May 2, 2015
For more information, contact:
Peggy Drinsinger, Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program
Innovative mobile training facility will promote motorcycle safety in Pine Bluff/Cross Plains on Sunday
THE REF (Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility) operated by the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program will participate in the Slimey Crud Run on Sunday, May 3.
Built with federal funding, the 40-foot-long REF trailer is more than just a classroom; it is an interactive learning environment for both riders and non-riders to learn more about sharing the road, crash avoidance and awareness of traffic and road hazards. To see THE REF, visit the web at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov/TheREF/Default.asp.
Media are invited to tour THE REF and try out its state-of-the-art features.
WHEN: Sunday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kalscheurs Park (adjacent to the Red Mouse Grill), 3734 County Road P, Pine Bluff/Cross Plains, Wisconsin
THE REF features include:
· Three training motorcycles used in a 90-minute Introductory Motorcycle Experience to provide a taste of what motorcycling is about and the importance of attending a basic rider education class.
· Two SMARTrainers (Safe Motorcyclist Awareness and Recognition Trainers) that are traffic simulators designed to give riders a real-world experience riding in traffic and on public roads.
· Touch screen monitors for testing knowledge of motorcycle safety
CONTACT: Peggy Drinsinger, (715) 897-1138
THE REF and other Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program rider-training initiatives are designed to save lives and reduce injuries among all motorcyclists—from beginners to experts.