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MARSHALLTOWN – Motorcycle rider education classes have been scheduled in Marshalltown through Iowa Valley Continuing Education in cooperation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Iowa DOT. “There are 15 “Basic Rider Courses” between now and October,” announced Marla Williams, IVCE coordinator.
The “Basic Rider Courses” are designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of safe, responsible motorcycling. You will learn to drive defensively, handle emergencies, and ride safely and skillfully in this, hands on motorcycle education course for ages 14 to adult.
Anyone under age 18 must take this course to receive their motorcycle license. The “Basic Rider Course” meets on Friday 5 to 9 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 8 am to 12 pm. The curriculum used in this course was developed by the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) and it is the national standard for motorcycle safety instruction. Mike Lewis is the certified instructor with many years of teaching and riding experience.
The cost of each class is $149. All classes will meet at IVCE, 3702 S Center St., Marshalltown in room 805. The riding portion will be conducted on the IVCCD motorcycle range located on the south parking lot. Students in the class will be riding 2013 Yamaha motorcycles during the class. As a student in the class you must wear a long sleeve shirt and depending on the weather a jacket or coat, long pants or jeans, shoes or boots that cover your ankles and gloves with fingers. Iowa Valley Continuing Education will provide the motorcycle helmet, eye wear, and some gloves are available. You can bring your own helmet if you wish. You must also bring to class with you a valid driver’s license or a learner’s permit. If a participant is under the age of 18, parental or guardian permission must be obtained in writing. Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Course an Iowa DOT Waiver and MSF Completion Card will be issued.
The Basic Rider Courses will meet on May 17-19, May 31-June 2, June 7-9, June 14-16, June 21-23, June 28-30, July 12-14, July 19-21, July 26-28, Aug. 9-11, Aug 16-18, Aug. 23-25, Sept. 13-15, Sept 20-22, and Oct. 4-6, 2013. Class size is limited to 6 students.
You can call Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 641-752-4645 or 1-800-284-4823 to enroll in the Motorcycle Rider Course. You can also go to www.iowavalley.com to see the course flier with further details.