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March 12, 2010

Safety

Basic Riders Class begins in April

The Basic Motorcycle Riders Class, a 16-hour, two-day course, will be offered at Fort McCoy.

Classes will begin at 8 a.m. each day of the training. Class dates are: April 15-16, 24-25, and 29-30; May 8-9, 13-14, 22-23, and 27-28; June 5-6, 10-11, 19-20, and 24-25; July 8-9, 17-18, and 22-23; Aug. 5-6, 14-15, 19-20. 28-29; Sept. 2-3, 11-12, 16-17; 25-26; and Oct. 2-3, and 4-5.

The classes are free to military and federal civilians in the Fort McCoy work force. People intending to ride their motorcycles at Fort McCoy must pass a safety course that meets National Motorcycle Safety Association standards. Both the Basic and Experienced Motorcycle Riders Classes meet this requirement.

The Experienced Motorcycle Riders Safety Class, and the Military Sportsbike Motorcycle Riders Safety Class also may be offered if there is sufficient interest to form classes.

For more information or to register for a class, call Ride Safe Wisconsin at 715-299-7288 or visit the Web site http://www.ridesafewi.com.

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