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The California Motorcyclist Safety Program Motorcyclist Training Course (CMSP MTC) is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street riding skills and strategies.

Topics covered include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies, and emergency crash avoidance skills. The course is based on the most current research in rider safety and utilizes modern training methods.

Though designed for new riders, any rider that has not taken a motorcycle course will benefit from this clinic.

Tuition for the CMSP MTC is $180 for students under 21, $258 for students 21 or older.*

The CMSP MTC is offered all year except on some holiday and special event weekends.

  • The CMSP MTC takes 16 hours spread over 4 separate sessions, that must be completed in order: 
    • Classroom 1, Riding 1, Classroom 2, Riding 2
    • Classroom sessions are 3 hours each, Riding sessions are 5 hours each
  • A motorcycle and helmet is provided. We have a limited number of scooters which may be reserved, you must contact the office to reserve a scooter
  • See "Required", for student requirements
  • Passing the CMSP MTC waives the DMV riding test for a motorcycle license, but neither passing nor getting a license is guaranteed
  • Completion of this course is required, by the DMV, for all motorcycle license applicants under 21 years old before receiving a motorcycle instruction permit
The ALAMEDA location (view map/directions) courses take place over a one week period in a 3 day format – one weeknight + Saturday + Sunday, as follows:

***IF RIDING AM FORMAT***
Class 1: weekday eve 5:45pm-9:30pm,  
Riding 1: Saturday 6:30am-11:15am,
(BREAK from about 11:15am until 5:45pm)
Class 2: Saturday 5:45pm-9:30pm,
Riding 2: Sunday 6:30am-11:45am
***IF RIDING PM FORMAT***
Class 1: weekday eve 5:45pm-9:30pm,  
Riding 1: Saturday 12:00pm-4:30pm,
Class 2: Saturday 5:45pm-9:30pm,
Riding 2: Sunday 12:00pm-5:15pm
Register for MTC in Alameda

The SAN FRANCISCO location (view map/directions) courses take place over a one week period in either a 3 day format – one weeknight + Saturday + Sunday or a 2 day weekend-only format:
***IF RIDING 3 DAY FORMAT***
Class 1: weekday eve 5:55pm-10:00pm,  
Riding 1: Saturday 6:30am-11:45am,
Class 2: Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm,
Riding 2: Sunday 6:30am-12:00am
***IF RIDING 2 DAY FORMAT***
Class 1: Saturday 6:55am-11:00am,
Riding 1: Saturday 12:15pm-6:00pm,
Class 2: Sunday 6:55am-11:00am,
Riding 2: Sunday 12:15pm-6:00pm

Register for MTC in San Francisco

The VALLEJO location (view map/directions) courses take place over a one week period in either a 3 day format – one weeknight + Saturday + Sunday or a 2 day weekend-only format:
***IF RIDING AM FORMAT***
Class 1: weekday eve 5:55pm-9:30pm,  
Riding 1: Saturday 6:30am-11:15am,
(BREAK from about 11:15am until 5:45pm)
Class 2: Saturday 5:55pm-9:30pm,
Riding 2: Sunday 6:30am-11:45am
***IF RIDING PM FORMAT***
Class 1: weekday eve 5:55pm-9:30pm,  
Riding 1: Saturday 12:00pm-4:30pm,
Class 2: Saturday 5:55pm-9:30pm,
Riding 2: Sunday 12:00pm-5:15pm

Register for MTC in Vallejo


View schedules for all locations


* MTC Tuition fees are set by the California Motorcyclist Safety Program. All tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.

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