Get geared up for motorcycles in Vernon

Kelowna & District Safety Council offers motorcycle training and will host information session for potential riders in Vernon.

As one of the largest and longest-running ICBC-certified motorcycle training facilities in B.C., the Kelowna & District Safety Council has been one of the province’s leaders in professional rider training since 1980.

This year, KDSC is bringing its Learn to Ride program to Vernon in April and August 2012. A free motorcycle training program information session will be held Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vernon library.

Each session starts with a presentation about the ICBC licensing process, tips for passing the motorcycle learner’s permit test, and an overview of the Learn to Ride Program. KDSC staff and instructors will be on hand to answer questions and ease your transition into the two-wheeled world.

“Learning to ride can be a big step, and it can even be a little intimidating if you don’t know what to expect,” says Tania Meyer, executive director. “We started holding these information sessions last year to give people the opportunity to take the guess-work out of the process, and they were really popular.”

The session is free, but an RSVP is appreciated by calling KDSC toll-free at 1-888-580-7233 or by e-mail to