In an exciting announcement at the end of July, the Arizona Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) announced that it would make available scholarships for rider training to all residents of Arizona. This is groundbreaking news for motorcyclists in Arizona. Rider training scholarships have never been provided on this scale and with the support of so many safety organizations within Arizona.
The funding comes from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (AZGOHS) and from the Arizona Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (AMSAC). A mix of Federal and State grant funds directed to AMSAF make this all possible. It is a pilot program that will be analyzed heavily to see if this scholarship model could be rolled out on a national level.
This program would not have come to fruition if it weren’t for the efforts of AMSAF Chairman Mick Degn and Director of AZGOHS Alberto Gutier. The motorcycling community will be greatly improved thanks to the efforts of these visionary individuals.
Currently, every rider training program in Arizona, including TEAM Arizona, is participating in this program. If you know someone who as been riding without a motorcycle endorsement or is looking to ride a motorcycle legally on the roadway, obtaining training is necessary first step. The AMSAF rider training scholarship is the most cost-effective way to obtain that training.