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Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Rider and Safety Education Program 

The Motorcycle Rider and Safety Education program is conducted with Michigan Safety Education funds from a grant administered by the Michigan Secretary of State.

All motorcycle classes require students to have the following riding gear and safety equipment for the first riding session:  

  • Motorcycle helmet: DOT-approved or SNELL-certified.
  • Long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt.
  • Heavy duty long pants: denim or material of equivalent durability.
  • Eye protection – goggles or glasses (required even with a face shield helmet).
  • Full-fingered gloves – Should be fitted and not bulky to allow proper gripping. Leather is preferred but not required.
  • Boots: ankles must be covered and boot must have a hard sole – high heels or high‐top tennis shoes are not permitted.
  • Rain and cold weather gear, as needed. Classes are not cancelled due to inclement weather.  Be sure to bring gear to protect you from the elements.

Due to State of Michigan training requirements for the Motorcycle Endorsement, you must be on time to class and attend all sessions. Late arrivals will not be admitted into class.   

Students are allowed to take the Basic Rider Web-Enhanced or the Basic Rider 2 courses starting at age 15, if they have a valid driver's license number.  All students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian accompany them to the first class meeting.  Parent signatures are required on some documents.

If you have questions or need more information, email

The Motorcycle Rider and Safety Education program