Detroit Metro Regional Motorcycle Safety Schedule

Registration for 2020 Motorcycle Safety RiderCourses begins on February 3rd, 2020.

The Detroit Metro Motorcycle Safety Consortium offers comprehensive, hands-on motorcycle-safety education and training in a safe and comfortable environment. Our classes are taught by professional, certified instructors who have not only a passion for riding but riding safety. Our primary goal is to improve the safety of motorcyclists on our roads. Financial support is derived from a motorcycle-safety grant administered by the Michigan Department of State.


Disclaimer:

  • The course fee of $50 is non-refundable and non-transferable, per MDOS.
  • Students must provide their own gear; please reference our Riding-Gear and -Item Requirements.
  • You must be available and on time for each scheduled session or you may be denied admission.

The Detroit Metro Motorcycle Safety Consortium currently comprises: 

Basic RiderCourse (BRC) - Web Enhanced | Beginning Riders | E |

This course is designed for someone who has little or no experience operating a motorcycle, and it focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting. Training motorcycles are provided. Privately owned motorcycles are NOT permitted. This is a path-to-Endorsement course: successful completion allows a student to waive the written knowledge test and riding-skills test at the Secretary of State.

Instruction consists of approximately 18 total hours – 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to ride a bicycle.
  • Must have a valid email address on file with the community college at which you registered. Must complete the online eCourse prior to your class start date and bring the completion certificate to the first class session. The link to the eCourse will be distributed via email at least one week prior to the start date of your class. If you have not received an email by this time, you must contact the community college at which you registered.

Class schedules

  • Weekend: Three-day course. Friday, 6pm-10pm; Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 8am-8pm.
  • Weekday: Five-day course. Monday-Friday, 8am-1pm.
  • Weeknight: Five-day course. Monday-Friday, 5pm-10pm.

Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) | Experienced Riders | E |

This course is designed mainly for experienced but unendorsed motorcyclists; however, endorsed motorcyclists also use this course to refresh their skills. Topics include: braking, countersteering, turning, speed judgment, and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. Students must provide their own motorcycle. Mopeds are welcome. Three-wheeled motorcycles are NOT permitted. Sharing is NOT permitted. The motorcycle must be titled, registered, and insured; and it must display a valid license plate. Students must provide proof of insurance, and the motorcycle must pass a safety inspection. This is a path-to-Endorsement course: successful completion allows a student to waive the written knowledge test and riding-skills test at the Secretary of State.

Prerequisites:

  • Prior motorcycling experience.
  • Ownership of a motorcycle that is titled, registered, and insured.

Class Schedule

  • One Day: Saturday or Sunday, 8am-6pm.

Advanced RiderCourse (ARC) | Experienced, Endorsed Riders |

This course is designed for experienced, endorsed motorcyclists 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 that enhance both basic skills and crash-avoidance skills. You will also learn how to improve braking and cornering finesse. This is the public version of the Military SportBike RiderCourse. Students must provide their own motorcycle. Mopeds are NOT permitted. Three-wheeled motorcycles are NOT permitted. Sharing is NOT permitted. The motorcycle must be titled, registered, and insured; and it must display a valid license plate. Students must provide proof of insurance, and the motorcycle must pass a safety inspection.

Prerequisites:

  • Motorcycle endorsement.
  • Ownership of a motorcycle that is titled, registered, and insured.
  • Considerable street-riding miles.

Class Schedules

  • One Day: Saturday or Sunday, 9am-6pm.
  • Weeknight: Two-day course. 5pm-10pm, each day.

Age Requirements

Students under the age of 18 are allowed to take the Basic RiderCourse or Basic RiderCourse 2 starting at age 15 if they have a valid graduated driver license. A parent or guardian must accompany the student on the first day of class; parent signatures are required on some documents.

Riding-Gear and -Item Requirements

All of our motorcycle-safety courses require each student to provide the following items:

  • Driver license
  • DOT-certified helmet
  • Eye protection (required even with a face shield)
  • Long-sleeved jacket or shirt
  • Full-finger gloves
  • Pants
  • Boots (must cover the ankle and have a hard sole)
  • Rain- and cold-weather gear
  • Pen or pencil

Class Registration

For additional class & registration information, please contact the desired site directly.



Other Detroit Metro Consortium Locations

Macomb Community College - Center Campus
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
www.macomb.edu
(586) 498-4112 

       
Macomb Community College - South Campus
14500 East 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088
www.macomb.edu
(586) 498-4112 

       
Monroe County Community College - Main Campus
1555 South Raisinville Road
Monroe, MI 48161
www.monroeccc.edu/ccs/lifelong.htm
(734) 384-4127
         
Oakland Community College - Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
www.oaklandcc.edu/ce
(248) 232-4167

       
Wayne County Community College District - Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Road
Taylor, MI 48180
www.wcccd.edu
(313) 496-2704
         

Schoolcraft College Locations