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Local Resident Wins State Motorcycle Safety Award

Ken West

Ken West

Ken West being honord by Director Steve Garets

Ken West, (right), being honord by Director Steve Garets

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program recognized Ken West of Lake Oswego for its Lifetime Achievement award Saturday, November 8 at its annual awards banquet.
The award honors a veteran motorcycle safety instructor with outstanding energy, dedication and excellence in service to the motorcyclists of Oregon. "It's not enough to just talk the talk. You've got to walk it. Ken walks it," said TEAM OREGON Director Steve Garets.

West, an instructor of 15 years, has taught 216 motorcycle safety courses to an estimated total of more than 2,000 motorcycle riders. He provides all levels of classroom and on-cycle training to new, experienced and expert motorcyclists in Oregon.

"Ken is a standout example of a steward of safe motorcycling - one who teaches, mentors and inspires. He is the change we all want to see," said Garets.

TEAM OREGON is a cooperative partnership between the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State University. More than 1,000 rider training courses are offered at 24 locations statewide February - November. For more information, visit http://team-oregon.org or call 800-545-9944.