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Two & Three Wheel Motorcycle Rider Training And Licensing
Two Wheel Course
The Basic Rider Course teaches entry-level skills for new riders. With the help of an experienced instructor, students practice and develop the mental and motor skills important for safe street operation.
Motorcycles and helmets provided. Curriculum consists of both classroom and hands-on riding instruction. All riding performed on a closed course. When you successfully complete the course, you receive a Class M2 Provisional License*.
Three Wheel Course
This program is designed to teach new riders the skills necessary to safely operate Can-Am On-Road motorcycles on the street. The 16-hour course takes the rider through the basics of operation: effective braking, turning, obstacle avoidance, and safe riding strategies.
We furnish Can-Am On-Road motorcycles and helmets for the course. Curriculum consists of both classroom and hands-on riding instruction. All riding performed on a closed course. When you successfully complete the course, you receive a Class M3 Provisional License*.
Convenient Locations in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, and Eastern Shore
Required Riding Gear
Helmet – A Full-Face or 3/4 helmet with a visor are acceptable provided that they meet the minimum DOT or SNELL certification. Personal helmets are subject to inspection for the DOT or SNELL certification, and they are in good working condition. If you do not have a Helmet as specified above, we offer Full-Face Helmets available for Rent for the duration of the class.
- Eye protection – Face shield, goggles, or some form of sun/eyeglasses. They may be tinted or clear. Ordinary prescription glasses may be worn.
- Gloves – Must be full finger and cannot be open on the back of the hand. Almost any full-finger glove may be used: motorcycle gloves, garden gloves, mechanics gloves, and batting gloves are acceptable. (Mom’s dishwashing gloves and surgeon’s gloves are not acceptable)
- Pants – You must wear long pants! No exceptions. Denim or leather jeans are preferred. All pants are required to have no holes in them and must come down to the foot. Spandex or cotton leggings are not acceptable.
- Shirt – Long sleeve T-shirt or dress shirt that reaches the wrist or jacket are all acceptable.
- Shoes/Boots – Over-the-ankle footwear with little to no heel. Shoes can be athletic or hiking shoe that provides reinforced ankle support. Boots are preferred. Your footwear should have a good rubber sole for traction and the heel shouldn’t be higher than what is commonly on a “workman’s boot”. Thin fabric shoes made of canvas or other fabrics that do not provide support are not acceptable. The classic Converse All-Star “Chuck Taylor” or dress shoes are examples of shoes that do not meet the requirements.
Additional items to bring:
- Bring a pen, pencil, and highlighter
- Dress for the weather
- Bring water and snacks
- Bring your driver’s license or a photo id that includes your name and DOB
- Sunscreen and rain gear
- Any medications you might need through the day
*Getting your Class M2 or M3 License (effective July 1, 2016)
You must successfully complete both the written test and the riding skills evaluation to receive an MSF or Evergreen Safety Council course completion card and a Virginia DMV Motorcycle Class M2 or M3 Provisional License. No make-up testing or re-testing will be allowed (DMV rules).
The Virginia DMV Motorcycle Class M2 or M3 Provisional License is a temporary Class M2 or M3 license and allows you, if 19 years of age or older, to operate a motorcycle for 30 days. Simply take the DMV Provisional License to any Virginia DMV and exchange the Provisional License and your current car driver’s license for a new Virginia plastic license, only now with an M2 or M3 on it. We cannot make a plastic license at the Training Centers, so, you need to visit the DMV office – sorry. However, no written or driving test this time…. Your Certificate will waive BOTH the knowledge & skills test at any Virginia DMV for one year from the date issued.
- Students 19 years of age or older will be issued The Virginia DMV Provisional License which is a temporary Class M2 or M3 license and allows you to operate a motorcycle for 30 days.
- Students 18 years of age will not be allowed to operate a motorcycle with The DMV Provisional License – they will need to take the DMV Provisional License to DMV to have the M2 or M3 placed on their license.
- Students 17 years of age or younger will be issued The Virginia DMV Provisional License. However, they will still be required to wait nine months and will not have a 30-day class M2 or M3 temporary license to operate a motorcycle.
- Note: The Virginia DMV Provisional License expires 0ne (1) year from the date issued. Please make every effort to have M2 or M3 placed on your license before expiration. After expiration, you will be required to take the entire course over if you allow The DMV Provisional License to expire.
- If you are trying to register for classes while having residency out of the state of Virginia, please CLICK HERE to check if your state accepts the DMV Completion Certificate and or provisional license offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.