GWRRA Texas District

Rider Education - Levels

Texas District Rider Education

Safety through Education

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The following is an overview of the four levels in the Rider Education Program (REP) and how to qualify for each level. For a more complete understanding of the requirements for qualification at each level, contact your local  Chapter Educator

Level I: Safety by Commitment - The first big step to success

Safety is a state of mind, which can only be attained through total commitment. Every successful accomplishment began with a commitment to reach the intended objective and a promise to learn for the sake of you, your Co-Rider, your friends and family and others on the road.

Level I is perhaps the most important part of the REP structure. Regardless of your training and skill level, it is basically worthless if you are not committed to utilize your training and skill to their fullest. This commitment not only affects you and your Co-Rider but others on the road. You will be registered with the GWRRA across the country and your promise never has to be renewed as it truly is a commitment for life.

Level II: Safety by Education

GWRRA has chosen several educational training programs for the Riders and Co-Riders such as the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) programs, the United Sidecar Association course, the CSC (Canadian Safety Council) programs, and the GWRRA's riding courses and parking lot programs.

We say "Go see the experts" for your "On Bike Training". Completing these courses provide the foundation and skills for your quest to be a safe motorcycle rider. All recognized programs are taught by qualified and nationally certified instructors.

For the Co-Rider, we have provided an excellent seminar and "Two Up" programs to assist in your role in the safety aspect of motorcycle riding.

Motorcycle education goes "Hand in Hand" with commitment, and the "On Bike" education by MSF, USCA, CSC and GWRRA for the Rider and Co-Rider and the "off bike" education specifically for the Co-Rider provides a very effective approach to Motorcycle safety. This is truly when a Rider begins to understand what his or her Level I commitment means and sees the value in the program

Level III: Safety by Preparedness

It would be great if we could achieve the coveted goal of zero accidents, however, we know realistically this is hard to attain. Since accidents will and do occur, it is important that we be fully prepared to lend aid to unfortunate accident victims. We should always be prepared to save a life.

The Level III of the Rider Education Program was developed to deal with such circumstances by recognizing and encouraging proper First Aid or CPR training. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), a level III requirement has been used to save many lives. Being trained to render CPR or give First Aid is a tremendous asset.

Level IV: Master Tour Rider

Level IV of the REP was designed for those special individuals who desire to "be all they can be" with regards to motorcycle safety. The requirements are more stringent than Level III and require a greater commitment on your part. These Riders and Co-Riders are caring, trained and prepared with the experience to back them up. We realize Level IV is not for everyone, but for those who desire to be of greater service to their fellow man. It is the correct prescription. Why desire to be a Level IV? It's a worthy goal. Being prepared to save a life is a high calling indeed! You are shining examples to the rest of our membership. Others aspire to practice the same commitment as you have displayed. For that reason, because you are our ambassadors to the members at all levels, we provide a special gathering to celebrate your commitment each year at Wing Ding.

So there you have the program structure.

Level I Safety by Commitment

Level II Safety by Education

Level III Safety by Preparedness

Level IV Safety by Enhanced Commitment and preparedness

The GWRRA is proud to present the Rider Education Program. We encourage you to think seriously about motorcycle safety and be a participant in the GWRRA Rider Education Program. You should also remember the old cliche, "an ounce of prevention IS worth a pound of cure." Always wear protective riding apparel!

LEVEL I - SAFETY BY COMMITMENT (SAFE MILES)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. A one time join level - After joining , you will be a Level I participant as long as you are a paid up GWRRA Member
  2. No renewal for Level I is necessary.
  3. To join, you must complete the GWRRA REP Level I form, have it validated by any GWRRA Officer, and mail it to the address indicated, along with a $6.00 fee for each registrant.
  4. You will receive a "Safe Miles" Patch, Rider or Co-Rider rocker, and mileage pin indicating how many safe miles you have ridden since joining GWRRA or since your last accident. If you have an accident of any type, whether you are at fault or not, your safe miles pin should begin at zero and count forward from that time. New members will begin the task of completing their first 5,000 safe miles and receive a 5,000 mile pin getting them started in the program.
  5. You may receive additional Safe Mileage Pins as you accumulate safe miles by having your miles validated by a GWRRA Officer. Complete the Level I form (again) and send it with $2.00 to the address shown on form. You will receive your new mileage pin to display on your "Safe Miles" Patch. Rockers are available for increments of 100,000 miles to be displayed under your patch. Pins are available in 5,000 mile increments.
  6. Aside from the obvious benefit of being committed to safe operation of your motorcycle, you can receive a possible premium reduction in your GWRRA endorsed motorcycle insurance. Other insurance carriers may give similar reductions in price.

Congratulations, on taking your first important step in the GWRRA Rider Education Program

LEVEL II - SAFETY BY EDUCATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Level II Requirements:

  1. Rider or Co-Rider must be a current GWRRA member
  2. Rider or Co-Rider must be enrolled in Level I of the GWRRA Rider Education Program.
  3. Rider must have a current motorcycle license or endorsement (if required in your state).
  4. Co-Rider must have completed a Motorcycle Safety Foundation or GWRRA riding course or a Canadian Safety Council course within the last two years, or Co-Rider, as an option, must have attended a GWRRA Co-Rider Seminar within the last two(2) years. (This is in lieu of the riding course the rider must complete.)
  5. Complete the GWRRA REP Level II form and have it validated by any GWRRA Officer and mail along with $5.00 for each participant, to address indicated.
  • Participant(s) will receive a red triangle patch signifying Level II participant.
  • Participants have now achieved a greater potential for safety due to the successful completion of a riding course and/or Co-Rider Seminar. They may also be eligible for an additions insurance premium reduction depending on the carrier.
  • In order to remain current in Level II you must continue to meet all the original qualifications of Level II and submit an update form as course completion and certifications come due.

Congratulations, on taking your second important step in the GWRRA Rider Education Program

 

Level III -- Safety by Preparedness
(CERTIFIED TOUR RIDER/CO-RIDER)

 

 

 

It would be great if we could achieve the coveted goal of zero accidents, however, we know realistically this is hard to attain. Since accidents will and do occur, it is important that we be fully prepared to lend aid to unfortunate accident victims. We should always be prepared to save a life.
 
The Level III of the GWRRA Rider Education Program was developed to deal with such circumstances by recognizing and encouraging proper First Aid or CPR training. CPR, a level III requirement has been used to save many lives. Being trained to render CPR or give First Aid is a tremendous asset.

Level III Requirements:

  1. Rider or Co-Rider must be current GWRRA member.
  2. Rider or Co-Rider must be enrolled in Level I and current in Level II.
  3. Rider or Co-Rider must have a current CPR or First Aid card.
  4. First Aid certifications are normally current for three (3) years. CPR certifications are normally current for one year. (Check card's expiration date.) Proof of this card must accompany application.
  5. Rider or Co-Rider must wear protective riding apparel.
  6. Rider must carry a First Aid kit on the motorcycle.
  • Complete the Level III form have it validated by any GWRRA Officer and mail with $4.00 for each participant, to the address indicated.
  • Participant will receive a Certified Tour Rider or Certified Co-Rider patch to display above the Level II triangle patch.
  • In order to remain current in Level III you must continue to meet all the original qualifications of Level III and submit an update form as course completion and certifications come due.
  • The participant has now completed the three (3) Levels of GWRRA's Rider Education Program.

Congratulations, on taking your third important step in the GWRRA Rider Education program
 
Level IV Safety by Enhanced Commitment and Preparedness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Level IV Requirements:   

  1. Rider or Co-Rider must be current GWRRA member.
  2. Completed Level III Certified Tour Rider/Co-Rider Program and have been current in Level III for one year minimum.
  3. Must have driven (ridden for Co-Riders) at least 25,000 Safe Miles.
  4. Must have a current CPR and First Aid cards.
  5. Must have completed a riding course (Rider) or Co-Rider Seminar (Co-Rider) within past 2 years. (Either MSF, USCC, CSC or GWRRA riding courses are acceptable.)
  6. Must wear protective riding apparel.
  7. Must carry First Aid kit on motorcycle.
  8. Obtain GWRRA Officer signature on Level IV application.
  • Send copies of current cards with Level IV application as noted below.
  • Mail above documentation & $35 for each participant to the address indicated.
  • You will receive two (2) special triangular patches with dark blue border and the Master Level IV sequence number embroidered on it.
  • In order to remain current in Level IV you must continue to meet all the original qualifications of Level IV and submit an update form as course completion and certifications come due.

Congratulations!

You have now reached the highest level in GWRRA's Rider Education Program. Your accomplishments will help prepare you to be the safest rider you can be. Wear your special patch with pride! You've earned it! Be a positive example to others. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem!