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RIDER EDUCATION PROGRAM


The following seminars are only a portion of the Rider Education Curriculum. These seminars may be presented by properly certified University Trainers. Rider (on bike) courses, Medic First Aid courses require specialized instructor training and are not part of the GWRRA University Curriculum

Available Rider Ed related Seminars (primary source - the Rider Education Program Handbook):
Core Rider Ed Seminars (these are on Seminar Completion Cards or Riding Course Completion Cards)

  • Co-Rider (CRS, CRV � video version)
  • Motorcycle Crash Scene Response (MCSR)
  • Motorcycling for Mature Riders (MMR)
  • Team Riding (TRS)
  • Trailering (TS)
  • Road Captain Course (RCC) (contains both classroom and riding components)
  • High Side Scenarios (HSS)
  • Running Mountains, Hills and Curves (RMHC)



SEMINAR BRIEF DESCRIPTION

(primary source - the GWRRA University [GWU] Handbook):

  1. Co Rider � a seminar geared for the Co-Rider but equally informative for the Rider. Subjects covered include preparation for the ride, communication, riding skills, and what to do in case of an emergency. Successful completion of this seminar is a component of the Levels Program for Co-Riders, thus UTs certified in Rider Ed need to be current at their highest level in the Levels Program.
  2. Road Captain � the seminar provides the basic information that should be covered before every group ride. Attendees are certified as Road Captains after completing the classroom portion a written test, and an observed ride. The objective of the Road Captain Course is to provide Members with education and information that will enable them to be better prepared and equipped to lead safe Team Rides. Although very similar, if not identical, in content and structure, this course is designed more as a leadership curriculum rather than a source for participating in Team Riding. Topics include: what is a Road Captain, team riding review, planning the ride, day of the ride, the ride, and GWRRA Hand-and-Arm Signals. Rider Ed certified University Trainers presenting this seminar are cautioned that there is NO TEACHING allowed during the riding portion of the course. Any feedback will be offered once the group has stopped for this purpose
  3. Team Riding - The purpose of this seminar is to educate and inform Members about the benefits of team riding and the suggested planning and conduct of a team ride. This should result in: a reduction in riding risk, an increase in riding enjoyment, and a greater sense of togetherness and pride.
  4. Trailering � adding a trailer to the motorcycle creates new challenges for the rider. The Trailering Seminar should provide: a better understanding of potential problems, a reduction in risk associated with trailers, and an increase in riding safety. Points covered include: types of trailers, suspensions and hitches, set-up of the bike and trailer, weights and packing, braking practice, backing up, curves, turns and obstacle avoidance, and on the road.
  5. Motorcycling for the Mature Rider � As an individual ages, things like reaction times, strength, and endurance also change. This seminar will focus on physical change resulting from age, identifying adjustments we can make, identifying potential problem areas, enhancing the Co-Rider�s involvement in the riding experience, providing a refresher for riding skills, and techniques for riding after 50.
  6. Motorcycle Crash Scene Response � This discussion takes a basic look at what Riders and Co-Riders need to do when coming upon an accident scene or being involved in an accident. Seminar topics include: planning and preparation for motorcycle crashes, how to secure and control the crash scene, how to provide rapid and appropriate emergency medical services response, and how to deal with the aftermath.
  7. High Siding Scenarios � A look at the causes of high siding and what you can do to prevent or lessen the effects of this type of accident.
  8. Running Mountains, Hills and Curves - What to expect, how to prepare and a little mountain trivia ... Seminar developed by Doug Kerst, Chapter Educator OH-Y.

For more information, contact your Chapter Educator or a Rider Education certified University Trainer.