From a Skidbike press release:

New motorcycle safety technology, teaching tools and instruction methods will be featured in an array of seminars, professional demonstrations and test rides at the 2016 International Rider Training Symposium,April 14 – 16 at the Atlantis Resort, in picturesque Reno, Nevada.

Sponsored by the Two-Wheeler and Powersports business unit of Robert Bosch LLC, the event is presented by SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA and Cedergrens MEK, the creator and manufacturer of SKIDBIKE, a revolutionary field-training platform that lets students go beyond basic riding techniques to confidently explore advanced electronic safety technologies such as traction control, ABS and motorcycle stability control.

Focusing on current trends and future training challenges, the symposium was developed for public and private motorcycle-education administrators, program directors, riding instructors, safety advocates, researchers and the law-enforcement community. Motorcyclists from around the region are also encouraged to attend.

The symposium kicks off with a welcoming reception and networking session on Thursday night. The conference goes into high gear on Friday with presentations by 10 leading professionals who research, create and test tomorrow’s training curriculum and technologies. They will be followed by Q&A sessions that give participants personal access to the speakers.

Saturday’s program is packed with test rides of motorcycles equipped with Bosch motorcycle safety systems, highlighted by professional demonstrations of Bosch and SKIDBIKE systems in action together.

They’ll team up on a SKIDBIKE-equipped KTM 1190 Adventure, which comes from the factory with the latest Bosch motorcycle safety systems. This multi-use rider-training-tool will illustrate how traction control, ABS and the latest Bosch motorcycle stability control can be experienced in a safe, low-speed-testing environment.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to swing a leg over another SKIDBIKE-equipped training motorcycle and perform various exercises throughout the day, in order to see for themselves how this training tool can fit into their programs or add to their experience.

Atlantis Resort is in the heart of Reno, known as The Biggest Little City In The World. More like a smaller, friendlier Vegas at 4500 feet, its skyline of casino towers is hemmed in by the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The second largest city in Nevada, it has an international airport just two miles away, is between 36 and 100 miles from Lake Tahoe’s 18 ski resorts and is surrounded by 200 miles of maintained snowmobile trails.

Symposium registration is now open. To register, please contact SKIDBIKE at 702-395-2896 or via email at [email protected]. For more information about the SKIDBIKE motorcycle rider training platform, visit and its parent company, SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA.

Schedule: 2016 International Rider Training Symposium

Thursday April 14, 2016: Kickoff 
Welcome reception

Friday, April 15: Seminars

8:00 am — Opening remarks
Speakers: Dane Pitarresi, SKIDBIKE; Anders Cedergren, Cedergren MEK and Winson Wang, Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group

8:15- 9:15 — No Accident, No Fear: Human factors in Accident Causation
Speaker: Duncan MacKillop, Moto Gymkana UK

9:30 – 10:15 — Following the History and Education of Bosch Safety Systems
Speaker: Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group engineer/test rider
Topic: Information and strategies to provide accurate, up-to-date information about controlling technologies and how they safely improve the motorcycling experience

10:45 – 12:00 — Digital Immigrants Training Digital Natives
Speaker: Hector Eide, Cape Fox Professional Services
Topic: Instructor strategies for communicating with millennials

1:00 – 2:00 – Truthy or Truth? Using the Scientific Method to Distinguish Between What We Wish Was True From the Actual Truth
Speaker: Joe Elliot, National Motorcycle Institute
Topic: A practical presentation to help instructors better communicate with students

2:15 – 2:45 — Motorcycle Stability Control
Speaker: Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group engineer/test rider

3:00 – 4:00 — How Competition Drives Progress
Speaker: Lee Parks, President, Total Control Training, Inc., world-renowned curriculum developer and national roadracing champion
Topic: Lessons on improving safety through benchmarking, continuous improvement and instructor behavior modeling

4:15 – 5:00 — Open Q&A Session
Speakers: Hector Eide, Joe Elliot, Lee Parks, Dane Pitarresi and Winson Wang

Saturday, April 16: Demonstrations and Test Rides

8:00 am — Opening remarks
Speakers: Dane Pitarresi and Winson Wang

9:00 – 4:00 — Demonstrations and Test Rides
Demonstrations and test rides on a SKIDBIKE-equipped KTM 1190 Adventure
Demonstrations and test rides on a BMW outrigger bike with Bosch ABS
Demonstrations and test rides on SKIDBIKE-equipped training motorcycle
One-on-one sessions with Bosch Two-Wheeler and Powersports group members
One-on-one sessions with SKIDBIKE inventors/engineers
One-on-one sessions with other speakers

Room Reservations
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at:

Symposium Headquarters
Atlantis Resort
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Room Reservations by Phone
Reference: SKIDCAR System, Inc.

Online Room Reservations
1) Log onto:
2) Click “book now” (green button at bottom)
3) Select a check-in date and number of nights
4) Enter group code SSKDCAR, then click “update rates”

Room Rates
Room block rates are $84 from April 10 – 14 and $129 on April 15 and 16 for single- or double-occupancy, plus 13% tax and a $2.00 tourism tax surcharge per night. Resort fees have been waived for these events. Please note that reservations made online will incur charges for the first night’s room and taxes.

SKIDBIKE™ is a revolutionary field-training platform that lets students go beyond basic riding techniques to confidently explore advanced electronic safety technologies such as traction control, ABS and motorcycle stability control.

Engineered with the exclusive ability to adjust front and rear tire grip through its electric ram and dual-carriage system, SKIDBIKE allows the use of one or both carriages, as well as adjustable lean angle for different exercises. Through these instructor-controlled variables, students can experience a loss of grip, simulating real-world speed and road conditions.

SKIDBIKE features a patented Traction Control Device (TCD) attached to the trainer bike’s front and rear wheels. Used together or separately, the TCDs give rider-training instructors tools never before available.

SKIDCAR System, Inc. USA
6440 Sky Pointe Drive
Suite 140, PMB 141
Las Vegas, NV 89131
866-754-3227 * 702-395-2896
[email protected]