Motorcycle Training & Programs
The Motorcycle Challenge
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.
Vermont Rider Education Program Course Information
Vermont Rider Education Program has completed all training courses for the 2013 motorcycle training season. The 2014 training course schedule will be available by March 1st, 2014.
- Download the VREP Course Brochure (DMV-VN062) ( 106KB)
- Download directions to locate the course sites ( 2.14MB)
|The Basic RiderCourse 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.||More detailed information concerning the Basic RiderCourse. ( 557KB)|
|The Scooter Basic RiderCourse 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, balence 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 RiderCourse 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.||
More detailed information concerning the
Intermediate RiderCourse. ( 651KB)
|The Experienced RiderCourse - 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.||More detailed information concerning the Experienced RiderCourse - License Waiver. ( 119KB)|
|The Experienced RiderCourse - 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 corning techniques and slow speed maneuvers.||More detailed information concerning the Experienced RiderCourse - Skills Plus. ( 100.31KB)|
|The RiderCoach Preparation Course teaches experienced riders how to instruct the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse curriculum.||More detailed information concerning the RiderCoach Preparation Course. ( 84.66KB)|
The Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program (VMAP) is a 4-hour basic motorcycle safety course for individuals interested in obtaining a motorcycle learner permit or endorsement. VMAP is designed to introduce new riders to basic information regarding the complexities of safe motorcycle operation. Attendees successfully completing the VMAP course will be issued a Vermont motorcycle learner permit.
|VMAP Course Schedule|
The course will provide information about:
- Basic vehicle control
- Motorcycle helmets and riding gear
- Being seen in traffic
- Crash avoidance
- Handling dangerous surfaces and situations
- Dealing with animals
- Carrying passengers and cargo
- Dealing with mechanical problems
- Your responsibilities as a motorcyclist
- Group riding
Individuals attending a Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program course must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid Vermont driver's license. Attendees under the age of 18 will be required to have a parent/guardian sign a course waiver form prior to attending the course.
Below is a list of Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program courses that are currently scheduled. Use the contact information provided to find out more details concerning a scheduled course.
Course size is limited to a maximum of 24 students. We recommend you contact the school/individual conducting the course you are interested in attending to ensure your enrollment in the course.