Team Oregon

I spent this weekend with 14 strangers, and we may have only one thing in common, motorcycles!

I would like to become a Team Oregon instructor and have applied for that very thing. These strangers were a motorcycle safety class and I was auditing.

Team Oregon is Oregon’s motorcycle rider training and education provider.

In this class were many people who had never been on a motorcycle before. It was exciting to to watch as the course transformed these people into riders.

The Basic Rider Training begins very basic. They learn where the controls are, how to start, and how to use the friction zone. They also work on safe cornering and maneuvering. One of the finial tests was an offset cone weave, very nice.

After the test is complete, a intersection is set up with a one-way circle around it. It was, as one instructor put it, “Controlled chaos.” Here is a picture.

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If you are in Oregon and want to earn your motorcycle endorsement, want to develop your skills, or just understand motorcyclist better, sign up for a class with Team Oregon.