It all began with "Mr. Safety"
was widely recognized as the leading motorcycle safety expert in the country. A long-term MSF instructor and site coordinator, Larry had been involved in motorcycle safety instruction since 1980 and trained an estimated 5,000 riders. Much of his work was devoted to creating the Stayin' Safe Motorcycle Training program. Larry’s unique program set the standard for on-street, real-world training and continues to be recognized as the premier on-street training program in the United States. His incisive column, "Stayin’ Safe"
, was a mainstay in Rider Magazine
since 1988. Unfortunately, the riding world lost Larry Grodsky in the Spring of 2006. His legacy survives in today’s Stayin’ Safe program and in a compilation of his select works from 18+ years with Rider Magazine. Entitled “Stayin’ Safe: The Art and Science of Riding Really Well
” this long-anticipated book was assembled and edited by our own Pete Tamblyn and released in 2007 by Whitehorse Press. Snag your copy right here in our Stayin' Safe store
Today's Stayin' Safe
Today, Stayin' Safe is owned by Eric Trow
veteran Stayin' Safe instructor and author of Rider Magazine's new "Riding Well"
motorcycling proficiency column. The Stayin' Safe program is operated by Trow and long-time senior instructors Pete Tamblyn
and Randy Kuklis
--each having trained under Larry Grodsky--along with a growing number of other highly-qualified on-street instructors. Stayin' Safe's program, now running for 16 consecutive years, remains true to Grodsky's vision while also introducing expanded offerings designed to benefit even more riders in more locations around the country and around the world.