Free Motorcycle Safety Classes in Hendersonville

February 16, 2012

Free Motorcycle Safety Classes in HendersonvilleOne of the things I love most about living in Western North Carolina is the amazingly beautiful scenery we get to enjoy every day.  A nice drive on a Saturday afternoon lets you see this natural beauty up close.  This is especially true if you’re a motorcycle enthusiast.  That’s why the police and sheriff’s departments are offering free motorcycle safety classes in Hendersonville.

On March 10, 2012 and March 16, 2012, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and the Hendersonville Police Department will be offering motorcyclists an education in cycle safety, rules of the road and techniques to improve your skills on your bike.  Whether your “hog” is a heavy duty Harley Davidson or a sweet little moped that helps you tool around town, you’re sure to learn something at the class.  The Sheriff’s Department will be conducting the March 10th class while the Hendersonville Police Department will conduct the March 16th class.

Included in your free training will be:

  • Motorcycle Control – accelerating, braking and clutch as well as how to make your ride smoother.
  • Hazard Management – recognizing, avoiding and reacting to hazards you may encounter.
  • Cornering – assessing the angle of a curve and how to approach and complete in a safe manner.
  • Overtaking
  • Roadcraft – using your mirrors and turn signals effectively as well as your attitude on the road.

In the morning, Hendersonville drivers will be inside the classroom going over basic information.  Then, students will be paired up with instructors when they head out for a short ride around a special course to assess their skills and see what they’ve learned.  After lunch, students will head back into the classroom for feedback from their instructors.  Drivers will then be paired up again with their instructors to drive around a larger course (approximately 75 minutes).  All students will then head back into the classroom to again receive feedback on their ride from their instructors as well as answer any final questions.

While the class is absolutely free, you will be required to have the following before you will be allowed to participate:

  • Legal Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Motorcycle Registration
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Proper DOT-Approved Helmet
  • Proper Footwear (rises above the ankle for protection)
  • Long Sleeve Shirt and Pants (no shorts or T-shirts allowed)
  • Full Fingered Gloves
  • Eye Protection

If you’re interested in attending one of the free motorcycle safety classes in Hendersonville next month, please contact Lt. Mike Vesely either via phone at 828-697-3025 or via email at  Again, these classes are absolutely free.  What better way to learn about motorcycle safety than from a Henderson County police officer?  They know what they’re talking about!

Rich Cooke, your Western North Carolina real estate specialist

Originally posted on my Western North Carolina real estate blog here:

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