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Alternate Basic Rider Course (ABRC) (MVA270)

This eight-hour course is for individuals that have some riding experience and are seeking a Class M license. Instruction is provided by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructors.

The pre-requisites for this course include the ability 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
  • Up and downshift smoothly
  • Achieve a speed of at least 25mph

During the initial riding activities, your ability to operate a motorcycle will be evaluated by the instructors. Riders that cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency will not be allowed to continue and will need to consider enrolling in the Basic Rider Course.

All learning activities are conducted at the riding range. There is no formal classroom, however various topics including preparing to ride, road management and advanced riding techniques are discussed during the course.

You can elect to use a Program training motorcycle, or you may use your personal motorcycle if it is street legal and you transport it to the training site legally. Personal motorcycles must be in good operating condition and pass a routine pre-ride check given as a part of the course. You are to provide your own riding gear, which includes a DOT certified helmet, eye protection, jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear. To complete the course riders must pass a knowledge and skill test administered at the end of the course. Riders who pass will receive a Maryland Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card. If you do not have a current class M license, a motorcycle learners permit is NOT required to take the course. However, it is advised as a cost saving measure. (The MD motorcycle learner's permit fee is $30 while the renewal licensing fee without the permit is currently $72.) There is no guarantee that an individual enrolling in this course will pass, or get their license.

May 10, Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
May 24, Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
June 28, Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
August 2, Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
September 6, Saturday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Total Course Cost: $199 (all fees included)
Fee Discounts or Waivers Do Not Apply