About the NIU Motorcycle Safety Project

Free motorcycle rider training classes offered throughout Illinois are a part of the Cycle Rider Safety Training Program. Courses are administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, Springfield, Illinois, and supported by Public Act 82-649, the Cycle Rider Safety Training Act. The Illinois Department of Transportation makes these courses possible with funding provided from a portion of Illinois motorcycle registration and driver's license fees.

This site provides information on the Cycle Rider Safety Training Courses at Northern Illinois University (region A on the map to the right). For information on the courses in regions B, C or D, contact the Regional Training Center for the region. Click or call your regional center for information on courses in your area. 

For more information, visit http://www.startseeingmotorcycles.org/.

A) Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project
NIU Outreach - Monat Building
148 North Third Avenue*
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2854
(800) 892-9607
Fax (815) 753-8021

Office Hours: M-F 8am-12pm 1pm-4:30

*Please note, classes are not held at this address. Visit the Google Map linked to on our homepage for classroom location information.

B) Harper College Motorcycle Safety Education Program
650 E Higgins Rd
Suite 17-S
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
(847) 925-6803 

C) University of Illinois Motorcycle Rider Program
Department of Community Health
4 Gerty Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(800) 252-3348 or (217) 333-7856

D) Southern Illinois University Carbondale Motorcycle Rider Program
Safety Center
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6731
(800) 642-9589 or (618) 453-2877

For locations of Department of Motor Vehicles offices near you, and to download a copy of the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual, visit http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/.