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Motorcycle Safety

Do you dream of riding a motorcycle on Michigan’s roadways? Completing either of two classes will help you obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license:

  • Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course is for non-riders or riders with limited experience.
  • Motorcycle Safety: Returning Rider Basic Course is for experienced but unlicensed motorcyclists.

Both classes use State of Michigan approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s curriculum.

You’ll get to skip the state riding skills test if you successfully complete either class, which includes passing final written and riding skills tests. To obtain your motorcycle endorsement, you’ll just have to pass a knowledge test at a Secretary of State office after successfully completing your WCC class.

Attendance and Required Equipment

If you’re tardy, you will not be allowed in class. You must attend all class sessions and pass all written and riding skills tests to successfully complete the class.

Students in both classes must provide the following equipment:

  • A long-sleeved shirt and long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Eye protection
  • A motorcycle helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Some loaner helmets are available.

The instructor’s decision on the acceptability of student-provided equipment is final.

Program Funding

WCC’s motorcycle safety education classes are conducted with state funds from a motorcycle safety grant administered by the Michigan Department of State. Licensing fees paid by Michigan’s motorcyclists fund the grant.

For more information about the classes and to register, visit our website.


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