August 27, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: 3 seats available
  • Location: Matthews - Matthews Police Department (Google Map)
  • Address: 1201 Crews Road, Matthews, NC 28105
  • Host Agency: Matthews Police Department
  • Date: Saturday August 27, 2022
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Saturday August 27, 2022
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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
  • 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
August 27, 2022 MPD Matthews Open $0 More Info Register
September 24, 2022 MPD Matthews Open $0 More Info Register
October 22, 2022 MPD Matthews Open $0 More Info Register

"The members of the Matthews Police Department strive to promote a safe community by preventing crimes and reducing the fear of crime by our citizens while treating all individuals fairly and with respect.
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Matthews Police Department BikeSafe Assessors:

Ofc. Josh Burnett
Site Coordinator
Lt. Grant Nelson
Site Coordinator
Sgt. Steven Cohn
Capt. Stason Tyrrell

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.