Burnaby: RCMP is inviting riders to attend the detachment’s first-ever Motorcycle Safety Skills Challenge. This exciting event will take place on June 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverway Sports Complex, 8605 Nelson Avenue in Burnaby.
The main attraction will be a recertification course based in part on the RCMP motorcycle training. This recertification tests the skills of motorcyclists as they make their way through a riding course, guided by RCMP officers. It is our hope that riders will gain new skills and become more confident after taking the course. Anyone who attempts the skills challenge will be entered to win new safety gear valued at $1000.
Specially trained motorcycle officers will be on hand to answer your questions about how to ride more safely with a special emphasis on dawn and dusk riding. We will share the most up-to-date information on the latest motorcycle laws including details on learner and new motorcycle licences.
RCMP motorcycle officers will also offer to conduct a safety inspection to help you identify common defects so that they don’t compromise your road safety. Public safety partners including the Association of Injured Motorcyclists, BC Ambulance Service and ICBC will also be on hand to answer questions.
By sharing our expertise, we are offering motorcycle riders an opportunity to be as safe on the road as a trained RCMP motorcycle operator, said Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley, the Officer-in-Charge of the Burnaby Detachment and a passionate motorcycle rider himself. The Burnaby RCMP wants to give motorcyclists the skills and confidence they need to ride safely. It will be a unique opportunity for the public to train like we train and learn what we know and I encourage you to take the challenge.
RCMP appeal you to join at this exciting and free event on June 27.
When: June 27, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Riverway Sports Complex, 8605 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby
It’s not just for Burnaby residents. Motorcycle officers from all over the Lower Mainland will be assisting; however, Burnaby RCMP is hosting it in Burnaby.