John Sweeney Jr

District Educator

Our World Class Educational Program has many avenues to educate both our motorcycle community and the general driving public. The illustration to the right shows how our program is structured.

The GWRRA Rider Education Program (REP) is intended to make the motorcycle riding  environment safer by reducing injuries and fatalities and increasing motorcyclist skills and awareness. The REP does not propose to have all the answers.

However, our close-working relationship with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), as well as additional GWRRA programs and studies, has provided a wealth of information for use in establishing a comprehensive Rider Education Program.

Through Commitment, Education and Application, we can reduce our accident rate significantly.

Listed below are several benefits of a fully implemented GWRRA Rider Education Program at the District and Chapter level:

  • Increased rider knowledge
  • Increased rider safety skills
  • Prevention of accidents
  • Reduced injuries
  • Reduced fatalities
  • Improved general public image of motorcyclists
  • Enhanced enjoyment of motorcycle riding
  • Enhanced motorcycle safety through Motorist Awareness public presentations

Both the motorcycle and motorist community are already realizing many positive benefits from the GWRRA Rider Education Program. Through the efforts of the Rider Education Officers and volunteers throughout the world, we will reach our goal of establishing the safest motorcycle environment possible.

Hello everyone! Riding season is here finally! I hope that all is well with each one of you. Dust off has come and gone. I know that there were different rides each day, and I expect that a lot of riders took advantage of them.

Everyone did their Checks on the different items for their motorcycle readiness, TCLOCS and TRIKE checks. Now we can enjoy the rides! Check your chapters site for rides and you can also check for rides with other chapters. They should be on the calendar.

Consider joining the levels program, plenty of opportunity to improve and be a better rider and driver. It is to your advantage. I also ask you to consider the ARC and TRC that are this month! You will always learn something new, each time that you take this course. And a lot cheaper than the Tech College courses and MSF course.

Please be safe as you enjoy  yourselves. Where all of the proper equipment. You never know when you will need to protect yourself and your co-rider.

To the Chapter Directors: I ask that you send me the MAP checklist the third week of each month. I use this to report to send to the National Office, how we are participating in our District . Send to

Take advantage of the opportunities of the chapters and districts events for your riding pleasure and eating pleasure!


John Sweeney Jr.
District Educator And Motorist Awareness Officer
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