Basic RiderCourse (BRCu) (Web Enhanced)
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 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 date of your class. If you have not received an email by this time, please contact our office at (734) 462-4448.
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 tests will result in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. This course is offered in three different formats: weekend, weekday, and weeknight.
Prerequisite: ability to ride a bicycle.
Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2u)
A one day course designed for the experienced but unlicensed rider to become licensed and legal. Many experienced, licensed riders use this course as a refresher and skills tune up. Topics include: braking, counter steering, turning, speed judgment, and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. Each student must provide their own motorcycle. Scooters are permitted in this class. Sharing is not allowed. 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 riding skills test.
Prerequisite: ability to ride a bicycle.
Advanced RiderCourse (ARCu)
This one day course is designed for licensed, experienced riders who have a cycle endorsement to enhance their basic skills and help with personal risk assessment. Interactive classroom activities to improve perception and hazard awareness are combined with range exercises which enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. You will learn to improve braking and cornering finesse. It is the public version of the Military Sport Bike RiderCourse. Each student must provide their own motorcycle. Sharing is not allowed. 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.
Basic RiderCourse – Weekend: This is a three-day course. Friday, 6pm-10pm; Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 8am-8pm.
Basic RiderCourse – Weekday: This is a five-day course. Monday – Friday, 8am-1pm.
Basic RiderCourse – Weeknight: This is a five-day course. Monday – Friday, 5pm-10pm.
Basic RiderCourse 2: This is a one-day course. Saturday or Sunday, 8am-6pm.
Advanced RiderCourse: This is a one-day course. Saturday or Sunday, 9am-6pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants must be available to attend all scheduled times. You must be on time or you may be denied admission.
All students must provide and wear the following protective riding gear:
DOT-approved motorcycle helmet; long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt; heavy-duty long pants; eye protection - goggles or glasses (required even with a face shield); full-fingered gloves; boots - must cover ankle and have a hard sole (high-top tennis shoes and high heels are not permitted); rain or cold weather gear, if necessary.
Students under the age of 18 are allowed to take the BRCu, BRC2u, or 3-Wheel BRCu classes beginning at age 15 if they have a valid driver license. A parent or guardian must accompany the student to the first class meeting; parent signatures are required on some documents.
The motorcycle safety education courses offered by the following agencies are conducted with state funds from a motorcycle safety grant administered by the Michigan Department of State.
For additional class & registration information, please contact the desired site directly.