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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


Each year, Delta College trains nearly 700 people to operate a motorcycle safely. Delta offers two types of courses for motorcycle riders.  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. Learn more about obtaining your motorcycle endorsement and riding safely. 

Basic Rider Course

The Basic Rider Course is for individuals with minimal experience operating a motorcycle. Delta provides the motorcycle with course instruction at our main campus. Focus is on developing basic riding skills. Successful completion will allow the rider to waive the skills and knowledge test requirement to obtain their motorcycle endorsement.

Instruction includes three hours of online course training to be completed prior to attending class. Course cost is $50. All motorcycle safety course fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Schedule

Dates Days & times Course number
May 1 – 3 Friday, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday,
8am - 6pm
CMR-1015-SP100
May 4 – 8 Monday - Friday,
5:30 - 9:30pm
CMR-1015-SP101
May 8 – 10 Friday, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday,
8am - 6pm
CMR-1015-SP102
May 11 – 15 Monday - Friday,
9am - 1pm
CMR-1015-SP103
May 15 – 17 Friday, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday,
8am - 6pm
CMR-1015-SP104
May 18 – 22 Monday - Friday,
9am - 1pm
CMR-1015-SP105
May 29 – 31 Friday, 5:30 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday,
8am - 6pm
CMR-1015-SP106


Basic Rider 2 Course

The Basic Rider 2 Course is for experienced riders who already have basic skills but are currently unlicensed and wish to become licensed and legal. Many experience riders use this course as a refresher because it is similar to the Basic Rider course, but the speeds are higher and you are required to provide your own motorcycle. Successful completion will waive the Secretary of State riding skills and written test. Your motorcycle must be titled and insured in your name and properly registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection. 

The one day course is $50. All motorcycle safety course fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Dates Days & times Course number
May 9 Saturday, 8am – 6pm CMR-1019-SP300


Requirements for all Motorcycle Safety Courses

  • Ability to ride a bicycle
  • Valid driver’s license (or a permit, if 15 years of age)
  • Completed and signed MSF Waiver form (PDF)
  • D.O.T. approved helmet*
  • Long pants only - jeans are suggested (no shorts)
  • Long sleeves only
  • Boots - ankles must be covered (no high heels or tennis shoes)
  • 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
  • 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 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.

Register now

If you are not a current Delta student, you can apply online at www.delta.edu/apply.  You may also apply in person within the Admissions Office (in the H-Wing on Main Campus).  Within 24 hours of applying, you will receive an email containing your Student ID Number and instructions to set a password, register and pay for classes.  

Standby Registration Process

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

Potential standby students should report to the preferred class session approximately 15 minutes before class start time and identify themselves to the instructor as a “standby student” (report to Room S225 or S226).  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. If registered on standby, the $50 course fee is due on the first day of class (cash or check only). 

Fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable. If you have already registered for a session but would like to attempt the standby process for an alternate date, you'll be required to pay the $50 course fee when re-registering. 

If you have questions regarding the stand-by registration process please call 989-686-9208.

Frequently asked questions

How much does the class cost?

$50 payable prior to the start of class.

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 refunds.

The student application is confusing, who do I call for help?
For assistance in completing your application, call Admissions at 989-686-9093 or stop by H Wing for assistance.
Do I have to be a Delta student to take the class?
Yes. All individuals are required to be Delta College students. If you are not a current Delta student, you can apply online at www.delta.edu/apply. You may also apply in person within the Admissions Office (in the H-Wing on Main Campus). Within 24 hours of applying, you will receive an email containing your Student ID Number and instructions to set a password, register and pay for classes.
My computer doesn’t work. How else can I register?
Visit the Registration Office in person in B100 at the main campus or you may visit the Delta College library to use a computer there.
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.
I see the schedule for Saturday and Sunday is 8am-6pm. Will I be there the entire time?
No. Range times will be assigned the first day of class. Class will be divided into smaller groups and start/end times will vary.
Do I have to take the 3 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.

"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