COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program registration is underway. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle. ohio.gov for one of the $50 courses scheduled throughout the state from April through October.
Basic Rider Course
This 16-hour course is recommended for novice riders. Students must have a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Permit Card to take the class. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn the BMV skill-test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.
Basic Rider Course for Returning Riders
This 8-hour course is designed for those 18 years of age or older who have been riding with a temporary permit for longer than one year (over 1,000 miles of experience) and for experienced riders returning to riding, with or without a motorcycle endorsement, after several years of not riding.