Bike Safe

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office has partnered with BikeSafe-NC and invites motorcyclists to participate in Rider Skills Days that offer an assessment on present driving skills and advice to help make their experience as a motorcyclist safer and more enjoyable.

In addition to professional riding techniques, covered topics include motorcycle control, collision causation factors, and security.

The Rider Skills Days are run during the week and at weekends, by highly qualified police motorcyclists passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience in a friendly and informal manner.

Held at various location around the state, the pre-booked days include both classroom-based advice and on-road ride-outs.

Whether you ride a high powered performance machine or a smaller commuter bike, if you are serious about staying safe on North Carolina's roads, you should reserve your seat in one of our Rider Skills Days now.

The Durham County Sheriff's Office offers Bike Safe classes through the year.  To see this year's shedule visit the Sheriff's Office Host Agency page on the BikeSafe-NC website. 


A typical agenda includes:

  • 8:45 a.m. Morning classroom session
  • 11:15 a.m. Short Ride (drivers are paired with assessors and drive a specified course for around 45 minutes)
  • 12:00 noon Break for lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Afternoon classroom session: including feedback from motor officers
  • 2:45 p.m. Long Ride (drivers are paired with assessors and drive a specified course for around 1:15 minutes)
  • 4:00 p.m. Final classroom session involving feedback from motor officers
  • 4:30 p.m. Class over