Meet Our Rider Coaches

Eric Allen – Owner, MSF & Georgia DDS Certified Ridercoach

After taking his first MSF Basic Rider Course in 2007 and becoming convinced of the effectiveness of the program, Eric became certified by MSF and the Georgia Department of Driver Services Motorcycle Safety Program as a Rider Coach in 2008. The following year Eric was certified by Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge Academy of Motorcycling and did an internship at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta under the guidance of 2011 AHRMA World and national MiddleWeight Superbike Racing Champion, Chris Carr. In late 2011 Eric opened GeorgiaMotorcycleRiders.com in Fayette County, Georgia and regularly teaches new rider and experienced rider classes.

Eric has owned several motorcycles during the past few years, but his primary motorcycle is a 2003 100th Anniversary Edition, Harley-Davidson, Fatboy.

 


 Chris Allen – MSF & DDS Certified Ridercoach

Chris was first introduced to the MSF Basic Rider Course by his father, Eric, who has been a Rider Coach since 2008. He spent time working as a range aide with several different Rider Coaches and gained firsthand knowledge of the curriculum’s value, especially for new riders. It was this exposure, as well as the passion for riding that it stirred, that led to Chris becoming certified by MSF and the Georgia Department of Driver Services Motorcycle Safety Program as a Rider Coach in 2013. Since then he has taught both new rider and experienced rider classes.

Chris has been married since 2009 and recently saw his wife pass the Basic Rider Course and obtain her motorcycle license. Riding motorcycles has become a family affair for Chris as not only do his wife and father ride, but both of his brothers as well.


Michael Allen – MSF & DDS Certified Ridercoach

Mike was also introduced to the MSF Basic Rider Course by his father, Eric, and has spent time working as a range aide with several different Rider Coaches and gained firsthand knowledge of the curriculum’s value, especially for new riders. Mike was certified by MSF and the Georgia Department of Driver Services Motorcycle Safety Program as a Rider Coach in 2014 and since then he has taught both new rider and experienced rider classes.


Bob Bedgood – MSF & Georgia DDS Certified Ridercoach

Bob rode his first motorcycle, a Honda 300, in 1974 and has enjoyed the feeling of the open air and freedom ever since. He has been employed at TravelPort since1992 as a Server Engineer. Bob and his wife CJ have been married for 26 years and they have 2 daughters Michelle & Alexis.

Bob has always enjoyed riding but took a few years off to raise a family. For his 50th birthday his wife bought him a 99 Yamaha Roadstar and they ride as often as possible with a teenager at home.

Bob completed the BRC and learned that after all his years of riding he could still learn something new. This got him interested in getting his Georgia MSF RiderCoach Certification. He is looking forward to instructing new riders on how to ride safely.


Don Whitlow – MSF and Georgia DDS Certified Ridercoach

Don has been riding since 1973. His first motorcycle was a 1953 Harley Davidson Panhead. He stopped riding for a few years while raising his three children, but is now back in the saddle. He has eight grand kids.

Don is serving as district coordinator for ABATE of GA, District 6. He enjoys riding long trips and uses his bike as primary transportation. After owning several motorcycles including a 1987 Harley classic, 2002 1200 Sportster, and a 1958 Harley chopper, he currently owns a 2006 Harley Road Glide.

In 2006 Don completed the BRC and recently achieved his Georgia and MSF instructors certification. He hopes  as a MSF instructor he can help future riders start their adventure safely and enjoyably.

 


 

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