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Gearing Up Heads Off-Road in 2012

Feb 22, 2012 | News, Older, Vehicle & Road Safety

The Canada Safety Council’s Gearing Up rider training program has been the benchmark for on-street novice motorcycle rider training programs across Canada for nearly forty years. But in 2012, Gearing Up is going off-road.

The Canada Safety Council, working in partnership with Canadian Motorcycle Training Services (CMTS) and its well-known founder, expert off-road riding instructor Clinton Smout, have developed a one day off-road training program for novice riders.

The heart of the success of the Gearing Up on-street program has been its cadre of dedicated instructors. The Canada Safety Council is accepting applications from individuals wishing to become Chief Instructors in the new Canada Safety Council off-road program.

Once an applicant has met the basic criteria for acceptance into the off-road Chief Instructor training program they’ll be expected to attend a five day Chief Instructor training program. That program will be delivered at the CMTS training facility just north of Barrie, Ontario starting April 25, 2012.

Applicants should be aware that there is a $1,200.00 fee for participation in the Chief Instructor course. That fee covers the five days of instruction, a Chief Instructor manual, the use of an off-road motorcycle and appropriate off-road riding protective gear. CMTS and the Canada Safety Council have made arrangements for accommodation immediately adjacent to the training site at a cost of approximately $100 a night. Full meal service is also available.

Individuals interested in being considered for acceptance into the Off-Road Chief Instructor training program should send a resume of their off-road riding experience, current and past, along with any teaching experience by e-mail to

Applicants who have been accepted will be contacted by e-mail with details of the Chief Instructor course along with what’s expected of participants once the Chief Instructor course is completed.

There is limited space available for the Chief Instructor training so those interested shouldn’t delay in applying. Please note all instruction will be delivered in English.

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For more information, please contact:

Ken Morgan
National Supervising Chief Instructor

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