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Motorcycle Safety

Western Nevada College offers motorcycle courses in Carson City for riders of all skill levels. Classes are offered throughout the year.

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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. Students must be at least 16 years of age with a class C or A license. It is strongly recommended that anyone who is 16 to 18 years old call the Community Education office at 775-445-4268 for the latest DMV regulations to obtain a class M endorsement. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent / guardian sign the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Waiver form. Students MUST be able to ride a bicycle. Upon successful completion, students will receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) completions card to take to Nevada DMV to request / obtain a class M (motorcycle) endorsement on their current Nevada license. The motorcycle and helmet are provided. Classes use 250CC Honda – Night Hawk, Rebels and / or Suzukis. Required riding attire includes boots or shoes that cover the ankles, long pants, long sleeve shirt or jacket full-fingered riding gloves and eye wear protection. Fee: $160

Note:If you are 5’2″ or less, please call the Community Education office before registering at 775-445-4268

Advanced Rider Courses

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 metal attitude necessary for dealing with traffic. Student must possess a valid motorcycle license and have recent riding experience. Students must provide their own street legal motorcycle, proof of insurance and registration, and be dressed to ride in 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. Fee: $85

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