Course times vary by course type:
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be in the classroom for roll call PRIOR to the appointed start time or you may lose your seat to a walk-in registrant. No exceptions will be made.
The Motorcycle Safety Project is trying to provide more Basic Rider Courses for the public in the early part of the training season. To do so, we are doubling our courses at the training sites that can accommodate the classroom and facility needs to accomplish this goal.
To be able to make this increase in course offerings we have had to make some scheduling adjustments for what we refer to as “Back to Back” courses. This means the course will start as usual on Friday evening at 6 PM with up to 24 students for the first classroom session. Then the groups will participate at different times for Saturday and Sunday to complete the training. The times for each group will be as follows:
Saturday and Sunday 7 AM to 4 PM
7 AM to 1 PM on the range (motorcycles)
1 to 2 PM Lunch
2 to 4 PM Classroom
Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM
10 AM to 12 PM (noon) Classroom
12 to 1 PM Lunch
1 to 7 PM on the range (motorcycles)
Please reference the .PDF that will be attached to your confirmation letter for specific course dates and times. Specific training site and classroom location in formation can be found here
Some classes at Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL) and Jefferson High School (Rockford, IL) begin on Thursday, please make sure you know which day your class begins.
Registration for all IRC and ARC courses will typically begin in February or March. Please check back for more information. You must be a qualified licensed rider to register for the ARC or Sidecar/Trike course.
*NOTE: Rider education courses conducted by the Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project on federal installations may be restricted or canceled as dictated by possible increases in security requirements.
The 2016 course schedules will be posted as soon as they are confirmed by our training sites.
All course schedules are subject to change do to circumstances beyond our control.