When it comes to learning to ride a motorcycle, some people prefer to dip their toes in the water before diving in headfirst. This new “ecourse” offered by the Motorcycle Foundation (MSF) is perfect for those types of riders, giving them the opportunity to learn the basics of motorcycling before signing up for the hands-on MSF Basic RiderCourse (BRC).
The MSF Basic eCourse is designed to promote lifelong learningin a convenient and informative online format. Offered on the MSF website for just $19.99, the highly interactive three-hour course incorporates photos, graphics, and video to provide participants with the basics of motorcycling with emphasis on personal safety and responsibility.
The Basic eCourse outlines key safety concepts to promote responsible riding and risk-reducing behavior. It allows users to repeat segments at their convenience and provides end-of-segment knowledge checks that ensure the user understands the material addressed. The online course can be completed as a standalone program or taken in conjunction with the updated-for-2014 BRC, where beginners can practice their newly learned skills on the pavement.
“The MSF is very excited about the new MSF Basic eCourse,” said Ray Ochs, MSF vice president of training systems. “It combines concepts and content from the updated BRC with virtual learning, allowing users to take the course at their own pace, as often as they like. As always, MSF’s ultimate goal is to develop motorcyclists of good riding character and reduce the frequency and severity of motorcycle crashes. We believe accessible online training and education is another meaningful way to achieve that.”
Upon completion of the MSF Basic eCourse, students receive a certificate for their efforts. To register and find more information, including a complete outline of the curriculum along with computer system requirements, visit MSF-USA.org.