The Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) presented its 2022 Visionary Award to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for work in motorcycle education, promoting safety and awareness of motorcyclists, and for positive impact on the motorcycling community.
“The Motorcycle Safety Foundation continues to raise the bar for training and education of riders,” said Mick Dagn, executive director of AMSAF. “The organization is always working to improve its training programs, create opportunities for the development of RiderCoaches and help all riders to ride on a better basis.”
MSF was honored at AMSAF’s annual Share the Road & Riding fundraiser to raise funds for the long road in May. More than 300 people from Arizona motorcycles, law enforcement and medical communities attended the event.
AMSAF has awarded more than 4,500 scholarships for motorcycle training and 1,300 grants for helmets. In addition, AMSAF is working with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Road Safety (GOHS) to help raise awareness about motorcycles among Arizona road users.
Nationwide, more than 9 million riders have signed up for MSF RiderCourses since 1974. In 2020, more than 11,350 Arizona riders took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, including Basic RiderCourse (BRC), Basic RiderCourse 2, and the Advanced RiderCourse offering. The Arizona Department of Transportation recognizes MSF BRC and BRC2 courses for license revocation.
“The Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation is a great example of what can happen when different communities work together,” said Rob Gladen, vice president of training operations for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. “We are grateful for our strong partnership and look forward to our continued collaboration to provide quality motorcycle education for riders and potential riders in Arizona.”
The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation was established in 2011 to raise awareness about motorcycles and help riders find proper training. Each year, AMSAF presents a Visionary Award to a person or organization involved in promoting safety and awareness, helping to reduce accidents and deaths.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the country’s leading security resource and supporter of motorcyclists, creates education and training systems for riders of all skill levels. For those who want to do horseback riding, one of the best ways to learn is formal motorcycle training, such as the Basic RiderCourse of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The MSF also offers refresher courses and refresher courses for experienced riders.