Motorcycle Safety Education Program

Motorcycle Safety Education Program

This Basic RiderCourse developed by The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has been updated as part of the MSF Rider Education and Training System designed to "develop a novice rider into an excellent rider." The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. The course begins on Friday evening with a self-paced e-Course; Saturday and Sunday consists of 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, pass the written test and skills evaluation.

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 skills 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 for Saturday and Sunday: 

  • 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.
AUGUST 7 - AUGUST 9 CSP-4258-154MS FULL
AUGUST 14 - AUGUST 16 CSP-4258-156MS FULL
AUGUST 21 - AUGUST 23 CSP-4258-270MS OPEN
AUGUST 28 - AUGUST 30 CSP-4258-272MS OPEN
SEPTEMBER 4 - SEPTEMBER 6 CSP-4258-274MS OPEN
SEPTEMBER 11 - SEPTEMBER 13 CSP-4258-276MS OPEN
SEPTEMBER 25 - SEPTEMBER 27 CSP-4258-280MS OPEN
OCTOBER 2 - OCTOBER 4 CSP-4258-282MS OPEN
OCTOBER 16 - OCTOBER 18 CSP-4258-284MS OPEN
OCTOBER 23 - OCTOBER 25 CSP-4258-288MS OPEN
NOVEMBER 6 - NOVEMBER 8 CSP-4258-292MS OPEN
NOVEMBER 13 - NOVEMBER 15 CSP-4258-294MS OPEN

Times and Locations - Rain or Shine:

Friday, 6 - 10 pm, Hemlock Building - Room 321 (Computer Lab)

  • Self-Pace, Computer-based e-Course
  •  You must have an active email address

Saturday and Sunday, 7:45 AM - 5 PM, Maple Building, Room  203

  • Wear motorcycle gear listed above
  • Rain gear when necessary
  • One-hour lunch break each day
  • Bring plenty of fluids to keep hydrated
  • Optional - a portable canvas chair



 

Registration Fee: $190 (includes the e-Course Authorization Code, BasicRider Course Handbook and a $4 comprehensive insurance fee)

                           To register on line go to:   http://abtech.edu/ce/registration

                             For general 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 don't complete the course for any reason. Transfers will be considered on a case by case basis and must be requested at least one week in advance of the original course date.  No fee exemptions. No refunds after registration.