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Learn How To Ride A Motorcycle With Discover The Ride

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Teaching new riders the basics is a big part of the Progressive IMS this year.
Teaching new riders the basics is a big part of the Progressive IMS this year. (Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/Manny Pandya/)

Getting into riding motorcycles can be tough and the multiple barriers to entry have proven enough to slow the growth of the industry in recent years. Older riders are aging out and there aren’t enough newcomers to make up for the decline. Progressive International Motorcycle Shows is working to change that.

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Riders who took part in Discover the Ride in 2018 are eligible for the IMS/AMO Next Steps program to get fully licensed.
Riders who took part in Discover the Ride in 2018 are eligible for the IMS/AMO Next Steps program to get fully licensed. (Progressive International Motorcycle Shows/Manny Pandya/)

Last year, the IMS started its Discover the Ride program, which gave non-riders a chance to get a taste of motorcycling life. Participants took part in adult riding courses and attended new rider seminars to learn the basics. It was a successful endeavor, with close to 8,000 people taking part during the tour. One-quarter of the attendees were absolutely new to motorcycling.

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This year, IMS is extending Discover the Ride with Next Steps, a program that will further the training of new riders to the point that they can choose to become fully licensed. Next Steps is made possible by a partnership with the Academy of Motorcycle Operation.

“We’re thrilled to team up with IMS to support the growth of the motorcycle industry,” said Charlie Fernandez, general manager of AMO. “We always put safety first, and we also believe it’s important to learn to ride in a positive, supportive environment that’s a blast! We look forward to welcoming those who have participated in IMS’s Discover the Ride program, taking their experience from the course to the open road.”

The IMS-sponsored Next Steps course with AMO will take place October 19 and 20 at AMO’s Altadena, California, location. It’s open to all attendees of the 2018 Long Beach IMS who were part of Discover the Ride’s New Rider Course. The IMS sponsorship includes full course compensation for four course participants and five discounted course tickets. If you qualify for the course or want to learn more about Next Steps, contact Leah Boles at lboles@motorcycleshows.com. Registration is open now until September 20, 2019.

“It was amazing to watch so many new riders hop on a motorcycle for their very first ride during last year’s IMS tour through Discover the Ride,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice president, Progressive International Motorcycle Shows. “Now that so many of our Discover the Ride participants have expressed interest in getting their motorcycle license, we’re thrilled to be able to make that journey a little bit easier for them by offering comped and discounted courses through the Academy of Motorcycle Operation, a trusted organization committed to rider safety.”

A Bloods gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to the slaying of a Long Island teenager closing the books on a 12 year old murder case.

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A Bloods gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to the slaying of a Long Island teenager, closing the books on a 12-year-old murder case.

It took a dozen years for Trendell Walker to admit he shot and killed Alvin Brother, 15, during a drive-by shooting.

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Prosecutors said Walker, now 31, and several fellow gang members devised a plan to go after Brother after he and his buddies tried to rob Walker in 2007.

 

According to court records, Walker and the other armed gang members drove to Bellport, where they saw Brothers and several young people standing on the corner of Post Ave. and Patchogue Ave., and opened fire on the group.

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Brothers was shot and died from his wounds.

Shooting victim’s son said shooting may have been tied to a local biker gang out for revenge.

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The eldest son of a shooting victim who was injured as bullets flew through her home says the crime may have been an act of revenge.

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Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, DeKalb County Police were called to the 1200 block of Lawndale Drive in reference to a person shot. They met with one woman who said she and her three sons were asleep in different rooms of the home when they were awakened by gunshots.

While neither she nor her sons were shot, a woman in another room of the home had been struck in both thighs and grazed by another bullet. The victim said she was asleep in the front bedroom of the home when bullets entered the home and hit her. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital as family members said they didn’t know why anyone would want to harm them.

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