The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness. The REP does not propose to have all the answers.
However, our close-working relationship with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), as well as additional GWRRA programs and studies, has provided a wealth of information for use in establishing a comprehensive Rider Education Program.
Through Commitment, Education and Application, we can reduce our accident rate significantly.
Upcoming Rider Education Opportunities
March 30th - Rider Course Instructor Certification Program (RCICP) - For both 2 wheel (Advanced Rider Course) and 3 wheel (Trike Rider Course) certification. The RCICP consists of two parts – The Classroom Instructor Development Module (CIDM) and the Rider Course Instructor Training (RCIT). The CIDM for both certifications will take place in High Point, North Carolina. Application on GWRRA Rider Ed page under "Rider Course Instruction" tab.
April 24-27th - ARC RCIT will be in Roanoke, Virginia. This is a Wednesday thru Saturday. Application on GWRRA Rider Ed page under "Rider Course Instruction" tab.
May 8-11th - The TRC RCIT will be in Roanoke, Virginia. This also is a Wednesday thru Saturday. Attendance and participation at all 5 days is mandatory. Motorcycles are required for the RCIT but not the CIDM. Application on GWRRA Rider Ed page under "Rider Course Instruction" tab.
June 1st-2nd - ARC training hosted by MD-F, Hagerstown, MD.
August 17th-18th - TRC training, hosted by MD-F, Hagerstown, MD.
Jeff McCarter (MD-L)
The District Educator will promote the program of Rider Education. They will write articles to promote the program for Chapter Newsletters. They will be the reporting arm of activities to Team GWRRA. They will gather activities through the District planning and Chapter newsletters and calendars. All requests for training in the Distrtict happen with coordination with the District Educator and University Coordinator. Paperwork for the levels program will process through this position.
The District Educator will work together with the District Ride Coordinator for the benefit of the Rider Education program each following their specific responsibilities.
They will attend the conference calls monthly with both the Director of Rider Education and the District either by computer video call or phone.
The District Educator will work with the District University Coordinator to assess the education needs in the District. The goal is quarterly education events in the District that can be the District rally, multi-Chapter events or District education events. The Educator will also assess and set up Ride Courses as needed. Working together and including the Ride Coordinator, they will create fun events with a ride to the destination. The District Director will support, and the District MEP will provide some of the fun activities to be included in the day/weekend events.
If the District puts on a rally, the Educator will work with the Team and volunteers to put on a rally focused on fun, socialization, rides and education that fits each District's needs. This and the education events will be the place to really promote the Rider Education Levels Program.