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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 motorcycling safer and more enjoyable. 

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

Contact

Frederick Gaudette, VREP Program Coordinator ​

Email | 802.828.2068

Course Descriptions

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

The Scooter Basic Rider Course is for those individuals who have decided 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 to spend more range practice time on motorcycles. Emphasis is placed on the student's skill needs.

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 licensed riders who frequently ride. The course includes riding exercises and discussions on motorcycle safety. The exercises 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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Related Forms & Information
Title ID# Sort descending Description
VREP Course Brochure
VN-062
Informational brochure about the Vermont Rider Education Program
VREP Course Registration
VN-066
Used for registering in the Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP), including the Basic RiderCourse, Scooter Basic RiderCourse, Experienced Rider Skills Plus Course, and Intermediate RiderCourse – License Waiver.
2-Wheel Motorcycle Course Waiver
VN-149
Required for participation in any 2-wheel motorcycle VREP training courses. THIS IS A LEGAL RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE AGREEMENT. For the 3-wheel course, use DMV Form VN-148.
VREP Site Locations
VN-153
Addresses and directions to Vermont Rider Education Program (VREP) training sites