Skip to Main Content

Motorcycle Safety

Western Nevada College offers motorcycle courses in Carson City for riders of all skill levels. Classes are offered every weekend from April – October.

View Upcoming Motorcycle Courses

Basic Motorcycle Rider Course

Aimed at beginning riders, this program introduces students to motorcycle controls, motorcycle riding, basic maneuvers, street riding and traffic skills. All levels of experience are welcome. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) completion card to take to Nevada DMV to obtain a class M (motorcycle) endorsement on their current Nevada driver’s license.
A motorcycle and helmet are provided for all students. Classes use 250CC Honda Night Hawks, Honda Rebels and Suzuki TU250s.

Course Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age with a class C or A license.
  • Students under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign their class waiver prior to the start of class. Please call the Community Education office at (775) 445-4268 for a copy of the waiver.
  • Students must be able to ride a bicycle.
  • Required riding attire includes boots or shoes that cover the ankles, long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered riding gloves and eye protection.

Class Fee: $160 (Includes $150 class fee and $10 registration fee)

Basic Rider Course II

This course is designed for riders who possess basic skills and a permit or license. It consists of a self-paced e-course and a single day of skills practice. It’s a perfect way for you to reinforce basic skills on your own motorcycle. A skill test is an option and will be provided as a self-assessment tool.

Course Requirements:

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age with a class C or A license or permit.
  • Students under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign their class waiver prior to the start of class. Please call the Community Education office at (775) 445-4268 for a copy of the waiver.
  • Students must have basic motorcycle skills.
  • Required riding attire includes boots or shoes that cover the ankles, long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered riding gloves and eye protection. 

Class Fee: $90

Advanced Rider Course

This course is designed for riders with real road time and mileage on a motorcycle. This course covers self-assessment, risk management, rider behavior, advanced cornering techniques, braking, throttle operation, riding posture, body position, tire traction, swerving, avoiding traps, traffic kill zones, and emergency stops. Working in small groups, students will learn how to create riding strategies with plenty of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic.

Course Requirements:

  • Students must possess a valid motorcycle license and have recent riding experience.
  • Students must provide their own street-legal motorcycle and proof of insurance and registration.
  • Required riding attire includes boots or shoes that cover the ankles, long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full fingered gloves, DOT-approved helmet, and eye protection if there is no face shield on the helmet.

Class Fee: $85

For more information contact

Lauren Slemenda

TitleCommunity Education Coordinator
DepartmentLibrary and Instructional Technology
Phone775-445-4268
Campus