No Experience Needed
We are approved by the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and meet or exceed the standards established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
New MVA Requirement:
Motorcycle Safety Foundation online eCourse component now required. Link to the eCourse is HERE. Learn online and be prepared for your safety class. Safety Zone Riding School students REGISTERED for a motorcycle course will receive a coupon CODE to register for FREE within 24 hours. The eCourse must be completed prior to the first day of class and you must bring a copy of the certificate of completion. The eCourse takes approximately 3-hours to complete which you complete at your pace.
This course is designed for the true novice rider who has little or no riding experience. A motorcycle learner’s permit is NOT required to participate. It includes online, formal classroom, and riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary for an individual to begin to practice street riding. Courses are taught by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Instructors/Rider Coaches. You should be able to ride a bicycle to participate in this course.
There are approximately 4.5-hours of formal classroom instruction that covers rider perception and decision making. A variety of interactive activities are used to help explain and illustrate important concepts. You must complete 10-hours of outdoor range exercises that consist of multiple riding exercises throughout the 2 day course. It is required to complete the 2 day course you enrolled in to be certified. Failure to complete the enrolled course results in forfeiture of payment and you will have to repeat the registration process.
To pass the course you must complete the eCourse, participate in all the course sessions and pass a knowledge test and on-cycle test. Riders satisfactorily completing the Basic Rider Course are eligible to receive a Maryland Completion Card and their Class M license.
Course participants are required to report to all scheduled sessions regardless of weather.
A participant may use their personal scooter in a BRC if it has an engine displacement of 51 cubic centimeters or more. Personal scooters must be in good operating condition and be transported to the training center legally. A personal scooter must be insured and the owner must assume all liability for its use in the course. The Program will not be responsible for any damage to a personal scooter as a result of participation.
Wear protective clothing (eye protection, suitable jacket, long pants, full-fingered gloves and over-the-ankle footwear) during the riding portion. All helmets must be DOT certified and in good condition with proper labeling intact.
Class starts at 8:00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early.