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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


State funds from a Motorcycle Safety Grant, administered by the Michigan Department of State and federal funds from the Michigan Office Highway Safety and Planning support this program. 

From basic skills to returning riders. Daytime, weekend and online – we offer courses that fit a variety of schedules and skill levels. Delta offers two formats of the Basic Rider course. Our most popular is the Basic Rider eCourse, which includes an on-line component. Our traditional format is also available.

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.

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

Schedules

Basic Rider eCourse (web-enhanced format)

PLEASE SEE BASIC RIDER (TRADITIONAL FORMAT) FOR REMAINING 2018 COURSES

The web-enhanced format requires completion of an on-line training course prior to the first night of class. Students will receive an email with on-line course instructions and access code one week prior to class start. If you do not receive your access code email one week prior to class, please contact our Motorcycle hotline at 989-686-9461 for assistance.

The Basic Rider eCourse (web-enhanced format) is required for anyone who wishes to obtain a motorcycle endorsement and consists of approximately 19 hours of instruction – three to four hours of online training, five hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of hands-on coaching.

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 and written test waiver by the Secretary of State. Motorcycles are provided by Delta College.

Additional eCourse Requirements
  • Student must provide valid email address upon registration
  • Student must use desktop or laptop computer with Windows or Mac operating system (this course is NOT compatible with mobile phones, iPads or other tablets)
Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 and S226 on Delta College's Main Campus and the driving ranges

Dates Days & Time Course Number
   SEE BASIC RIDER (TRADITIONAL FORMAT) FOR REMAINING 2018 SCHEDULE  
Basic Rider (traditional format)

Basic Rider (traditional format) is required for anyone who wishes to obtain a motorcycle endorsement and consists of approximately 19 hours of instruction – nine hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of hands-on coaching.

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 and written test waiver by the Secretary of State. Motorcycles are provided by Delta College.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 and S226 on Delta College's Main Campus and the driving ranges

Dates Days & Time Course Number
 7/20/18-7/22/18 Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm  CMR-1010-SU440
 7/23/18-7/27/18 - Section Full  Mon-Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm  CMR-1010-SU330
 7/27/18-7/29/18 - Section Full  Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm    CMR-1010-SU400
 7/27/18-7/29/18 - Section Full  Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm  CMR-1010-SU401
8/3/18-8/5/18 Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm CMR-1010-SU450
8/10/18-8/12/18 Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm CMR-1010-SU455
 8/17/18- 8/19/18  Fri, 5:30pm-9:30pm & Sat/Sun, 8am-6pm  CMR-1010-SU405
Basic Rider 2 (experienced riders)

This one day Basic Rider 2 (BRC2) course is for experienced riders who already have basic skills. This course is similar to the Basic Rider course except speeds are higher and you are required to provide your own motorcycle. BRC2 is designed for the experienced, unlicensed rider to become licensed and legal. Many licensed, experienced riders use this course as a refresher. Topics include braking, counter steering, turning, speed judgment and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. 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. If you are taking this course for endorsement purposes, you must legally transport your motorcycle to and from class.

Schedule & Cost

Cost: $50 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Location: All Motorcycle classes are held in rooms S225 and S226 on Delta College's Main Campus and the driving ranges

Dates Day & Time Course Number
 8/4/18  Saturday, 8am-6pm  CMR-1019-SU410

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 this process please call 989-686-9461.

"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