Honda Rider Education Center Opens in Texas
The Honda Rider Education Center in Irving, Texas has officially reopened. This facility offers both classroom training and rider training for ATV and motorcycle riders. Side-by-Side training is coming soon. ATV training uses the Speciality Vehicle Institute of America curriculum, while motorcycle training is based on Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum. Side-by-Side training will be based off the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association curriculum.
Curtis Liles, who owns Geo-Center Motorcycle Training, operates the facility under a lease agreement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
“This is a great opportunity,” said Liles. “With this facility, as well as a fleet of nearly 50 Honda vehicles—including street bikes, dirt bikes and dual-purpose bikes, ATVs and side-by-sides—we can provide top-notch training to riders of every type. Response to the course schedule has been very positive, and I’m excited about what we can do with Honda’s support.”
“Honda has owned this facility since the early ’90s, and after nearly a year of working on the reopening, we’re pleased to once again open its doors to the public,” said Gary Martini, Manager, Rider Education at American Honda. “The Irving location is one of four Honda Rider Education Centers, with the other campuses located in Troy, Ohio; Alpharetta, Georgia and Colton, California. We’re proud that Honda is the only manufacturer to offer these facilities to its customers, and we’re pleased to be working with Curt Liles and Geo-Center to educate riders in Texas.”
Enrollment in ATV classes is handled through the ATV Safety Institute at atvsafety.org. Honda will reimburse the full cost of the ATV RiderCourse for customers who purchase a new Honda ATV.
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