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Basic Rider Course Dynamic Duo Discount

Motorcycle Safety - Rider School

Register with a friend to save $25 each.

During July and August, you can take the Basic Rider Course at a discounted rate!

Bring a friend and the cost will be $320 each for ages 16-59. Ages 60+ always pay $290.

What will you learn in the course?

This course is the least expensive way to get your motorcycle license. At the Rider School, you can expect to enjoy a superior class taught by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced instructors in the state.

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.

This course requires the completion of a three-hour online component before the 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. There are no refunds.

Registration Information

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.


Classes are held rain or shine. Motorcycles, helmets, and gloves are provided. Please read the MVA Licensing Rules before you register.  There are specific clothing requirements for our classes that are mandate by the MVA. 

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