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 July 23 - 25, 2015
 
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Welcome to Rider Performance University at the 43rd BMW MOA International Rally. We have more classes than ever before and the list is growing.  Online registration for rider courses will begin April 1, 2015. Questions about Rider Performance University classes should be directed to Tom Pemberton, Rider Education Coordinator.

 

Advanced RiderCourse (ARC)

Thursday and Friday, July 23 - 24, 2015 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Billings Range 1

 

This year we will once again present the Advanced RiderCourse (ARC). The ARC is the public version of the Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC), and available to riders using any type of motorcycle. It is a one–day course consisting of approximately 3.5 hours of classroom activities and 4.5 hours of riding. There are eight riding exercises. This course complements a rider's basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for all riders on all types of street motorcycle.

 

 

 

BRC-2 Experienced RiderCourse

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 22, 23, 24 –Range 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Billings Range 2


 

The Rider Performance University will once again be offering the MSF'S BRC-2, (formerly called the Experienced RiderCourse ERC) during the 43rd BMW MOA International Rally in Billings, MT. The BRC-2 provides current motorcyclists lifelong-learning opportunities in rider education and training. The BRC-2 RiderCourse is designed for riders who are already licensed and frequently ride. Passengers may participate.

This year we will present the traditional MSF Basic Rider Course Level 2. We will focus on helping you with to improve your finesse, control and confidence in the fundamental motorcycle maneuvers, based upon what you feel your particular needs are. The course will still cover the skills of stopping quickly, cornering and swerving; additionally, riders practice and improve low-speed, parking-lot maneuvers, but will focus on what you want out of it.

 

 

Ultimate Bike-Bonding RiderCourse (UBBC)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23, 24 and 25, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm, Billings Range 2


 

The Rider Performance University will once again be offering the exciting MSF Ultimate Bike-Bonding RiderCourse (UBBC) at the 43rd BMW MOA International Rally in Billings, MT.

Every wonder what it is like to ride like a motorcycle police officer? Ever wonder how they can accomplish some of those unbelievable moves and maneuvers, without dropping their bikes? This course is patterned after police motorcycle training courses. It consists of drills and skill circuits to improve a rider’s performance. Control operation and body positioning are emphasized to improve smoothness and precision. Low speed riding is a skill that all riders should endeavor to master, and this course will provide you the training and skills to master those seemingly impossible maneuvers.

 

David Hough Slow Speed/High Speed Workshops

Slow Speed, Thursday, July 23rd 8:00 am to 12 noon, High Speed, Friday, July 24th 8:00 am to 12 noon, Classroom to be announced, Range Billings 1

 

Last year, one of the most popular Seminars was the series of workshops developed by David Hough and Ramey Stroud. We are honored to present those workshops again this year. This year we will be able to offer the range portion of these workshops that we were unable to have last year.

 

 

Street Smarts – Rider Perception, and the Seasoned Rider Workshops

Thursday and Friday, July 23rd and 24th 2015, Time and Classroom to be announced.


 

These ninety-minute, classroom-only programs designed to improve a rider's perceptual skills.

Street Smarts - Rider Perception

Using modern visual technology, we simulate using the eyes and mind for improved identification of traffic hazards. Challenging visual exercises engage riders to think more about understanding what they see, and making sure riders wee what is important in every traffic situation. Take-away materials are provided and it’s a lot of FUN!

Seasoned Rider

As we age, our bodies change. As we become more “seasoned”, we find our perceptions and reactions also change. Knowing what you see and reacting to the changing traffic and road situations is critical to both our continued enjoyment of the rides as well as our safety. In response to the increase in the average age of motorcyclists (now 41 years of age), MSF has developed a fun, activity-based learning module that may be facilitated by RiderCoaches or the general public in local riding clubs or community.

 

SMARTrainer Strategic Rider Workshop

Thursday and Friday, July 23rd and 24th, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Classroom to be announced

 

The SMARTrainer, a fully functioning motorcycle-training simulation device has been available for use in many BMW MOA and Rider Performance University educational events in the past. This year we will present a new workshop for all riders using the SMARTrainer to help you brush up on your Street Strategy skills. In a classroom setting, we will use it to explore street strategies and techniques that you can use to make for a safer ride.

 

 

The BMW MOA SMARTrainer

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 23 – 25th, 2015, location to be announced


 

 

The SMARTrainer, a fully functioning motorcycle-training simulation device, has been available for use in many BMW MOA and Rider Performance University educational events in the past. Plan to spend fifteen or twenty minutes displaying and self-evaluating your critical mental and visual motorcycling skills in a risk-free environment.

 

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