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Rider Education Program

Rider Education: Levels

This program was developed to encourage members to prepare themselves to handle the every day situations people face both on and off the motorcycle. Knowing what to do to avoid a potential hazardous situation while riding and having the skills to react when confronted with one is valuable to you and those you ride with. Having training in first aid and administering CPR is equally important and of great value. Having someone with us who is committed to being prepared should give us great comfort. You can be that person for someone else by participating in this program of knowledge, education, preparedness, and enhanced commitment.

Entry Level; Safety by Commitment: This is the first step on the road to knowledge, education, preparedness and enhanced commitment. Many people consider motorcycling a high risk activity. That risk will be greatly reduced for those who educate themselves and we are confident this program will prepare you for many enjoyable and safe miles. This level is perhaps the most important part of the R.E.P. structure. Regardless of your training and skill level it is worthless if you are not committed to utilize your training and skill to the fullest. By enrolling you will receive your 4" rider or co-rider patch. Additionally there are four levels as shown below where, after completing the requirements for each, you will receive a rocker to add to the patch. The requirements are as follows. (Current MSF Instructors are exempt from related requirements.)

Level I, Knowledge:
Requirements:
  • motorcycle endorsement on drivers license
  • At least an 80% successful completion of a knowledge test and evaluation administered by your chapter rider education director. The knowledge test consists of general riding and related safety topics. Evaluation covers personal safe riding attitudes as demonstrated during chapter rides and functions.
Level II, Education:
Requirements:
  • be enrolled in Level I
  • rider needs current motorcycle license endorsement
  • rider and/or co-rider must have completed an MSF or approved equivalent course within the last 2 years. Co-rider can also qualify having attended a co-rider seminar within the last 2 years
Level III, Preparedness:
Requirements:
  • be enrolled in Level II
  • should wear protective clothing
  • carry a practical first aid kit
  • have current first aid certification
Level IV, Enhanced Commitment: Requirements:
  • be enrolled in Level III and comply with Level III requirements
  • have a current CPR and First Aid certification
  • active participation in organized practice sessions
  • rider and/or co-rider must have completed an MSF or approved equivalent course within the last 2 years. Co-rider can also qualify having attended a co-rider seminar within the last 2 years

Level IV Renewal; Enhanced Commitment and Preparedness: Level IV must be renewed annually by meeting all of the original requirements of becoming a level IV. Please give your chapter rider education director copies of the current certifications and you will have qualified for a year bar depicting how many years you have been a level IV participant.

Please fill out the information below and present it to your rider education director along with needed copies of documents required. Write a check payable to GWTA for the amount required for your patch, rocker(s) and or year pin for which you have qualified.

THIS IS A SELF SUSTAINING PROGRAM AND ALL CHARGES ARE TO COVER THE COSTS OF MATERIALS.

Click here for application form.

Thank You for your participation in the Gold Wing Touring Association Rider Education Program.

GWTA National Rider Education Directors
Doug & Lori Green
DG.GWTA.RED@sbcglobal.net
181 Alta Dr.
La Selva Beach, CA 95076
 

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