Savings Continue for Motorcycle Rider Education Courses Across Kentucky

Savings continue for Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Courses throughout the Commonwealth.

The Basic RiderCourses are offered in 17 Kentucky communities for costs that range between $75 and $100 for the 20-hour training program. The costs average out to less than $5 per hour in each of the training programs available.

“It is a great opportunity to take advantage of the training and the fees paid for licensing and registration that go for the benefit of the rider training programs,” said Terry Kline, Eastern Kentucky University/Kentucky Motorcycle Program project director. “Most of the sites are within one hour of Kentuckians and are available on weekends throughout the riding season, which is one reason for the positive response to the program.”

Rates for the BRC program will not exceed $100 for the 2½-day session. Rates for the BRC 2 program will not exceed $25 for the one-day program. Many site providers are able to offer the BRC 2 program without any fees during this training period. Fees vary based on the local provider of the rider education program.

Completion of the Basic RiderCourse  or the Basic RiderCourse 2 can result in a license skill test waiver and insurance rate reductions, along with providing the basics of the riding experience. In all local site offerings, motorcycles and helmets are provided for those participating in the Basic RiderCourse. The Basic RiderCourse 2 is designed for those that want to be trained on their personal equipment ranging from scooter-style cycles to three-wheeled cycles.

Completion of the Basic RiderCourse 2 is especially recommended for riders who are just returning to riding after a lapse in time on the motorcycle and in traffic flow. Participants in the Basic RiderCourse 2 must have a valid Kentucky motorcycle permit or a valid motorcycle license from an approved state and provide a street legal machine in good condition for the one-day training period. Protective gear is required for the BRC and BRC 2 programs any time the motorcycle is in operation.

“Reduced prices are available due to the Kentucky Motorcycle Safety Commission’s effort to redirect the license and registration fees back into rider training,” Kline said. “This effort to reduce overall costs is an excellent opportunity for novice and experienced riders to receive training at a reduced price, or at no cost with some of the BRC 2 programs across the state. Novice and experienced riders of two-wheel and three-wheel equipment are eligible for excellent training programs in the Commonwealth following the guidelines of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation within a reasonable distance of your home.”

All KMP RiderCoaches are certified by the MSF and EKU/KMP to provide the training in all coursework. To locate training sites within a certain area, call toll-free 1-800-396-3234 or visit www.msf-usa.org (click on Kentucky in map).

“You may only have to travel a few miles to your local site to have some fun and reacquaint yourself with the rider responsibilities and the driver responsibilities of sharing the roadway,” Kline added. “Please help to make safety awareness part of the fun and recreation when using motorcycles on the roadway this year.”

EKU Kentucky Motorcycle Rider Education Program site providers for 2011 are:

 

ASHLAND SITE

KYOVA TriState Mall Training Site

10699 US. 60

1400 College Drive

Ashland, KY  41101

ATTN: Karen Coburn

606/326-2129

 

MOREHEAD SITE

Morehead State University

609 Viking Drive B-200

Morehead, KY  40351

ATTN: Mark Lambert

606/783-1538 ext. 66335

 

 

BOWLING GREEN AREA SITES

Continuing Education Programs

Division of Extended Learning and Outreach

Western Kentucky University

2355 Nashville Road

Bowling Green KY 42101

ATTN: Sharon Woodward

270/745-1910

Fax: 270/745-1911

270/745-1912

 

Harley Davidson of Bowling Green

251 Cumberland Trace Road

Bowling Green, KY 42103

ATTN: Robert Brown

Office: 270-846-4488

 

ELIZABETHTOWN SITE

Elizabethtown Community College

600 College Street Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

ATTN: Angie Woodward

270-706-8474

Fax: 270/766-5136

270-706—8426

270-706-8702 reception

 

FAYETTE COUNTY SITE

Man O’ War Harley Davidson

2073 Bryant Road
Lexington, KY 40509
ATTN: Dale Condra

(859) 253-2461…

GEORGETOWN SITE

Balanced Dynamics Motorcycle Training

Spring Court

Georgetown, KY 40324

ATTN: Dinah or Bill Meister

859/485-2925

 

HAZARD SITES

Knott County Training Center

27 East Main / PO Box 1127

Hindman, KY 41822

ATTN: Tim Cody

606/233-0080

 

LOUISVILLE AREA SITES

Derby M/C School

4157 Park Blvd, Ste A

Louisville, KY 40209

ATTN: Robert Morton

Fax: 502/366-4402

502/366-4351

 

Kentucky Driving School

3715 Bardstown Road, Ste. 410

Louisville, KY 40218

ATTN: James Epley

Fax: 502/456-0659

502/451-7230

502/456-5266

 

MADISONVILLE SITE

1365 Daybreak Drive

Hanson, KY 42413

Debbie Ardizzone

270/322-8880

 

PADUCAH AREA SITES

West KY Comm. & Tech College

P.O. Box 7380

4810 Alben Barkley Drive

Paducah, KY 42001

ATTN: Deborah Pape

Fax: 270/554-6309

270-534-3415

 

Four Rivers Harley-Davidson
3005 Old Husbands Rd

Paducah, KY 42003

ATTN: Jack Fares

270-450-1107

MADISON COUNTY SITE

Eastern Kentucky University

Traffic Safety Institute

250 Stratton Building

Richmond, KY 40475-3102

Fax: 859/622-6548

ATTN: Jamie Jones

859/622-2236

 

LONDON SITE

Wildcat Harley Davidson

575 E Hal Rogers Pkwy

London, KY 40741

ATTN: Dennis C. Chriswell

606-862-5656

 

PRESTONSBURG SITE

Big Sandy Community & Technical College

1 Burt T Combs Dr

Prestonsburg, KY 41653

ATTN: Brenda Miller

606-889-4769

 

SOMERSET SITE

2381 North Hwy 1247

Somerset, KY 42503

ATTN: Vi or Ron Coffey

Fax: 606/678-4321

606/678-4321

 

WALTON SITE

Balance Dynamics

10517 Masters Drive

Union, KY 41091

ATTN: Dinah or Bill Meister

Fax: 859-491-0871

859-485-2925 (cycle)

 

FRANKFORT SITE

EOC Building

100 Minuteman Parkway

Frankfort, KY 40601-6168

Attn: CSM Lester

www.kgmr.org/msf

brc.erc@bcc.kgmr.org

Fax: 502-607-1241

502-607-6071 (leave message)

 

HARLAN SITE(ERC Only)

PO Box 125

Cranks, KY 40820

ATTN: Ray Day

606-574-9133

606-273-0629

Published on June 09, 2011