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Required – Certain items are required of all students in the Basic Motorcycle Training Course (MTC):CMSP logo

These courses are presented under contract to the California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP).
All CMSP rules must be followed, no exceptions!

  • You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old on the starting day of the course
  • Students under 18 years old must bring a parent to the first session to sign the waiver
  • Students over 18 years must sign a waiver of liability and indemnification
  • You must bring a valid (unexpired, unrestricted) Government-issued photo ID from California, another state or another country to the first session
  • Students who arrive late (even 1 minute) are not allowed to attend the session
    You must attend the entire time of each session
  • You must register and pay for each course in advance*
    "Walk in" students are not accepted

You must provide:

  • Boots - Motorcycle-specific or sturdy work or hiking type boots
    • Must completely cover the ankle
    • Supports the ankle
    • Low heels only
    • Fabric footwear is not allowed
  • Gloves - Street-motorcycle-specific or 100% leather, work-type gloves
    • Must be full-fingered
    • No rips or holes
    • Mechanics-style gloves, off-road gloves, dress gloves, etc. are NOT allowed
  • Jacket / shirt - Motorcycle-specific jacket is recommended, but a long-sleeved shirt may be used
    • Full coverage, no skin may show at any point
    • No rips or holes
  • Pants - Motorcycle-specific is recommended, but long non-flared durable pants (such as denim or leather) may be used
    • Full coverage, no skin may show at any point
    • No rips or holes
    • No stretch fabric
  • Helmet - Helmets are provided, but you can use your own, if you'd like
    • Must be DOT approved
    • "3/4" or full face only, half helmets are not allowed
    • Shatter-resistant eye protection is required (helmet face shield or goggles); eyeglasses & sunglasses may be worn, but are not sufficient eye protection

You should also:

  • Be prepared by reading the CMSP Student Handbook. Your payment confirmation letter will include a link to download the Student Handbook. It will be assumed in the classroom that you have read and studied the Student Handbook. If you do not, you might not be able to follow some of the discussion that prepares for the written test in Classroom 2
  • Bring food and water for breaks at each session. There will not be time to leave and return
  • Bring rain gear when appropriate — we ride rain or shine!

We provide:

  • Helmets – Full face or 3/4
    • With eye protection
    • Sizes to accommodate most people
  • Motorcycles – Our fleet includes standards, cruisers, and dual sports. Click here for photos of the bikes we use. We have a limited number of scooters which may be reserved when you make your reservation, but you must call the office to reserve a scooter

* Tuition fees are not refundable or transferable for any reason.

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