This 17–hour course is designed for the true beginning rider who has little or no riding experience. It includes classroom and riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary for an individual to begin to practice street riding. Our training program is approved by the Motor Vehicle Administration and our courses are taught by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors. You must be able to ride a bicycle to participate in this course. Riding a motorcycle requires physical strength, excellent balance, flexibility, coordination, and concentration. Make sure you are prepared and ready to ride safely!
Students are required to complete a three hour eCourse online prior to their course start date. This online training covers the content in the Rider Handbook and prepares you for the first riding session. It will take about 3-4 hours to complete. Detailed online course information will be given to each student upon registration. During the classroom activities, you will discuss topics that include responsible riding, defensive riding strategies and how to handle a variety of riding situations. You will receive approximately 10 hours of riding on a training motorcycle practicing clutch-throttle control, stopping, turning, shifting and basic crash avoidance skills. You are to provide your own riding gear, which includes a DOT certified 3/4 helmet, eye protection, jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear.
Throughout the course the instructors evaluate and coach each rider’s performance. To complete the course, you must pass a knowledge and skill test administered at the end of the course. Participants who meet the testing standards for licensing will be eligible to receive their Class M license. Participants who do not achieve the minimum performance standards will not be allowed to continue in the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card.
This course is approved by the Motor Vehicle Administration for the Class M licensing waiver. A Class M license will not be issued to anyone under 16 years and 6 months of age, and the M license can only be added to a valid license of another class. A motorcycle learners permit is NOT required to take the course. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get their license. All Motorcycle Rider Education Classes begin in the Humanities Building in room H24.
All courses follow the same schedule:
Friday, 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
AVAILABLE 2020 DATES:
*This is a 17-hour training class. The extra hours built into the published schedule accommodate for uncontrollable events such as weather, mechanical failure, and emergencies. Please reserve all the listed time on your schedule. You may not leave during any class activities.*
Total Course Cost: $279.00 (all fees included)
Fee Discounts or Waivers Do Not Apply