MSF to train U.S. special forces here, overseas

Publish Date: 
Oct 29, 2013
By Holly J. Wagner

IRVINE, Calif. - The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has won a military contract to train riding instructors for United States Special Operations forces here and abroad.

The contract, worth $405,427.50 over three years, calls for 18 training classes on bases in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. The first year of the contract runs through next September, with options to add a year each for the next two years, MSF announced.

MSF will teach a Motorcycle Rider Safety Awareness Program (MRSAP) for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at bases in California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Washington, as well as at Panzer Kasern in Germany and Mildenhall, Great Britain.

The purpose of the course is to provide training for up to 252 personnel in RiderCoach preparation, Military SportBike and Advanced Rider RiderCoach techniques as well as ATV Instructors. Training sessions are anticipated to run 64 hours including classroom and on-course training. The military expects to come out of the training with 120 general instructors, 96 sportbike and advanced rider instructors, and 36 ATV instructors certified.