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Motorcycle Training: A Chat with Bill Shaffer

A motorcyclist following a curve in the roadBill Shaffer is the director of the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC) and a dedicated m​otorcycle enthusiast and rider in his own right. Now that the 2021 motorcycle training season is underway in Minnesota, we sat down with him to learn about the trends and issues he's seeing with riders lately, and how the many motorcycle training courses on offer can address them.

In this DPS Blog, learn more about how and why to sign up for motorcycle training​.​

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Video Description: Get an inside look at MMSC’s Basic Rider Course. This MMSC video in the DPS MIC’D UP series shows beginning riders as they navigate a motorcycle, some for the first time, and learn basic riding skills. The video highlights some of the exercises students master during the 14.5 hour course.​​