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Motorcycle Rider Education



Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum is offered by ABATE of Colorado. Courses for the beginning rider are available. Helmets, gloves, long shirt and pants, eye protection, as well as sturdy over-the-ankle shoes are required for all riding sessions. Helmets are available for student use. A current driver’s license is required. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Students who cancel with less than 48 business hours of the course will not receive a tuition refund or date transfer.


Beginnnig Rider Course

This 15-hour Basic Rider Course is designed with the new rider in mind. We begin with the                            most basic information on motorcycle controls and operation and continue to include modules                            on street strategies, obstacle avoidance and braking skills. We provide the motorcycles for this                            course. The Basic Rider Course is mentally and physically demanding, please be prepared.                            Recent bicycle riding experience is assumed.

                           The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles accepts successful completion of this class                            for the skills and written tests for your Motorcycle Endorsement. A valid Colorado                            driver license or instructional permit is required. STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF                            AGE MUST HAVE PARENT SIGN LIABILITY WAIVER PRIOR TO CLASS. THE STATE                            OF COLORADO REQUIRES INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE TO HOLD A                            MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT FOR ONE YEAR PRIOR TO OBTAINING A                            FULL ENDORSEMENT.

For class availability and registration, please visit www.abateofcolo.org or call 303.789.3264.

CLASS DATES:
                           Weekend Class - 2 Sessions: Saturday/Sunday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                           Weekday Class - 2 Sessions: Monday/Tuesday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Red Rocks Community College
FEE:  $199.00 Colorado residents
          $275.00 Non-residents


INTERMEDIATE RIDER COURSE WITH LICENSE TESTING (BRC2LW)

INTERMEDIATE RIDER COURSE WITH LICENSE TESTING (BRC2LW)                            This course is designed for experienced motorcyclists. If you have any doubts about your                            riding abilities, please consider a Basic Rider Course. For your own safety, and that of other                            course participants, if you cannot demonstrate competent riding skills at the beginning of                            this course, you will not be allowed to continue. The course includes both a written test and                            a riding test. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a completion                            certificate which waives further testing with the Colorado DMV for a motorcycle endorsement.                            At most locations, the course is conducted on our motorcycles.

CLASS DATES:
                           Weekend Class - 2 Sessions: Saturday/Sunday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                           Weekday Class - 2 Sessions: Monday/Tuesday,  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Red Rocks Community College
FEE:  $100.00 Colorado residents
                                    $150.00 Non-residents

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT/DRESS:
You must provide eye protection, over the ankle (non-canvas) footwear, full fingered gloves,                            long pants and long sleeves, helmet (loaner helmets are available).


INTERMEDIATE RIDER COURSE (BRC2)

Prerequisites: (M ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED) A valid motorcycle license, your own street                            legal motorcycle (motorcycle will be subject to a safety inspection), current registration and                            proof of insurance for the motorcycle used in the training.

                           This is the MSF BRC-2 (formerly the ERC or ERCLW). This one-day course is designed for                            the licensed rider with riding experience and is conducted on your own motorcycle*. Your                            motorcycle will be subject to a safety inspection. You must provide current registration and                            proof of insurance. A valid motorcycle license is required for enrollment*. Completion of                            the basic course is not a prerequisite for this class. The course helps the experienced rider                            improve riding skills and increase riding enjoyment by developing the mental and physical                            skills found lacking in the accident involved rider. Many major insurance carriers recognize                            this course for discounts.

FEE:  $80.00 Colorado residents
                                    $130.00 Non-residents

(Discounts may be available for organizations that pay for 12 people at once)

                           * Testing for the Colorado motorcycle endorsement and loaner bikes are
   available for an additional fee.


ADVANCED RIDER COURSE (ARC-ST)

Based on the Military SportBike RiderCourse, this one-day course is for experienced riders                            who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques. Classroom activities use                            small group discussions and interactive activities to address personal risk management                            strategies; to discuss options for cornering, braking and swerving; and to improve visual                            perception to identify collision traps. On-cycle range exercises provide practice in cornering,                            braking and swerving. There is no skill test in this course.

FEE:  $105.00 Colorado residents
                                    $155.00 Non-residents


TOP GUN CIVILIAN RIDING COURSE (MOTORCYCLE SKILLZ TRAINING)

Sharpen your slow riding skills and you will greatly improve your overall skills.

           This motorcycle rider course, as presented by former police motor officer/trainer Don Gunn, concentrates on the low-speed maneuvers taught to police officers for the purposes of increasing riding proficiency as well as confidence. Learn to operate a motorcycle at its limits, with emphasis on turning in the smallest area, use of transmission, clutch and brakes for the highest level of control, and practice maximum braking and brake-and-escape maneuvers. Smaller-sized training bikes are used the first day of this two-day course; students are encouraged to use their own (safe, street-legal) bike on the second day. This course is for experienced riders only.

* Course is 2 days.

FEE:  $250.00 for both resident and non-resident

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT / DRESS:
                           You must provide eye protection, over the ankle (non-canvas) footwear, full fingered gloves,                            long pants and long sleeves, helmet (loaner helmets are available).