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Chapter Rider Education Director

Selection Process

  The selection process for a R.E.D. is simple. The prospective applicant may have been asked to become an R.E.D., or may have volunteered for the job. The R.E.D. at the next higher level is informed of the Chapter Director's choice and also has input in their final decision. In deciding on the applicant one must remember that they need not be a Motorcycle Safety Instructor. The applicant should be a self-starting, self-motivated, team player who can work with both their Chapter Director and the R.E.D. at the next higher level, as the applicant will be a member of both staffs. This person should also have a genuine interest in their members riding skills, safety and knowledge. The applicant needs to be enrolled in the program.


  The exchange of information, ideas and programs is strongly encouraged of all R.E.D.s as this will insure a cohesive team of Rider Education Directors that will aid each other in their jobs. The Rider Education Program provides information on safety and knowledge to the association through its R.E.D.s in a totally voluntary atmosphere. The R.E.D.s do not make policy or requirements to the membership. Only the operational directors have the responsibility for the policy making process through the proper chain of command.

Suggested Responsibilities

  1. Arrange for the Chapter Members to be able to take the Rider Education Classes for both the EXPERIENCED RIDERS CLASS as well as the BEGINNERS CLASS for the Co-Riders or family members that may wish to take it.
  2. Arrange for the Chapter Members to be able to take Adult CPR, or Community CPR which includes infants and children, and FIRST AID courses.
  3. Submit articles to their Chapter Newsletter, providing information on safety and knowledge.
  4. Does not make policy, without agreement from Chapter Director.
  5. Be responsible for implementing the Chapter Skills Improvement Clinics.
  6. Assist the Chapter Members in obtaining and maintaining the various levels of the GWTA Rider Education Program.
  7. Keep records of Chapter Members R.E.P. related information, i.e.: CPR Certification, First Aid Certification, various levels, etc. (This information must be passed on to the next level Rider Education Director, i.e. State or Region R.E.D.)
  8. Hold occasional instruction/discussion seminars during chapter meetings. (Co-Rider, accessories that relate to safety, etc.) Keep records of who & when attend.
  9. Oversee and assist the Chapter Ride Coordinator, Ride Organizers and Group Leaders with group riding techniques and Pre-Ride meetings.
  10. Keep the Chapter participants up to date on legislative matters concerning motorcycling and provide names and addresses of the law makers for any Chapter participants who wish to write their legislators as individual motorcycle owners.
  11. Coordinate with Chapter Director and staff.
  12. Submit articles to the National Rider Education Director for submitting to both the Touring News and the National Rider Education Newsletter.
  13. Assist the State, Region and National Rider Education Directors at the various rallies.
  14. Lead by example.

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