Understand and master the skills required to ride safely on your motorcycle. Through a combination of classroom learning and range practice, you will learn the basics of motorcycle operation, effective braking, turning skills, obstacle avoidance, and safe riding strategies. DOT approved helmets and 125cc to 500cc motorcycle are provided. You must provide: full-fingered leather gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle leather shoes or boots, long sturdy pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket and rain gear (if needed). Successful completion of the course awards you a temporary state motorcycle license and may qualify for up to 10% insurance discount with many major motorcycle insurance companies. To be eligible to enroll, you must know how to ride a bicycle, be at least 16 years old and have written parent/legal guardian permission up to age 18 (parent/legal guardian must attend the first class meeting). Note: A motorcycle license will not be issued to anyone under the age of 19 who does not have an automotive operator's license. Because this course is physically demanding, students should be in good health. The instructor will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course. All course requirements must be met for successful completion. Courses scheduled each weekend in March through mid-December. Contact the motorcycle rider program registration line directly at (757) 825-2758.