December 1, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

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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
Requirements:
  • 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
December 1, 2017 Guilford Co. Sheriffs office Greensboro Open $0 More Info Register

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office has been a part of the Governor's Highway Safety Program for several years and part of the Bikesafe Program since March 2012.
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Guilford County Sheriffs Office BikeSafe Assessors:

Sgt. Eric League
Regional Coordinator
Sgt. Craig Apple
Assessor
Dep. Scott Casey
Assessor
Capt. Randy Shepherd
Assessor
Cpl. Nicholas Southern
Assessor
Capt. Lawrence Straughn
Assessor
Sgt. Kevin Wallace
Assessor
Dep. Kirk Whittle
Assessor

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.