It’s been 2023 for nearly three entire months now, and you understand what meaning? The Motorbike Security Basis (MSF) is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months. Based in 1973, the MSF has educated tens of millions of riders in primary and superior driving programs to enhance their information, expertise, and security on two (and three) wheels.
How does the MSF plan to have a good time this momentous event? Partly, by doing what it’s all the time performed—in search of to advance the talents and information of every kind of riders, whether or not they’re younger or previous, and whether or not they’ve by no means thrown a leg over a motorbike earlier than, or they’ve some expertise however wish to sharpen their expertise.
One particular factor that MSF is doing all through 2023 is sharing a particular, weekly collection of tales from all corners of the driving neighborhood who’ve been impacted by the MSF’s work. The collection, which started in January, will consist of fifty tales from 50 completely different folks. From new riders to RiderCoaches, households of riders, and extra, some of the essential issues concerning the driving neighborhood is the ‘neighborhood’ half—and that’s what MSF needs to shine a lightweight on.
A handful of the 50 tales are already obtainable on the MSF web site, filed beneath the Information banner. It’s a set of first-person essays and video tales, submitted by a wide range of riders. Contributors to date embody journalist Michael Frank, the Motorbike Business Council’s Andria Yu, Vogue senior editor Corey Seymour, actor Ian Ziering, moto vlogger and aspiring MSF RiderCoach Doodle on a Motorbike (actual title Carolyn), producer Joyce Louis-Jean, director Pamela Romanowsky, MSF campus website coordinator Austin Visitor, riders Jaime Gabaldoni and Lazaro Amaro, and MSF RiderCoach Jerry Foster-Julian, actor and musician Maddox Kennerson.
In 2022, the MSF beta-tested its new Trip Day program, which mixed a 30-minute Moto Intro course (aimed on the bike-curious who’ve by no means ridden but) and a Expertise Test for riders who have already got some expertise. These enticements, the MSF says, helped to encourage extra folks to enroll in the Primary RiderCourse at a handy location close by.
The MSF presents plenty of in-person programs at varied places all through the US, and there’s extra than simply the Primary RiderCourse in the event you’re searching for further coaching. From Dirtbike College to the AdventureBike RiderCourse, the MSF has been branching out over time to additional the reason for rider training, coaching, and security so we are able to exit, have enjoyable, after which do it once more tomorrow.
When you’re eager about studying extra concerning the MSF and what programs can be found close to you, examine the hyperlink in our Sources.