Friday, April 23, 2010

Are You Ready to Ride?

Heading out to discover your own Two Wheel Oklahoma?

We often get emails asking about getting started with motorcycling. Our answer is: If you're considering a motorcycle, or have recently started riding, we always recommend taking a rider safety course. And that goes for you old riders that just hopped back on- or what we like to call "born again bikers."

An organization called the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has created a curriculum for teaching would-be motorcycle riders the proper way to handle a bike. Their 15-hour Basic Rider Course will give you the fundamentals required to safely operate a motorcycle. The bike and helmet are provided, and the only prerequisite is the ability to ride a bicycle.

Many MSF RiderCourse locations also offer courses for scooters, dirt bikes and refresher classes for experienced riders. There is a fee for each course, but some insurance providers offer discounts for riders who have taken a riding course.

Not a rider?
Here are ten safety tips all car drivers need to know about motorcycles.

There are several RiderCourse locations throughout Oklahoma- here's a list from the MSF website. For more information or other locations visit


Motorcycle Training & Safety Center

Broken Arrow

Great Plains Tech Center


Department of Human Services


Southeastern Oklahoma Driving School.


Midwest City

Midwest City

Oklahoma City

OSU-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

Precision Driving School

Pauls Valley

McClain County Expo Center



Sallisaw Senior High School


Murray State College


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It's a Travel Show

Two Wheel Oklahoma is a television travel show featuring the motorcycle rides of Brad Mathison and Rex Brown along the scenic highways and backroads of Oklahoma.

Each episode highlights a stretch of road or historic route and explores unique destinations along the way. Tune in three times a week on the Cox Channel.

We hope you'll come ride along.

Brad and Rex: co-hosts of Two Wheel Oklahoma