State Police offering free motorcycle safety course in Fredericksburg this Saturday
All area residents are invited to participate in the Virginia State Police Ride 2 Save Lives motorcycle self-assessment course. The free course will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Morton’s BMW Motorcycles at 5099 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg.
The Virginia State Police (VSP) Richmond Division Motors Unit will be instructing participants on all aspects of rider safety through the use of SIPDE (Scan, Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute), the same training required of all VSP motorcycle operators. The course provides riders with proper techniques on how to handle hazards, special situations, interstate highways, curve negotiations and much more.
Space is limited to 30 riders and social distancing measures will be in place for the safety of those in attendance. Riders must have a valid operator’s license with a Class ‘M’ endorsement, appropriate riding attire, and helmet and eye protection. Motorcycles must be street legal and helmets must be DOT approved to participate in this program. Registration closes Wednesday (July 22, 2020).
For those interested, registration is available online through the Virginia State Police Facebook page under “Events” or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-ride-2-save-lives-motorcycle-assessment-course-july-25-2020-mortons-in-fredericksburg-tickets-99586850952?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3_eHNKXTLjbO8Hjn7o1p9sHAwcMeTlGOW-xmFp4vUVZebFUGGrn3FGuoQ