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BASIC MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM COURSE

The Motorcyclist Safety Program course, sponsored by the California Highway Patrol, is designed for the novice rider with limited or no street riding experience. The course is aimed at establishing safe habits and building your riding skills. Pass this course, and you satisfy the DMV on-bike testing requirement for earning your M1 license, which allows you to ride any type of motorcycle or motorized scooter. You’ll also get the information you need to complete the written portion of the test.

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Get the skills and smarts you need for your California M1 license.

THE CHP-CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM COURSE

The Course

Our basic course starts with, well, the basics, from simply turning the engine on and off, to balancing, turning, cornering and braking. We place special emphasis on mental skills, too: how to deal with traffic, avoid obstacles and remain engaged and alert while on the road.

Our team of instructors works with you every step of the way, making sure you have mastered each skill before moving on to the next. Class size is limited to 12 per session, so you’ll always get the personal attention you need.

COST
Riders under age 21: $180
Riders 21 and over: $258

CLASSROOM VENUE
Saddleback College Room Village 29-2

28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
In the classroom, you’ll learn street-riding strategies and prepare for the written portion of the California Department of Motor Vehicles motorcycle driving test. We provide e-book texts as well as participant materials for guided note-taking in class.

RIDING VENUE
Saddleback College Lot 5A South

(near tennis courts)
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Here you’ll learn basic motorcycle control and operation. We provide helmets and motorcycles; or you may use your own DOT-approved helmet as well as your own motorcycle under 500cc.

The Schedule

The 16-hour California Motorcyclist Safety course consists of 6 hours in the classroom and 10 hours on the bike. The course is offered in both 2-day and 3-day formats.

TWO-DAY SCHEDULE
Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

THREE-DAY SCHEDULE
Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, 7:00 am – noon

What to Bring

GEAR

You may participate in riding sessions ONLY with proper protective riding gear.

  • Bike: Provided. Alternately, you may bring your own scooter or motorcycle under 500cc.

  • Helmet: Provided. Alternately, you may bring your own DOT-approved helmet (full-face recommended).

  • Eye Protection: Three-quarter helmets (without face shield) require prescription glasses, goggles, or sunglasses.

  • Boots: Sturdy over-the-ankle boots or high-top shoes that cover the ankle.

  • Gloves: Full-fingered motorcycle-specific gloves. No fingerless, motocross or mechanics’ gloves.

  • Jacket: Long-sleeved, made of sturdy fabric; motorcycle-specific jacket with armor recommended.

  • Pants: Kevlar jeans, jeans, chaps, racing leathers or textile. No “fashion” jeans, flares or holes, please.

FOOD & MORE
Please be cognizant of the weather and your individual needs. Come prepared with:

  • Sunscreen

  • Multiple clothing layers for cold weather

  • Motorcycle-specific rain gear as necessary

  • Cold packs, evaporation neckband or cooling vest for hot weather

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER NOW!

Give the Gift of Rider Training

Invite a friend into the tribe! Purchase a gift certificate for the basic California Motorcycle Safety Program course or SRT Intermediate course and spread the love of safe and savvy motorcycling.