Safety Foundation Training will be offered free in 2009 at Fort McCoy
for active-duty, Reserve, and National Guard military personnel and
Department of Defense civilians.
who wishes to operate a motorcycle on Fort McCoy must pass Motorcycle
Safety Foundation Training or its equivalent. Army personnel must
complete the training to ride a motorcycle on and off post.
standard course requirement to allow personnel to ride their
motorcycles on Fort McCoy is the Basic Riders Course (BRC). Riders who
have completed the Experienced Riders Course (ERC) prior to October
2007 are exempt from taking the BRC.
Riders Course schedule for 2009
2009 Fort McCoy Basic Riders Course schedule, which runs from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. both days is: April 4-5, 13-14, 18-19, and 27-28;
May 2-3, 11-12, 16-17, and 30-31; June 8-9, 13-14, 22-23, and
27-28; July 6-7, 11-12, 20-21, and 25-26; Aug. 3-4, 8-9, and
Sept. 5-6, 14-15, 19-20, and 28-29.
classes may be scheduled if a minimum of six participants are
identified for each class.
classes will be offered selected Saturdays and Sundays or Mondays and
Tuesdays at Fort McCoy from April through September. In addition to
the personnel who can take the course for free at Fort McCoy, eligible
personnel also may register on a standby basis. Eligible standby
personnel include retired military, military dependent and civilian
contractors employed at Fort McCoy. These personnel must pay a fee of
$125 to attend the course at Fort McCoy, if space permits.
five-hour ERC course may be offered at Fort McCoy if there is
sufficient interest (class size must be at least six personnel). The
same eligibility and payment rules apply as for the BRC. The cost for
personnel who do not qualify to take it for free is $50. The course is
offered in addition to the BRC, but not in lieu of the BRC
participate in the Fort McCoy training, eligible personnel can contact
Ride Safe, Inc. at 715-299-7728, or visit the Web site: http://www.ridesafewi.com.
Personnel using the Web site must ensure they click on/select the Fort
McCoy courses under locations.
also are available to the public at an Onalaska, Wis., site by paying
more information about forming an additional BRC class or an ERC class
at Fort McCoy, call the Installation Safety Office at 608-388-3403.
Motorcycle safety information, to include Protective Personal
Equipment, also is posted on the Safety Web Extranet site, which is
available through the Fort McCoy Public Web site at http://www.mccoy.army.mil.
which also is located in this area of the state, offers qualified
motorcycle safety training to the public; contact them for their
current schedule and cost at 715-284-7415.
Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Patriot Warrior
Riders Motorcycle Mentorship program pairs experienced riders with
less-experienced riders to help provide riding and safety tips. For
more information about the program, call 608-388-6588 or 608-388-3605.