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Test your motorcycle talent at 2nd annual skills challenge in Surrey

ICBC, Surrey RCMP hold May 26 event to help new, experienced riders
The Surrey RCMP and ICBC are holding the second annual Motorcycle Skills Challenge at Kwantlen Polytechnic University this Sunday (May 26), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Think you have motorcycle skills?

Put your talent to the test with the second annual Motorcycle Skills Challenge, hosted by the Surrey RCMP and ICBC.

Participants in the challenge will have the opportunity to navigate an advanced skills course, with police motorcycle riders on hand to provide tips and guidance to riders and help both new and experienced motorcyclists develop valuable skills to stay safe on the roads.

This year’s event, to be held on Sunday (May 26) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, will also offer an additional practice motorcycle skills test course for riders to gain valuable experience for a future registered test.

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We are encouraging motorcyclists of all abilities to come and put their skills to the test, said Sgt. Jason Barrett with Surrey RCMP Traffic Services. This is the place to push your limits, make mistakes and learn in a controlled environment with the guidance of experienced motorcycle officers.

The first such skills challenge was offered last year, after there were three fatal motorcycle crashes in Surrey in six weeks.

May 14-20, 2024, is also Canada Road Safety Week, with a theme of Every Road. Every Day. Everyone.

This road safety awareness campaign is part of the broader Canada Road Safety Strategy 2025, which aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world; focusing on behaviors that put drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other vulnerable road users at risk, notes an RCMP release.

Road safety information can be found at ICBC Road Safety.

The skills challenge runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at KPU, 12666 72 Avenue (parking lot), and is open to all riders with a class 6 license, class 6 learners or class 8 with a supervisor.

All riders are required to wear proper safety equipment and bring their own insured street legal motorcycle

Tricia Weel

About the Author: Tricia Weel

I’ve worked as a journalist in community newspapers from White Rock to Parksville and Qualicum Beach, to Abbotsford and Surrey.
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