation Safety Office is sponsoring Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Riders Courses (BRC), Experienced Rider Courses (ERC) and Military Sport-bike Riders Courses (MSRC). All courses have limited registration on a first come, first-served basis.

Training will be provided at no-cost to all tenant military personnel stationed here at Fort Meade, and for all active duty army personnel Army wide. Army Reservist and NGB personnel must be on training orders to take the training. Training is not authorized for civilian personnel unless their specific government work duties dictate the use of a motorcycle. All courses have limited registration on a first-come, first-served basis. An approved MSF course is mandatory in accordance with Army Regulation 385-10, and Department of Defense Instruction 6055.4, DoD Traffic Safety Program, for all military personnel who ride.

If students are taking the ERC or MSRC, they must bring their own motorcycle with a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas, and a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement, proof of insurance and registration.

Motorcycles will be provided for the BRC. Students who choose to bring their own bike (this is recommended if you have a bike), must bring a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement, proof of insurance and registration. If you will be using our motorcycles, these articles are not required.

Training dates are as follows:

– Basic Rider Course (BRC) dates: March 16-17, April 7-8 and 13-14. May 5-6 and 11-12, June 9-10 and 15-16, July 14-15 and 20-21, August 11-12 and 17-18, September 10-11 and 14-15, October 14-15 and 19-20

– Experienced Rider Course (ERC) dates: March 18, April 15, May 13, June 17, July 22, August 19, September 16, October 21

– Military Sportbike Riders Course (MSRC) dates: April 6, May 4, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 9, October 13

Please note that training dates are tentative. Per the IMCOM contract, if a class is not full 7 days prior to commencement the class can be cancelled. For this reason, we do not post or open the upcoming classes until previous classes are full or completed.

To register please go to: https://imc.army.mil/airs/usg_disclaimer.aspx

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