May 4, 2007
Deeley Harley-Davidson and Canada Safety Council join forces to promote motorcycle safety
Concord, Ontario – Deeley Harley-Davidson, the Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson and Buell motorcycles, has announced its partnership with the Canadian Safety Council (CSC) to promote Gearing Up, a national motorcycle rider training program.
The program, established by the CSC in 1974, is the country’s only national program of its kind. It is offered through a network of national and local organization and is the only national training program recognized by the motorcycle industry, federal and provincial governments, and motorcycle insurers. Since its inception, over 500,000 Canadians have gone through the program.
Gearing Up places students with qualified instructors, who teach basic skills such as balancing the motorcycle, starting it, correct use of brakes and clutch, and control at slow speeds. The rider then moves to more advanced skills, including transmission use, corner negotiating techniques, collision avoidance, emergency braking and counter-steering techniques.
At the end of the program, students are required to take a test which, in many cases, also includes a license test as part of the course fee. Gearing Up provides the motorcycles. For more information, visit RiderTraining.org.