Three Harley-Davidson dealerships in New England – one each in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont – will welcome author, instructor and motorcycle magazine columnist Ken Condon, who will give three free seminars this month designed to improve riders’ skills. The goal is “to get people to think and look in the mirror and evaluate weaknesses that might come back to bite them,” said Condon.
The sessions are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Harley-Davidson of Southampton in Southampton, MA; 11 a.m. Jan. 20 at Yankee Harley-Davidson in Bristol, CT: and 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Wilkins Harley-Davidson in Barre, VT. The seminars are open to all riders, no matter their brand preference, and have been arranged by Harley-Davidson’s district manager, Mike Moore.
In an email, Moore said the purpose of the seminars is to “build bridges, lower barriers and help riders in New England plan their adventures and riding training experiences for 2018.” There will be door prizes at each location, including one of up to $300 for one of Condon’s training programs.
Condon is a columnist for “Motorcyclist” magazine and the author of the books “Riding in the Zone” and “Motorcycling the Right Way.” Through his website, he offers training in a variety of formats.
While Condon said all three of his presentations will be “interactive,” the ones at Yankee Harley-Davidson and Wilkins Harley-Davidson will focus on cornering. The seminar at Harley-Davidson of Southampton, which is between the two other stores, will be more of a “potpourri,” and involve “busting some of the myths of motorcycling” in the form of a true/false quiz.
“I’ve got three different events with essentially two different presentations. I wanted to make them a little bit different if people had an inkling of going to both,” he said. Riders interested in attending any of the seminars may pre-register by contacting each dealership, but it’s also OK to show up the day of the event.