05/13/2023 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: Saturday May 13, 2023
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday May 11, 2023
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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 day involves classroom discussion and active riding skills assessment by qualified BikeSafe Assessors. Our typical agenda includes:
  • Morning classroom session
  • Short Ride (Students are paired with assessors and ride a specified route for around 30-40 minutes)
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon classroom session (Includes feedback from motor officers)
  • Long Ride (Students are paired with assessors and ride a specified route for around 45-60 minutes)
  • Final classroom session involving feedback from motor officers
  • Legal Motorcycle Endorsement or Motorcycle Learner's Permit
  • Students must bring a properly insured and registered motorcycle to ride for class
  • Legal Helmet (must meet the D.O.T. safety standard)
  • Over-the-ankle foot protection
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Eye Protection (if not wearing a full-faced helmet)
Date Host Agency Location Status Fee
May 13, 2023 05/13/23 Gastonia PD Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
September 16, 2023 09/16/23 Gastonia PD Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
October 21, 2023 10/21/23 Gastonia PD Gastonia Open $0 More Info Register
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Gastonia PD Assessors:

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

All BikeSafe NC assessors are
carefully trained and certified.