According to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, every year, over 2,500 motorcycles are involved in crashes on NJ roads. Many of these crashes are caused by the motorcyclist's inexperience, lack of training or lack of constant training. In fact, 90% of riders who get into crashes have no formal training. They either taught themselves or learned from a friend or relative. And the vast majority of these riders are unlicensed to ride a motorcycle.
Research indicates that formally trained riders are less involved in crashes than riders who had no formal motorcycle training. In fact, 90% of motorcycle crashes involve untrained riders.
The more new riders and current riders we train properly and keep trained, the more we can help to reduce motorcycle crashes in NJ. Since our motorcycle training school is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, we can accept donations that will help us train more people and keep those already trained coming back for additional training. All donations are tax-deductible and go toward the purchase of additional training motorcycles, equipment and programs to expand our training center so we can train more people and keep them trained. Training and constant training are the only way to reduce motorcycle crashes. Your donation can help us achieve this goal. Your donation can help save a motorcyclist's life. Together, we can make a difference.
1) Amazon offers a relatively new benefit called "AmazonSmile". You sign-up as an AmazanSmile member, select a charity that you would like to support and Amazon will donate .5% of what you purchase to the charity you selected. Since The Riding Academy of NJ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, it qualifies as a registered charity.
To become an AmazonSmile member, click here and enter "The Riding Academy of NJ" as your selected charity. That's all there is to it.
2) Donate either $10, $20, $25, $50, $100, $200, $500 or more by;
a) Sending a check or money order to our office at PO Box 3177, Wayne, NJ 07474-3177 made payable to "The Riding Academy of NJ, Inc". (Write the word "donation" on the memo line).
b) Click here to donate using your credit card.
Unless your donation is restricted in writing, The Riding Academy of NJ will use its discretion in the prudent use of the donation for the benefit of training more riders. The more students we train properly and keep trained, the better we can help to reduce motorcycle crashes in NJ.
Thank you for your support.
On 7/21/2020, The Riding Academy of NJ (RANJ), a non-profit motorcycle safety training school sponsored by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, received a grant from Investors Bank to help them purchase a new training motorcycle from Pompton Sport Center in Pompton Plains for their highly acclaimed motorcycle training school.
The new training motorcycle will be used to teach NJ residents who are interested in learning how to ride a motorcycle to ride safely and responsibly.
The mission of The Riding Academy of NJ, which conducts their training at Montclair State University, is to help reduce motorcycle crashes in the State of NJ, a mission that Investors Bank, Pompton Sport Center, the NJ MVC and Montclair State University fully support.
Standing from left to right are Mike Dobias. RANJ Board Member, Dave Bellizzi, RANJ President, Al Dorso, owner of Pompton Sport Center and Danuta Kotowska-Sheika, Assistant Vice President for Investors Bank. Seated on the new training motorcycle is Samantha Nikovits, RANJ Board Member and social media advisor.
Our mission is to help reduce motorcycle crashes in the State of NJ by providing high quality rider education to all NJ residents with user-friendly training motorcycles provided by the most reputable motorcycle dealerships in NJ at a quality training location in NJ. Our vision is motorcycles sharing the road with other roadway users with zero crashes.
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We posted a partial schedule of our courses for 2022 on the Course Schedule page of this website. Seats for these classes will go on sale 2/2/2022. We want to see how the Omicron variant develops.
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