INDIO, Calif. -

Far too often you hear about motorcycle crashes across the Coachella Valley. Some riders walk away with minor injuries, others aren't so lucky.

Motorcycle shop Valley V-Twin in Indio and Desert Motorcycle Riders are taking action to show how you can help a fallen biker by being a proactive bystander. They will host the Accident Scene Management Inc. Motorcycle Bystander Assistance classes next month at the Indio Performing Arts Center.

"The common person to show up first at the scene is another motorcyclist because we do ride together," said Valley V-Twin co-owner Halle Fetty.

The goal is to teach bystanders, bikers or not, the skills to assess the situation of a crash, perform rescue breathing help and prevent further injury or death.

"Knowing what to do to protect that person and provide enough aid that they survive, is a gift you can't replicate," said Fetty.

The Bystander Assistance basic class will be held Feb. 8 and advanced on Feb. 9, both from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC).

Registration is $75 for each class or $140 for both.

Register at or contact Valley V-Twin at 760-342-1199