The Motorcyclist Training Course (MTC) is a 16 hour Introduction to Motorcycling. The class involves 6-1/2 hours of in classroom studies covering topics such as the mental aspects of riding, the physical aspects of riding, cornering strategies and many other topics. There is also 9-1/2 hours of hands on motorcycle operation that will include aspects from getting familiar with the machine and controls through cornering, emergency braking, swerving and traffic interaction.
To participate in this training a student must possess a valid driver's license, a DMV issued instruction permit, or a DMV issued identification card. The MTC is designed to accommodate all levels of experience from the true novice to practiced riders. It is expected that participants will be able to balance and ride a bicycle prior to attending this class. Students are also expected to read the on-line reference materials (a link will be sent to students upon registering for the class) prior to attending the first classroom session. Students are expected to wear proper attire for participation in this program, requirements will be included in the outline. This course falls under the Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal and Social Institutional Level Outcomes.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
1. Have the basic mental skills and understanding to operate a motorcycle.
2. Understand some of the Motorcycle riding dangers and some of the things they can do to mitigate those dangers.
3. Have basic level demonstrable skills in relation to the operation of a motorcycle.
Students must attend and successfully complete all portions of the course to receive a certificate. Students must be on time for all sessions and dressed in appropriate riding attire for the range. Late arrivals and/or students who do not complete the training will be dismissed from the course without a certificate or refund.
Refunds must be requested at least three business days prior to the first class meeting (A $12 processing fee is charged for each class refunded).
No transfers are allowed. We make no guarantees, expressed or implied that you will successfully complete this training. Classes are held rain or shine.
NOTE: Range date and time are subject to change. Students will be notified on the first day of class (lecture).
On riding days
you must have the following gear:
- DOT helmet (full-face or three quarters)
- Eye protection (visor, goggles or glasses)
- Sturdy boots that completely go over-the-ankle (NO slip-ons or fashion boots)
- Sturdy full-fingered leather motorcycle gloves
- Long sleeved shirt or jacket
- Sturdy non-stretch denim jeans (NO rips or tears).
We provide helmets only. You are required to provide the other five items yourself.
To all motorcycle students: Please click on the link below and read the MTC Student Handbook before going to your first class session. It is really important that you read this before class: Student Handbook
If a participant drops from the Motorcyclist Training Course due to an emergency or other unforeseen event, such participant has up to 60 days from the original first day of class to return as a stand-by and complete the training. Anyone returning after the 60 day period will need to pay the full registration fee again.