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Headstart (Class No: 18221)
Class Date(s): 8/3 4:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
2 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $89 per student.

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Chris Beard has served as a United States Marine for the past 20 years and has served in many diverse billets and assignments. Having the opportunity to train and instruct many different types of learners has given Chris the experience to capture the learning potential of a wide student base. Chris purchased his first motorcycle in 2006 and attended the MSF Basic Rider Course (BRC) two months later. Chris attributes many of his advanced skills to the fundamentals he learned while in the BRC, referring to those skills as the, "building blocks" of rider education. One year later, Chris completed the MSF Experienced Riders Course which further advanced his rider skill set. In April of 2010, Chris was selected to attend the MSF Rider Coach Prep Course and upon completion became a MSF Certified Rider Coach. Chris is an "all season" rider and enjoys the challenges associated with riding in cold and inclement weather. Chris believes riding year round has helped him become a more well-rounded instructor. Chris is starting his second year with MRC and takes great satisfaction from the opportunity to pass on his knowledge to new and experienced riders as well.

Chris also enjoys the outdoors and spending time camping and fishing with his son


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Ron Bennett has been a rider coach since 2001 in Pennsylvania until he and his wife Yolanda, moved to Virginia in 2012 where he continues coaching. Ron is a retired officer from University of Pittsburgh Police Department after 32 years. Duties included plainclothes, investigations, motor officer, SERT, and community relations. Ron received many awards during this time including Officer of the Year, and Medal of Bravery for First Responder of critical incident. Ron enjoys family events, rollerskating (4 wheels), fishing, jazz, and old school music. Also a member of "Buffalo Soldiers M/C of Pittsburgh" where he is known as "Zoom".


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1.5 HRS OF PRE-COURSE COACHING before your Basic Rider Course.

This can be a stand-alone training opportunity. If you have no experience, Headstart is a valuable opportunity to familiarize yourself with motorcycle riding at a slower, less stressful pace than the larger class setting. We familiarize you with the motorcycle, friction zone, shifting and get you started on exercises! Our Headstart students claim this icebreaker did much to boost their confidence and get them off to a good solid start.

Headstart may be taken independent of the Basic RiderCourse and more than once. Not sure if Motorcycling is for you? Try HEADSTART and find out!

Many students sign up for Headstart just prior to their Basic RiderCourse. This gives them some advance preparation for the Basic RiderCourse a day or two, or even a week, before the full course.