Absolute Beginner Basic Rider Course
Learn how to ride in a smaller class with more individualized instruction.
What will you learn in this course?
If you want to ride but are nervous about it, our most personalized version of the Basic Rider Course — the "ABC"— is for you. ABC gives you the most individual attention, the most practice, and the smallest class sizes.
You will learn about:
• Safe riding
• Choosing a motorcycle and gear
• Riding skills
• Defensive riding strategies
• How to handle various riding situations
Ample riding time allows practice controlling the clutch/throttle, stopping, turning, shifting, and avoiding crashes.
Course content is approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and meets or exceeds Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) standards. Instructors are MVA and MSF certified.
The Basic Rider Course (BRC) and the Absolute Beginner Basic Rider Course (ABC) require the completion of a three-hour online component before class meets. The online component will prepare you for your first riding experience and covers topics like basic operation, preparing to ride and some more advanced topics like risk and riding, and basic street strategies.
What will you receive when you complete the course?
To receive the MVA Motorcycle Safety Program course completion certificate, you must attend all class sessions and pass written and riding evaluations.
When you successfully complete this course, you meet the requirements for earning a Maryland (Class "M") Motorcycle License, and you will receive a regular Basic Rider Course completion card. MVA rules require that students who do not achieve minimum performance standards cannot continue. There are no refunds.
How much does this course cost?
The course costs $460.
Classes are held rain or shine. Motorcycles are provided. Please read the MVA Licensing Rules before you register. There are specific clothing requirements for our classes that are mandated by the MVA.
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At registration, you will be asked to provide your driver's license number. You must also sign waivers of liability. Parents or guardians of registered students under age 18 will be required to sign waiver forms.
Signing up for a class can be done in three easy steps.
- Choose a course.
- Write down the class "name." It will have a 7-digit number after "XB". Example: XB-891-8853. This is the information you need to register.
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