IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2007 - The Motorcycle Safety Foundation DirtBike SchoolSM wants veteran off-road riders to help teach its classes. DBS is the only nationwide off-road training program, sponsored by the five major off-highway motorcycle manufacturers and designed for beginning riders with little or no riding experience.Prospective DBS Coaches attend an intensive, four-day preparation course in order to obtain certification. Candidates must be at least 18, have good communications skills and must own their own dirt bike to qualify.They will practice teaching students, managing range exercises, evaluating students and coaching them. At the end, there is a riding-skill test and a written exam. The cost for tuition and materials is $450. Once certified, a DBS Coach may conduct courses at their own sites (subject to MSF quality control standards) or offer their services to established DBS facilities."If you love motorcycling, if you care about riding off-highway, then offering your service as a DirtBike School Coach is one of the most rewarding things you can do," said MSF DBS Manager Chris Kawasaki."You'll be teaching tomorrow's riders and introducing riders to a whole new world. It's also a great way to make additional income while keeping your regular job."At more than 250 locations across the country, DBS students are taught basic motorcycle riding skills and receive instruction on being responsible on two wheels. Anyone over age six can attend a DBS class. Some families take the school as a group.Remaining 2007 Coach Preparation courses:Location Date
Alpharetta, Ga. Sept. 20-23
Troy, Ohio Oct. 11-14
Colton, Calif. Nov. 7-10
Irving, Texas Nov. 15-18
Riders interested in becoming a certified DBS Coach, and land-owners who can make space available for a site, should contact Chris Kawasaki At 949.727.3227 Ext. 3079, or visit www.DirtBikeSchool.com.About the DirtBike SchoolThe Motorcycle Safety Foundation's DirtBike School is a hands-on, one-day training class for off-road motorcycle riders aged six and older. The course focuses on basic skill for the inexperienced rider and covers responsible riding practices, the importance of wearing proper safety gear, and environmental awareness. For DirtBike School locations, call 877.288.7093 or visit www.dirtbikeschool.com.About the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Since 1973, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has set internationally recognized standards that promote the safety of motorcyclists with rider education courses, operator licensing tests, and public information programs. The MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military, and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. The MSF is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha. For RiderCourseSM locations, call 800.446.9227 or visit www.msf-usa.org.