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Prepare For Your 2 Wheel Beginner & Intermediate RiderCourses only.  

Thank you for your interest in RiderCourse. Whether you are a potential new rider, a rider with minimal experience, an experienced rider who has taken time off, or just not sure if motorcycling is for you, the RiderCourse is an important first step.


Preparation is a key element to motorcycling. Not only does your bike need to be ready, but you need to be ready to ride.

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General Information and Requirements:


To qualify for the Road Test Waiver Option to the NYS Road Test:


  • Participation in this course requires physical stamina, motor coordination, and mental alertness.

  • You MUST possess a current, valid New York State (or other state/country) driver’s license

  • A New York State Motorcycle Learner’s Permit should be obtained from the NYS DMV prior to attending. The permit is not required for registration, but is required to apply to for the road test waiver of the NYS DMV road test

  • You MUST be 16 years of age or older. 16 and 17-year olds must bring a parent to the first session

  • You MUST be able to ride a motorcycle

  • COST: Dependent on course chosen and due at time of registration

  • CLASS SIZE: 12 students (maximum)

  • Course Location: Monroe Community College, 1000 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623,  Parking Lot M - 1

  • Bring your riding gear to all sessions

  • Required equipment:

    • Helmet: DOT approved with face shield or approved safety glasses or goggles. Loan helmets are available if necessary.

    • Gloves: Leather (preferably) or cotton (no fingerless gloves)

    • Jeans: Denim or other sturdy material (NO HOLES & NO FLARE-LEG!)

    • Jacket: Denim or other sturdy material or long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt

    • Boots: MUST cover the ankle and have a flat heel. NO SNEAKERS

    • Rain gear: Classes run rain or shine

    • Snacks/lunch and water: classes run even in extreme heat and it is important to stay hydrated!

  • Attendance: Mandatory for all sessions, classroom, and riding sessions. Arrive on time and be prepared. Be sure you can attend all sessions.


Bring to your Course:

  • Certificate of Completion for the online course printed within 30 days of the start date of your in-person class.

  • You must bring your valid NYS driver’s license to your RiderCourse.

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundations’ website is an important resource for information to assist in your preparation. Visit it to get you started on your safe motorcycling journey.

Should you have any questions during this preparation, please email the Learn 2 Ride Administrator at

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