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The Safety Zone

Safety Officer

Dave H. | [email protected]

Riding safely is the first and foremost commitment of our Eastside Chapter - by everyone, on every ride, every time.

Safety is a key part of all our Chapter Rides. We’re here to create and support a culture of safety for everyone on our chapter rides, and to take a ‘Ride Safe’ mindset on every ride – alone, with a friend, in a small group, on an event.

Riding safely grows with experience while riding and improving skills with every ride, mastering new situations and environments.

Our Safety Officer will provide you with the basic tools to start your journey and gain confidence in riding in a group. Check our calendar for introductory or advanced skills group riding classes throughout the riding season.

This page holds some valuable information and articles, with new content added regularly. 


Safe Rider Skills Program

U.S. H.O.G. members are eligible to receive a "Safe Rider Skills" pin and patch and partial tuition reimbursement in the form of a voucher for up to $50 for the successful completion of an accredited rider training course. To find a rider training class near you, go to, or visit if one of our Harley-Davidson Riding Academy courses is not available in your area. You may also call 1-800-CLUBHOG (1-800-2582464) or MSF at 1-800-446-9227.

Recommended Reading

Group Riding & Hand Signals

You and Your Motorcycle

You and Your Trike


Riding tips

Riding in the rain

T-CLOCS pre-ride inspection check list

Group Parking

State motorcycle info

WA Department of Licensing

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)

MSF Guide to Group Riding

Riding courses

The Harley Davidson New Rider Course

Motorcycle Safety Training Schools and Courses*

* Provided for a courtesy, not endorsed by Harley Davidson or HOG

Safety article archive

Spring Training | Reflections | Toilet Paper | Traffic detectors are your friend | Safety Margins | The road taken for granted | Riding Signals