As training methods, student demands, and the motorcycle industry itself have all evolved, Evergreen Safety Council has seen the need to offer a new way to teach the S/TEP Three-Wheel Riding Basics course. Our updated course now utilizes the technique of “blended learning,” which has been shown in educational studies to result in a high level of student success. Blended learning means that in this new version of the course, students will complete a self-directed, online version of the classroom course on their own before attending a 1-day in-person training that includes some classroom instruction and range time.
As described above, the new offering consists of two parts.
In addition to providing proof of completion of the online course to the training provider, students may still need to pass a state-approved test in order to participate in the range training, in accordance with state laws.
Students will register for the S/TEP Three-Wheel Riding Basics blended course through the riding school of their choice. As part of the registration process, they will be directed to complete the online Three-Wheel Fundamentals course through Evergreen Safety Council’s online training system before the day of their in-person range class.
Students will need to complete the online Three-Wheel Fundamentals course in order to be eligible to participate in range training. The course can be completed at students’ own pace. Topics covered in the online course include:
At the end of the course, students must take a quiz to verify their comprehension. Passing the quiz allows them to save or print a certificate of completion that can be sent or presented to the riding school as proof of completed classroom training.
The riding school will be responsible for administering the state’s knowledge test (if applicable), or the knowledge test provided as part of the S/TEP Three-Wheel curriculum, before students are allowed to participate in the range training. Instructors are encouraged to provide additional in-person guidance on state-specific rules and regulations, as well as a review of advanced riding techniques, on the day of range training.
Range Training and Riding Test
The S/TEP Three-Wheel Riding Basics range course uses the same range exercises as the existing (two- or three-day) program, with some minor revisions to ensure that the course flows correctly.
Students who successfully complete the range exercises will be eligible to take the riding test. Those who pass will earn a completion card issued by Evergreen Safety Council.
1. The S/TEP Three-Wheel Riding Basics course is a 16-hour course (offered over 2 or 3 days) in the classroom and on range.
2. The S/TEP Three-Wheel Advanced Techniques course is typically taught in one day.
These two trainings are very popular and will continue to be offered and supported by Evergreen Safety Council and its authorized training providers.