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Certain items are required of all students in the Basic Motorcycle Training Course (MTC):

These courses are presented under contract to the California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP).
All CMSP rules must be followed, no exceptions!

  • You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old on the starting day of the course
  • Students under 18 years old must bring a parent to the first session to sign the waivers
  • All students must sign a waiver of liability and indemnification
  • You must bring a valid (unexpired, unrestricted) Government-issued photo ID from California, another state or another country to the first session
  • Students who arrive late (even 1 minute) are not allowed to attend the session
    You must attend the entire time of each session
  • You must register and pay for each course in advance*
    "Walk in" students are not accepted

You must provide, all personal gear are subject to instructor approval:

  • Boots - Motorcycle-specific or sturdy work or hiking type boots
    • Must extend above AND completely encircle the ankle bone
    • Must support the ankle
    • Low heels only
    • Thin fabric footwear, such as the classic Converse All Star “Chuck Taylor”, dress boots and "Chelsea" type boots with elastic side panels are examples of footwear that DO NOT meet the requirements
  • Gloves - Street-motorcycle-specific or 100% leather, work-type gloves
    • Must be full-fingered
    • No rips or holes
    • Mechanics-style gloves, off-road gloves, dress gloves, etc. are NOT allowed
  • Jacket / shirt - Motorcycle-specific jacket is recommended, but a long-sleeved shirt may be used
    • Full coverage, no skin may show at any point
    • No rips or holes
  • Pants - Motorcycle-specific is recommended, but long non-flared durable pants (such as denim or leather) may be used
    • Full coverage, no skin may show at any point
    • No rips or holes
    • No stretch fabric
  • Helmet - Helmets are provided, but you can use your own, if you'd like
    • Must be DOT approved
    • Full Face or Modular only, 3/4 and half helmets are not allowed
    • Eye protection is required, such as helmet face shield, goggles, eyeglasses or sunglasses

You should also:

  • Be prepared by reading the CMSP Student Handbook. Your payment confirmation letter will include a link to download the Student Handbook. It will be assumed in the classroom that you have read and studied the Student Handbook. If you do not, you might not be able to follow some of the discussion that prepares for the written test in Classroom 2
  • Bring food and water for breaks at each session. There will not be time to leave and return
  • Bring rain gear when appropriate — we ride rain or shine!

We provide:

  • Helmets – Full Face
    • With eye protection
    • Sizes to accommodate most people
  • Motorcycles – Our fleet includes standards, cruisers, and dual sports. Click here for photos of the bikes we use. We have a limited number of scooters which may be reserved, you must contact the office to reserve a scooter

* Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.