Motorcycle Safety Schedule

Registration is now open for motorcycle safety classes for the 2018 season.

2018 Schoolcraft Motorcycle Schedule

Basic Rider Course (Updated) (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, you must contact the CEPD 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 written and 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.

Basic Rider Course (Updated) (Web Enhanced) - One Weekend

The most physically demanding of all BRC options! Friday 6-10PM, Saturday and Sunday 8AM-8PM. Students need to be available during the 12 hour period, but are not expected to be on site the entire time.Specific schedules will be assigned the first night of class.

Online eCourse is required to be completed prior to your first class session.

 Dates CES #  Section #  Campus  Room
 August 17, 18, 19  2-6269   939058  Garden City - Radcliff Center  RC280
 August 24, 25, 26  2-6269   939059  Garden City - Radcliff Center  RC280
 September 7, 8, 9  2-6269  949076  Garden City - Radcliff Center  RC280

Basic Rider Course 2 (Updated) - One Day

Course meets from 8 am to 6 pm with a break for lunch. 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 will be allowed 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 written and riding skills test.

 Dates   CES #  Section #   Campus   Room 
 August 19  2-6344  939055  Livonia - Main Campus - Haggerty Road  LA170
 August 20  2-6344  939065  Livonia - Main Campus - Haggerty Road  LA170

Advanced Rider Course (Updated) - One Day

Course meets from 9 am to 6 pm with a break for lunch. Evening classes meet from 5 pm to 9 pm. 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 corner finesse. It is the public version of the Military Sport Bike Rider Course. 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.

RiderCoach Preparation Training

Interested in becoming a Motorcycle Safety instructor?

We offer training opportunities for licensed and experienced motorcyclists to become certified RiderCoaches through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). For more information, please contact the Continuing Education & Professional Development office at (734) 462-4448 or

Age Requirements

Students under the age of 18 are allowed to take the Basic RiderCourse, Basic RiderCourse 2, or 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse, starting at age 15 if they have a valid driver's license (Level 1 or higher). A parent or guardian must accompany the student to the first class meeting; parent signatures are required on some documents.

All Motorcycle Courses Require You to Have the Following:

  • DOT-approved helmet
  • Long sleeve jacket or heavy shirt
  • Heavy duty long pants
  • Eye protection – goggles or glasses (required even with a face shield helmet
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Boots: Your ankles must be covered and the boot must have a hard sole. High heels or high-top tennis shoes are not permitted
  • Rain and cold weather gear, as needed
  • Pencil or pen

Class Registration

Registration can be done online at, by mail, or in-person at the McDowell Center on Schoolcraft's Livonia campus.To ensure your spot in the course, we recommend online or in-person registration as they are processed immediately.

The motorcycle safety education courses offered here are conducted with state funds from a motorcycle safety grant administered by the Michigan Department of State.


18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
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Radcliff Center
1751 Radcliff Street
Garden City, MI 48135
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Milford High School
2380 South Milford Road
Highland, MI 48357
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