July 27, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: Closed
  • Location: Durham - District 5 Station (Google Map)
  • Address: 516 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701
  • Host Agency: Durham Police Dept.
  • Date: Friday July 27, 2018
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Monday July 23, 2018
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

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The Durham Police Department is an accredited police department with an authorized strength of 512 sworn police officers and a civilian staff of 119. The Durham Police Department continues to be committed to the community policing philosophy.
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Durham Police Dept. BikeSafe Assessors:

Ofc. Scott Bell
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Calvin Harrell
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Brock Chambers
Ofc. Larry Cox
Ofc. Francisco De Vera
Cpl. Christopher Fisher
Ofc. David Frey
Ofc. Frank Gore
Ofc. Jerrold Hamilton
Sgt. Scott Kershaw
Ofc. Gabriel Munter

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.