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MSF Offers Four New Courses for Free on iTunes U

MSF Courses on iTunes

A few of the titles in MSF’s growing online catalog.

Rider Magazine Staff
March 6, 2014
Filed under Latest News

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has launched four new iTunes U courses: “An Adventure in Motorcycle Physics,” “Dr. Ray’s Street Strategies,” “Dr. Ray’s Guide to Group Riding” and “Dr. Ray’s Seasoned Rider.” These four courses address a wide variety of motorcycle tips and strategies to help motorcyclists sharpen their skills, make wise choices on the road and become riders of good riding character. All four courses are free and are available now on Apple’s iTunes U.

“An Adventure in Motorcycle Physics” provides explanations of the dynamics of motorcycle handling, braking, tire grip and traction distribution, while “Dr. Ray’s Street Strategies” incorporates practical lessons covering various aspects of motorcycle ownership, from riding techniques to handling hazardous traffic situations and more. “Dr. Ray’s Guide to Group Riding” focuses on the strategies and added responsibility of riding with others, while “Dr. Ray’s Seasoned Rider” course is designed to help motorcyclists remain safe on the road through all phases of their lives.

“MSF is excited to take yet another next step in providing online motorcyclist safety education with these courses,” said MSF Vice President Robert Gladden. “These newest offerings by MSF represent our continuing commitment to educating motorcyclists and other roadway users in a variety of ways and through multiple channels.”

Formatted for the iPhone and iPad, MSF’s iTunes U courses incorporate photos, technical diagrams and video clips to illustrate the concepts and have been structured as five-week courses.

Thus far, MSF has assembled a significant digital offering, with a total of four iTunes U courses, five iTunes U collections, three iBooks and an iPhone/iPad App called “Motorcycle Riding Tips.” MSF iTunes U courses are available to users in most countries through the iTunes U portal. Complete details on all MSF Apps, iBooks and iTunes U courses can be found on the MSF website digital resources page.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests and public information programs. For more information, call (800) 446-9227 or visit

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5 Responses to “MSF Offers Four New Courses for Free on iTunes U”

  1. David Lee on March 6th, 2014 3:16 pm

    Not have had a need to use I Tunes nor do I have a way of listening to it..Is there a way to find these courses on my computer. If so let me and the other old fart riders know so we can learn something too. Thanks ( A long time subscriber)


  2. Bill on March 9th, 2014 11:02 pm

    To bad MSF has disregarded all those motorcycle riders who do not own nor want to own Apple products.

    Pretty short sighted of the MSF if you ask me.


  3. Tim on March 10th, 2014 10:11 am

    David and Bill,

    you don’t need to utilize Apple products. You can use a normal PC, just download iTunes, which is free. Then just use iTunes to “shop” their store. You’ll need to register, but the MSF downloads are free.


  4. Tom on March 11th, 2014 2:18 pm

    You fail to mention that while the “courses” may be free, the MSF App cost $1.99 to download from iTunes.


  5. Lee on March 13th, 2014 11:01 am

    MSF’s FB page says they are in the process of making content for the Android platform and will make available this year.


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