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Motorcycle Safety Classes

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The 2018 season has come to a close. No additional classes will be posted. See you next year!

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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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: The Basic Rider Course teaches the basic mental and physical skills needed for riding a motorcycle. The class is intended for someone who has little experience operating a motorcycle and focuses on the development of essential riding skills including clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting.

Instruction is provided through the Basic eCourse, an online component to be completed outside of class in 3-4 hours, 10 hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment and 5 hours of classroom instruction. Training Motorcycles are provided free of charge for your use during the course.

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


  • At least 15 years of age with a Level 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.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

In Basic Rider Course 2 you will learn:

  • The refining of basic motorcycle skills.
  • The BRC2 uses the same principles and procedures as the Basic Rider Course.

Course Description:

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).

The objectives of the BRC2 include the refining of basic motorcycle skills and allowing you to 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.

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. It is recommended that participants provide their own titled and registered motorcycle (see requirements below). 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.

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

Prerequistes for BRC2:

  • Must hold a valid Michigan driver’s license, cycle endorsement NOT required - Previous motorcycle riding experience/basic motorcycle skills .

Registration Information


Registration is ONLINE ONLY.

The cost is $50 per class. This fee is non-refundable.

Motorcycle Safety Training Course Information


Participants must have the ability to ride a bicycle.


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:

  • Must understand and agree that 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)


Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the classes held?
Lansing Community College's West Campus, at 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917. The classroom is in the Greenhouse Building located behind the Main building. The training course is located in Parking Lot 2 in front of the Main building.

If I complete the Motorcycle Safety Training class, will I still have to take the written test and road test for the Secretary of State?
Once you have successfully completed the MSF course you will be able to bypass the riding and written portion of the test at the Secretary of State.

Can I pay with cash?
No cash payments will be accepted for Motorcycle Safety. Payment must be made at the time of registration. If you are unable to obtain a debit or credit card for payment, consider purchasing a prepaid debit card to use.

Can I sign up the day of class?
There is no walk-in registration.

Can the face-shield of my mask be tinted

I want to sign up for the same course as my friends, can I do that?
Registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. We cannot guarantee any seats. Once a section is full it will be closed for registration. Try communicating with your party to make sure you all are registering for the same date.

My child is a minor and wants to take the course, are there any special instructions?
If you are able, contact us to be provided with a waiver form prior to the class start date. All participants are given waiver forms, minors will need their legal guardian(s) to sign.

How do I navigate through the eCourse instructions
Click here for instructions.

Do I have to be an LCC student to register for this class?
No. This course is open to all who meet the state of Michigan's requirements for Motorcycle Safety. Visit the Michigan Motorcycle Rider Safety Training Program for more details.

More Frequently Asked Questions

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

Becoming a Rider Coach

Interested in Becoming a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified RiderCoach?

If you are an experienced 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.
  • 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.
  • Successfully complete a RiderCoach Preparation Course.

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.

Related Courses

Motorcycle Upkeep for Riders

This one-day course includes expert instruction by State Licensed Motorcycle Mechanics and Riding Instructors. It includes classroom labs using a training motorcycle and discovery labs with your personal motorcycles.

Learn More

LCC Contact for Motorcycle Safety Training:

For the latest information please call (517) 483-1033 or email,

Additional Resources:

For additional information on Motorcycle Safety and course offerings, visit the SOS Motorcycle Safety website or email,

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