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Have a friend who wants to learn how to ride but doesn’t know how to get started? Or, do you have some riding experience but it has been awhile since you have been on a motorcycle? The Motorcycle Rider Program Basic course, provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is for you!
What is the Basic course?
This 20-hour program includes both classroom and "hands-on" instruction. It is designed to teach the fundamental skills of straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping, then work toward developing more complex street skills including essential braking, turning and swerving techniques. It also focuses on developing good mental strategies and managing special situations. The motorcycles, helmets, and textbooks are provided for each student's use. Students must provide: a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (heavy material with straight legs), sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not cloth or canvas), full-fingered gloves and eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield).
Who is eligible to enroll in the Basic course?
Illinois residents who are at least 16 years of age (on the first day of their course) are eligible to enroll if they have a valid driver's license or instruction permit. The ability to balance and ride a bicycle is expected. Persons under 18 years of age need the written consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Upon successful completion of the Basic course, a completion card will be issued that will allow the Illinois Secretary of State drivers license examiner to waive the written and the riding portion of the motorcycle license test for all graduates who are 18 years of age or older. Persons who are 16 or 17 years of age must complete this course and take the Secretary of State's written and riding tests to be eligible for a class "M" motorcycle endorsement.
Find out more information online: http://www.mrp.uiuc.edu/programs.aspx
Enroll now – classes fill up very quickly!!