We are pleased to now be
taking registrations for Spring 2013! Click on the
schedule tab above to get started; classes fill quickly
and we look forward to seeing you soon!
We are proud to announce our 3rd motorcycle training
site in Newburgh, NY in conjunction with Motorcyclepedia
Museums located at 250 Lake Street, Newburgh, NY 12550!
We look forward to being able to serve Orange County and
the surrounding area in an even better way! Serving the
Hudson Valley since 2001!
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has
important messages for all roadway users.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: For
New York State residents, if you are interested in taking the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation?s Basic RiderCourse, you MUST possess a
valid NYS Driver?s license and valid NYS Motorcycle Permit at the
START of the class that you sign up for. There are no exceptions to
this and oversights will not be eligible for any refunding of class
monies. Also, you will not be allowed to proceed with the class.
Out of state residents should check with
your home state motor vehicles department to see if they will
accept this card from the NY program. NY does not issue a
motorcycle license to an out of state resident by taking this
course; however, you are still eligible to receive the MSF Course
Gift Certificates are now available for that special occasion.
Gift certificates are not only a good way to avoid any tuition
increases but also make ideal gifts for Christmas, birthdays,
anniversaries, Valentines Day, whatever! Gift certificates make
Call 845-471-5800 to
We are happy to announce that SmartRider now has the privilege of providing you with your NYSMSP
Road Test Waiver upon the successful completion of the Basic RiderCourse, in some cases "on the spot",
and that there are no longer the wait times associated with receiving this benefit for this course.
This means you can put your newly developed riding skills to use immediately and enjoy the remainder of the
riding season! Feel free to give our office a call if you have any questions; we look forward to seeing you soon!
Bob Simpson wrote "Motorcycle Safety
Tips", intended to be used as a press release from the Dutchess
County Traffic Safety Board, on which he is a member representing
the motorcycling community.
Motorcycle Safety Tips
One of the most frequent themes in accidents
involving cars and motorcycles is visibility; the motorist did
not see the motorcycle. As a result one of the most common
accidents involving cars and motorcycles occurs as a result of a
vehicle turning in front of a motorcycle.
Motorcycles are often being overlooked. They are
smaller and move differently, they are often not seen or
recognized in traffic by other motorists. Look twice for
Never tailgate a motorcyclist. Allow at least
two seconds following distance between you and the motorcycle in
front of you.
Take some time to reacquaint yourself with your
bike. Practice basic techniques such as braking, shifting,
turning and swerving in an empty parking lot or other safe area
before going on the road.
Remember at this time of the year there may be
large amounts of sand on the road left over from winter.
Potholes can be extremely dangerous to a motorcycle and are also
more common in the early spring.
Also, keep in mind that animal activity often
increases in the spring.
SmartRider Motorcycle Safety Program Inc., is now a New York State
DMV Approved Driving School. We can now offer private lessons, road
test escorts, and one hour lessons prior to the BRC.