"The training that I received from MotoMark1 played a large part in saving the life of my son (riding pillion) and I when a SUV made a left hand turn merely yards in front of us. Without thought, the emergency braking I had practiced many times in the training, stopped us without injury to us or damage to the bike. Talk about a near miss! I am convinced that without a well maintained machine and my training, my son and I would not have walked away from that event."
Stayin' Safe with MotoMark1
MotoMark1 is proud to be among the few training companies selected and certified to conduct the Stayin’ Safe method of on-street training. Stayin’ Safe is recognized nationwide as the premier road-based rider-training program and pioneered on-street rider training in the United States to introduce advanced “road reading” techniques in real-world environments.
The Stayin’ Safe experience combines the pleasures of motorcycle touring with real world, real-time advanced skills coaching. Each training tour offers riders of all motorcycle types a fun opportunity to enjoy some of the best riding roads in the country while learning critical visual strategies and techniques for smoother, safer and more enjoyable riding. These advanced skills tours are comprised of routes through a mix of mountain twisties, rolling farmland, small towns, and limited stretches of traffic and multi-lane highway riding, providing riders with a diverse mix of riding and training scenarios. With a target ratio of three or four student riders per instructor, the MotoMark1 team will use one-way radio communication to provide expert coaching commentary in real-world riding situations. This approach enables riders to learn and apply techniques en route in real time. In addition to the real-time coaching, our tour leaders/coaches conduct “chalk talks”, creating virtual classrooms along the roadside. These breaks provide opportunities to illustrate concepts, discuss techniques, introduce new material and address any questions participants may have. The average day covers approximately 150-175 miles.
Stayin’ Safe was developed by internationally recognized motorcycle safety expert Lawrence “Larry” Grodsky in 1993 and has been in continual operation ever since. Today, Stayin’ Safe is owned and operated by Eric Trow, veteran Stayin’ Safe instructor, author of the popular monthly Riding Well column in Rider magazine, and recipient of the AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award for his work in motorcycle safety. Trow is also a proud graduate of the MotoMark1 Basic Officer Training program.
Stayin' Safe Course Details
Length: 1 day ~ The school runs rain or shine
Class Size: Minimum of 1 students, Limited to 6 students
What's Included: Course instruction, materials and insurance.
Motorcycle: Bring your own (all street-legal motorcycles are welcome)
Requirements: Minimum of one season and 2,500 miles of on-road experience
Minimums: Safe motorcycle, DOT-rated helmet, jacket, sturdy pants, gloves, eye protection, over-the-ankle boots, long sleeves recommended for summer
Locations: Burlington, Jacksonville, Fayetteville
Dates: See our Class Calendar.
The MotoMark1 acronym "MARK" stands for: Motorcycle Accident Reduction Knowledge
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