GEARS Training Des Moines 2018
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GEARS Training Des Moines 2018

7/11/2018 to 7/12/2018
When: Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 AM
Where: Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa  50317
United States
Contact: Will McHardy
(864) 438-0962

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GEARS Training returns to the BMW MOA International Rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The BMW MOA Foundation's free rider training for young riders ages 14 - 26 will take place July 11th and 12th, 2018.

 

GEARS 2018

 

Participants in GEARS Basic training will be instructed in riding techniques in the classroom and on the riding range. Participants do not need to have any experience in riding a motorcycle, and by the end of the two day program they will be riding safely and with confidence.

GEARS Advanced Bike Control is a follow-up offered to those who have completed a basic dirt bike course or a GEARS course. Participants will learn advanced bike control skills on the dirt including effective braking, controlling rear wheel skids, proficient clutch control, improved balance and traction management skills for improved bike control.

GEARS Streemasters Training offers an advanced session for riders between the ages of 16 and 24, who are licensed riders and provide their own motorcycle. 

The three classes operate at the same time during the Rally and participants should choose the Basic skills class, Advanced Bike Control or Streetmasters training during registration. Motorcycles will be provided for the Basic Skills and Advanced Bike Control sessions. Riders must provide their own motorcycle to participate in the Streetmasters session. Participants need to bring riding gear including helmet, eye protection, full-finger gloves, over-the-ankle foot wear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts for all classes.

Participants can register online through July 1. A $50 deposit is required to hold a spot, but this will be refunded upon completion of the course. GEARS participants also receive entry to the 2018 Rally. Space is limited to 48 participants, however a wait list option is available during the registration process.

Need an overview of GEARS Training? Read Rick Klain's first hand review of GEARS Training 2015 or watch the GEARS Preview video! If you have questions, please refer to the GEARS FAQ.



 

 

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