RIDER ACADAMY INSTRUCTORS
Jed Duncan - President
Jed started riding on a Rupp Roadster in 1976, rode a KLR 650 to Alaska and back after college, and currently rides a Yamaha FJR, Ducati Mulitstrada and KTM 640. First certified with the MSF in 2000, Jed became one of the first chief instructors for the Basic Rider Course (BRC) in 2002, helped to develop an advanced curriculum (2006) and was tasked with training coaches nationally in the new MSF on-road Street RiderCourse curriculum (2009). After working with different riding schools around the United States, Jed founded Riders Resource in 2006 to train military personnel, and opened Rider Academy in 2008 for 'civilians'.
Thanks to a supportive spouse and 3 daughters, and thanks to all the riders that have chosen Rider Academy, Jed gets to 'play' with motorcycles' full-time. In the winter he skis, pedals a fat-tire bicycle, flies radio control airplanes and helicopters, and helps train coaches in warmer climates. In his dreams the whole family travels around the world on 2 motorcycles and one sidecar, for 18 months of adventure.
Ben started riding on a Honda Z-50 (of course) in 1978. Has been intensively studying motorcycles and motorcycle dynamics since 1976. MSF certified in 1999. Has taught over 2000 people to ride. Teaches MSF- BRC, BRC2, ARC, MSRC, Lee Parks Total Control. Enjoys riding various bikes in western Wisconsin or anywhere else. Can be found anywhere there are motorcycles.
Dick is a retired Army Master Sergeant, and on the civilian side, is a Westlaw Reference Attorney at Thomson Reuters in Egan. He and his wife, Sylvia, have a grown son and daughter, and four grandchildren.
Dick started riding in 1966, on a 1965 Honda Super 90. That was his only means of transportation through two cold winters in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Since then, he has had a 1986 Honda Magna, a 1980 Honda Goldwing, and currently rides a 1999 Goldwing. A memorable ride was in 2010, when his son (on his 1996 Kawasaki) and Dick went to Wyoming and Colorado to visit family and see the sights. Dick and Sylvia also participate in several charity rides during the season, in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dick is also the Secretary of the Board for the Minnesota Patriot Guard, and Secretary of the Association of the U.S. Army sub-chapter for Veteran-Owned Businesses.
Steve Krenz began riding in Hawaii while in the US Navy. Steve currently rides a 1989 Honda Transalp, a 1996 Triumph Trophy 900 and a 2010 KTM 960 Duke. He retired from the financial business at the end of 2010 and has been a certified Rider Coach since 2006. Steve plans and rides one long distance trip a year and has ridden all thru Europe, Canada, Mexico as well all across the USA.