Iíve never been on or ridden a
motorcycle Ė can I learn to ride?
With the proper instruction and guidance almost anyone who
is physically capable and has the balance to ride a bicycle can
learn to ride a motorcycle.
Are there any age or height requirements?
Students must be at least 15 1/2 years old and have a government
issued photo ID. If under 18 years of age, a parent or
legal guardian must sign for the student in the classroom the
There is not a minimum height requirement, however you must be
able to touch the ground with both feet while straddling the
motorcycle. We do have motorcycles with low slung seats
available for use. If you feel that your height may be a
challenge, please call the site sponsor, John Flovin (916)
834-7503) to make arrangements to see whether we have a bike
that will fit you comfortably.
What do I need to
ride the motorcycle?
following items are required for the range portion of the training:
approved 3/4 coverage or full face helmet We have a
selection of helmets for student use during range session if
Shatter-resistant eye protection.
Sturdy footwear that covers the ankle.
fingered street motorcyle gloves or leather gloves.
sleeved shirt or jacket.
non-flared durable pants without rips or holes.
clothing should be made of a sturdy, durable material for your
safety and protection.
Note: We do
not cancel for rain. It is recommended that you bring rain
gear if it is raining on the day you ride.
I work during the day Ė can I
take lessons after work or on weekends?
Yes, AAA Motorcycle Training provides classroom
sessions on Saturday and Sunday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and some
Check "courses" for current schedules.
How do I schedule lessons?
You can book on line (see
Book Your Class), or
call us at 916-781-6280. If you are under 21m please call
the office to receive your discount.
Can I train with my friend?
Many students find that training with a friend or relative
enhances their experience. Just let us know when you
that you wish to be in the same class. If you want to book a
class for a full group (up to 12 riders with two instructors)
Do you provide a motorcycle for
me to use and will I fit on it?
AAA Motorcycle Training provides small training
motorcycles (125-250 cc) and,
upon request only, scooters. These motorcycles have
a low seat height and weigh between 375 - 400 lbs.
Can I use my own motorcycle?
Most students prefer to use the motorcycles we provide but you
can use your own motorcycle if it is less than 500 cc's and in
safe riding condition. If you decide to use your own motorcycle
you will have to provide proof of current registration and proof
of insurance to the instructor.
Motorcycle permit required to take the course?
No. All students must be 15 1/2 years of age or older and have
valid government photo ID. If you have further questions
regarding proper ID, please call.
I donít have any motorcycle gear
(helmet, gloves, etc.). Do I need to buy these items before I
take a lesson?
We donít require students to purchase any special equipment
and we have a variety of helmets and gloves that you can use.
Many prefer to buy or use their own motorcycle-specific items.
All students are required to wear over-the-ankle boots or shoes,
long pants (preferably jeans or other durable material), long
sleeves (motorcycle-specific jacket preferred or a leather or
jean jacket is acceptable), DOT-approved 3/4 or full face helmet with approved
eye protection and full-fingered leather gloves. "No skin below the
Iím not yet 21 years old, can I
get my motorcycle license?
Learner permits allow limited privileges for people
learning to drive. California State laws and regulations
restrict where, and under which circumstances, you may drive. If
you are under age 21, you are required to take the MTC
before you an get your Motorcycle Learner's permit which is
required for a period of six months before you can acquire your
motorcycle driver's license. Check the
CA DMV site for further information.
Will I have to go to the DMV for
my license after completing the course?
of the class, you will be provided with the DL389 form within
5-10 working days.
When you present this form to the DMV, the riding portion of
your motorcycle test will be waived. You will still be
required to take the DMV written test. The State of
California requires successful completion of the state auto and
motorcycle written tests. For more information, please
CA DMV site. If you are under the age of 21, please
What can I expect during my
Check out the section
How do I get my M1 license after
completing the course?
Sierra College Community Education is sub-contracted by the
state of California to provide the MRC Course and is recognized
by the DMV. Once you have completed the MTC, you will be mailed
a DL389 document within 5-10 working days. When presented to the
DMV, the DL389 will waive the riding portion of your
motorcycle test only. You will still need to pass the written
portion of the DMV test.
you wish to speed up this process, you may take the written test
at the DMV prior to taking the MTC class. This will give
you a motorcycle riding permit, allowing you to ride only during
the day, surface streets only, and without a passenger.
Upon receipt of your DL389 form, you may take that form to the
DMV and they will automatically provide you with the M1 license
without any further testing.
Will I get a
discount on my insurance after taking the course?
Most insurances companies offer a discount of 5% to 10% for
completing the course.
Check with your insurance company for specifics.
Many dealers and motorcycle shops also give discounts.
Keep your graduation card with you (provided on the range on the
same day you complete the course successfully) to show dealers
and other motorcycle shops you have taken the course.
questions? Send us an email or give us a call!