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University of Central Missouri
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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program Plans Open House July 18-20

Contact Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 3, 2012) –  The Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program will host its first open house July 18-20 at the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri, 1200 S. Holden St.

The event will feature the world premiere of former WERA Champion Lee Parks’ Supermoto Clinic, as well as demonstration rides on the new Zero-brand electric motorcycles. Seminars and presentations will be presented by riding gear expert Rusty Beck of Motorcycle Closeouts, Adventure Moto-Journalist Bill Dragoo, and Parks, the author of “Total Contro-High Performance Street Riding Techniques” Lee Parks. 

Free to the public, these events coincide with the National BMW Rally in Sedalia during July. A complete description and schedule of events can be found online at

Total Control Training will present two advanced riding clinics during the open house. The Supermoto Clinic on July 19 will feature both on- and of- road portions for dual-sport motorcycles while reinforcing advanced riding techniques such as cornering, throttle control, and body position. Those interested in participating should enroll through Spectators are encouraged to stop by and view the class in action.

Demonstration rides will be offered courtesy of Zero Motorcycles and Letko Cycle dealership. Three models of these electric motorcycles will be available for demonstration rides at the Missouri Safety Center’s on-site closed course. Rides are free of charge, but do require an motorcyle driver’s license endorsement, proof of insurance and a signed waiver of liability.

The Missouri Safety Center’s staff has worked to put on an event that would blend well with the other events at the BMW MOA National Rally. With innovative training, seminars, demonstrations, and a Friday hotdog luncheon, they hope to attract rally goers and locals alike.

MMSP State Program Manager Michael Davis is “excited to bring this historic event to [the] facility. We’ve created the perfect storm of new technology showcased by experienced racers and world tourers. Our goal is to give the Missouri riding community exclusive access to the best that motorcycling has to offer."

MMSP Coordinator Eric Hopp said, "This will be a great opportunity to showcase the training facility, located in Warrensburg, on a national level," and he hopes the event will help spread awareness and information that will promote safe motorcycling throughout the state of Missouri.

Headquartered at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, the MMSP has 29 certified training locations across Missouri providing motorcycle safety courses to riders of all skill levels. Available courses are certified by the internationally recognized Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Some courses help students receive discounts on motorcycle insurance and a waiver for the riding portion of Missouri’s skills test for the M endorsement on their license.

Missouri’s Motorcycle Safety Program provides quality motorcycle rider education and public information in order to enhance motorcycle safety and reduce motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities in the state of Missouri.

For additional information contact Eric Hopp, MMSP coordinator, at 660-543-4833.