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Motorcycle Safety

Delta's Motorcycle Safety program offers hands-on, comprehensive training in a safe and comfortable environment. Our classes are taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified instructors who not only have a passion for riding – but riding safely. Improving the safety of motorcyclists is our primary goal. 

Students lined up in a Motorcycle Safety class

Delta College trains hundreds of people to operate a motorcycle safely. The Motorcycle Safety Program is offered in late spring/summer and includes on-line safety training, classroom learning and riding a motorcycle on the motorcycle safety course at the main campus. Delta College motorcycle safety instructors are some of the best in the state of Michigan. Our site is well run, organized and the instructors are very knowledgeable with many having over 10 years of instructing experience.

Individuals with minimal experience may take the Basic Rider Course. Delta provides the motorcycle. The focus is on basic riding skills. Successful completion will allow the rider to waive the skills and knowledge test requirement to obtain their motorcycle endorsement. The course is approximately 20 hours and is $50.

Delta’s Motorcycle Safety Program is supported by a state grant administered by the Michigan Department of State and federal funds from the Michigan Office Highway Safety and Planning.

Delta College will offer Basic Rider Level 1 Motorcycle Safety classes at the main campus May – September. Classes will be offered Monday – Friday, in the evenings and on weekends.
Contact with questions.   
Please check back in April for the class schedule and registration link.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the class cost?
$50 payable at time of registration online. This can be done via credit card or ACH payment.  

If I register but can’t go, can I send someone else?
No. You cannot transfer this class to another student. 

Can I get my money back if I don’t attend?
No. This class does not provide a refund. As a registered student you will be provided access to online safety training which cannot be reused. We do not provide full or partial refunds of any kind for the class.

Do I have to wear a mask due to COVID-19 safety precautions?
Yes if required. All Delta College visitors and students must abide by Covid-19 safety precautions. These is an evolving process as Delta works with the Bay County Health Department on what precautions are necessary. Prior to the start of class, you will be sent an email indicating what the current safety precautions are and instructions. There are no exceptions to wearing a mask if it is required at the time of training. Your safety is our number one priority.

Do I need equipment for my class?
Yes. You must provide your own helmet. Bring it on day two of class. Delta College acknowledges the State of Michigan's motorcycle helmet law, but it's still a requirement to wear a D.O.T. approved helmet while participating in any Motorcycle Safety Foundation course. Delta College provides the motorcycle for training purposes.

Do I have to take the 3-4 hour online part of the course to complete this class?
Yes. All Basic Rider students are required to complete the online portion prior to the first day of class. This is a state requirement for the program. You will receive an email with access to this part of training one week prior to the start of your class.

If the class is full, is there a waitlist?
No. If the class is full, you may choose to physically come to campus that day and stand by. If a registered student does not show up, you may pay $50 and be admitted to the class. There are no guarantees of class admission when doing stand-by.

What if Delta must cancel the class?
In the event of unforeseen circumstances Delta College cannot offer the scheduled class, you will be notified and provided a full refund. 

"Had a blast learning how to ride safely. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to become a rider or better rider."

Amy Wagner
Motorcycle Safety Student