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Fremont Police Department

Motor Skills Training & Competition

May 31 and June 1, 2013

 

 

 

FPD Motor Unit

  

The Fremont Police Department will be hosting our Police Motor Training and Skills Competition on May 31 and June 1, 2013.  Motor Officers from across the state will be competing on their service bikes for trophies through the Challenge Course and the Slow Ride Course.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place finishers in American Road King and Electra Glide classes and Metric classes for different skill divisions.  The event will be held at Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. 

The classes are as follows:

American manufactures; engine size must be a minimum of 998 cc:

American Class 1 - Competed and never placed in any event (individual or team)

American Class 2 – Competed and placed in any event (individual or team)

 

Metric manufactures; Honda, Kawasaki and BMW:

Metric Class 1 – Competed and never placed in any event (individual or team)

Metric Class 2 – Competed and placed in any previous event (individual or team)

 

The entry fee is $35 which includes a t-shirt and lunch on Saturday.  Competitors will also be given Raffle Tickets for prizes that will be awarded during the competition on Saturday.  Practice on Friday begins at 0900 hours, and the competition will start promptly at 0800 hours on Saturday.

The host hotel is Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley, 46100 Landing Parkway Fremont CA 94538, which is 4.8 miles from the training site.  Please call the hotel directly at (510) 413-3700 and ask for the Fremont Police Department Inaugural Police Motor Competition rate of $77 per night.  You may also make your hotel reservation here. This rate is available from Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Motor Officers from across the state will compete for trophies through the Challenge Course and the Slow Ride Course.  Prizes and trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place finishers in American Road King and Electra Glide classes and Metric classes for different skill divisions.

This intense motorcycle skills competition is one of the most exciting for both competitors and spectators alike.  This is based on course design and level of riding ability, as Officers test their riding skills in a specially designed competition course.   

The patterns will consist of several obstacles that will challenge a Motor Officer’s ability to maneuver around confined spaces.  The patterns require positioning the police motorcycle in a safe manner to accomplish the completion of the duration of the pattern. 

 The courses require Officers to use skills that they have learned through traffic enforcement and can become perishable if not practiced on a recurring and frequent basis.  The patterns introduce a time element to place a challenge on a Motor Officer’s ability to maneuver in a safe and concise manner similar to that of enforcement riding.

 The second part of the training will challenge a Motor Officer’s ability to maneuver through a simple cone pattern at a slow rate of speed to challenge a Motor Officer’s ability to remain upright and to simulate riding through stopped traffic.

 The second day of training will introduce competition into the event, which will challenge the Motor Officer even more.  The introduction of competition elevates stress for the Motor Officer which requires the Officer to focus more on the safe maneuvering of his or her Police Motorcycle which is similar to enforcement riding.  There will be a certified P.O.S.T. Motor Instructors at the event to supervise. 

None of the patterns will be released prior to Friday in order to give a level playing field to all competitors.

 

For more information regarding registration, contact:

 Officer Terry Sasser at (510) 790-6805 x11863,

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or

 Officer John Aranguren at (510) 790-6765,

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