Hundreds of Motorcycle Training Professionals Gather for Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference

IRVINE, CA – August 20, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently brought together more than 300 members of the training community to further its goal of continuous improvement in providing the very best way to be safe on a motorcycle, particularly for new riders. The participants represented 44 states and five countries in the Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference, held at Eastern Kentucky University in May. Additional support for the IRETS conference included three military program coordinators and 22 state program managers.

“One of our great joys at MSF is meeting with the training community at IRETS,” said MSF President Tim Buche. “This past May, we were privileged to host more than 300 safety professionals from all over the world. We were thrilled with their enthusiasm and eagerness to improve their craft for the betterment of their students. Together with assistance from university officials, the Traffic Safety Institute and the Kentucky rider education program, we did our best to create a conference environment that was effective and efficient, and to offer topical content on all elements critical to realizing the potential of motorcyclist rider education and safety.”

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests and public information programs. The MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by the MSF® have been recognized worldwide since 1973.

The MSF is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha. For safety information or to enroll in the RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit or call (800) 446-9227.