At Rider Academy safety has always been of utmost importance.
Jed started riding on a Rupp Roadster in 1976, rode a KLR 650 to Alaska and back after college, and currently rides a Yamaha Super Tenere, Aprilia Tuono Factory 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.
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.
Bio in the works...