Return to Home page

Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Quotes
Sidecar.com Forum ->  Use care in reading the advice of others. -> discuss USCA stuff -> View Thread

You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would allow us to be pirates." Mark Twain
- (Added by: SidecarMike)

the United Sidecar Association course
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Use care in reading the advice of others. -> discuss USCA stuffMessage format
 
alanbaumbach
Posted 2/1/2015 4:39 PM (#82556)
Subject: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 9
Location: Denver, CO

I am a new sidecar operator. I have a Honda Goldwing and a Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar rig. I have had the rig about 4 months and have put close to 7,000 miles on the rig. For several years prior to getting this sidecar rig, I rode Harleys. In the past, I have taken the Basic Riders Course, the Advanced Rider Course, First Aid/CPR/AED courses, Accidenat Scene Management courses, Ride Like A Pro and other motorcycle riding courses.

When I got my sidecar rig, I joined the GWRRA (Goldwing Road Riders Association) and entered their Rider Education Program. On the GWRRA website ( http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/levelsprogram.html ), mention is made of a "United Sidecar Association course". Unfortunately, I have not seen any mention of it on www.sidecar.com . Has this course been discontinued? Or if it is still being offered, where and when can I enroll?

Here is what GWRRA has to say:
GWRRA has chosen several educational training programs for the Riders and Co-Riders such as the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) programs, the United Sidecar Association course, the CSC (Canadian Safety Council) programs, and the GWRRA's Advanced Riding courses and Parking Lot Practice programs. (See note in the Rider Education Manual on PLP.)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
J.R.
Posted 2/1/2015 5:24 PM (#82557 - in reply to #82556)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course


Posts: 355
Location: Crockett Tx
There re quite a few locations offering sidecar/trike classes. I don't know where you are. Here in Texas,the course is offered every month in Lufkin. Check at top of this page for information.
J.R.
Sec.
Tex. rep
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SwampFox
Posted 2/1/2015 5:31 PM (#82558 - in reply to #82556)
Subject: RE: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 1660
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA
Alan, I suspect the reference should be to the S/TEP sidecar/trike training program by the Evergreen Safety Council:  http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/sidecar-training/  Jena & I have completed the course a couple of times with Marcus as instructor at the Pineywoods Riders Academy in East Texas - valuable indeed.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alanbaumbach
Posted 2/1/2015 5:31 PM (#82559 - in reply to #82557)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 9
Location: Denver, CO
Trike classes there are plenty of in all states. Sidecar classes seem to rare.

Googling "United Sidecar Association course" yields meager results with none referencing USCA. That is why I asked if this course was discontinued. The Evergreen Safety Council in Washington has some sidecar classes, but I would prefer not to have to do an "Iron Butt run" from here in Denver to get to Seattle just to take that class.

Other ideas?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Al Olme
Posted 2/1/2015 7:52 PM (#82561 - in reply to #82559)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course


Posts: 1732
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officially, there is no USCA Sidecar Driving Course.

Many years ago the USCA course was given over to the Evergreen Safety Council. Unfortunately, until recently the ESC published a calendar to courses given around the country by instructors accredited by the ESC. In looking at their website this appears to be gone. Hopefully, we can set up a new forum area for accredited instructors to list their classes, rates and dates.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alanbaumbach
Posted 2/1/2015 8:52 PM (#82562 - in reply to #82561)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 9
Location: Denver, CO
Hi Al,

Thanks for your reply.

I suspected that was the case.

Alan
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SwampFox
Posted 2/1/2015 9:45 PM (#82565 - in reply to #82562)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 1660
Location: Summer Grove, LA USA

 There is an inexact list of various locations here: http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/sidecar-training/step-national-schedule-training-locations/ 

Top of the page Bottom of the page
alanbaumbach
Posted 2/1/2015 9:58 PM (#82566 - in reply to #82565)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 9
Location: Denver, CO
HI SwampFox,

Thanks for the update.

Only there is a problem.

The ABATE organization in Colorado has been having financial and legal problems and the link to abateofcolo.org webpage goes nowhere.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
DirtyDR
Posted 2/2/2015 2:24 PM (#82580 - in reply to #82556)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 254
Location: Edwards, CO
If you keep an eye out here they will post up as the weather gets better. There are no classes in the Winter.
http://abate.si2.com/abate/trs.nsf/home?openform

Edited by DirtyDR 2/2/2015 2:27 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Lloyd
Posted 2/3/2015 9:22 PM (#82602 - in reply to #82556)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course


Posts: 161
Location: Columbiaville, MI.
I was able to take the GWRRA sidecar course a few years ago at Wing Ding, if you get on the GWRRA web site, there is a rider education section in the forum, they may have info posted on the sidecar course, if not post a question on the rider ed forum, they don't schedule it very often as demand for it is low, and then when they do offer it the classes fill up fast. Good luck with it.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alanbaumbach
Posted 2/3/2015 10:06 PM (#82603 - in reply to #82602)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course



Posts: 9
Location: Denver, CO
Hi Lloyd,

GWRRA is offering a sidecar course at Wing Ding this year but I will be traveling then and can't make it. I had contacted GWRRA about two weeks ago and there are not any other sidecar courses being offered by GWRRA in 2015. Of course, that may change and I am keeping in touch so I can make the course if it happens.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Al Olme
Posted 2/3/2015 11:12 PM (#82604 - in reply to #82565)
Subject: Re: the United Sidecar Association course


Posts: 1732
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
SwampFox - 2/1/2015 8:45 PM

 There is an inexact list of various locations here: http://evergreenmotorcycletraining.org/sidecar-training/step-national-schedule-training-locations/ 



Lee,

Thanks, I couldn't find it when I tried. "Glad to see that it's still there.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

 


Copyright 2004-2008, The United Sidecar Association — Built by BarringtonPress — Send your suggestions and comments to the webmaster
USCA Web usage policy



(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2017 PD9 Software