May 31, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: Closed
  • Location: Charlotte - IMAP Building (Google Map)
  • Address: 2327 Tipton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28206
  • Host Agency: NC State Highway Patrol
  • Date: Friday May 31, 2019
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Friday May 31, 2019
BikeSafe Rider Skills Days involve background information and training related to 5 areas:
  • Motorcycle Control (Covers Acceleration, Braking, Clutch Control, and Smoothness)
  • Hazard Management (Covers Observation, Planning, Approach Position, Safety Margin, Reaction to Signs, Perception of Danger, and Reaction to Danger)
  • Cornering (Covers Curve Assessment, Approach Position, Approach Speed, and Safety Margin)
  • Overtaking (Covers Planning and Following Position)
  • Roadcraft (Covers Mirrors / Rear Obstacles, Use of Signals, and Attitude)
The class involves classroom discussion and active riding skills assessment by qualified BikeSafe Assessors. The typical agenda includes:
  • Morning classroom session
  • Short Ride (Drivers are paired with assessors and drive a specified course for around 45 minutes)
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon classroom session (Includes feedback from motor officers)
  • Long Ride (Drivers are paired with assessors and drive a specified course for around 75 minutes)
  • Final classroom session involving feedback from motor officers
  • Legal Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Proper Registration
  • Insurance
  • Legal Helmet
  • Over-the-ankle foot protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Eye Protection

Upcoming Classes

Date Host Agency Location Status Fee Options
September 13, 2019 NCSHP Charlotte Open $0 More Info Register
September 13, 2019 NCSHP Raleigh Open $0 More Info Register

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol's primary mission is to reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible.
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NC State Highway Patrol BikeSafe Assessors:

Sgt. James Pickard
Statewide Coordinator
Trp. Corey Thompson
Site Coordinator
Trp. Phillip Thornton
Site Coordinator
Trp. Ceon Cayco
Trp. Blake Fisher
Trp. Brandon McRae
Trp. Jonathan Sherrill
Trp. Christopher Wooten

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.