Motorcycle Rider Safety Course

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The Motorcycle Rider and Safety State Program is conducted with Michigan Safety State Funds from a Grant administered by the Michigan Department of State.

 Our application will have our up to date class schedule. Registration starts a half hour before class.  Class starts promptly on the hour! 

Classes will be held at the old Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. We offer a two day class. Applicants must attend all sessions of the class. The class requires that you attend 15 hours, that includes 5 hours for classroom and 10 hours on the Range.

Range Exercises Require that you have as a minimum the following equipment: (IOSCO RESA DOES NOT PROVIDE HELMETS)
DOT approved Helmet, Eye Protection (Glasses will do). Long Sleeve Shirt, Full Fingered Gloves, Long Pants and Over the Ankle Boots (NO TENNIS SHOES).

Basic rider Course (BRC) 

This is an approved State of Michigan “waiver course”.

The MSF Basic Rider Course is designed for beginning riders of all ages. You can expect classroom-style instruction – including, the Basic eCourse that is completed at home before attending the first formal classroom session- prepares the student for ten hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment. Classroom instruction will learn basic controls of a motorcycle, how to become a safer more responsible rider. 

Once on the range a MSF-certified rider coach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.

A written knowledge test and skills test are required to pass the course. Successful completion will allow students to waive the Rider Skills Test (RST) conducted by a third party testing examiner and knowledge test administered at the (SOS) office.

Motorcycles are furnished for this class.

Requirements for this course:

Student should be able to ride a bicycle.

Minimum age permitted to take this course is 15 with a Graduated Driver License (GDL) Level 1.

 

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

This is not a State of Michigan “waiver course”.

The ARC is for riders who already have their endorsement and who want to sharpen their riding skills. The ARC is a one-day course that complements a rider’s basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

Student MUST provide their own motorcycle and proof of insurance. The motorcycle must be properly titled and registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection.

 

Returning Rider Course (RRC)

This is an approved State of Michigan “waiver course”.

This is a one-day course.

This program combines elements of Beginning Rider Course (BRC and BRC2), and includes knowledge and skills tests. It is designed for riders who already possess basic skill but have not ridden for several years. Even if you were a good driver back in the day, traffic patterns have changed and motorcycles have evolved.

Successful completion of this course allows students to go to the SOS office to obtain their motorcycle endorsement.

Student MUST provide their own motorcycle and proof of insurance.

The motorcycle must be properly titled and registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection. Automatic shift motorcycles will be allowed in class.

 

We have implemented the eCourse  Motor Cycle Safety Course.

What does this mean to you?

Once you register and pay on line you will be emailed a code and an email address as to where to go online to sign up for the eCourse. You will take the course online, when you are done with the ecourse you will be able to print off a certificate. (if you don’t have a printer we suggest to take a picture of it with a phone, if you have one available to you). Bring certificate with you to class. (the ecourse code is good for 30 days prior to the class you signed up for)  IRESA does not supply computers for your use.

Registration must be done online. The cost for the motorcycle safety class is $50.00 and is nonrefundable.

 

Directions to Motorcycle Class.  (GPS does not recognize this address)

If you’re coming from South US 23

Turn left at the intersection of F-41 and US 23 (the light at Burger King)

Turn at the Main Entrance of the air base at blinking caution light off F-41(across from Party & Food Center), (this will be Skeel Ave) stay to the left and you will make an immediate left onto Perimeter (first road off Skeel Ave)

Take Perimeter all the way to the end, you will go through 2 stop signs (cross roads of Georgia & Mission)

At the end of Perimeter turn right, then you will turn left on Cordes (1st road), turn left on Ballor.  Motorcycle class will be at:

GOC Truck Driving School    3441 Ballor Dr.   Oscoda, MI

(White Building with blue trim on the left side)

Directions to Motorcycle Class.  (GPS does not recognize this address)

If you are coming from the North (F-41)

Turn right at the Main Entrance of the air base at blinking caution light off F-41(across from Party & Food Center), (this will be Skeel Ave) stay to the left and you will make an immediate left onto Perimeter (first road off Skeel Ave)

Take Perimeter all the way to the end, you will go through 2 stop signs (cross roads of Georgia & Mission)

At the end of Perimeter turn right, then you will turn left on Cordes (1st road), turn left on Ballor.  Motorcycle class will be at:

GOC Truck Driving School   3441 Ballor Dr.  Oscoda, MI

(White Building with blue trim on the left side)

Directions to Motorcycle Class.  (GPS does not recognize this address)

If you’re coming from North US 23

Turn right at the intersection of F-41 and US 23 (the light at Burger King)

Turn at the Main Entrance of the air base at blinking caution light off F-41(across from Party & Food Center),(this will be Skeel Ave) stay to the left and you will make an immediate left onto Perimeter (first road off Skeel Ave)

Take Perimeter all the way to the end, you will go through 2 stop signs (cross roads of Georgia & Mission)

At the end of Perimeter turn right, then you will turn left on Cordes (1st road), turn left on Ballor.  Motorcycle class will be at:

GOC Truck Driving School  3441 Ballor Dr.  Oscoda, MI

(White Building with blue trim on the left side)

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