Motorcycle Safety

Continuing Education - Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

The Basic Rider Course 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 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 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 skills portion of your motorcycle endorsement test if you've successfully completed 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.


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.


March 02 - March 03, 2024CSP-4258-222MSFull
March 09 - March 10, 2024CSP-4258-224MSFull
March 16 - March 17, 2024CSP-4258-226MSFull
March 23 - March 24, 2024CSP-4258-228MSFull
March 30 - March 31, 2024CSP-4258-230MSFull
April 06 - April 07, 2024CSP-4258-232MSFull
April 13 - April 14, 2024CSP-4258-234MSFull
April 20 - April 21, 2024CSP-4258-236MSFull
April 27 - April 28, 2024CSP-4258-238MSFull
May 04 - May 05, 2024CSP-4258-240MSOpen
May 11 - May 12, 2024CSP-4258-242MSOpen
May 18 - May 19, 2024CSP-4258-244MSOpen
May 25 - May 26, 2024CSP-4258-246MSOpen
June 01 - June 02, 2024CSP-4258-250MSOpen
June 08 - June 09, 2024CSP-4258-252MSOpen
June 15 - June 16, 2024CSP-4258-254MSOpen
June 22 - June 23, 2024CSP-4258-256MSOpen
June 29 - June 30, 2024CSP-4258-258MSOpen


Times and Locations - Rain or Shine:

  • MSF E-Course – To be completed before coming to class on Saturday morning. E-Codes will be sent to registered students a week before the class begins.
  • Self-Paced, Computer-based E-Course, completion time 5 hours.
  • You must have a valid email address and know how to operate a computer.

Saturday and Sunday, 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Room 203 Advanced Manufacturing Center Building, Asheville Campus

  • Wear the motorcycle gear listed above
  • Rain gear when necessary
  • Bring plenty of fluids to keep hydrated
  • Optional - a portable canvas chair

Registration Fee: $199 (includes the E-Course Authorization Code and a $5 comprehensive insurance fee)


*** Returning Students Enrolling In Motorcycle Safety Must Complete Update Form ***


Register Online

For general information call (828) 398-7817 or (828) 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. No fee exemptions. No refunds or transfers after registration.