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Iowa DOT Presents Hawkeye with Leadership in Motorcycle Education Award

By: Danielle Wagner, KWWL
Date Published: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
 

Left to right: Toni Krekove, State of Iowa Administrator for Motorcycle Rider Education; Marty Kroenecke, Motorcycle Safety Program Coordinator at Hawkeye; and Dr. Jane Bradley, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Hawkeye.
Left to right: Toni Kerkove, State of Iowa Administrator for Motorcycle Rider Education; Marty Kroenecke, Motorcycle Safety Program Coordinator at Hawkeye; and Dr. Jane Bradley, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Hawkeye.
WATERLOO (KWWL) - Motorcyclists met at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo for a day of safety training. Approximately 100 motorcyclists met at Hawkeye's training facility to hopefully reduce the number of fatal motorcycle related crashes in our state.

The facility features three full size outdoor courses. It accommodates more students than any other facility in our state. The goal is to help make motorcycle drivers ready for what they will face on the highway.

"We see the need continue to grow here in Iowa," said Marty Kroenecke, motorcycle safety program coordinator for Hawkeye Community College. "We have some great roads and places to ride and more and more people are getting involved. We see students from 16 years old to 70 years old. It's just something that is open for everybody."

Hawkeye Community College's training center opened last year. The Iowa DOT presented the school with an award for being a state leader in motorcycle education and training.