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"I would recommend this class to any of my family/friends for their first time riding experience. I can't thank the coaches enough! They were my inspiration and honestly I don't know if I would of succeeded without them! I will take all of this knowledge out on the real roads and always remember them! Thanks again Delta for putting on such a great learning experience!"

Jessica Groulx
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Motorcycle Basic Rider


The Basic Rider course is required for anyone who wishes to obtain a motorcycle endorsement and consists of approximately 20 hours of instruction – 9 hours of classroom instruction and 11 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills: clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting. Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills tests will result in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. Motorcycles are provided by Delta College.

Prerequisite: Ability to ride a bicycle and you must be at least 15 years of age with a drivers permit


All Motorcycle Safety courses are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Requirements for all Motorcycle Safety Courses

  1. Driver’s license, if 15 years of age - permit & waiver form (on website).
  2. D.O.T. approved helmet.*
  3. Long pants only - no shorts (jeans are suggested).
  4. Boots - no high heels or tennis shoes (ankles must be covered).
  5. Eye protection - goggles or face shield are recommended. Prescription glasses, shatterproof safety glasses and sunglasses are acceptable due to the low speeds on the course. 
  6. Gloves - fitted and full fingered (leather is suggested).

Failure to bring any of these materials will prohibit you from participating in class.

*Delta College acknowledges that the State of Michigan's motorcycle helmet law, but it is still a requirement to wear a D.O.T. approved helmet while participating in any Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

Standby Registration Process for Motorcycle Safety

Due to an overwhelming response, we may have limited space in our Motorcycle Safety Courses. However, there are instances where students are unable to attend the course and a seat may become available for Standby Registration.

Potential standby students need to report to the preferred class session approximately 15 minutes before the class start and identify themselves to the instructor as a “standby student” (Report to Room S-225 or S-226). While it’s hard to predict how many no-shows there will be and also how many standby students will show up, the instructor will register standbys into unfilled seats. There are no guarantees for entry – if we have more standby students than no shows, the instructor will draw 50/50 tickets to determine which students are admitted. Note: If registered on standby, the $25.00 course fee is due on the first day of class (cash or check only). If you have questions regarding this process please call (989) 686-9461.

Schedule & Cost

Course Number: CMR-1010
Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S-225 & S-226 on Delta's Main Campus and the driving ranges 

Course Number Date Time
CMR-1010-SP105 TBD
Monday - Friday
9am - 1pm

Course Number Date Time
CMR-1010-SP210 TBD
Monday - Friday
5:30pm - 9:30pm 

Course Number Date Time
CMR-1010-SP415 TDB
Fri., 5:30pm-9:30pm
Sat. & Sun., 8am-6pm



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