Ride Education

Ride Education

Robert Williams

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. Through Commitment, Education and Application, we can reduce our accident rate significantly.

Listed below are several benefits of a fully implemented GWRRA Rider Education Program at the District and Chapter level:

  • Increased rider knowledge
  • Increased rider safety skills
  • Prevention of accidents
  • Reduced injuries
  • Reduced fatalities
  • Improved general public image of motorcyclists
  • Enhanced enjoyment of motorcycle riding
  • Enhanced motorcycle safety through Motorist Awareness public presentations

Both the motorcycle and motorist community are already realizing many positive benefits from the GWRRA Rider Education Program. Through the efforts of the Rider Education Officers and volunteers throughout the world, we will reach our goal of establishing the safest motorcycle environment possible.

How do I check my Rider Ed training?

1. Go to the GWRRA National Website for Rider Education

http://gwrra.org/regional/ridered/index.html

2. Click on the button titled “My R.E. Information” or you can get there by going to this link.

http://re2.gwrra.org/login_mem.php

3. Login in using your membership number and password.

4. Once you are logged, select the member record that you want to view.

5. Position your mouse over “history” to see the training that is recorded for you.

Levels Program

So there you have the program structure:

  • Level I Safety by Commitment
  • Level II Safety by Education
  • Level III Safety by Preparedness
  • Level IV Safety by Enhanced Commitment and Preparedness

The GWRRA is proud to present the Rider Education Program. We encourage you to think seriously about motorcycle safety and be a participant in the GWRRA Rider Education Program. You should also remember the old cliche, “an ounce of prevention IS worth a pound of cure." Always wear protective riding apparel!

We offer two pathways that may appeal to those Members who can no longer fully participate in a Rider Course  or CPR/FA/AED training session due to injury, illness, aging process, or other obstacles, but choose to continue to contribute to the program. While keeping a Member active in GWRRA longer, we capitalize on retaining
experienced ambassadors for Rider Education!

Honorary Recognition

The first pathway as an alternate way to remain current in the Levels Program is a program titled, “Honorary Recognition.” It is the Honorary Recognition Application/Renewal form (N.33). Scanning this form, you’ll notice that an area is available for you to declare your intention to participate in the program and to recognize the courses(s) where you have an obstacle. Working with direction from your District Educator, you can declare your intention to perform a measurable alternate activity
to remain current in the Levels Program and progress within the program. With the status of “current,” Rider Education and the University retain their valuable Seminar/Module presenters. GWRRA does not want to lose your knowledge and previous dedication! And by staying “current,” one can still be considered for the next award level.

Retiring a Level

The other pathway is titled, “Retiring a Level.” It is the Level I, II, III and Master Retirement Request form (N.33A). As you consider your thoughts about the Levels Program and all your achievements, you might come to realize that it would be too difficult to push ahead and declare alternative activities to pursue at this point. Perhaps “Retiring a Level” (form N.33A) is a suitable pathway for you. Your accomplishment in the Levels Program will freeze permanently and there will be no further advancement. However, your prior dedication to GWRRA and your personal satisfaction of a job well done will always be displayed on your vest via your Level patch or your personal Master number! Once earned, you never lose your level.

Shiny Side Up

The 15 “Shiny Side Up” exercises may be used by Chapters and Districts in a variety of ways. On the Chapter level, a single exercise could be used as a skills practice prior to a ride. On a District level, groups of exercise could be used as a fun or competitive event. The exercises can be used in any combination and order as determined by the District Educator.
If used as a competitive event scoring is involved. Scoring is generally a style of “demerit” scoring. This scoring uses a “points off” system with points being deducted for crossing lines, hitting/skipping cones, putting a foot down, etc. Rather than dictating the scoring that a District or Chapter should use, the scoring should be designed by the presenter of the event based on how competitive they would like the event to be.

Top Gun Information

This event has been a GWRRA staple for many years. It was conducted as a competitive event at Wing Ding and most Region Rallies for many years. The handbook in this section has been updated with all the current forms attached.
Top Gun is very time intensive for the layout and the conduct of the event. The layout can easily take 4 hours, even with experienced people. Many people are need to conduct the event in a timely and safe fashion.
You will want:
A range Director
A minimum of 2 scorers and judges per event (3 is better).
A walker that stays with a rider and carries the scoresheet for that rider
A minimum of 3 people at the scorer’s table (these people will also handle the registration)

Amazing Team Challenge Information Page

The “Amazing Team” is available for both Two-Wheel and Three Wheel motorcycles.  It should be used only for those vehicles that are eligible for our GWRRA Rider Courses (A description of these vehicles may be found in the Rider Education Section of the Officers Handbook). The documents are presented as “suggested” layouts and may be modified to accommodate the space available and obstacles that need to be avoided. As trikes get larger and longer you may find that some Trikes may not be able to stay on course regardless of their speed.  Again, the layouts may be modified to accommodate those vehicle that are accepted into our GWRRA Rider Courses.