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Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP)

The Vermont Rider Education Program was established in 1990 to offer motorcycle rider training to anyone who wishes to enjoy the sport of motorcycling. The Program offers instructional courses to make your motorcycling safer and more enjoyable. 

Motorcycle riding in Vermont is a popular form of recreation and transportation for thousands of residents throughout the Green Mountain State. The Vermont Rider Education Program was established in 1990 to offer motorcycle rider training to anyone who wishes to enjoy the sport of motorcycling. The Program offers instructional courses to make your motorcycling safer and more enjoyable.

Course Descriptions

The Basic Rider Course is for novice riders and those with limited riding experience, as well as riders who haven't ridden for some time. This 18-hour course, containing a combination of riding exercises and classroom time, teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic.

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for those individuals that have made the decision to ride a scooter. The course teaches the basic skills needed to operate a scooter in traffic. Training includes five hours of classroom activities and ten hours of on-scooter riding exercises. Students learn riding skills by practicing on small scooters. Students must demonstrate they have the strength, balance and coordination to perform straight-line riding, turning and stopping exercises. During the course students are also introduced to the strategies needed for riding a scooter on the street. Skills taught include emergency braking, swerving and proper cornering techniques.

The Intermediate Rider Course is a one-day course designed for students who have completed the Basic RiderCourse and wish more range practice time on the motorcycle. Emphasis is placed on the skill needs of the student.

The Experienced Rider Course - License Waiver is a one-day course designed for riders who do not possess a driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement. The course includes riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers.

The Experienced Rider Course - Skills Plus is a one-day course designed for riders who are already licensed and frequently ride. The course includes riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. Exercises practiced help riders hone their motorcycle skills including emergency braking, swerving, proper cornering techniques and slow speed maneuvers. 

The Rider Coach Preparation Course teaches experienced riders how to instruct the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse curriculum. 

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Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

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