Motorcycle Rider Education
A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa is a proud sponsor of Iowa’s quality License Waiver curriculums administered by the Office of Driver Services Department of Transportation. A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa’s training program provides 5 MSF curriculums; BRC, BRC2, RRBRC, 3WBRC, and ARC. A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa provides motorcycle rider training at various locations throughout the State of Iowa. Our instructors are Iowa-licensed, MSF-certified, and are all experienced motorcyclists. More information for each curriculum can be found further down this page.
Why is there a need for rider education?
A motorcycle rider’s judgment is critical. In single-vehicle crashes, rider error is the most common cause. Crashes with other vehicles also occur because either one or both operators make errors in judgment. Many collisions and injuries could have been avoided if the motorcycle rider had known when and how to swerve or brake.
There are five different courses available throughout the year.
Get more information on each course and register by clicking on the name of the course or through the link below.
SHARE THE ROAD
Share the Road is a motorcycle awareness program that A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa offers to reduce accidents by EDUCATING motor vehicle drivers. This training is intended to help drivers see, respect, and understand a motorcyclist's needs and rights on the highway.
A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa believes that education is the key to safety, and SHARE THE ROAD is a positive step in educating Iowa motor vehicle drivers about safe ways to interact with motorcycles on Iowa roadways.
Share the Road programs can be presented to civic organizations and most businesses that regularly hold safety meetings. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle will benefit from this program.
“A concept to save lives”
The Two-Wheel Trauma concept was fashioned in early 1986 by three experienced EMS providers in rural Spencer, Iowa. Career paramedics Anita J. Bailey and Frank Prowant joined Slider Gilmore, a lifelong motorcyclist, and volunteer EMT, to develop the Two Wheel Trauma program.
The program’s sole purpose is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of motorcycle crashes through prevention and education. The three components are Rider Responsibilities, Accident Scene Management, and Two-Wheel Trauma continuing education for EMS providers.
Wayne Wierson, former A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa State Share the Road Coordinator, joined as faculty in 2005, presenting Share the Road at every Two-Wheel Trauma course.
Click on the button below to get more information on Two-Wheel Trauma.