Classes will open for registration as they become available from early April to late June 2019. Exact opening dates for registration will not be publicized.

Upon successful completion of either the Basic Rider Course (BRC) or the Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2), which includes passing a final written and riding skills test, you will receive a completion card, good for one year that waives the riding skills and written test at the Secretary of State's (SOS) office at the time of license application.

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  • At least 15 years of age with a Stage 1 or higher valid Michigan Driver's License.
  • Ability to ride a bike.
  • Must be able to balance and support a two-wheeled motorcycle and operate manual hand and foot controls for shifting and braking.
  • Must sign a liability waiver. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign the liability waiver.
  • Previous experience riding a motorcycle.

Basic Rider Course 2 participants are encouraged to bring their own motorcycle for the course.



Registration will be ONLINE ONLY. The cost will be $50 per class. This fee is non-refundable.

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Courses Offered

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

In the Basic Rider Course you will learn: To have more fun by riding your motorcycle safely; The basics - What to wear and how to operate your motorcycle; Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe

Course Description: This class consists of approximately 18 hours of instruction, three - four hours of online preparation to be completed prior to your class start date, at least five hours of classroom instruction, and at least 10 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting. Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills tests will result in riding and knowledge test waivers by the Secretary of State. Cost of this class is $50.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

In Basic Rider Course 2 you will refine your basic motorcycle skills, gain more knowledge of risk, including how to manage risk while riding. The riding exercises allow a rider to improve their speed control and braking, counter-steering and cornering, hazard avoidance, and other techniques to operate a motorcycle with skill and safety on the road.

Course Description: Instruction is provided through an eCourse, an online component to be completed outside of class in 3-4 hours, 8 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment. The Basic Rider Course 2 is for experienced riders who are actively riding and wish to earn a motorcycle endorsement. It is also for those who are already endorsed and wish to refresh and improve their skills. This course is NOT designed for beginning riders. PLEASE NOTE, a screening exercise will be conducted during the class where students will be required to demonstrate competency in basic motorcycle operational skills in a riding exercise intended to measure abilities before continuing the course. If it is determined the rider needs additional skill development before proceeding, they will not be allowed to continue the class and will be referred to the Basic Rider Course (no refunds; no transfers). Returning Rider Course participants are encouraged to bring their own motorcycle for the course. Motorcycles that are not judged to be in safe riding condition or appropriate for the class, will not be allowed to be ridden in the class. Sharing of a motorcycle is not allowed. Scooters are allowed. Training motorcycles will be provided for those who do not have a motorcycle judged as appropriate for the class.

Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills tests will result in riding and knowledge test waivers from the Michigan Secretary of State. Cost of this class is $50.

Additional Info

For additional info on Motorcycle Safety and course offerings, email or visit the Michigan SOS Motorcycle Safety website.

SOS Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety Course Info

Requirements: Participants must have the ability to ride a bicycle.

Instructors: Your class will be taught by Rider Coaches who are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and have years of experience.

What We Supply: Motorcycles used in the training and classroom materials.

What You Will Need To Bring:

  • Valid Michigan Driver's License (minimum Level 1)
  • DOT-compliant or Snell-approved helmet (Required for all students to wear during the safety training course)
  • Eye protection
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Long, non-flare pants made of denim or equivalent or more durable material
  • Full fingered gloves (preferably leather)
  • Over the ankle boots (leather preferred over cloth or canvas – high-top sneakers are not allowed)
  • eCourse Certificate

Important Information

  • You will be dismissed from the course if you present a danger to your safety or the safety of others during any exercise or evaluation in the course.
  • You must have no medical conditions or mental or physical limitations that would affect your learning or your safety or the learning or safety of others.
  • You must have not used, or be under the influence of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs or any other substance that could impair your performance in the course.
  • Sessions will be offered on a first come, first serve basis by registration with Lansing Community College. (We ride rain or shine)


Visit the Secretary of State Motorcycle Safety Program FAQ webpage for additional information.

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Interested in Becoming a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified RiderCoach?

If you are an experience rider with good riding and communication skills, you may qualify to become a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified RiderCoach. Becoming an MSF RiderCoach is a great way to improve your own abilities while helping others to learn or enhance their riding skills.

To become an MSF certified RiderCoach you must, at a minimum:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a valid driver's license with a motorcycle (CY) endorsement.
  • Successfully complete a RiderCoach Preparation Course.
  • Have no more than six points on your driving record for moving violations during the 12 months before applying for approval as a RiderCoach.
  • Be sponsored by a Michigan Department of State approved public or private organization that offers rider safety training courses.

If you are interested in becoming a Rider Coach for Lansing Community College send an email of inquiry to Christina Lawrence at explaining your interest and qualifications.

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For the latest registration information call the Motorcycle Safety Hotline at: 517-483-1033


Class Location Address:
Greenhouse Building (located behind Main Building)
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917

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