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17 Nov 2015

Special Gift Certificates on Small Business Saturday

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   Shop small on Small Business Saturday, November 29th – purchase an MSF Basic RiderCourse, regularly $350, for $325 or an MSF Experienced RiderCourse, regularly $125, for $100. Both are good for training taken anytime in 2016! Offer good on Saturday November 29th only for online purchases by credit or debit card.

Special “Buy Now” icons will be added here to appear on that day – please check back on Saturday, November 29th!

09 Feb 2015

Basic Rider Course 2 – License Waiver (BRC2-LW)

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse 2 with License Waiver (BRC2-LW), is an 8-hour course that contains a unique on-line classroom segment as a pre-requisite and also offers a variety of practice riding exercises designed to further develop your riding skills on your own motorcycle. It is broken down into an approximately 3-hour online learning component (eCourse) and approximately 5-hours of riding exercises that conclude with a skills test. In order for a participant to earn their NYSMSP BRC2-LW License Waiver Completion Card they must successfully complete the eCourse (on-line) and the skills evaluation on the range. In order for a participant to earn their NYSMSP BRC2-LW License Waiver Completion Card they must successfully complete the eCourse (on-line) and the skills evaluation on the range. It is designed for individuals that have had some street riding experience and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least 1 calendar year, and possess some street riding skills.
You’ll practice these critical riding skills on your own motorcycle in our secure riding setting. Successful completion of a BRC2-LW qualifies you for a motorcycle license road test-waiver with the New York State DMV. In order to obtain your motorcycle license after 1 day of training you must:
– Provide your own motorcycle/scooter and use it for the BRC2 riding range exercises (no open pipes or loud exhaust).
– Possess a valid New York State Driver License (Junior Operator license holders do NOT qualify for a road test waiver and may not enroll in this class).
– Possess a valid NY motorcycle permit.
– Pass a BRC2-LW Course Knowledge Test (On-line).
– Pass a BRC2-LW Skill Evaluation, which is administered after all the BRC2 riding range exercises have been completed.
To register, first select a class from our class schedule. After registration, full payment is required in order to confirm your spot in the class. To summarize, two steps are required to confirm your spot in a class: First, register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date; second, pay for your scheduled class on line only after registering. By registering, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our Refund Policy.

Register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date.
Payment in full: $300.00

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24 Nov 2014

Pay for Scheduled Class

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Pay for Scheduled Class

21 Apr 2014

AMA Go Ride Safely! Week focuses on rider responsibility and driver awareness

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AMA Go Ride! Month, sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, rounds out its month-long motorcycling celebration with AMA Go Ride Safely! Week. Motorcyclists nationwide are encouraged to take rider training and use appropriate riding gear while motorists are urged to watch for motorcycles as millions of riders take to the roads.

“The AMA strongly encourages its members and all motorcyclists to learn everything they can to manage riding risks so that every outing is safe and enjoyable,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “When it comes to riding responsibly, that means taking training and wearing protective gear.”

Each week of AMA Go Ride! Month, “Freedom Friday” urges riders join the cause to fight for America’s motorcycling rights. Distracted driving is the focus during AMA Go Ride Safely! Week because inattentive driving poses a serious and increasing threat to motorcyclists everywhere.

“We urge America’s motorists to avoid distracted driving behaviors, such as talking on cell phones and texting, and to watch for motorcycles as we take to the roads in the spring season,” said Dingman. “It’s never too early to emphasize safety as we approach Motorcycle Awareness Month in May.”

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

27 Mar 2014

April is AMA Go Ride Month

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April 1 marks the beginning of the fourth annual “AMA Go Ride! Month.” The 30-day celebration of all things motorcycling is sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association and encourages motorcyclists nationwide to celebrate the thrill of riding on the street, track and trail.

“Winter is finally giving way to spring, and millions of motorcyclists have been eagerly awaiting the chance to ride,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “AMA Go Ride! Month pays homage to every motorcyclist for whom riding is not just a pastime, but a real passion.”

This year’s AMA Go Ride! Month will include weekly prizes and a monthly grand prize. Complete details will be announced next week.

Now is the perfect time to get ready for AMA Go Ride! Month. Helpful tips and tools for all riders are available on the AMA website at Street Resources and Getting starting in Dirt Riding.

27 Feb 2014

Advice for Riders – Pretend you are invisible

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Quick Tips from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) – Advice for Riders Pretend you are invisible

27 Feb 2014

Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

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Quick Tips from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) about Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles

17 Oct 2013

Training season coming to an end

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With fall fast upon us, the training season will quickly come to a close. While the exact date of our last class will be determined by the weather, as of this writing we have training scheduled up to the second weekend in November. Now is a great time to learn how to ride! If you’re considering learning this year, don’t delay! Sign up now for one of our last classes of the year. All of us at the Big Apple Motorcycle School hope that you will take that next step and join us to celebrate the end of the rider training season!

07 Oct 2013

AMA message about SUV driver and motorcycle riders

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From the American Motorcyclist Association:

As a responsible motorcyclist and a concerned citizen, I am writing about the incident that occurred in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 29, involving an SUV driver and some motorcyclists.

I am troubled by the serious injuries caused by the SUV driver and by the actions of some motorcyclists who apparently decided to take the law into their own hands. Some in the media have reported the facts but others are sensationalizing the story. I urge you to report this incident factually and objectively.

I ride responsibly and do my best to represent motorcycling in a positive light. Those of us who ride support rider education and often raise funds for charitable causes in our community. The safety of all road users, especially motorcyclists, is of the utmost concern to me and I do not support actions by any road users that violate the law.

Each year, the American Motorcyclist Association sanctions hundreds of well-organized recreational events. At these events, law-abiding motorcyclists gather to enjoy camaraderie and spend their tourist dollars in host cities and surrounding communities.

One unfortunate event of this kind, reported frequently by national and local media, can create a false image of all motorcyclists by the general public.

Motorcycling has become an enjoyable mainstream activity and almost everyone today has a family member or friend who rides. The actions of the motorcyclists portrayed in the video of the encounter in New York City do not represent me, my friends, or the vast majority of the 27 million motorcyclists in America.

02 Oct 2013

Criminal gangs don’t represent all motorcyclists

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We were disheartened to hear of the gang attack on a father driving an SUV in Manhattan this past week. While it is unclear whether the SUV driver was participating in road rage behavior himself, what is clear is that vigilante justice is never justified. Smashing in the SUV driver’s car and then beating him in front of his wife and child is just unacceptable behavior regardless of the circumstances.

Some people seem to group motorcyclists together into one negative stereotype and this too is unacceptable. We are individuals and most of us tend to ride safely and respect the rights of others. Just as there are car drivers who disregard public safety, there are motorcyclists who do this as well. Society should not lump us all together and say those who ride are hooligans. Most are law abiding citizens who are your neighbors. Many are professionals – doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, etc. who are also moms and dads and understand what is morally right.

Let’s not let this one incident divide us and set motorcycling back 40 years. Those who ride do so for recreation and basic transportation. We save gas with our fuel efficient bikes and save space on the road and in parking lots. Let’s not bash motorcycling because of one gang’s action. Let’s celebrate it for all the good that it can be and do.