After nearly 40 years of safely training motorcycle riders in Ontario, Humber’s Motorcycle Training program is turning off their engines.

This year marks the end of an era for the program and an end to a long Humber tradition. Approximately 60,000 students have participated in the program and many have expressed their gratitude towards Humber and the program staff for the lessons and skills that have helped protect or save their lives on the roads.

“While Humber will no longer offer the Motorcycle Rider Training program, the legacy of the program will continue with the countless people who were trained to be safe, skilled motorcycle riders over the years,” said Wanda Buote, dean, Education and Training Solutions. “Thank you to all of the staff who dedicated their time and expertise to make the program the best it could be for nearly four decades.”

Together, participants in the program have ridden their motorcycles more than 19-million kilometers, which is equivalent to riding around the world 488 times or going to the moon and back 25 times.

The program has helped students learn how to ride a motorcycle, learn tactical skills and understand safety measures when riding a motorcycle while earning an M2 level and full M class license.

Aspiring motorcycle riders will be able to train at Centennial or Georgian College next season.