[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]< Back to our coaches[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”757″ img_size=”500 x 500″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stayin’ Safe is proud to be affiliated with highly-respected motorcycle safety and skills expert Mark Brown.
Mark is the owner and operator of MotoMark1, a comprehensive motorcycle skills training facility headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina. A program that began with motor officer-style precision riding training and has since expanded to include overland confidence courses and our Stayin’ Safe on-street program.
Mark served as a North Carolina State Highway Patrolman for over 25 years and was the training coordinator within the Special Operations Motor Unit. As the lead police motor instructor for all North Carolina State Highway motorcycle training, he provided training and oversight for the certification of hundreds of law enforcement motor officers in some of the most rigorous testing in the world on many types of police motorcycles. Mark began the only BikeSafe program in the US through the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
He holds numerous certifications in police motor instruction, motor officer survival tactics, and combat military motorcycle training. Mark’s certifications in Executive Protection have afforded him the opportunities to provide Presidential and Vice-Presidential motorcade escorts. As a marshal for numerous motor escorts, Mark has participated in events such as:
- The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America (1996-2007, 2014,2015)
- The Olympic Torch Relay (1996, 2002, 2004)
- The Ultimate Drive Susan G. Koman Foundation
- Ironman Triathlon (2000-Present)
- BMW NA IMS (2002-2007)
- Buell Motorcycles (2003)
His training includes the grueling USMC Mil-Mo off-road school, as well as the well-regarded Keith Code Superbike School, giving Mark a well-rounded approach to all facets of motorcycling. Mark is also a certified ATV instructor.
He has been a consultant on local, state and national levels for the development and implementation of motorcycle training units for law enforcement traffic teams. He has coordinated training efforts with the USSS, USMC, Special Forces, and the Army.
Mark served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He trained in military police at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he transferred and served as a Military Police Correction Specialist.
You’d think that all of this would make him a pretty rigid, unapproachable guy. Far from it. Mark is one of the kindest human beings you could meet, has a tremendous sense of humor and is all about helping rider students get the most enjoyment from motorcycling as possible. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be on the same team.
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