Motorcycle Training

Are you interested in taking the steps to become a motorcyclist? Wake Tech offers Basic Rider courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. This course is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle, and for re-entry riders who have not ridden in a long time. However, you must be able to ride a bicycle. This course requires physical skill such as being able to support a 300-pound motorcycle while straddling it, and the ability to push the motorcycle for distances up to 120 feet. Students who experience significant difficulty or become a safety risk to themselves or others, will not be permitted to continue the riding activities in the course. 

Students are required to view the General Information Letter link before attending the Basic Rider Course: 

Course
Motorcycle Basic Rider Course
Name
CSP-4000A3
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 1671 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
245906 Southern Wake Campus 12/04/2021 12/05/2021 R. Wagner $250.00 0/12
245907 Southern Wake Campus 12/11/2021 12/12/2021 J. Hale $250.00 0/12
252700 Southern Wake Campus 01/22/2022 01/23/2022 J. Picket $250.00 0/12
252762 Southern Wake Campus 01/29/2022 01/30/2022 S. Hill $250.00 0/12
252777 Southern Wake Campus 02/19/2022 02/20/2022 S. Hill $250.00 10/12
252778 Southern Wake Campus 03/05/2022 03/06/2022 R. Tarby $250.00 12/12
252779 Southern Wake Campus 03/12/2022 03/13/2022 S. Hill $250.00 10/12
252782 Southern Wake Campus 03/19/2022 03/20/2022 J. Picket $250.00 12/12
252783 Southern Wake Campus 03/26/2022 03/27/2022 J. Picket $250.00 12/12
252784 Southern Wake Campus 04/02/2022 04/03/2022 S. Hill $250.00 12/12
252788 Southern Wake Campus 04/09/2022 04/10/2022 R. Tarby $250.00 11/12
252791 Southern Wake Campus 04/23/2022 04/24/2022 S. Hill $250.00 12/12
252795 Southern Wake Campus 04/30/2022 05/01/2022 J. Picket $250.00 12/12
252798 Southern Wake Campus 05/07/2022 05/08/2022 R. Tarby $250.00 12/12
252800 Southern Wake Campus 05/14/2022 05/15/2022 S. Hill $250.00 12/12
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Potential Students interested in learning to ride motorcycles and obtaining their motorcycle license from the DMV.
Description
Are you ready for adventure? Interested in becoming a motorcyclist? This course is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle, and for re-entry riders who have not ridden in a long time. This is an MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) course; successful students will receive endorsement cards and will not have to take the riding portion of the DMV test. Please review the General Information page for riding gear needed and other requirements. Motorcycles are provided for training purposes.
Course Objectives
  1. Upon successful completion of the course students will acquire skills needed for safe motorcycle riding and will receive an MSF endorsement card, which will allow them to waive the NCDMV riding test.
Outline of Instruction
  1. • Introduction to motorcycling
    • Protective gear / What to wear
    • Controls such as the clutch and brakes
    • Pre-ride inspection of your motorcycle
    • Preparing to ride your motorcycle on the class range
    • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe
    • Driving and riding impairments such as use of alcohol and drugs
    • How to maneuver your motorcycle
    • Avoiding obstacles
    • Lane changes
    • Passing
    • Riding at night
    • Collision avoidance skills
    • Swerving
    • Special situations
    • Carrying a passenger or cargo
    • Dealing with tire failure
    • Dealing with animals
    • And other topics all included increasing your motorcycle riding enjoyment and safety.
Contact Hours
22
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
Good bicycle experience
Text and Supplies Needed
Text supplied. Students are responsible for bringing additional supplies for the course as listed online at the time of registration.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Potential Students interested in learning to ride motorcycles and obtaining their motorcycle license from the DMV.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Courtney Boney
919-532-5581