Motorcycle Safety Training

It's said that "four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul." We have the motorcycle training you need to safely ride.

Wor-Wic offers motorcycle safety courses in cooperation with Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). All courses are taught by instructors certified by the MVA and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). Courses are scheduled on weekends and require students to provide their own riding gear including gloves with fingers, a helmet, long pants, long sleeve shirt and sturdy, over-the-ankle shoes. For the “Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course” and “Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course 2—License Waiver” courses, 250 cc and 300 cc motorcycles are provided.

Driver’s license or state ID is REQUIRED on the first night of class. You must be a minimum of 16 years and six months of age (must be eligible to apply for a driver’s license). If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent/guardian sign a consent/release form before you are allowed to ride.

Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This course is required by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration for people under 18 and replaces the written and driving range exams for people over 18 applying for a Class M license. This course is a partnership among the Maryland MVA, Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the auto insurance industry. It is endorsed by the Maryland Legislature. Topics include traffic law, risk awareness, acceptance and management and riding skills and strategies. All classes will meet on Friday, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, Saturday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am-3:00 pm.

What is new about this course is that about 6-hours of relatively fast-paced classroom instruction has been replaced by an online eCourse. The eCourse can be done in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace prior to the start of the Basic Rider Course. There is no additional charge for the eCourse as it is included in the cost of registration. The eCourse will prepare you for your first riding experience and covers topics like basic operation, preparing to ride and some more advanced topics like risk and riding, and basic street strategies. Prior to your first riding session you must present a copy of your eCourse Completion Certificate to your Instructor/Rider Coach.

To pass the course you must complete the eCourse, participate in all the course sessions and pass a knowledge test and on-cycle test. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card and Completion Certificate. Certificate holders are eligible to receive their Class “M” license added to their MD license at the MVA.
Out-of-state license holders receive only the MSF Completion Card, not the Maryland MVA Completion Certificate. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get his or her license.

If registering online, contact us to receive an eCourse code.

Requirements

  • You must be eligible to apply for a Maryland license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear and raingear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be USDOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class.  If you are late you may not be admitted.  It is your responsibility to be in class on time.

2019 Schedule

2019 Basic Rider Course (BRC) SCHEDULE
Location: Wor-Wic Community College, Jordan Center (JC 101)
32000 Campus Drive (Rt. 50 & Walston Switch Road), Salisbury, MD

Times:  Friday 6:00-9:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-3:00 pm

Course # Dates Course # Dates

ZMOT-003-0106

Sept 20-22

ZMOT-003-0109

Oct 18-20

ZMOT-003-0107

Sept 27-29

ZMOT-003-0110

Oct 25-27

ZMOT-003-0108

Oct 11-13

   

(Schedule subject to change.)

Tuition: $258, Fee: $88. Maryland counties other than Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset add $10 per course to tuition. Accomack and Sussex counties add $11 per course to tuition. All other out-of-state counties add $15 per course to tuition.

Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course 2 – License Waiver (BRC2U-LW)

Designed for individuals who have some riding experience, this course provides another way to earn a Class M license without having to take the full 17-hour basic course. All learning activities are conducted on the riding range located at Wor-Wic.

To enroll in this course, you must be able to:

  • Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion;
  • Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area;
  • Execute gradual and tight turns;
  • Shift gears smoothly; and
  • Achieve a speed of least 25 mph.

Students must complete a 2 hour e-course prior to coming to class Saturday morning. Enrolled students will receive the e-course code via email after registering.

To pass this course, riders must pass a knowledge and skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card and Completion Certificate. Certificate holders are eligible to receive their Class “M” license added to their MD license at the MVA.
Out-of-state license holders receive only the MSF Completion Card, not the Maryland MVA Completion Certificate. There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass or get his or her license.
During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and will have to pay the tuition and fees to enroll in a Basic Rider Course.

Requirements

  • You must be eligible to apply for a Maryland license.
  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear and raingear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be USDOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class.  If you are late you may not be admitted.  It is your responsibility to be in class on time.
  • You may elect to use a program training motorcycle or your own personal motorcycle as long as it is street legal, in good operating condition, passes a pre-ride check, and is transported to the training site legally.

2019 Schedule

2019 Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2U-LW) SCHEDULE
Location: Wor-Wic Community College, South 2 Parking Lot
32000 Campus Drive (Rt. 50 & Walston Switch Road), Salisbury, MD

Times:  7:30 am-5:00 pm

Course # Dates Course # Dates

ZMOT-009-0058

Sept 7

   

(Schedule subject to change.)

Tuition: $133, Fee: $88. Maryland counties other than Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset add $10 per course to tuition. Accomack and Sussex counties add $11 per course to tuition. All other out-of-state counties add $15 per course to tuition.

Motorcycle Safety: Basic Rider Course 2 – Skills Practice (BRC2U-SP)

This six-hour course is for the licensed motorcyclist who wants to improve or refresh his or her skills. Classes are taught by both Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Program certified instructors and held on the Wor-Wic Community College campus. Individuals enrolling in this course must have a valid motorcycle (Class “M”) license and provide their license number on their registration form.

To pass the course, riders must pass a skills test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card.

During the initial riding activities, each rider’s ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by instructors. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and will have to pay the tuition and fees to be enrolled in the Basic Rider Course.

Requirements

  • If you are under the age of 18, your parent or guardian must sign a consent/release form.
  • You must wear protective clothing including helmet, eye protection, jacket, long sleeves and long pants, full-fingered gloves, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear and raingear during the riding portion. Students are encouraged to bring their own helmets, but loan helmets are available. All helmets must be DOT certified and in good condition with labeling intact.
  • You must be on time for class.  If you are late you may not be admitted.  It is your responsibility to be in class on time.
  • You are expected to use your own motorcycle. Personal motorcycles must be street legal, in good operating condition, and capable of passing a pre-ride check.

2019 Schedule

2019 BASIC RIDER COURSE 2 (BRC2U-SP) SCHEDULE
Location: Wor-Wic Community College, South 2 Parking Lot
32000 Campus Drive (Rt. 50 & Walston Switch Road), Salisbury, MD

Course No. Dates Times
ZMOT-008-0102 Sunday, May 5 7:30 am–5 pm (range only)

(Schedule subject to change.)

Tuition: $128, Fee: $84. Maryland counties other than Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset add $10 per course to tuition. Accomack and Sussex counties add $11 per course to tuition. All other out-of-state counties add $15 per course to tuition.

Motorcycle Safety: Advanced Rider Course (ARCU)

The Advanced Rider Course (ARC) is the civilian version of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation military sport bike course but it can be taken on any stock street legal motorcycle. It is a course designed for experienced riders. For the purposes of this course, an experienced rider is one who has the basic skills and is a current rider with a motorcycle license. The ARC is designed to complement and build on the skills learned and practiced in other rider courses. Special emphasis is given to self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior, riding strategies and overall skill development, particularly in braking, cornering and swerving techniques.

The ARCU is taught by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Instructors specially trained on the ARCU. It is an all-day class consisting of approximately three hours of classroom activities and five hours of riding time.

Participants are expected to use their personal motorcycle. Personal motorcycles must be street legal, must be in good operating condition and must pass a routine pre-ride check given as a part of the course. Riders must assume all liability for the use of their motorcycle in the course. The Program will not be responsible for any damage to a rider’s motorcycle as a result of their participation. Riders are to provide their own riding gear, which includes:

  • A helmet that is compliant with USDOT standards, either open-face (3/4) or full-face style. Partial coverage helmets, also known as half-helmets, may not be worn;
  • Eye protection;
  • Riding jacket, one that is motorcycle-specific is preferred;
  • Full-fingered gloves;
  • Long pants of a durable fabric. Riding jeans are preferred but heavy weight denim is acceptable; and
  • Sturdy footwear, such as riding boots, over-the-ankle. Athletic footwear may NOT be worn.

Because of the high level of traction required, riding activities will NOT be conducted if the riding surface is wet. The classroom activities will be conducted and the riding portion rescheduled for another time.
During the riding activities, each rider will be evaluated by the instructors on their ability to accomplish the objectives of the activity. Riders that cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue. Riders who are not allowed to continue will not be eligible for a refund and may have to pay an additional fee to be enrolled in the BRC2U-SP.
To complete the course riders must pass a 20-question knowledge test administered at the end of the classroom activities. Riders must also meet the objectives of the riding activities. Riders completing the course will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card.

2019 Schedule

2019 ADVANCED Rider Course (ARCU) SCHEDULE
Location: Wor-Wic Community College, Jordan Center (JC 101)
32000 Campus Drive (Rt. 50 & Walston Switch Road), Salisbury, MD

Course No. Dates Times
ZMOT-010-0059 Saturday, Oct 5 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

(Schedule subject to change.)

Tuition: $133, Fee: $88. Maryland counties other than Wicomico, Worcester or Somerset add $10 per course to tuition. Accomack and Sussex counties add $11 per course to tuition. All other out-of-state counties add $15 per course to tuition.

Contact Us Continuing Education 410-334-2815 training@worwic.edu