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Motorcycle Rider Program

Two of the courses – Experienced Rider course and Sidecar/Trike course – are non-credit courses.  In the third course – Basic Rider course – students have the option to earn one credit.

To sign up for courses or for more information, please email Workforce Services or call 434-797-8430

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One-Credit Course

RVH 130 Basic Rider Course - Course content includes classroom instruction and practice on the riding range. Teaches basic physical and mental skills for motorcycle operation. Satisfactory completion of the course prepares the student for State DMV licensing and exempts the skills portion of the VA DMV Test.  Also may qualify for discounts with some insurance companies. Protective clothing and eye protection required. Motorcycles, helmets, training manuals and materials are provided. student handbook/workbook provided.

Fall 2017 Semester

Basic Rider Course Brochure
Registration Letter


Non-Credit Courses

TRANS 1050 STMS Experienced Rider Course - The course provides an opportunity to hone motorcycle riding skills and fine tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic.  How to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position.  Covers protective gear, rider responsibility, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding.  Participants will put into practice the techniques of managing traction, controlling rear wheel skids, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.  

Fall 2017 Semester

Experienced Rider Course Brochure