USMA Motorcycle Club

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  1. Jayceguy

    Jayceguy Jayceguy

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    So I was looking through the list of clubs and saw the Motorcycle club under the Directorate of Cadet Activities, but there is absolutely NO info anywhere on the web. I didn't think cadets could ride motorcycles, so what's the deal with this club? I personally can't wait for the snow to melt so I can dump the old S10 and get back on my Nighthawk, especially if I can ride at WP. Any info on the club is appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    No info, really everyone?

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  3. hopeful2018

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    Pretty sure Plebes cannot have vehicle club or not.
     
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    Sounds right, but I'm intrigued to the max rn.

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  5. BigBear

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    From what I have heard, the club is primarily intended to help cadets get the certification needed to ride a motorcycle on any military installation. I am not sure what the rules are concerning owning/riding a bike as a cadet once you have the certification
     
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    I know of a cadet who bought a motorcycle with his Cow Loan and kept it on post.
     
  7. Jayceguy

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    Bigbear, that does not sound like fun at all, and buff that is good to know. Thanks!

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    I think the main benefit is the certification, which to my knowledge lasts for the rest of your army career. I don't really know what qualifies as fun for people who like motorcycles, so I couldn't tell you if they do anything else "fun"
     
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    While technical a MSF course is good for life, generally you'll have to move to the advance course after about 3 years, and subsequently refresh that every three years/new post you go to. There are generally motorcycle mentorship groups that in some locations you will have to belong to in order to be allowed to ride on post. Don't look at that as a bad thing either as they usually have colors and go for group rides on the weekends.
     

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