Motorcycle training courses to be offered

Motorcycle Ohio, which started training in 1987, is once again offering motorcycle training programs. The program is funded by a tax on each license plate on every motorcycle in Ohio.

Different training programs in the area benefit different types of riders. Programs offered include:

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) – Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) is an event designed to be an experience, not a training course. Participants are not taking this program to learn to ride, but to experience a motorcycle’s operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience in a low risk and controlled environment. This allows the participant to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride.

Basic Rider Course (BRC) – For this course, all you need is a desire to learn, a motorcycle valid temporary permit (or endorsement), the proper clothing and the right attitude. This course is design is for the novice. For more information, visit rider.stm.

Returning Riders (BRC-RR) –This course is for riders 18 and over who have been riding on a temporary permit for at least a year, or who are starting to ride again after an extended time away from riding. The course is intended to helps reduce bad habit. Learn more by visiting

Basic Rider Course-2 (BRC-2) – If you already have your motorcycle endorsement and your own motorcycle, the Basic Rider Course-2 (BRC-2) is a course designed as early-season refresher, to bond with that new-to-you motorcycle, or to gain experience and improve control while riding with a passenger. More information can be found at

3-Wheel Basic Ridercourse – The MSF 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is a basic, entry-level course for those who want to learn to ride a 3-wheel motorcycle. For more information, contact or a rider coach at

Not all training sites offer all of the training courses. In the Mahoning Valley Kent State Warren and Salem Campus offers the BRC. Harley Davidson BikeTown offers BRC-RR, BRC-2, 3WBRC and MSF. For information on other training sites, visit and click on training sites.

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