Motorcycle Safety

Do you dream of riding a motorcycle? Completing either of two classes will help you obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license.

Basic Rider Course (BRC): for non-riders or riders with limited experience
Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC): for experienced but unlicensed motorcyclists

The Motorcycle Rider and Safety State Program is conducted with Michigan Safety State funds from a grant administered by the Michigan Department of State. There will be no refunds, transfers, or discounts for these courses. If you are tardy, you will not be allowed in class. You must attend all class sessions and pass all written and riding skills tests to successfully complete the class.

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

If you have never ridden a motorcycle, this class will teach you how. You will learn the mental and physical skills needed to ride on public roads and to become licensed. Two-wheeled, manual-shift-and-clutch motorcycles provided.

All courses will meet Fridays from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and either Saturday or Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuition is $50.

  • April 12-14
  • April 19-21
  • April 26-28
  • May 3-5
  • May 17-19
  • May 31-June 2
  • June 7-9
  • June 14-16
  • June 21-23
  • June 28-30
  • July 12-14
  • July 19-21
  • July 26-28
  • August 9-11

Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC)

This class is for an experienced but unlicensed motorcycle rider. You will improve your riding skills and this one-day class will help you get a motorcycle endorsement on your Michigan driver’s license. Students provide their own street legal, licensed, two-wheeled motorcycle and show registration and proof of insurance. Two-wheeled scooters that are licensed by the State of Michigan as motorcycles may be ridden in this class. Your basic riding skills, starting, stopping, shifting, and turning will be evaluated during the first two range exercises. You will not be allowed to continue in the range exercises if you do not demonstrate adequate basic riding skills and no refund will be given. Motorcycles/scooters that are not in good condition will not be allowed to be ridden in this class.

Saturday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
May 11 OR August 3

Course Prerequisites for BRC and RRBRC

  • At least age 16 with a stage 1 or higher Michigan driver’s license
  • Must be able to balance and support a two-wheeled motorcycle and operate manual hand and foot controls for shifting and braking
  • Must sign a liability waiver. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the liability waiver

Proper Riding Attire

Students in all classes must wear proper riding attire while on the riding range, including:

  • Long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt
  • Heavy duty long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots (must have hard sole - high heels or high-top tennis shoes are not permitted)
  • Eye protection (goggles or glasses)
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Motorcycle helmet which meets D.O.T. standards

The instructor has the final decision on the acceptability of student-provided equipment.

Register for a Class

State of Michigan Motorcycle Training Sites