Courses

Motorcycle Rider Education of Maine (MREM) has the following course available:

  • Basic RiderCourse: This course is required by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles for a motorcycle endorsement or permit. Learn More

  • Basic RiderCourse 2: This course is for those that want to hone their skills. Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn. Learn More

  • RiderCoach Training: This course is for those who love motorcycling and have the dedication necessary for becoming a RiderCoach. Learn More

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Basic RiderCourse

  • Learn to ride with hands-on training!
  • Earn your Maine motorcycle license in a weekend if you pass!
  • Build your confidence
  • Small training motorcycles provided
  • Many training locations through-out Maine
The 2-day Basic RiderCourse (BRC) hours are from 8:00 AM until approximately 6:00 PM Saturday and Sunday with a combination of hands-on riding experience and classroom instruction. We'll provide a small training bike and, in a large parking area, MSF-certified instructors will teach you the basics in a step-by-step process. On Sunday you'll take the written test and a riding skills evaluation. Successful completion of both tests usually qualifies you for your motorcycle license endorsement. If you've never been on a motorcycle before or you are returning to riding after many years, this class is right for you. Fee for the BRC: $400.00.

Course Requirements: Participants must be at least 16 years old. Parental permission and proof of driver-ed completion is required for those under 18. Students must attend all sessions and complete all requirements set forth by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) in order to obtain a completion card. Successful completion of the written test and the skill evaluation qualifies the beginner student for a waiver of the State road test. You must have the ability to balance a bicycle. For the protection of all concerned, we reserve the right to suspend anyone from riding activities if, in our opinion, they can not control a motorcycle.

Dress Requirements: A DOT or Snell approved helmet, eye protection (goggles, glasses, or a helmet face shield),a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants of sturdy material, over-the-ankle footwear, full-fingered gloves (leather boots and gloves are preferred). Rain gear (no ponchos) is strongly recommended.


Basic RiderCourse 2

  • Improve Braking, Cornering, Swerving
  • Learn strategies for avoiding road hazards
  • Learn about traction management
  • One day class using your own motorcycle
The MSF's Experienced RiderCourse (ERC) is held on Saturdays or Sundays, from 9:00 AM until about 5:00 PM. Riding your own bike, you'll practice exercises that will hone your braking, cornering, and swerving skills. Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn. Fee for the ERC: $100.00.

Course Requirements: Participants must be at least 16 and are required by Maine law to have had a motorcycle endorsement on their license for at least 3 months. Participant-owned motorcycles used in the ERC must be street-legal (i.e. registered, inspected, and insured) and will be subject to a safety check before the riding exercises. For the protection of all concerned, we reserve the right to suspend anyone from riding activities if, in our opinion, they can not control a motorcycle.

Dress Requirements: You must bring a DOT or Snell approved helmet, eye protection (goggles, glasses, or a helmet face shield), a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants of sturdy material. Over-the ankle footwear, full-fingered gloves (leather boots and gloves are preferred). Rain gear (no ponchos) is also strongly recommended.


RiderCoach Training

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