Motorcycle Safety Education Program

This Basic RiderCourse is certified by the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program and conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. The course provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled, off-street environment. No experience is necessary; a good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bicycle). If you experience significant difficulty or become a safety risk to yourself or others, you will not be permitted to continue to ride. To receive the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program endorsement card you must attend one hundred percent of all scheduled course hours. 

You will learn:

  • To have more fun by riding your motorcycle safely.
  • The basics: what to wear, how to start and stop your motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.
  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations: swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazards.

Reasons why you should take this course:

  • Licensing Test Waiver – NCDMV waives the skill portion of your motorcycle-endorsement test, if you've completed successfully the RiderCourse.
  • Insurance Discounts - Many insurance companies offer discounts on motorcycle premiums to students who have successfully completed a RiderCourse. Be sure to ask your insurance agent.

Required Gear:

  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Over the ankle boots
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or prescription eyewear is permissible)
  • DOT approved helmet
  • Motorcycles are provided. Helmets are available, if needed.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students under the age of 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
  • You do not need to possess a driver’s license or learner’s permit to take the course.
  • You must possess some degree of strength, be able to support a 300‑pound motorcycle while straddling it and have the ability to push the motorcycle for distances up to 120 feet.
  • Heat and cold weather conditions can add to the strenuous conditions you'll encounter while taking the course.
MARCH 7 - MARCH 9CSP-4258-178MS


MARCH 14 - MARCH 16CSP-4258-180MS


MARCH 21 - MARCH 23CSP-4258-182MS


MARCH 28 - MARCH 30CSP-4258-184MS


APRIL 4 - APRIL 6CSP-4258-186MS


APRIL 11 - APRIL 13CSP-4258-188MS


APRIL 18 - APRIL 20CSP-4258-190MS


APRIL 25 - APRIL 27CSP-4258-192MS


MAY 02 - MAY 04CSP-4258-194MS


MAY 09 - MAY 11CSP-4258-196MS


MAY 16 - MAY 18CSP-4258-198MS


MAY 23 -MAY 25CSP-4258-200MS


MAY 30 - JUNE 1CSP-4258-416MS


Location: Maple Building – Room 104, A-B Tech Victoria Road Campus

Registration Fee: $179 (includes a $4 comprehensive insurance fee)

Twenty-hour course held on Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break.

                                      For information call 828-398-7817 or 398-7369

All NC Motorcycle Safety Education courses are self-supporting and tuition fees will not be refunded if you fail to show up or you fail to complete the course. No fee exemptions. No refunds or transfers are available after registration.


Motorcycle Maintenance

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to change oil, understand tire pressure, troubleshoot problems, and other basic service needs while gaining an understanding of your motorcycle and feel comfortable wrenching your bike. Open to riders with little to no motorcycle maintenance experience.

Located at A-B Tech's Victoria Road campus Maple Building Room 104.

Registration fee $49

Saturday, 6/7 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.CSP-4259-409MS
Saturday, 8/2 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.CSP-4259-410MS
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