Chad has been riding motorcycles for more than half of his life and decided he wanted to help others have the same opportunity.
He completed and then taught at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s course in Iowa and in 2002, assisted with getting the H-D Riding Academy Program up and running at J&L and has been an instructor ever since.
His advice for new riders is "Relax and worry about your own skill level and no one else’s."
Originally from North Dakota, he and his family travel up north to visit friends and family. Chad also enjoys hunting, fishing, working on old cars and spending time with his kids.
Jim has been riding motorcycles for longer than he usually cares to admit – almost 50 years, in fact. He has been involved in almost every aspect of motorcycling you can think of, from dirt to street to racetrack to touring.
Jim decided he wanted to help new riders become safe and skillful motorists because he remembered how much easier things would have been if there had been some real training available when he was learning.
Jim is certified through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and H-D Riding Academy and has taught as a certified RiderCoach and Rider’s Edge Instructor for almost a decade.
Jim shares that "If you’re a new rider, there’s nothing better than a taking a Rider’s Edge course, then getting out and riding to apply what you’ve learned and hone your skills!”
Jim loves to spend time with his grandchildren, wrench on his bikes and cars, stay active in the Sioux Falls HOG Chapter, and rides about 25,000 miles a year with his wife.