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Virgina Rider Training Program


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You can get on the road to high performance through the classes offered by the Virginia Rider Training Mobile Program. Limited to 11 Students.

To register, click here for more instructions.

Motorcycle Courses currently available are:
Riding and Street Skills (MRC:RSS) for the Beginning Rider
Experienced Rider Course (ERC)

The BEGINNING RIDER COURSE is a 2 credit class and the Experienced Rider Course is a non-credit course

The cost is $263.00 per class/in state. The tuition for out-of-state students in a 30 mile radius of any VCCS Community College will be $299.00.

Tuition is subject to change due to State-level decisions. Please see the current tuition chart.

Students should be in good health. The instructor will make the final decision if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion.
All course requirements must be met for successful completion.

For more information or if you have questions, please call Edna Sizemore: 276.964.7369.


You must complete the registration package
and pay for the class before a slot can be reserved in your name.

Download Registration Forms and Instructions

2014 Schedule for Beginning Rider Course (MRC-RSS)

March 21, 22 & 23, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
April 10, 11 & 12, 2014Thursday, Friday & Saturday
April 25, 26 & 27, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 16, 17 & 18, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 30, 31 & June 1, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
June 27, 28 & 29, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 11, 12 & 13, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 25, 26 & 27, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 8, 9 & 10, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 22, 23 & 24, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 12, 13 & 14, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
September 26, 27 & 28, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday
October 17, 18 & 19, 2014Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The MRC:RSS (RIDING AND STREET SKILLS)

is designed to teach the novice motorcyclist the skills to ride safely on the street. The 2 credit course of instruction takes the beginning rider through the basics of motorcycle operation. Skills taught include: straight line riding, turning, shifting, braking, obstacle avoidance and safe riding strategies. The course consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction and 16 hours of hands on training.

The MRC:RSS course provides helmets and motorcycles (125cc to 250cc) for students’ use. Textbooks are also provided. All instructors are experienced motorcyclists, nationally certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to teach the course.

Successful completion of the MRC:RSS course prepares the student for licensing and motorcycle operation on the streets and highways, may provide a discount on insurance with many major insurance companies.

Due to the demanding nature of the course, 20-hours are required to administer the course with time being allocated to breaks and lunch.

On the first class date students need to arrive at Russell Hall room 145 at 6:30 p.m. The class will meet until 10:00 p.m. The second and third class meeting will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Late arrivals on the first day will be issued a refund or be rescheduled.

Items required for MRC-RSS (Riding & Street Skills) course:

•Gloves: Full-finger, made of leather or other material with resistance to abrasion.

•Eye protection: Sunglasses, safety glasses, goggles or prescription glasses will be sufficient.

•Boots: Sturdy over-the-ankle to protect the ankles and feet (with little or no heel and no cloth or canvas).

•Long Pants: Of denim is best or material of other equivalent durability.

•Long sleeve shirt or jacket: For protection in the event of a fall or crash.

•Helmets: Three-quarter is required (if bringing your own it needs a shield or you need sunglasses).

•Rain Gear: Some type of jacket in case it rains.

•Lunch for day 2 and day 3.

To be eligible to enroll in either class a student must be at least 16 years of age and will require written parental permission up to age 18. A parent must attend the first class meeting for students under the age of 18.

Note: Motorcycle Only License will not be issued to anyone under the age of 18 who has not qualified for a regular Operators License.


The ERC (Experienced Rider Course)

is designed to teach experienced motorcyclists skills that will enable the rider to respond with precision and accuracy to unexpected road and traffic situations. The course consists of 4 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of hands on riding instruction on the students own motorcycle under controlled course supervision. Due to the demanding nature of the course, 10 hours are required to administer the course, with time for lunch and breaks.

This course is available ‘on demand’. Contact us about upcoming dates for this course!

Each ERC student must provide:

•Valid: Motorcycle license.

•His/Her: own motorcycle properly licensed, inspected and insured.

•Gloves: Full-finger, made of leather or other material with resistance to abrasion.

•Eye protection: Sunglasses, safety glasses, goggles or prescription glasses will be sufficient.

•Boots: Sturdy over-the-ankle to protect the ankles and feet (with little or no heel and no cloth or canvas).

•Long Pants: Of denim is best or material of other equivalent durability.

•Long sleeve shirt or jacket: For protection in the event of a fall or crash.

•Helmets: Three-quarter is required (if bringing your own it needs a shield or you need sunglasses).

•Rain Gear: Some type of jacket in case it rains.

The instructor will perform a basic inspection of the lights and brakes. If in the opinion of the instructor, the motorcycle is determined to be unsafe, the student will not be allowed to continue.