The U.S. Senate agreed to a resolution recognizing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for 50 years of safety education and improving the ride for motorcycle riders across the United States. Michigan Senator Gary Peters sponsored the resolution, along with senators Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Budd of North Carolina, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.
“I have always said there is no better way to go from point A to point B than by motorcycle,” Senator Peters said. “As co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Motorcycle Caucus and a lifetime rider, I am proud to have introduced this resolution recognizing 50 years of rider safety education by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and the important work they have done to make our roadways safer for riders and drivers across Michigan and the United States.”
“The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is proud to have helped millions of people realize their dreams of learning to ride, and to continue training so they can improve their ride,” said Scott Schloegel, vice president of government relations at MSF. “We thank our RiderCoaches, DirtBike School Coaches, and everyone in the training community for their hard work. It’s an honor to be recognized by the U.S. Senate.”
The resolution recognizes that the “efforts of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation are aimed at making the roadways of the United States safer for both motorcycle riders and non-riders.” It also notes that 46 states and the U.S. Armed Forces use an MSF curriculum as their motorcycle license waiver course and that nearly 10,000 RiderCoaches teach MSF curricula at 2,700 training sites across the country. It further notes that MSF meets the needs of motorcycle riders by continuing to create courses for the most popular types of bikes on the road and on the trail, including the hands-on Adventure Bike RiderCourse and the DirtBike School courses, which help riders get the most out of their bikes.
“Ten million students have enrolled in MSF courses since 1973,” Schloegel said. “While that’s a significant milestone, as is our 50th anniversary, we are looking forward to the next 50 years of helping more people learn to ride, ride safe, and ride their best.”