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When I wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, I set out to discover how “basic” the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) offered here at Fort Riley really was. You see, I was going to need a very basic, from the beginning, baby-step-by-step-style course if I was ever going to become a rider.

Getting Group Ride Ready

Group motorcycle rides can be one of the most enjoyable — or terrifying — ways to ride. Groups vary in size and purpose and usually consist of three or more motorcycles to upward of 100! Sometimes, the rides occur by chance or are organized to support an event or cause. Others are planned to raise awareness for a national observance such as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

  • 21 May 2023
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The Edge of Disaster

It was spring and I was stationed at beautiful Camp Pendleton, California. I had just recently married my high school sweetheart, was two months from pinning on the rank of corporal and was gearing up to go on my first deployment. I thought my life could not get better until I received a phone call from my older brother asking if I was interested in purchasing one of his motorcycles.

  • 14 May 2023
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Reduce Your Risk with Good Gear

As hard as it may be, resist riding on days when you know there are other factors that might make the ride risky. Remember, the weather is not the only factor to consider when deciding to take the bike out for a spin.

  • 7 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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See and Be Seen

For those of us who have been involved in an accident with or while riding a motorcycle, we’ve all either heard or said, “I never saw him.” This is one of those accidents.

  • 1 May 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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Reducing Your Risk on the Road

Several years ago, I experienced an event that altered my family’s life. While riding my Harley-Davidson Road King, I was struck head-on by a pickup truck. From my perspective, there was nothing I could have done to prevent this accident. On the other hand, the young man driving the pickup could have done several things differently, most notably, recognizing the right of way.

  • 16 April 2023
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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