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Macomb Community College expands motorcycle safety program

– Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:00PM

Four new classes added at Center Campus in Clinton Township

Macomb Community College has expanded its motorcycle safety program and is adding four new basic rider courses, which will be held for the first-time at the college’s Center Campus in Clinton Township. These classes are intended for the inexperienced or beginner rider. The first weekend course begins June 8 with additional courses scheduled throughout the summer.

Taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors, the basic rider web-enhanced course consists of three hours of online preparation, five hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone with minimal experience operating a motorcycle, the course focuses on basic riding skills including clutch and throttle coordination, braking, turning and shifting. Successful completion of the course results in a waiver by the Michigan Secretary of State Office of its riding and written test.

All class participants are required to supply their own equipment including a Department of Transportation-approved helmet, long-sleeved jacket or shirt, heavy-duty long pants, eye protection, gloves and boots.

For more information or to register for these classes, email motorcycle@macomb.edu.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271, patricks28@macomb.edu