Robert Ritter, MSF Chief Instructor

Robert Ritter, MSF Chief Instructor, NIU MC Safety Project Coordinator

Robert (Bob) Ritter originally from Baltimore, Maryland has 50 years experience riding a motorcycle. Bob spent 10 years in the Baltimore City Fire Department and Ambulance Service. While still in the Fire Department, Bob started a 14 year relationship with ABATE of Maryland and AMA District 7 as their Legislative Representative and formed a joint lobbying coalition of motorcycle organizations.

In 1983, Bob started teaching courses for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program as an MSF Instructor. In 1985, he became the Training Specialist for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program and in 1986 Bob received his MSF Chief Instructor Certification at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Then in 1992 Bob moved up to the position of Administrator for the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program.

In 1996, after 13 years with the Maryland Program, Bob became the Director of the Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project where he presently works. Bob has offer ASM classes to his instructors and range aids for three years.

He is a member of the State Motorcycle Safety Administration (SMSA). In addition, Bob has 7 years experience as an American Red Cross volunteer instructor teaching AED, CPR and Advanced First Aid.

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