|Owens offers motorcycle safety training classes|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 10 May 2013 08:56|
Motorcycle enthusiasts interested in enhancing their knowledge about safe driving can enroll in Motorcycle Safety Training classes offered through Owens Community College Adult and Continuing Education. The classes are held through October.
It is the only basic motorcycle-rider course offered in Wood County and is one of only 24 training locations in Ohio. Owens' motorcycle safety training is a three-day course, which occurs on Thursday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.
The Basic Rider Course requires 16 hours of educational learning. Four hours will occur within a classroom at the college's Center for Emergency Preparedness on the Perrysburg Township campus. Classroom topics will include introduction to motorcycling, preparing to ride and street strategies. The final 12 hours will be held as part of practice riding sessions at Owens' 250 feet by 500 feet defensive driving pad adjacent to the Fire Science and Law Enforcement Center. The practice riding sessions will feature educational training within the areas of motorcycle familiarization, limited-space maneuvers, using the friction zone, negotiating curves, obstacles and lane changes, avoiding hazards and matching gears to speed, among other topics.
Attendees will be provided with motorcycles, helmets and a student workbook. Individuals must show proof of a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license or a valid temporary motorcycle permit in order to participate in the course.
The cost to participate in the class is $50. Space is limited to 12 riders per class.
Individuals can register online at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov.
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