Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Up North Motorcycle Safety Courses



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkgmuNrYufg&feature=player_embedded 
      
 We will be adding a   e-Course where student complete an on-line course before the first class session as part of the $50.00 fee..  BRC students must receive e-Course link from Tim McPherson via e-mail at least one week prior to start of class..Call 231-546-3142 if you did not get a link. The e-Course  on-line will take at least 3 hours to complete.   Bring in e-Course printed Completion  Certificate  to the first day of class..





 http://www.msf-usa.org/students.aspx#brc-eCourse

Up North Motorcycle Safety is a State funded program sponsored by The Sec. of State , The Otsego County Sheriff Dept and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and is taught in the following cities in Michigan


  RIDER COACH(INSTRUCTORS) NEEDED

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/RiderCoach_Recruitement_Brochure_534177_7.pdf
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/RiderCoach_Recruitement_Brochure_534177_7.pdf



REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1ST 2018

****Full class dates have a strike through on them****

West Branch .. Basic Rider e-Course...(BRC)
                          
                            
                                            
  West Branch Course taught at Surline Middle School (rev. 4/09)
BIKES ARE SUPPLIED
MAP IT


 Cheboygan.. 
      Basic Rider e- Course (BRC) 
     
          Returning Rider  
         Course(RRC) formally RRBRC
                               not a e-Course
                              
             ADVANCED RIDER COURSE  
                                          
                          
Cheboygan Courses taught at Family Fare Market fri. night MAP IT and the County-city airport Sat-Sun

 Gaylord.. Basic Rider e-Course (BRC)
                    
  Returning Rider Course(RRC) formally RRBRC (not a e-Course)
                                     
                 
                 Gaylord Course taught at Gaylord High School MAP IT (rev 4/11)

Sault Ste. Marie 

                                     Basic Rider e- Course (BRC) 
                        

                              
                  Returning Rider Course RRC (FORMALLY RRBRC)
               NOT AN E-COURSE 
                                                   

                                   ADVANCED RIDER COURSE (ARC)  
                                               
 S.S. Marie Courses  at Lake Superior State University Norris Center MAP IT
WWW.UpNorthmotorcycleSafety.blogspot.com        231-546-3142

                    
 DESCRIPTION OF  TYPES OF COURSES
The BRC e- Course takes a segment of your classroom learning experience into your home!  By covering basic motorcycle operation prior to class students will arrive to class ready for their hands-on training. When you enroll in the  BRC Web Enhanced  e-Course you must complete the on-line e-course (included in the $50.00 fee) prior to your class start date and bring the Completion Certificate to the first class session.  A link to the e-Course will be sent via your email prior to the start date of your class....For more info on the Web Enhanced BRC  e-Course go to the PAGES at the top left of this page

Basic Rider e- Course “BRC” Fri night, all day Sat-Sun.. For the beginner rider who wants to learn to ride safely and need a cycle endorsement on their drivers license BIKES WITH CLUTCH ARE PROVIDED (completion waives Sec.of State Rider Skill and Written  Test)..Learn more click here

Returning Rider  Course (RRC)  (formally RRBRC)  ONE DAY (license waiver course) For the experienced rider who has their OWN (no borrowed or shared) insured bike or scooter to use in the course , wants to learn to ride safely and needs a cycle endorsement on their drivers license (one day about 8+ hrs)...The RRBRC is not intended for new riders with little or no riding experience. Completion waives Sec. of States Rider Skill and Written  Test...Learn more click here

ADVANCED RIDER COURSE  (ARC) ....ONE DAY COURSE

ARC, the Advanced Rider Course, is the public version of the military sport bike course.
  It is the “best” Motorcycle Safety Foundation course out there for riders
 of all types of motorcycles to take on their own motorcycle
.  The classroom is a small group discussion format.  This is an interactive classroom. 
 There is a Knowledge Test in the classroom.
   Any street motorcycle can be used.  No loan motorcycles will be available for this course. 
 .  The challenge level is higher in this course.  
This course is not for someone who just completed a beginning rider course.
  It is designed for street rider who wants to improve their skill level.  A cycle endorsement is required.   
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Student age:for all courses... Participants in all courses must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid (Level 1, 2 or 3 graduated driver license.) For students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign a participation waiver
 which must be returned to the instructor before the student will be allowed on the range.

READ THE HANDBOOK USED IN THE CLASSES BY CLICKING HERE
http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/BRCHandbook.pdf
GET A HEAD START TO THE COURSE AND RIDING SAFELY!  CLICK THE LINK ABOVE!!!

WHAT COURSE SHOULD I TAKE ? Click Below
http://upnorthmotorcyclesafety.blogspot.com/p/what-course-should-i-take-3-to-choose.html


TO REGISTER FOR A COURSE, 
SEND ALL INFORMATION BELOW WITH $50.00 check payable to OTSEGO CO. SHERIFF..
 MAIL TO Tim McPherson 3995 Hallock, Gaylord, Mi.49735

Highlite and print
 ( no credit-debit cards accepted)
e-mail iridebmw@freeway.net 231-546-3142

 NAME_______________________________________

ADDRESS__________________________________

CITY______________________ZIP_________

 PHONE include are code________________________

CLASS (BRC)   (RRBRC) (ARC)  (CIRCLE ONE)

1ST CHOICE CITY________________ DATE________

2ND CHOICE CITY______________DATE________ 

Your email address to send e-COURSE Material___________________________

$50.00 CHECK PAYABLE TO OTSEGO CO.SHERIFF
SEND TO :Tim McPherson 3995 Hallock Rd. Gaylord, Mi. 49735

 I sent my money and registration in to Tim McPherson..Now what?

 Students must receive e-Course link from Tim McPherson via e-mail at least one week prior to start of class..Call 231-546-3142 if you did not get a link .The e-Course on-line will take at least 3 hours to complete.  Bring in e-Course printed  Completion  Certificate  to the first day of class

 The class you signed up for will not run until at least 8 people sign up.
You will be contacted if the class is cancelled, then you have to reschedule and
your fee($50.00) will be applied to another class

If the class runs, the student should get a confirmation letter or e-Course link 2 weeks before the class start date. If no confirmation or e-Course link  has been received 2 weeks before class, then call Tim at 231-546-3142.
If the student signed up later than 3 weeks before, no confirmation letter may be sent, be sure to call Tim (231-546-3142) for a verbal confirmation.

Be sure to include the $50.00 with the registration, if there is no fee included, the registration is void.
If you are a walk in, stand by, or late registration,  the $50.00 must be paid at the start of the class.
 e-Course student must have printed e-course Completion Certificate presented on the first class day. 
If the student does not show up to the class or is not on time, there is no refund. Call Tim (231-546-3142) to reschedule and re-pay the $50.00. Up North Motorcycle Safety has no jurisdiction over the fee or refund.

Please include a phone number and email address so Tim may contact the student when Tim receives money and registration, but wait  2 weeks before the class for the confirmation letter or e-Course number
231-546-3142 iridebmw@freeway.net
COACHING
Phone 231-546-3142 No Refunds..Call for standby on full classes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR THE COURSES
A weekend BRC e- course coached by UP NORTH MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM usually starts with a classroom session.

Friday evening at 5 pm till 9 - 10pm. The Basic Rider Course handbook used thought out the course can be viewed at http://www.msf-usa.org/ click on library.  Students must bring with them e-COURSE Competion  Certificate 

"A" and "B" Group Determined Fri.Night for Sat. and Sun riding on the Range
 Saturday schedule
"A" Group 8 am -10:30 am bikes on the Range...
 "B" Group 10:30 am- 1pm bikes on the  Range...
"A"&"B" Group Lunch 1 - 1:30 pm 
 "A" Group 1:30 pm - 4 pm Range...
 "B" Group 4 pm - 6:30 pm Range...
"A" and "B" Group 6:30 - 8:30pm Classroom

 Sunday schedule
 "A" Group 8 am - 10:30 am Range...
 "B" Group 10:30 am - 1pm Range...
  "A"&"B" Group Lunch 1pm - 1:30 pm...
 "A" Group 1:30 pm - 4 pm Range....
 "B" Group 4 pm - 6:30 pm Range

 Schedule may vary because of weather or unforeseen circumstances or coach's choice

WHAT MUST BE WORN AND PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT DURING THE RIDING (RANGE) EXERCISES?? (all courses)
1. D.O.T. Helmet... Full face, 3/4, or Half Important note: Even though the helmet law has changed in Michigan, we will continue to require all students to wear helmets in all classes. This includes the Basic Rider, Returning Rider, and Advanced courses
 2. Eye Protection...Face Shield, Goggles, or Glasses

HELMETS REQUIRED
 3. Long Sleeves...Jacket or Shirt
 4. Full Finger Gloves
5. Long Pants
 6. Over The Ankle Shoe or Boot
 7. Optional Rain Gear or Suite

WHAT IS NEEDED TO PASS ( BRC)or (RRC) COURSE GIVEN BY UP NORTH MOTORCYCLE SAFETY ?

e-Course students must have printed e-Course Completion Certificate first day of class
1. Attend all assigned sessions and be on time
PRACTISE SWERVING
2. Pass the Riding-Skills Evaluations (tests) that assess range  exercises   
3. Pass Written Multi-Choice Test with 80% or better
4. RRC students may be removed from the class if their riding skills are not considered adequate in the first two sessions. A Basic Rider Course (BRC) will be recommended

If you do not meet one or more of the above  criteria, you do not get a completion card.

 If I don't pass, what can I do?
There may be riders who need more practice  to pass the requirements set by the State of Michigan and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. These riders will be coached to take an alternative approach to getting the completion card. Such as, but not limited to, taking the course over to get more practice on their riding skills

 PASSING THE BRC or RRC AND RECEIVING THE COMPLETION CARD, WAIVES THE MICHIGAN SEC. OF STATE RIDERS SKILL and WRITTEN TEST.
 THE SEC. OF STATE WRITTEN TEST, WHICH CAN BE TAKEN ANYTIME BEFORE THE BRC or RRC ...THE WRITTEN TEST  IS TAKEN TO RECEIVE A TRAINING PERMIT TO PRACTICE SKILLS WITH YOUR OWN BIKE ON THE ROAD  WITH A ENDORSED RIDER IN SITE

Sault Ste. Marie Courses taught at Lake Superior State University Norris Center  MAP IT
Cheboygan Courses taught at Family Fare Market Fri. night MAP IT
and the County-city airport sat-sunMAP IT
GAYLORD
Gaylord Course taught Gaylord High School MAP IT (rev 4/11)
West Branch Course taught at Surline Middle School(rev. 4/09) MAP IT

CLASSES FULL?- BECOME A STANDBY
! WALK INS TAKEN ON FRI NIGHT

(STUDENTS  must have printed  e-Course Completion  Certificate)...CALL!!! 231-546-3142 Sometimes people don't show up for the course. All student must attend Friday night (and all scheduled sessions) If a student is a "no show" there is no refund and a standby may take their place. A standby may call 231-546-3142 for a spot or walk in. Walk ins are a first come- first serve basics. STANDBYS MUST SHOW UP FRIDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS TO GET A SPOT. All students must pay the $50.00 fee . (CASH OR CHECK) There will be no credit or late payment accepted.






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DONATIONS Please make donation checks out to Otsego Co. Sheriff and send to Tim Mcpherson 3995 Hallock Rd. Gaylord, Mi. 49735. Any donation will help to continue to provide a quality Motorcycle Safety Program in the Up North. These donation will be used for Motorcycle purchases, maintenance, parts , fuel and riding items so that we my still provide to the motorcycle safety student the use of well maintained and late model motorcycles in our Basic Riding Course. As we all know, the cost of fuel and maintenance is ever growing, and these donation will help offset this expenditure. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY