Mobile training facility to promote motorcycle safety at MDA Fall Ride
THE REF (Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility) operated by the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program will visit the MDA Fall Ride in Tomahawk Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 to promote motorcycle safety.
Built with federal funding, the 40-foot-long REF trailer is more than just a classroom; it is an interactive learning environment for both riders and non-riders to learn more about sharing the road, crash avoidance and awareness of traffic and road hazards. To see THE REF, visit http://www.zeroinwisconsin.gov/TheREF/Default.asp.
THE REF features include:
• Three training motorcycles used in a 90-minute introductory motorcycle experience to provide a taste of what motorcycling is about and the importance of attending a basic rider education class.
• Two SMARTrainers (Safe Motorcyclist Awareness and Recognition Trainers) that are traffic simulators designed to give riders a real-world experience riding in traffic and on public roads.
• Touch screen monitors for testing knowledge of motorcycle safety.
THE REF and other Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program rider-training initiatives are designed to save lives and reduce injuries among all motorcyclists, from beginners to experts.