APD offers free motorcycle safety course

APD press release

The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with BikeSafe NC, will give a free Rider Skills training session June 23 at the APD’s downtown location.

The training session addresses safety issues and rider skills that allow motorcyclists to better avoid accidents and enjoy the ride. APD motor officers will assess riders’ skill levels and give advice customized for all levels of expertise and any style of bike. The day will cover professional riding techniques, causes of collisions, hazard perception, first aid, gear selection and a system of motorcycle control.

“This is a great opportunity for motor officers to engage with recreational motorcyclists and talk safety, talk motorcycles, and then go out and ride together,” says Lt. Stony Gonce. “It is another way to build community partnerships and make our roadways safer.”

The BikeSafe Rider Skills Day is offered free to the public but registration is required. Since this is the first year the Asheville Police Department has participated in BikeSafe Rider Skills Day, the department is currently assessing interest in the class and will schedule classes based on community interest. Visit bikesafenc.com or email sgonce@ashevillenc.gov with questions.

BikeSafe is a partnership between the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program and local law enforcement agencies.


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