TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM
RIDING GEAR REQUIREMENTS
Yes, you may use your riding gear providing it meets the requirements.Do training sites riding gear?
Training locations provide helmets only.What if I forgot my riding gear?
If you are not able to meet the riding gear requirements and are missing items other than those the training location may provide you, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RIDE! The basic riding gear requirements are for your protection in the learning environment.Are there any exceptions?
There are no exceptions to the riding gear requirements. It is mandated that all riders be sufficiently protected at all times in the training environment. You will be asked to have all your gear on whenever you are on a motorcycle.
The Riding Gear You Will Need
Riding Gear Requirements Defined:
Helmet - Full-face and 3/4 helmets are acceptable provided that they meet minimum DOT certification. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for the DOT certification and that they are in good working condition. If you do not have access to a DOT certified Full-face or 3/4 helmet sites will have one to borrow for the course.
Eye protection - Face shield, goggles or some form of sun/eye glasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.
Gloves - Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. Almost any full finger glove may be used: motorcycle gloves, garden gloves, mechanics gloves and batting gloves are acceptable. (Mom's dishwashing gloves and surgeon's gloves are NOT acceptable)
Pants - You must wear pants! No exceptions. Denim or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have NO holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex or cotton leggings are NOT acceptable.
Shirt - Long sleeve T-shirt or dress shirt that reaches the wrist or jacket are all acceptable.
Shoes/Boots - Over the ankle with little to no heel. Shoes can be an athletic or hiking shoe that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn't be higher than what is commonly on a "workman's boot". Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable.
The classic Converse All Star "Chuck Taylor" or dress shoe are examples of shoes that DO NOT meet the requirements.