About Us

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        About Us      

  • Steve Ireland grew up in Madison, Maine and shortly after graduation, he joined the Navy, moved to Norridgewock and made it a 20+ year career. Upon his successful retirement from Naval Service, Steve joined the ranks of Government Service and made that a 10-year career with the Navy and the VA. A former employee for various Navy Traffic Safety contracts, instructing the Motorcycle (teaching the BRC, BRC-2, and the Advanced RiderCourse (ARC) & AAA-Driver Improvement Program throughout the East (ME, NH, CT, RI, NJ, NY, PA).  To the Marine Corps side, instructed the Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Courses (EVOC) throughout the eastern shores of the US.  Steve is a retired Fire Captain from the Norridgewock Fire Department with 34 years of faithful service. He also assisted in instructing the Hunter Safety courses throughout Maine for 28 years which he retired in 2016 after teaching thousands upon thousands of students how to survive in the Maine woods.
  • Started teaching Driver/Rider Education at the Skowhegan Driving School in 1989 along with instructing Maine Motorcycle Safety Education Course (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.
  • In 1995, Steve attended the MSF Instructor Course at Naval Air Station Brunswick along with completing the newly formed RiderCoach curricula update in 2004.  In 2007 CMMS opened up their first range in Skowhegan. Then in 2010, they expanded to Wilton and Jonesboro in 2011 and closing the Skowhegan range down, concentrating on their Wilton site. Since opening their Jonesboro site, the one and only certified motorcycle range closest to the European continent in the US.  In 2009, he became certified to instruct the Military Sportbike RiderCourse ℠ along with the Advanced RiderCourse – ARC ℠ for military personnel. Then in August of 2017, was updated / certified to instruct the new BRC updated curriculum.
  • He is the co-owner of Central Maine Motorcycle School with his wife, Evelyn. He was certified as a MMSEC Instructor from 1991 through 2015 and was a Senior MMSEC Instructor since 1999. Steve is also nationally certified as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach℠.
    Our previous RiderCoaches, MMSEC Instructors and Range Aids that moved on:
  • RiderCoach Dave Anderson {2007-2023}
    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 {2016-2016}
    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, MMSEC Instructors,
and Range Aids who have contributed so much to the safety of motorcycle education.

We would also like to recognize Mr. Dave Anderson (USN, Ret) of Topsham for his expertise in assisting in outfitting / specializing our equipment haulers and maintaining the motorcycles. Mr. Dave Lefebvre of Starting Line Speed & Custom Shop in Waterville for keeping the motorcycles safe with parts and service. Mr. John Kohler from Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles on assisting us with his expertise on painting and re-painting our most recent motorcycle ranges to the current standards. Could not have done it without ya! Thanks Guys!

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 Safety Office for their Motorcycle Safety Representative (MSR) 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 your military personnel. If unable to get into a military sponsored class, CMMS does offer a 10% discount (throughout the riding season) for any active duty / active reservists / retired 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 able 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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