PRACTICE Group Ride for a Safer 2013 Riding Season-FREE

REQUIREMENTS (Please become familiar with road hand signals)

AGENDA

8:30 - 10:00am Riding Drills & Exercises. Upon completion of a no liability waiver, you can practice your riding skills. A course will be set up for 2- 24x70 U-Turns, 360 degree turns, weave and stop all in the same breath. (smile) Group practice ride; roles of road captains- What is the safest way to change lanes?

11:00 A.M. - 12:-00 P.M.

"RIDE LIKE A PRO" will provide (2) discussions including demo's with 2up riding techniques which includes a demonstration also. Attendees will find the experience fun and educational. There will be (2) Resource Tables of Examples, Safe riding habits, magazines, books, & other resourceful Information)

RESOURCE & INFORMATION TABLES

- Motorcycle Magazines (Donated)

- Book: Back in the Saddle Again-How to Overcome Fear of Riding After a Motorcycle Accident  Brenda L. Bates, MA, CHt

- Maryland Motorcycle Safety Foundation Materials

- ASMI Resources

- Increasing Motorcycle Awareness Advice to Drivers & Riders Cards

MEDICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TABLE

- Contents of a First Aid Kit

- Contents of a Trauma Kit

- "business card" size  Content list  "What do I need in my ER Trauma/1st Aid Kit"

--Kickstands-Up Individual  Emergency Information Cards

- Group Ride Master Sheet & more

KU Riders COME TO not only learn more about safer riding but, come to HAVE A FUN TIME! If you can, your help is appreciated. I can't run this alone. So, if you can "JUMP IN" volunteer to help with one of the resource tables, waivers, range, guiding riders through the exercises, volunteer road captain exercise, snack distribution, parking, Clean-up and information to keep the event running smoothly)

The Event will end no later than 1:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS

Click Here for Directions to Regency Furniture Stadium

2. ASMI - Accident Scene Management, Incorporated. The leading international motorcycle trauma training association. Teach what to do in order to prevent injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists.(Awaiting reply) Two ASMI Advanced Trained Bystanders were on their way home 2/1/2013 when, they came upon a motorcycle rider who had gone down with several people standing around him. Click here to read the full story

 

Posted Resources in the discussion area.

Folder: Motorcycle Safety Information & Resources

1. MSF Group Riding Basic Guide

2. General rules for motorcycle riding

Group Riding Guidelines for Streetbikes There are 11 topics. Here are a few.

1. Group Riding Guidelines for Streetbikes - Part 1 Group Riding: Why and Why Not?

2. Group Riding Guidelines for Streetbikes- Part 2 RULES: Who Needs them?

3. Group Riding Guidelines for Streetbikes- Part 4: Road Captain's Role-Preparing for a Group Ride

4. Group Riding Guidelines for Streetbikes- Part 5: Rider’s Job: Preparing for a Group Ride

I believe we all want to ride together at a safe and reasonable speed, being attentive & constantly scanning the horizon for potential obstacles (cars), to minimize the dead-time associated with perception/reaction & allow ourselves the maximum possible time & distance to avoid an accident.

PRACTICE makes a rider less of a threat to himself and other riders. Lets work to ensure we have a safer riding season. COME ON ARE YOU IN?

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  • Tammy

    On my way home a mercedes cut across three lanes of traffic in front of me....what did i do? Yes, I applied both brakes...slowed down to not lock them..swerved left (no traffic in left lane)...then I followed his butt into the gas station and cursed him out! What was his excuse? Come on..."I DID NOT SEE YOU!!!! I needed to get gas! My fellow riders, be alert, we handed out tips on "Awareness " today for Riders and Drivers.

    2 · March 23, 2013

    • Ronald T

      Next on my list is a Hi-Viz jacket or vest, flashing brake lights and air horn. I had a woman merge onto 301 Saturday on the way to meet the group. Didn't turn her head until I laid on the horn then she had that stunned look like "I didn't see you!" BE CAREFUL RIDERS!

      1 · March 27, 2013

    • Tammy

      Ronald would you and Michelle consider planning an Baltimore ride event? We will meetup and ride a route you laid out for us then step[ for ;lunch somewhere nearby

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • GWEN

    THANK YOU TAMMY, and the rest of KSU. & espically dave I enjoyed the day sorry I missed lunch..

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Tammy

      We at at Mimis Cafe in Waldorf. The food was great and so was the service!

      1 · March 27, 2013

    • Ronald T

      I was not aware that there was lunch afterwards but Michelle and I stopped at Red Lobster on 301 to fuel up for the ride back. Appreciated all of the advice and fun that we had.

      March 27, 2013

  • Ty

    Could make it out...still getting bike road ready but will see you guys on the next one!

    March 27, 2013

    • Tammy

      Hi Tye, how about coordinating with us on the 4/20 Bike maintenance event at FreeState Cycle in Clinton from 11-4? The event will be posted this evening. Its learning how to change your oil, spark plugs, check fluids, tire pressure and more. $10 and a raffle for (# unknown right now) quarts of oil or oil filter,etc.

      March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will probally see u all at clinton cycles on the 20th of april.

      March 27, 2013

  • Michelle aka ".

    Thank you Tammy, and all the folks who made this event possible. It was
    A wonderful event to kick-off the riding season. A special shout out to
    Ronald, who lead the way from Baltimore and back. Look forward to Blessing
    Of the Bikes and hanging out with you all soon. Ride on Strong! !!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cold out. See u all there

    March 23, 2013

    • Tammy

      Good to see ya. Hope you enjoyed the event.

      March 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did

      March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Home safe

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good.time today. Hope 2 ride with uall agin soon

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone, just joined the group this morning. Hope to attend one of the meetups soon. Its a little chilly out today, but would have luv to arrived at this meetup in my heated thermo-suit...LOL Enjoy and ride safe.

    March 23, 2013

    • Tammy

      Hi KC. We look forward to riding with you. Be safe.

      March 23, 2013

  • Tammy

    Despite the "freeeeeeeeeeeezing" temperature (It wasn't 50 Degrees) we had a great turn-out. This event was to not only have fun but have fun learning and event refreshing riding techniques before the riding season begins. I hope those who attended enjoyed themselves. We ended with lunch in Waldorf. Good food & Good service. Special thanks to Dave, with Ride like a pro. https://www.facebook.com/RideLikeAProMaryland?ref=ts&fref=ts

    March 23, 2013

  • Michelle aka ".

    .......and who arrives without frostbite digits!!!!!!!!

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • Tammy

    Good evening, for those who think it will be a tad bit chilly at 8:45am, chill" in the air, the begin time is changed from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. the event will go on until 1:00 p.m. Hope to see you there.

    March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will be there by 8:00am any way.

      March 22, 2013

    • Ronald T

      There should be a door prize for "Furthest Traveled" and "Earliest Arrival". Put on your "Granny Panties", cuz its gonna test your stamina this morning!! Be safe, see you all soon.

      2 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its cold outside. Driving in the cold will be a chalenge

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just filled up my gas tank. Ready for tomorrow

    March 22, 2013

  • Tammy

    Good morning Riders, The weather looks promising for Saturday. So the event is still on. I will already be out there so depending on where you are traveling from, I recommend you post MEETUP locations such as, Baltimore & Silver Spring riders meetup, VA riders can meetup with MD riders then, make it a nice ride to Regency Furniture Stadium. We are trying to make this a FUN and educational event so, we hope you will join us. Dress warm. Do you think you can ride the 360 degree circle? U-Turn in one lane? weave around obstacles "safely"? What if your riding with a group, any difference? LOL We will see. Have a wonderful day.

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm hoping I can still maneuver my bike with the extended swing arm guest we'll find out tomorrow......

      March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can

      March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am traveling thru clinton on branch ave. If u want to meet me on the way to the stadium. Call or text me[masked]

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does the couse start promptly at 8:30am or should i get there by 8:00 for a meeting

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wil be there by 8:00am so i can meet uall

      March 21, 2013

    • Tammy

      the course is set up for all day until you get tired of trying. This course is for you to test your skills; to see how good you are or, if you determine you need additional training. It may be a challenge for some but, not for you Matrone, right : ). Just want everyone to have fun.

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Ronald T

    Anybody heading to Waldorf from the Baltimore area? We can meet up for the ride down. Inbox me for details so not to disturb the rest of the group.

    March 21, 2013

    • Michelle aka ".

      Caton Exit

      March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you're coming down on 97 -> Rt 3 we can meet in Crofton

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from washington dc. U can meet u going down branch ave in clinton

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any fees?

    March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Free

      March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do i need any special clothing for the course

    March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dress for Safety: Wear a quality helmet and eye protection. Wear bright clothing and a light-colored helmet. Wear leather or other thick, protective clothing.
      Choose long sleeves and pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves. Remember – the only thing between you and the road is your protective gear.

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we please limit discussion posts to topics relevant to the event. B-)

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Michelle aka ".

    tentative, may be out of town

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe***

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Tammy

    March 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow his bike got messed up

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was driving last week. I was riding down the street and out of no where a jeep came out the drive way. I was like 20 feet away and notice it and advoided the jeep. Thanks to quick thinking and timing.

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Ronald T

      Nice use of the SEE technique. Gets better with experience.

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • Tammy

      Yes, the S.E.E. Technique. Very very important.

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be there around 10:00

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Ronald T

    As soon as I get the moth balls out of the pipes!!!

    1 · March 4, 2013

  • Tammy

    KU Riders, knowledge along with, safe riding habits is how we avoid accidents so, we emailed "Ride Like a Pro" and "Road Guardians.org" requesting that, they attend this event to not only, demonstrate how to ride like a pro but, share pertinent safety information on how to care for the injured until EMT arrives. Check out their website. I will keep you abreast of their response. http://www.ridelikeapromd.com/ & http://roadguardians.org/host-a-class/ .

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Tammy

      UPDATE: Dave with "Ride Like A Pro" replied, "YES" to providing a demonstrating at this event. I just completed this course in October 2012.

      March 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thats good

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. New to the group, so use to riding solo and when I do ride in a group its so unorganized. Looking forward to seeing g done the right way.

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok. Looking to see u soon

      March 2, 2013

    • Tammy

      Tommy Most solo riders (lone wolves) find it challenging to ride with people with different riding styles but, it is possible. We hope this event is not only fun but also informative. See you soon.

      March 2, 2013

  • Renita

    Taking my son to visit a college that day

    February 22, 2013

    • Tammy

      Wow! It's College tour time already?

      March 1, 2013

  • Wayne

    I hope it's not too cold.. +1

    January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So do we get to group ride at 90 and brake! :>

    1 · December 5, 2012

    • Tammy

      Now SEE, we are going to have to put you in the front of the group LOL

      1 · December 5, 2012

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