May 18, BikeSafe NC Rider Skills Day

  • Status: Closed
  • Location: Chapel Hill - Public Safety Building (Google Map)
  • Address: Public Safety Building, 285 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • Host Agency: U.N.C. Chapel Hill Dept. of Public Safety
  • Date: Friday May 18, 2018
  • Start Time: 8:45 AM sharp
  • Registration Deadline: Friday May 11, 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

Upcoming Classes

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The Department of Public Safety supports the Universitys core mission of teaching, research, and public service by developing partnerships that encourage problem solving and communication to identify and address public safety needs with professionalism a
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U.N.C. Chapel Hill Dept. of Public Safety BikeSafe Assessors:

Ofc. Brian Detweiler
Site Coordinator
Ofc. Robert Gerringer

All BikeSafe NC assessors are carefully trained and certified.