MMDA unveils Motorcycle Riding Academy in Pasig
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) officially unveiled on Wednesday the MMDA Motorcycle Riding Academy at the corner of Julia Vargas Avenue and Meralco Avenue in Pasig City,
The academy — built on a lot owned by the Government Service Insurance System — offers free two-day courses consisting of theoretical and practical instruction for bikers, whether beginner or experienced, aged 17 years old and above.
“I don’t believe that other motorcycle riders are inherently undisciplined. They simply lack knowledge and education in proper road usage, traffic rules and regulations, and proper driving skills,” MMDA acting chairman Don Artes said in Filipino in a statement.
“That is our goal in establishing the MC Riding Academy – to provide education to motorcycle riders and change their mindset.”
Artes said the MMDA partnered with several stakeholders for the modules to be used in training and donations of motorcycles, container vans, tents, and helmets, among others.
Details and requirements
The two-day course covers the following:
- Motorcycle Orientation, going through basic parts control and operation with a demonstration of stationary position and moving position
- Basic Road Emergency Response
- Road Traffic Rules and Regulations
- Motorcycle Skills Practice and Demonstration
The course can accommodate 100 participants per batch, all of whom must be able to balance and ride a bicycle.
Participants must also provide their own standard full-face helmet, full-finger motorcycle gloves, and rain gear. The academy will provide the motorcycles during training.
For documentary purposes, participants must bring the following:
- photocopies of driver’s license or student’s permit, if available
- barangay clearance
- certificate of employment (if employed)
- medical certificate or health declaration
Participants who are 17 years old must sign a waiver form, along with their parents
Those who complete the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course and pass the Motorcycle Riding Skills Test are given a Certificate of Completion and a badge.
Those who want to enroll in the course may do so online: MMDA Motorcycle Riding Academy.