Have you always wanted to ride? The best way to get on two wheels is to take a course but which one?
Kelowna and District Safety Council is hosting a free Open House for want to be riders. There is no better time to ask questions and see riding is going to be something for you. Drop by the KDSC facility in Rutland on Thursday, March 7th, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 395 Hartman Road (across from the YMCA in Rutland) and find out!
These Open Houses are free, but an RSVP is appreciated. People are encouraged to bring a friend, there will be no pressure to register and coffee and donuts will be provided. Each Open House will start with an informal presentation about the ICBC licensing process, tips for passing the motorcycle Learner’s Permit test (ICBC reports a 46% failure rate), and an overview of KDSC’s popular Learn to Ride Program. KDSC staff and instructors will be on hand to answer all your questions, and several training bikes will be set up so that people can sit on a few different styles of motorcycles and see how they feel.
“Learning to ride can be a big step, and it can even be a little intimidating if you don’t know what to expect,” says Tania Meyer, Executive Director. “We started holding these Open Houses two years ago to give people the opportunity to take the guess-work out of the process and they’ve been really popular. Many people worry that they will be either too tall or too short for a motorcycle, or that they won’t feel comfortable in the gear, so this will be a great way for them to answer all of their concerns. It’ll also be great for those people who want more information about the program, but who aren’t able to contact us during regular office hours.”
To register for an Open House, to inquire about dates for Open Houses in Vernon and Penticton, or for more information on any of KDSC’s programs, visit www.kdsc.bc.ca or call KDSC at 765-3163.