Motorcycle Safety

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY SCHEDULE 2022

Classes for the novice and experienced rider are offered in conjunction with the Secretary of State from March through September. Motorcycles are provided for student instruction for basic classes only. Course length varies, depending on the skill level. Upon successful completion of one of these courses, you will be given a completion card that the Secretary of State recognizes to waive the riding skills test required for a cycle endorsement. Note: If you fail the State skills test twice, or if you are under 18 years of age and fail our Basic Rider Course 2 – For Experienced Riders, the Secretary of State office requires you to take the Basic Rider Course.

COURSE FEE for all motorcycle classes is $50. Courses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Students under the age of 18 are allowed to take the Basic Rider, 3-Wheel Basic Rider, or Basic Rider Course 2 – For Experienced Riders courses starting at age 15 if they have a valid driver’s license.

A parent or guardian must accompany the student to the first class meeting; parent signatures are required on some documents.

BASIC RIDER COURSE 

Web Enhanced - One weekend - Auburn Hills Campus |Parking Lot 10

Requirements:

Must have a valid email address on file with the college. Must COMPLETE the online eCourse prior to your class start date and bring the completion certificate, along with your riding gear, to the first class session. Link to the eCourse will be distributed by the college via email at least 1 week prior to the start of your class. If you have not received an email by this time, please call 248.232.4167 or 248.232.4150. This class consists of approximately 18 hours of instruction – 3 hours of online preparation to be completed PRIOR to your class start date, 5 hours of classroom instruction, and 10 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting. Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills test will result in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. This course is offered in different formats: one (1) weekend, weekday, and weeknight.

Prerequisite:

Ability to ride a bicycle. The most physically demanding of all BRC options! Class meets Friday, 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm. You must be on time. You need to be available during the 12-hour period, but are not expected to be on site the entire time. Variable schedules will be assigned the first night of class. Online eCourse is required to be completed prior to your first class session.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:


BASIC RIDER COURSE 2 - FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS 

One day -  Auburn Hills Campus |Parking Lot 10

This one day course is designed for the experienced, but unendorsed rider to become licensed and legal, or for already endorsed riders to refresh and improve their skills. This course is NOT designed for beginning riders. Students must demonstrate competency with basic operational skills and pass the Level 1 written test during the screening exercises in order to continue in the course. If it’s determined a rider needs additional skill development before proceeding, the rider will be referred to the Basic Rider Course (no refunds; no transfers). Topics include: speed control, braking & stopping, counter steering, cornering, hazard avoidance and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. Each student must provide their own motorcycle and riding gear. Sharing is not allowed. Scooters will be allowed in this course. The cycle must be titled, properly registered, and display a valid license plate. Each student must provide proof of insurance and the bike must pass a safety inspection. Successful completion allows a student to waive the Secretary of State written and riding skills tests. Class meets 8 am to 6 pm with a break for lunch. You must be on time.

Prerequisite:

Ability to ride a bicycle.

The following protective clothing/gear are required for all Motorcycle classes on the first day of class.

No sharing of gear/clothing/equipment.

  • Helmet: Wear a DOT-approved helmet.
  • Eye protection: Goggles or glasses (no face shields – they make it harder to hear instructions).
  • Long sleeve jacket or heavy shirt: Arms must be covered while riding. It is best to dress in layers according to the weather; the outermost layer must have long sleeves.
  • Long pants: Long pants only – no shorts! We suggest jeans; man-made materials can melt when exposed to heat from engines or exhaust pipes.
  • Gloves: Any gloves will do, as long as they fit your hand and are full-fingered.
  • Boots or heavy shoes: Your ankles must be covered. A shoe or boot with a six-inch top is fine. No high heels or high-top tennis shoes are permitted.
  • Pen or pencil.
  • Optional: rain gear; sunscreen

Refund Policy

THE $50 COURSE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.

If after starting a class, we have to cancel it due to inclement weather, the class will be made up the following Tuesday and Thursday weather permitting.
Instructors/Equipment: All instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and are approved by the Michigan Department of Education.
Motorcycles are furnished for all classes except for the Basic Rider Course 2 – For Experienced Riders. Riders are required to furnish their own helmets, gloves, over-the-ankle boots, heavy-duty pants, jacket and rain or cold weather gear. THIS EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL RANGE ACTIVITIES. NO SHARING OF GEAR OR EQUIPMENT.

Within each of the class sections (time frames) you will receive approximately 18-20 hours of instruction excluding the Basic Rider Course 2 – For Experienced Riders. Each section number represents one class, i.e., the class meets on all days listed with each section number. You must be on time for your class or you may be denied admission.