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Slow Maneuver Group Training

Whether you are a new rider or an experienced rider, slow maneuver techniques are a skill that all motorcyclists should be proficient at, or be practicing regularly to become so. If you fear leaning and dropping your bike, have trouble making a sharp right turn from a full stop without taking it wide and going into the lane of oncoming traffic, or if you have to "duck walk" your bike in small, tight spaces, and are unable to make a u-turn on a small country road, this training is for you! Riding a bike fast is easy, but the real challenge is learning to control your motorcycle at slow speeds. This is the skill all riders should learn to do in order to become a truly, well-rounded and proficient rider.

In this course, the first thing you will learn how to do is pick up a fallen motorcycle. One of the reasons riders don’t try new techniques is not just the fear of falling over, but more often they fear dropping the bike and no one being around to help them pick it up. Anyone can pick up any bike by themselves.

 

You will also learn the proper technique to master slow maneuvering; head and eye position, proper use of the friction zone and the rear brake. Before you can master anything, as far as slow maneuvering, you must become a master of these foundational techniques which you will learn and build on, and have ample opportunity to practice in this class running through various slow maneuvering cones courses that will challenge you and help you improve your slow riding skills to help get you over the fear of leaning your bike and riding it slow without putting your feet down, so you don’t have to fear dropping your motorcycle any longer. And if you do, it will be no big deal, because you will know how to pick it up.

 

​What you will need for this training:

  • Street Legal Motorcycle

  • Motorcycle Permit or Endorsement

  • Helmet

  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket

  • Long pants

  • Shoes or boots that cover your ankle

  • Shatter proof glasses or face shield on your helmet.

  • Gloves (optional)

  • Hydration pack or water bottle (Although there will be plenty of water supplied on-site)

  • Bring a snack, but lunch will be provided

  • Willingness, determination and an open mind

​Some of the exercises practiced in this course include: Serpentine Cone Weave, Off-set Come Weave, Double figure 8, Iron Cross, U-Turns, The Snowman, and other drills that will expand the boundaries of your comfort zone. Once you complete this class, and you continue to practice and master these drills, you will be in the top 2% of proficient motorcyclist and that will be something you will be proud of, not to mention how much of a better, safer and more confident and proficient rider you will become.

The location of this training is:

Northwestern Mutual Building Parking lot - 240 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC 27707

This training will be held on the following dates:

  • April 2nd

  • June 11th

  • July 17th

  • August 6th

  • September 17th

  • October 2nd

  • November - date TBD

  • Decemeber - date TBD