Motorcycle safety training has been conducted at our San Diego County facility since 1979,
making the facility the oldest continuously operated motorcycle training school in the nation.
In November of 2009 the IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit/public benefit organization "National Motorcycle Training Institute" was created. We also use the abbreviation nmcti.org. We incorporated nmcti.org in the State of Oregon, USA. All ownership and copyrights of the curricula were donated from National Motorcycle Training dba San Diego Motorcycle Training, a California Corporation, to National Motorcycle Training Institute, an Oregon public benefit/nonprofit institution. The Executive Director is Joseph Elliott.
All our curricula are "open source" and free to copy and distribute. We invite you to explore our website, learn about the data and the need to get data to the public so they can make more informed choices. Explore our motorcycle training curricula, and find ways to increase your students enjoyment and reduce their danger while on their journey. Giving your students to make an informed choice to "opt out" of street riding is an important information that helps them more more informed choices. Please feel free to contact us with any of your questions!
The decade of the 1990s was a watershed time for motorcycle training experiences and motorcycle studies. National Motorcycle Training Institute founders applied these training experiences and studies to create the begin2ride, continue2ride, going2ride, and test2ride programs. We conducted our first industry independent motorcycle safety training in July of 2001. We discovered that there is a difference between promoting motorcycing and promoting motorcycle safety. We know motorcycle safety is an oxymoron. (Oxymoron is two words that don't go together.)
Our programs have been developed to reduce the unnecessary mishaps involved in rider training, learning about, and enjoying motorcycles. We apply scientific method of theory and measurement to specifically reduce participants' chances of mishaps in their beginner-time (begin2ride program) and their learner-time (continue2ride, going2ride, and test2ride programs). Our programs are the only ones we know that do not promote motorcycling, instead our programs promote making informed choices. In particular, successful participants of Begin2ride are giving the option to choose whether too, or not too, continue to their learner-time.
Our programs give riders data so they know from the beginning that motorcycle is far more dangerous than what motorcycle promoters will tell them. They are given the opportunity to learn about the difference between rudimentary physical skills (operational knowledge, what can be termed safety training, begin2ride) and intermediate skills (measureable skill and measureable performance, what can be termed skill training, test2ride) which gives them direct knowledge to make informed choices! Even after extensive training, our students know that motorcycling remains a risky activity, however, they have been well prepared to eliminate the unnecessary risks while riding.
Consulting Motorcycle Experts:Joseph Elliott, Cofounder of National Motorcycle Training
Board of Directors:
Yun Kee Chung
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