Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in an effort sponsored by local motorcycle dealership Harley-Davidson Sport Center of Duluth, is offering a Ladies Only motorcycle safety course at Lake Superior College in Duluth. The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center offers these sorts of rider education classes to motorcyclists at locations throughout the state. In order to participate in this safety class, only offered to female motorcyclists, riders must already possess a state issued motorcycle instructional permit. Students are expected to arrive on the first day of class wearing protective footwear that extends past the ankle, full length pants, protective eyewear, and a motorcycle helmet constructed to meet federal safety guidelines. According to program organizers, this ladies only class is the first of its kind being offered in the state of Minnesota. In all, the instructional program is approximately 14.5 hours spread out over three days. The first class session will be spent completing safety exercises and listening to a lecture detailing safe motorcycle operation guidelines. The second class session will be spent operating lightweight motorcycle on a closed circuit track in order to teach riders basic maneuvering skills as well as better behaviors when controlling a motorcycle’s throttle and clutch, riding in a straight line, and turning. More advanced maneuvers including hard braking, tight cornering, and counter steering, will be taught in the third class session.