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tennessee technological university

College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Instructors: Mid Tenn Motorcycle Education Program

Basic RiderCourse

A minimum of six hours of classroom instruction prepares you for at least 10 hours of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment - typically, a parking lot. You’ll learn how to operate a motorcycle safely, with emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic. You’ll start off with straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping, and gradually progress to cornering, swerving, and emergency braking.

In the classroom, you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, their controls, and how they operate. The instructor will advise you on what to wear for protection and comfort. You’ll also find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of this course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a knowledge test and a skill evaluation.

Motorcycles and helmets are included in your course fee. Most motorcycles used in this course are loaned by local dealers. All instructors are experienced motorcyclists certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Cost: $210 (helmets and motorcycles provided)

This is a two-day course

  • Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sundays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • See the calendar for WEEKDAY classes

Call (931) 823-7744 or visit for additional information, including available dates.

Class Location, Registration Information:

TTU Southwest Hall, Room 145