Gateway to host motorcycle rider program
Gateway Technical College is hosting a series of free workshops aimed at providing road users, both drivers and motorcyclists, with useful and accurate tips and information on sharing the road, perception in traffic, group riding and “seasoned” rider motorcycle operation.
Gateway’s Motorcycle Rider program will provide four free motorcycle and driver programs designed to make our roads safer for everyone.
All sessions will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in March at Gateway’s Horizon Center for Transportation Technology, 4940 88th Ave. For more information or to RSVP, please contact 564-3904 or [email protected].
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles and Scooters — With higher gas prices, there are millions of motorcyclists and scooter riders on the road and many of them are needlessly injured in accidents involving automobiles. You will learn how you can help prevent these accidents by using the important tips and methods that you’ll discuss during this session. The participative workshop combines personal stories and character development with a dramatic new look at a crash scene that’s all too common. It will be held March 1.
Continuing to Ride as We Mature – With the average age of motorcyclists now exceeding 40, the Seasoned Rider program is a fun, activity-based learning module designed to help riders assess and compensate for the effects of aging on their ability to effectively manage risk when operating a motorcycle. Although the content and activities are generally targeted at riders more than age 40, the sessions are appropriate for any age and any type of vehicle operator. It will be held March 8.
Street Smart – Rider Perception — Seeing is one thing, but perceiving what’s happening on the road is critical for a motorcyclist. The Street Smart – Rider Perception program is an engaging session that helps you improve your perception abilities. You’ll learn to more readily identify factors in traffic situations that could affect your speed, lane position and path of travel. It will be held March 15.
Group Riding – The easiest way to share your passion for motorcycling is by riding with friends in a group ride. The session will include the training on the REF, Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s transportable High-End Rider Education Facility (REF). The Group Riding program covers information you need to know to put safety first whenever participating in a group ride event. Learn about ride preparation and organization, pre-ride meetings, hand signals and proper riding formations in complex traffic situations. This participative workshop will address many of the questions you might have about riding together. It will be held March 22.