Motorcycle Rider Training Program
Program and Course Information
TCC’s Motorcycle Rider Training Program is offered year round at the Portsmouth campus. Available for beginner and advanced riders, classes offered include Basic Rider Training, Experienced Rider Training, Basic Sidecar/Trike Rider Training and Advanced Sidecar/Trike Rider Training.
Motorcycles, sidecars, trikes and required equipment are provided through the Virginia Rider Training Program for the Basic Rider Class and the Basic Sidecar/Trike Class. Students are required to provide a motorcycle for the Experienced Rider Course.
This is a great opportunity for any individual interested in motorcycle riding. The program introduces beginners to motorcycle rules, safety and riding techniques. Seasoned riders have the opportunity to learn new skills and become better, safer riders.
Motorcycle Rider Training Program courses can be physically demanding. Students should be in good health and must be able to ride a bicycle.
If, in the ridercoach's opinion, a student is unable to meet the minimum physical requirements, the student will be asked to discontinue the riding portion of the course, with no refund given. The student may remain in the class as an observer, but will not be certified for completion.
The student must be in class 15-20 minutes prior to the start of all class sessions,as class will begin promptly at the posted times. Students must also attend all sessions of the class to obtain certification.
Hearing disabilities have not hindered several students from successfully completing the course. The ridercoach will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course.
To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 16 years of age. Those under 18 will require written parental permission and a parent must attend the first class meeting.
All course requirements must be met to receive a certificate of completion. Students are required to be on time for all course sessions, both classroom and range instruction. Due to Accreditation standards, no one will be permitted entry into the course once it begins. This also applies to those courses with multiple course days. Failure to meet these requirements will result in unsuccessful completion of the course with no refund given.
All course costs must be paid in full at time of registration. Please note there is an additional non-refundable $35 registration fee associated with the course tuition:
RatesTotal Tuition & Registration Due
- Basic Rider Course $135
- Experienced Rider Course $100
- Basic Sidecar/Trike Rider Course $135
- Advanced Sidecar/Trike Rider Course $90
Ridercoaches for the program are experienced motorcycle operators who are nationally certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation or The Evergreen Safety Council (for sidecar/trike ridercoaches) and attend annual updates sponsored by VRTP.
STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE
- Eye protection (prescription glasses or sunglasses acceptable)
- Full fingered gloves (leather preferred)
- Sturdy over-the-ankle foot protection
- Long pants (denim is best)
- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
- Rain gear (if needed)
- Lunch for Saturday and Sunday
MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDES
- Training material
(Students enrolled in the Experienced Rider Course must supply a motorcycle and students enrolled in the Advanced Sidecar/Trike Course are encouraged to supply their own rig)