The 2020 training season has concluded. Please check back with us in January to view our 2021 RiderCourse Schedules. Registration will begin on Monday, February 1st, for all scheduled courses at Schoolcraft College, and we hope to provide offerings again at every community college within the Detroit Metro Motorcycle Safety Consortium. Registered students must complete our Daily Health Screen Self-Report every day before arriving to campus.

Schoolcraft College Motorcycle Safety Schedule

Registration will open on February 1st for 2021 RiderCourses at Schoolcraft College.





Disclaimer:

  • The course fee of $50 is non-refundable and non-transferable, per MDOS.
  • Students must provide their own safety gear and supplies; 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.

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.

Weekend BRC students need to be available, but not necessarily on-site, for all of Saturday and Sunday. Students are placed into groups during classroom instruction on Friday; those in Group A will ride in the morning (8am-1pm), and those in Group B will ride in the afternoon (1pm-6pm). While we do our best to accommodate requests, please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee placement into either specified group. Please reserve any such discussions for your instructor on Friday.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to ride a bicycle.
  • 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. The link to the eCourse will be distributed by the College 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 CEPD office at (734) 462-4448.

BRC Class Schedules

Weekend | Three-day course. Friday, 6pm-10pm; Saturday, 8am-8pm; Sunday, 8am-8pm. |
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Weekday | Three-day course. Monday-Wednesday, 8am-1pm. |
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Weeknight | Three-day course. Monday-Wednesday, 5pm-10pm. |
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Featured | Two-day course. Thursday-Friday, 9am-6:30pm. |
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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.

BRC2 Class Schedules

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

ARC Class Schedules

One Day | Saturday or Sunday, 9am-6pm. |
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Weeknight | Two-day course. Tuesday-Wednesday, 5pm-10pm. |
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Skill Practice | One-day course. Saturday or Sunday, 9am-2:30pm.
Range-Only Exercises; No Classroom Instruction (Prerequisite: Advanced RiderCourse [CES #2-6187])
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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 graduated driver license. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student on the first day of class, and his or her signatures will be required for the course waiver.

Riding-Gear and -Item Requirements

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

  • Face covering
  • 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

We strongly recommend that students register online via WebAdvisor

To ensure your spot in the course, please register online via WebAdvisor or in-person at the McDowell Student Center on Schoolcraft College's Main Campus, as these are processed immediately; however, registration can also be done by postal mail with the appropriate form located at our Registration page.

To register for a course at Macomb Community College, Monroe County Community College, Oakland Community College, or Wayne County Community College District, please contact the desired site directly; contact information is located at our Detroit Metro Schedule page.

Our motorcycle-safety courses are conducted with earmarked state funds, funded by motorcyclists, and administered through a motorcycle-safety grant from the Michigan Department of State.


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