October 11, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: Closed
  • Location: Columbus - Columbus Police Department (Google Map)
  • Address: 117 Walker Street, Columbus, North Carolina 28722
  • Host Agency: Columbus Police Department
  • Date: Friday October 11, 2019
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 09, 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

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Columbus is the county seat of Polk County, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The Columbus Police Department is comprised of nine full time sworn officers, including three motor officers.
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Columbus Police Department BikeSafe Assessors:

Ofc. Chris Beddingfield
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Michael Feagan

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.