Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 7, 2017
UMC company inks deal with bike school for 2017

The Utah Sport Bike Association (USBA), located at Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville, Utah, is proud to announce a partnership with the renowned Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) to develop a curriculum and provide training for the USBA’s Advanced Rider Training (ART) program.

Since its inception in the early 1980s, the USBA has always held education as a guiding principle. That principle has been executed through the ART program since 1988. This program has offered thousands of riders an opportunity to learn skills, developed and tested in competition, that enhance their safety on the streets and in the canyons of the surrounding landscape. In 2006 this training took a giant step forward with the opening of Miller Motorsports Park, now known as Utah Motorsports Campus. This facility allowed the instructors and students of the ART program to practice their skills at a world-class facility, using the racetrack as a closed road.

Another great step forward for the ART program and motorcycle students in the Intermountain West will take place in 2017 because of the new partnership between the USBA and the YCRS. The new USBA ART curriculum will be based on the proven success of the YCRS program.

“I couldn’t be more excited for this partnership,” said USBA President Scott Rybarik. “We’ve offered fantastic education to students in our area for decades, but the relationship with YCRS gives our program the stability and credibility it needs to move forward.”

In addition to providing the curriculum, the YCRS is sending one of its principal instructors, Nick Ienatsch, a founding member of the USBA, to lead a “Train the Trainer” day for USBA ART coaches.

“I’m thrilled,” said Mike Hawkins, the USBA Director of Schools. “This is the boost that our school needs to go to the next level. I think this is the best ART program we’ve ever offered, and I can’t wait to deliver it to our students.”

The USBA ART program is based on the proven YCRS curriculum and utilizes the open spaces and road courses at Utah Motorsports Campus to deliver knowledge and skills to riders in the Salt Lake City metro area and the Intermountain West. The one-day USBA ART schools start in May and go through September, with limited enrollment to ensure a high instructor-to-student ratio. In 2017, four standard school offerings will take place on the following Saturdays: May 20, June 17, July 22, Sept. 2. All schools will start at noon and run until about 7 p.m. (daylight dependent).

For more information about the USBA and its ART program, visit www.utahsba.com. To learn about the Yamaha Champions Riding School, visit www.ridelikeachampion.com.

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