Motorcycle Safety Education Program

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.
JUNE 12 - JUNE 14 CSP-4258-142MS FULL
JUNE 19 - JUNE 21 CSP-4258-144MS FULL
JULY 10 - JULY 12 CSP-4258-148MS FULL
JULY 17 - JULY 19 CSP-4258-150MS FULL
JULY 31 - AUGUST 2 CSP-4258-152MS FULL

Location: Hemlock Building - Room 321, A-B Tech Victoria Road Campus Friday, 6-10 p.m. 

Location: Maple Building – Room 203, A-B Tech Victoria Road Campus Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break. 

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

            Twenty-hour course.


         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 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 201.

Registration fee $49

Saturday 3/28, 9 a.m. - 12p.m.  CSP-4259-812MS