About Us

About Us

      

  • Steve Ireland grew up in Madison, Maine and moved to Norridgewock after graduating from High School. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Navy going through Boot Camp training at Naval Station Great Lakes, IL. First duty station was at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia and deployed onboard the USS Eisenhower / VF-143 Pukin’ Dogs (F-14 Tomcats) and then later (after a short break in service) stationed with various commands at Naval Air Station Brunswick to include VP’s -8, 11, 44, SERE School, AIMD, Safety Office where he retired from active duty on January 1, 1999 as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class with 21 years of total service. Seventeen of those at NASB! To keep NASB alive, there is now the “Brunswick Naval Museum and Memorial Gardens” located at the former Chapel on base. He then went on to work at NASB’s Fire Station as a Fire Protection Inspector for 4 years and then at Cutler Communications Station for 2 years as their Base Safety Manager. A former employee for Cape Fox Professional Services a Navy contract instructing traffic safety courses to include the Motorcycle &  AAA-Driver Improvement Program throughout the Northeast.  To the Marine Corps side, instructed the Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Courses throughout the eastern shores of the US. Now currently working as part-time motorcycle instructor with Information Sciences Consulting, Inc. (ISCI) throughout the Northeast.  Other interest is that Steve is a 28 year veteran on the Norridgewock Fire Department, still serving as the Safety / Training Captain. He also assisted in instructing Hunter Safety courses throughout Somerset County for 28 years which he has recently retired in 2016.
  • Steve started teaching Drivers Education at the Skowhegan Driving School in 1989 along with instructing MMSEC at the Skowhegan Driving School from 1991 to 1999, with the late Frank Withee (Sergeant, US Army Retired). In 1991, Central Maine Motorcycle School was organized. During this initial time, Steve had the privilege of teaching in Auburn, Augusta, Belfast, Brunswick, Dover-Foxcroft, East Machias, Ellsworth, Fairfield, Farmington, Lewiston, Machias, Milo, Norridgewock, Norway, Waterville, and West Bath, to name a few.
  • He is the co-owner of Central Maine Motorcycle School with his wife, Evelyn. He’s been certified as a Maine Motorcycle Safety Education Course (MMSEC) Instructor since 1991 and was a Senior MMSEC Instructor since 1999. Steve is also nationally certified as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach.
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  • In 1995, Steve attended the MSF Instructor Course at NASB along with completing the newly formed RiderCoach curricula update in 2004.  So that makes him the longest teaching Instructor / RiderCoach (most senior) in the State of Maine! In 2007 CMMS opened up their first range in Skowhegan. Then they expanded to Wilton and Jonesboro and closing the Skowhegan range down, concentrating on their Wilton site. Since opening their Jonesboro site, CMMS now has the only certified motorcycle range closest to the European continent. In other words, the Jonesboro site is the most easterly site in the whole US. Wow, what an honor!  In 2009, he became certified to instruct the Military Sportbike RiderCourse ℠  along with the Advanced RiderCourse – ARC ℠ . Then in August of 2017, was updated / certified to instruct the new BRC Update.

*  Current RiderCoaches
*  RiderCoach Dave Anderson

  • Previous RiderCoaches, MMSEC Instructors and Range Aids that moved on: 
    RiderCoach Aladin Casterance {2007 – 2010}
    RiderCoach Kali Cone {2007 – 2010}
    RiderCoach Jason Dick {2007 – 2010}
    MMSEC Instructor Tom Dowd {2001 – 2011}
    Range Aid Lew Hayes {2007 – 2009}
    RiderCoach Mark Lorish {2007 – 2010}
    RiderCoach Josh Parker {2016}
    RiderCoach Tom Roane {2007 – 2012}
    RiderCoach David Savage {2012-2016}
    RiderCoach Nick Shadday  {2007- 2010}
    RiderCoach Ali Spendley  {2012-2014}
    Range Aid Ben Spendley  {2011-2014}
    RiderCoach Jay Spendley   {2008-2014}
    RiderCoach Gloria “Glo” Yanni  {2012-2015}
    RiderCoach Steve Young  {2011-2012}

A very special “Thank You” to our former RiderCoaches, Instructors, and Range Aids who have contributed so much in the safety of motorcycle education. We would also like to recognize Dave Anderson of Topsham for his expertise in assisting in  building our motorcycle ranges and outfitting / specializing our equipment haulers.

CMMS proudly salutes the men and women now serving in our Armed Forces all over the world. We would like to thank all the Veterans who have served previously in the past wars, conflicts, and in peacetime. We live free in America because of the sacrifices of all our Veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.

If you hold a “valid” military ID card and wish for a motorcycle safety course  (BRC/BRC-2/ARC) in your area, simply call your nearest military installation
and register for a free class anywhere in the United States. Space is limited!
* We comply with all current Military Instructions.*

We may be able to answer some questions for you military personnel. If unable to get into a military sponsored class, CMMS does offer a 10% discount for active duty / active reservists with a valid military ID card at both of our locations.

                                                      CMMS Mission Statement

  • Our lifelong Mission is to teach safe motorcycling to all (legally to obtain a license) ages, who want to learn and those who have learned from all walks of life. We always pride ourselves on having top notch professional MSF RiderCoaches instructing such courses. Our student’s safety is paramount!!
  • Our Vision is to provide quality instruction in both the classroom and on the motorcycle range through continuing education and updates to keep proficient at what we do best.

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