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post #1 of 9 Old May 8th, 2009, 6:49 pm Thread Starter
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NC Bikesafe riding course

I found this riding course on the forum several months ago, signed up and I can tell you Sgt. Brown and his staff did a great job. It was not the riding through the cones kind of course. We had a morning class and driving time, lunch and then back to classroom, then back on the road we went for our long ride, maybe hour and half. The road course of instruction was (2) riders to one instructor. The instructor took us out on a course around the county in real time/real life and real traffic driving. The instructor gave us pointers in the morning and then we got a chance to practice what we were taught. The day went by quick the instructors kept it light and none of this in your face type of class. I must said. a good time was had by all. If you get chance to take a opportunity of this course. It would be worth your time and did I say the price is right "FREE". We were told there is a 300+ waiting list. If you do contact Sgt. Brown you will find him very helpful and accomodating.


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Improve your skills - enjoy riding - stay safe

BikeSafe-North Carolina invites motorcyclists to participate in Rider Skills Days that offer assessment on present skills, and advice to help make their riding in North Carolina safer and more enjoyable.

As well as professional riding techniques, topics covered include the system of motorcycle control, collision causation factors and security.

The Rider Skills Days are run during the week and at weekends, by highly qualified police motorcyclists passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal manner.

Held at the Highway Patrol Driving Facility, Raleigh, the pre-booked days include both classroom based advice and on-road ride-outs.

Whether you ride a high powered performance machine or a smaller commuter bike, if you are serious about staying safe on North Carolina's roads, you should reserve your seat in one of our Rider Skills Days now.

Contact Sgt. Mark Brown for more information: [email protected]

Whether you ride a scooter or a sport bike, we want you around to enjoy the ride, so help us reduce motorcycle crashes by improving your skills.

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post #2 of 9 Old May 8th, 2009, 7:42 pm
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Re: NC Bikesafe riding course

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45350

Above is the original link to the NCHP BikeSafe course.
Participated in the inaugural course in April 2007.
Two UK BikeSafe motor officers flew over as guest instructors in the training.
A very worthwhile experience.

Larry Grodsky's Staying Safe Course closely parallels it with the on-road continuous coaching and critique by the instructor.
Thoroughly enjoyed the three-day trip through the GA-NC-TN mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Re: NC Bikesafe riding course

I took the instructor course with the hope to bring this back to Florida. I will use your comments with my selling points on how person enjoy this course. Glad you enjoyed it.

Did you have lunch at the highway patrol barracks?? Reminded me of boot camp again.

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Oh yea, I was served by the lunch lady. Good food, Friday "it was fish day". But, again the price was right 4 bucks and my instructor pick-up the tab. Great day for me!

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Re: NC Bikesafe riding course

I wrote a note to Sgt. Brown when they first announced the course, asking whether there were similar courses planned for California. In my opinion, there is a huge pent-up demand here in California and elsewhere for a similar course.

The reply was that he was very busy just getting the N.C. class off the ground.

I read in one of the recent motorcycle magazines that an issue that has recently been solved is insurance for motorcycle training courses that are held on public streets. One insurance company is offering coverage, but with many restrictions.
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Re: NC Bikesafe riding course

Was that you guys yesterday? I was riding by on my blue LT, I believe it was on Ten-Ten at the time... saw several (3?) groups of riders with LEO, all wearing reflective vests.

I appreciate the feedback. Looking forward to checking it out myself.
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Wasn't me, but that's one of the routes that we used.
Down Old Stage to Ten Ten, then across to 64 and back to the NCHP grounds.
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Was that you on the blue LT? Hey.
I was the one on the blue LT also. I was lost and was sure glad we had a escort. They took us on some back roads that lead us back to US 401 then to US 40 and finally back to the NCSHP driving track. Give me a push sometime if you get down my why and we'll hook-up and ride.

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Can do, Mike. This sounds like a great program and it gives the NCHP another opportunity to interact with others... you know the rider officers enjoy it!
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