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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course

motorcyle safetyThis course uses the curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It is designed for persons with little or no riding experience; however, participants must be able to ride a bicycle. Supplies needed include eye protection eyeglasses, sunglasses, goggles, or face shield; full-fingered gloves; over-the-ankle boots; long pants; long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and a N.C. Department of Transportation-approved helmet (some are provided). Motorcycles are provided. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 22 hours. $179.

Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

39589 F 4/25 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  

Helpful Hints

On both Saturday & Sunday, arrive at the motorcycles with all of your gear a minimum of 15 minutes prior to riding. Be ready to ride at the appointed time.

Gear (minimum requirements)

  • DOT Approved Helmet – we have helmuts for your use if needed
  • Eye protection - face shield, goggles or glasses
  • Long sleeve shirt; dress in layers if possible
  • Long pants - sturdy denim is good; no flared bottoms or super baggy
  • Over the ankle shoes. MUST COMPLETELY COVER THE ANKLE BONE. (Chunky shoes make shifting difficult)
  • Full fingered gloves (does not have to be motorcycle gloves but cannot be rubber gloves)
  • Sunglasses (optional)

Nice to know:

  • Lunch is on your own - bring it with you or go out
  • No set duration for lunch - varies between 45 minutes and 1 hour
  • Bring water - freeze a bottle or two and they stay cooler on warm days
  • Drink 2 glasses of water each night to help hydrate your body
  • Folding chair - nice for breaks and lunch time
  • Wear sunscreen  - lips too
  • Bring snacks
  • Generally range riding each morning and classroom each afternoon

Need to know:

  • Bring workbook to class with you on Saturday and Sunday
  • Class may run past scheduled time - be flexible
  • To complete the course, you must arrive on time for each session
  • You will be tired and sore - refrain from any late night activities

On the Range Success:

  • HAVE FUN!!!
  • Remember to breathe, relax, and listen
  • Leave your previous ideas about motorcycles at home
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39590 F 5/2 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/3–5/4 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
39591 F 5/9 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/10–5/11 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
39603 F 5/16 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/17–5/18 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
39604 F 5/30 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 5/31–6/1 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
39605 F 6/6 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 6/7–6/8 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40476 F 6/13 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 6/14–6/15 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40561 F 6/20 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 6/21–6/22 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40562 F 7/11 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 7/12–7/13 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40563 F 7/18 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 7/19–7/20 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40564 F 8/1 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 8/2–8/3 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40565 F 8/8 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 8/9–8/10 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40566 F 8/15 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 8/16–8/17 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40567 F 8/22 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 8/22–8/24 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40568 F 9/5 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451  
  SatSun 9/6–9/7 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451  
40569 F 9/12 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 9/13–9/14 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40570 F 9/19 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 9/20–9/21 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40571 F 9/26 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 9/27–9/28 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40572 F 10/3 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 10/4–10/5 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40573 F 10/10 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 10/11–10/12 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40574 F 10/17 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 10/18–10/19 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40575 F 10/24 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 10/25–10/26 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40577 F 10/31 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 11/1–11/2 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40578 F 11/7 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 11/8–11/9 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40579 F 11/14 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 11/15–11/16 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40580 F 11/21 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 11/22–11/23 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    
40581 F 12/5 6–10 p.m. NEWT 451    
  SatSun 12/6–12/7 8 a.m.–6 p.m. NEWT 451    

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