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10 Apr 2012

Diane to be speaker at Women and Motorcycling Conference

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Big Apple Motorcycle School President Diane Ortiz has been chosen to be a speaker at the AMA International Women and Motorcycling Conference to be held in Carson City, Nevada, from July 26 to 29, 2012. Diane will be speaking on “the best of Motorcycling Tips, Tricks and Techniques.” See more information at AMA Debuts Seminar Lineup for 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference.

11 Mar 2012

MSF Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2)

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Experienced RiderCourse (BRC2), is a one-day course for riders with basic skills, this class provides more in-depth riding techniques and procedures than practiced in the BRC. The course consists of activities that emphasize personal risk management and self-assessment strategies, and on-cycle exercises with emphasis in cornering, braking and swerving. Prerequisites: A valid motorcycle permit, license, or endorsement. Riders must provide their own street-legal and safe motorcycle.

All training for the MSF BRC2 will be held at Dowling College on the south shore of Suffolk County in Oakdale, NY. The BRC2 is a group class with up to 12 students and 2 instructors. Course requirements are a NY State Motorcycle Learner’s permit, license or endorsement, proper attire and punctual attendance for all sessions. Full payment is required in advance to register for our next available class. After payment is received, we will contact you to complete the registration process and confirm your spot in the class. Register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date. 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: $125

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24 Jan 2012

Experienced RiderCourse Skills Practice (BRC2SP)

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Experienced RiderCourse Skills Practice (BRC2SP), is a one-day course for riders with basic skills, this class provides more in-depth riding techniques and procedures than practiced in the BRC. The course consists of activities that emphasize personal risk management and self-assessment strategies, and on-cycle exercises with emphasis in cornering, braking and swerving. Prerequisites: A valid motorcycle permit, license, or endorsement. Riders must provide their own street-legal and safe motorcycle. This courses DOES NOT provide the road test waiver!

All training for the MSF BRC2 will be held on the south shore of Suffolk County (see our class schedule for exact location). The BRC2 is a group class with up to 12 students and 2 instructors. Course requirements are a NY State Motorcycle Learner’s permit, license or endorsement, proper attire and punctual attendance for all sessions. Register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date. By registering, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our refund policy. Full payment is required in advance to secure your place in the class.

Register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date.
Payment in full: $150

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24 Jan 2012

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse (BRC) is a nationally recognized rider training program. This extensive course is held over a three-day period and includes 5-hours of classroom instruction, an approximately 3-hour online learning component (eCourse) and 10-hours of on-motorcycle training. All training for the MSF BRC will be held on the south shore of Suffolk County (see our class schedule for exact location). The BRC is a group class with up to 12 students and 2 instructors. The BRC is geared towards the student with no experience on a motorcycle but experienced riders have also had success taking it. Successful completion of the course results in a New York State road test waiver that combined with a NY State Motorcycle Learner’s permit will yield your motorcycle license endorsement. This course includes use of helmet, gloves and one of our training motorcycles. Course requirements are a NY State Driver’s license, (a Motorcycle Learner’s permit is recommended but not required for training – see Changes to Learner’s Permit Requirements and see our ride prerequisites), proper attire and punctual attendance for all sessions. 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. If you have more questions, please see our New Rider Quick Start guide.

Register for a specific class by clicking on our class schedule to register for a specific date.
Payment in full: $350.00

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24 Jan 2012

Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) This two-hour experience provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with a motorcycle and its controls in a low-risk, controlled environment. It is designed for the student who has no riding experience and isn’t sure whether or not they should take formal motorcycle training. You will not learn how to ride a motorcycle, but you will experience a motorcycle’s operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience, allowing you to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride. You should consider yourself successful in this course regardless if you choose to learn to ride or not. This experience does not guarantee success in the BasicRider Course (BRC). Group size is limited to three students. Pre-requisite: None. Obtaining a NY State Motorcycle Learner’s permit is suggested but not required. All training for the MSF IME will be held on the south shore of Suffolk County (see our class schedule for exact location). This course includes use of helmet, gloves and one of our training motorcycles. Course requirements are proper attire and punctual attendance for all sessions. Register for the next available class by viewing our class schedule to register for a specific date. By registering, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our refund policy.

Payment in full: $75.00

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18 Jan 2012

MSF Introductory Motorcycle Experience

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) This two-hour experience provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with a motorcycle and its controls in a low-risk, controlled environment. It is designed for the student who has no riding experience and isn’t sure whether or not they should take formal motorcycle training. You will not learn how to ride a motorcycle, but you will experience a motorcycle’s operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience, allowing you to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride. You should consider yourself successful in this course regardless if you choose to learn to ride or not. This experience does not guarantee success in the BasicRider Course (BRC). Group size is limited to three students. Pre-requisite: None. Obtaining a NY State Motorcycle Learner’s permit is suggested but not required. All training for the MSF IME will be held at Dowling College on the south shore of Suffolk County in Oakdale, NY. This course includes use of helmet, gloves and one of our training motorcycles. Course requirements are proper attire and punctual attendance for all sessions. Register for the next available class by viewing our class schedule to register for a specific date. By registering, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of our refund policy.

Payment in full: $75.00

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23 Aug 2011

Fall group ride on Saturday Sept 3

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Our fall group ride will be on Saturday, September 3, with a rain date of Sunday, September 4. Please check your email for more details or Contact us. We plan a great day of riding and socializing! Join our group ride using your motorcycle. We hope you can make it.

25 Apr 2011

Get Out and Ride Smart week

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AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week highlights rider skill and safety
(courtesy: American Motorcyclist Association)

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The final week of the American Motorcyclist Association’s Get Out And Ride! Month — AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week, April 25-30 — promotes rider training and the use of appropriate riding gear to help ensure that every ride is enjoyable and safe.

“No other community of recreationists puts more emphasis on proper training and appropriate apparel than motorcyclists,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “From individual riders to local and national clubs to the manufacturers and aftermarket, we are a close-knit community that sincerely cares about its own.”

Throughout AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week, the AMA be showcasing member stories on AmericanMotorcyclist.com > GetOutAndRide, a dedicated AMA Get Out And Ride! Facebook page and a Twitter feed, @GetOutNRide.

Many are also submitting stories, photos and videos, with a weekly winner selected for the best submission. The prize for the best story during AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week is a Tourmaster apparel gift certificate worth $200.

Motorcyclists have eagerly responded.

Franco Zacco wrote on the AMA Facebook page, “I’m taking a refresher [from] the MSF. I’m also picking up some back armor to upgrade my leather jacket.”

“All my gear has armor, even my summer mesh vest,” said Nick Nicholson. “I’m also a Rider’s Edge guy [and] would love to start a class for parents and grandparents to take their kids on the back in a riding class.”

Barb Detmer Johnson wrote that she is spending time in an empty parking lot doing circles, figure-eights, panic stops, swerves and quick stops. “My annual practice day saved [me] two years ago when a Suburban merged into my lane as I was passing him.”

And from Ron Lieback: “When I started riding I could have initially bought a better exhaust for my first bike, but my father insisted on spending the cash on the best helmet and leather possible… the old man’s advice, along with my almost religious studying of anything moto-journalism, kept safety gear a must for any type of ride.”

AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week is one of four weekly themes highlighted throughout April during AMA Get Out And Ride! Month. The virtual campaign spotlights AMA members and motorcyclists everywhere doing what they love to do: ride!

Watch for daily updates on AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Riding > GetOutAndRide, a dedicated AMA Get Out And Ride! Facebook page and a Twitter feed, @GetOutNRide.

30 Mar 2011

First 2011 Basic RiderCourse this Friday

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Our first MSF Basic RiderCourse begins this week! Winter is finally over and we’re looking forward to starting our training for the year!

02 Feb 2011

Street Challenge Course

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Our Street Challenge Course (SCC) emphasizes targeted advanced training to further hone your riding skills on your own motorcycle. Includes orientation, skill evaluation and goal determination, guided street ride with radio communication, instant feedback with video recording and review and post-ride debrief. The SCC is two plus hours of instruction with a maximum of 3 riders. It is for riders with a minimum of one year of experience who have already taken intermediate training and are looking to bring their riding to the next level. Benefits will be obtained from video review and instaneous feedback.

Payment in Full: $250.00

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