November 20, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: Closed
  • Location: WINSTON SALEM - WSPD Special Operations Building (Google Map)
  • Address: 121 Polo Rd, WINSTON SALEM, NC 27105
  • Host Agency: Winston-Salem Police Dept.
  • Date: Friday November 20, 2020
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Friday November 20, 2020
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

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Winston-Salem Police Department is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency which serves and protects its citizens. The department is comprised of both sworn and non-sworn staff members led by Police Chief Catrina Thompson.
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Winston-Salem Police Dept. BikeSafe Assessors:

Sgt. Joshua Sheets
Regional Coordinator
Ofc. Stephen Boissey
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Justin Anderson
Sgt. Dan Battjes
Ofc. James Carter
Ofc. Elijah Cox
Ofc. Mouhamadou Dime
Sgt. Kyle Krawczyk
Ofc. Ron Robertson
Ofc. Paul Spicer

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.