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Returning Rider Course

This course is for riders who have not been riding for some time or who have been riding on a permit for a time and wish to renew/refresh their basic skills and/or earn a skill test (endorsement or license) waiver for a motorcycle. The course is not intended for a novice rider who is learning to ride for the first time. You must be 18 years or older to register for RRC.

Goals for the course include improving techniques, and gaining more knowledge of risk, including how to manage risk while riding.

Biker puts on gloves before riding on motorbike
Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency fairly quickly will not be allowed to continue and will be counseled to enroll in a Basic Rider Course.

RRC Class Times & Schedule

The Returning Rider Course (RRC) will take place on Saturday or Sunday (depending on what day you sign up for) from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Range instruction takes place using the programs training motorcycles. You only need to sign-up for one class.

No standbys will be allowed in the class.

To ensure your safety and our staff’s safety, face masks are recommended (not mandatory) while you are in the program. It is recommended to keep 6 feet apart from another person.

The classroom is approximately 3 hours including time for the knowledge test. The range session is approximately 5 hours including the skill evaluation. It uses screening exercises to verify the riders’ basic skills. When you are riding the training motorcycles, you will be wearing your helmet (with a shield or goggles/safety glasses), long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves, sunglasses, long pants, over-the-ankle boots or shoes, and possibly rain gear (in case of rain).

What to Bring

You will be required to complete an MSF Liability Waiver and an MSF screening form. If you have the ability to print them at home and complete them, it will save you time when checking in for the class. These completed forms are a requirement to participate in the training class.
  • Please bring a portable chair to sit on for the range class.
  • Please bring water and a snack for yourself.
  • Please bring a pen to use.
Please make sure you review the list you received when you registered regarding clothing for the program. All students must provide a DOT approved helmet, gloves, ankle high boots (no tennis shoes), a long sleeved shirt/jacket, and long sturdy pants. These are required for the class.


  • Rain gear is optional.
  • Lunch and supper are not provided.
  • Classes take place, rain or shine.

If you believe you cannot participate in the class because you cannot agree to the information listed above, DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE CLASS! Your fee will not be refunded.

Note: At the end of each class period we will be sanitizing the motorcycles for your safety.

A variety of 125cc, 250cc, 500 cc motorcycles are provided for the BRC as well as classroom materials.

Acceptable Completion of the course provides you with the completion certificate required by the Michigan Secretary of State in order to get your Motorcycle Endorsement.