Frequently Asked Questions

Before you register

If you are under the age of 18, you must submit this Parental Waiver Form

You must have the Parental Waiver notarized if parent is not able to come to class and sign you in. 

Cancellation Policy

Please be certain that you will be able to complete all course dates/times, as refunds are not provided in the event that you must cancel your registration.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Michigan Department of State, and is staffed on a limited, part-time basis. Therefore, administrative levels prevent us from allowing refunds and transfers.

If you are unable to attend, another person may not come in your place.

FAQs

 

 

How much does the Basic RiderCourse℠ cost?

Our Basic RiderCourse℠ classes are $50.00 per person and include all the materials needed for the class. You will receive a course workbook, up to fifteen hours of instruction, a loaner motorcycle, fuel, and competent, caring coaches to make your experience a good one.

How long is the class?

The total hours for the training averages 15 hours. You must first complete the Ecourse which takes approximately 3 hours. You are required to attend an in class lecture on the Friday evening of the weekend you register for. The range portion of the training is four and one half hours each. You must attend both sessions - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. For the range portion, you may choose mornings or afternoons. 

How do I register for a RiderCourse℠?

All of our motorcycle safety program registration is done online.
Note: You must register for your class a minimum of 24 hours before the start date.

Is your website secure when entering personal data and credit card number?

We use PayPal®, an independent credit verification firm, to validate your credit card. All communication with PayPal® is secure and encrypted.

What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Is there another way to register other than online?

No. At this time we do not offer any other form of registration due to our administrative support levels. Individuals who do not have a computer may go to their local library for online access.

What is your RiderCourse℠ cancellation policy?

If for any reason you must cancel your registration there are no refunds. Before completing your registration, please be certain that you will be able to complete all course dates/times. If you must cancel your registration for a class, please call (616) 234-3800.

Note: If you do this in advance, another student may get the opportunity to register.

How do I cancel my registration?

Cancel your registration by calling (616) 234-3800. There is not an online option to cancel your registration.

Note: your registration fee is nonrefundable and not transferable to another class or person. You may not send another person in your place.

Can I transfer into a different course date?

No. Transfers are not allowed. If you cannot attend the course that you registered for you will need to cancel your registration by phone and then re-register for another course online (paying again for that new course.) Also, you may not send another person in your place.

Why do you require my Drivers License number?

Your Drivers License number is a requirement of the State of Michigan to whom we report. You cannot be endorsed by the State of Michigan without providing us your Drivers License or Drivers Education Certificate.

Who can take a RiderCourse℠ class?

To take the course you need to have a valid Michigan Drivers License or have taken an approved Driver Education Course. The course is required for persons who have failed the Secretary of State 3rd party road skills test twice, or for persons under the age of 18. The course is strongly recommended for all new riders or experienced riders that were self-taught or who learned from a friend.

How do I obtain my endorsement on my Michigan drivers license?

Present your motorcycle safety course completion certificate from GRCC at a Secretary of State office, apply for the CY endorsement, and pass vision test.

Will I still need to take the written test at the Secretary of State Office?

No. Once you have successfully completed this MSF approved training course through GRCC, you only have to take the vision test.

What do I get when I complete the course?

You will receive a course completion card which will waive the requirement for the 3rd party roads skills test.

Can I ride my own motorcycle during my Basic RiderCourse® class?

No. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic RiderCourse℠. You cannot bring your own. The motorcycles need to meet strict safety and size regulations and therefore we provide them as a part of the course fee.

Note: Advanced RiderCourse℠ students only are to bring their own motorcycles. See Advanced RiderCourse℠ descriptions for details.

What kind of motorcycles are used in the Basic RiderCourse℠ class?"

The motorcycles that we use are all 250cc's or less. Currently, our inventory includes: Suzuki GZ250's, Honda Rebel 250's, Honda CB 125s, Suzuki TU250W’s, and Honda Nighthawk 250's.

It varies by the course and by location. See the RiderCourse℠ descriptions for the requirements of each class.

Who can I contact regarding registration questions?

All of the information that you need should be answered on this page or in the RiderCourse℠ description. If there is something that you are still unsure of you may email  workforcetraining@grcc.edu.

Note: This program is not staffed full-time. It is administered by a group of people on a part-time basis as a community service to you. While your questions are important to us, it may take a while to respond to any inquiries.

Course Descriptions and Registration