Southern Arizona Chapter Presents Safety Award to Community College Motorcycle Program

ASSE’s Southern Arizona Chapter recognized the Pima Community College (PCC) Motorcycle Rider Training program with the chapter’s Community Safety Leadership Award. The award honors the school for providing motorcyclists with rider training and education for 40 years.

“We are greatly honored to have played an important role in serving as a home for this critical training for many decades,” says PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert. “Motorcycle rider education is an example of how dedicated community members saw a need and partnered with our institution to provide quality instruction to improve safety.”

PCC’s Motorcycle Rider Training Program was originally envisioned by Mark Grushka, CSP, a professional member of the Southern Arizona Chapter.

“They did a very unique thing,” says Grushka. “Instead of getting us bogged down in a lot of bureaucracy, they said ‘Let’s try it.’” Grushka helped generate interest in the program by hosting a motorcycle safety conference, which led to a grant that enabled the program to expand.

The program offers an entry level course for new riders, a second basic course for those who are already riding but want to learn more advanced skills, and an advanced course for more experienced riders.

Read more about the program in Aztec Press.