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TEAM Arizona prepares to reach a rare milestone: 100,000 motorcycle riders trained

January 03, 2013

The following is an industry press release...

(GILBERT, AZ) – TEAM Arizona, the premier motorcycle rider training organization in Arizona, will coach its 100,000th student in the next 45 days. This is a milestone achieved by few other motorcycle riding schools. 

To celebrate this accomplishment, TEAM Arizona will give away a Kawasaki motorcycle to its to-be-determined 100,000th student. Kawasaki Motorcycle Corp., along with its local dealerships -- Kelly's Kawasaki, RideNow Peoria, North Valley Kawasaki, Arizona Kawasaki and RideNow Goodyear -- is funding the prize.

In addition, Fulmer Helmets and Riding Apparel is donating a riding jacket, pants and gloves to the motorcycle winner, and Allstate representative Rusty Creed will provide a new helmet.

Meanwhile, the impending arrival of Team Arizona's 100,000th student sums up the school's mission of the past 23 years: to deliver a safe, fun and consistent motorcycling experience to riders of all backgrounds and all skill levels.  For more than two decades, TEAM Arizona has helped new riders earn their motorcycle endorsements, and experienced riders improve their skills through advanced training.

"I would have never imagined that from our humble beginnings with two trailers and a few motorcycles that we would train this many riders," said Ron Arieli, president of TEAM Arizona. "This really is a testament to everyone involved with TEAM Arizona. Our patient, friendly, and passionate RiderCoaches make all the difference.”

TEAM Arizona is encouraging current and former students to visit the TEAM Arizona Facebook page, facebook.com/teamarizona, to share their rider training stories.  They hope these stories will inspire other riders and hopeful riders to take the time to learn from professionals before trying to ride on their own or with non-professional instruction. Ongoing commitment to one's riding is critical, as the sport of motorcycling presents a number of challenges -- all of which are more ably overcome by riders who dedicate themselves to continued training.

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