The good news is motorcycle deaths dropped 2% in the first nine months of last year.  The bad news is they began to climb again at the end of that period.  Rising gas prices means more folks are going to ride.  Here's how to stay safe.Montana Motorcycle Rider Safety is an organization that can make you a better rider.  They have both beginning and advanced rider courses.

This will be my 41st year of riding a motorcycle.  I've not been without a bike in all that time and I ride a lot.  But that doesn't mean I can't continue to learn.

I took the advanced rider course a couple of years ago and learned a lot.

So, whether you're a beginner, a returning rider, or a long-time high-miler check it out.  Could be the best few hours you've spent in a long time.