September 23, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: 8 seats available
  • Location: Gastonia - Gastonia Police Department (Google Map)
  • Address: 200 East Long Aenue, Gastonia, NC 28053
  • Host Agency: Gastonia Police Department
  • Date: Friday September 23, 2022
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday September 21, 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
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
May 20, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
June 18, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
July 16, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
August 19, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
September 23, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
October 21, 2022 Gastonia Police Dept. Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register


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Gastonia Police Department BikeSafe Assessors:

Ofc. Andrew Brack
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Joshua Lefevers
Site Coordinator
Sgt. Charles Bain
Assessor
Sgt. Jarod Ewers
Assessor
Dr. Zachary Lechette
Assessor
Capt. Aaron Wurster
Assessor

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.