Maple Woods Non-Credit

Community Education

To register for any motorcycle training course, download the registration form (pdf) or

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This 5 minute video from the Missouri Safety Foundation describes the different aspects of motorcycling.

Monday to Friday
8:30 - 4:00 p.m


Office Location

MCC-Maple Woods
Learning Resources Building
First Floor, LR 102
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Phone: 816.604.3011
Fax: 816.437.3484

 
 

Motorcycle Training

Enrollment Information

2014 Spring and Summer enrollment now open online. Click here to Enroll Now. Please call 816.604.3011 with any questions about classes or enrollment.

MCC-Maple Woods offers training courses for riders of all ability levels. From the true novice to empty-nesters wanting to get back in the saddle to dusty road warriors; there is a class for you.

Introductory Motorcycle Experience

This 3-hour introductory course is designed for the true novice rider who would like extra one-on-one attention. Classes are restricted to novice riders and provide a safe, low-stress environment for asking questions and getting extra time on the basics of motorcycle operation. [learn more]

Using our motorcycles, you will sit astride and manipulate the controls of the motorcycle. The course objective is to experience a motorcycle’s operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience. Also embedded in the experience is a self-assessment component to ensure a person is aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider. This first-touch experience with a motorcycle is not designed to teach a person to ride, but rather, it helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.

If a participant chooses to continue their formal training to ride, this course will give them a "jump-start" in preparation for the BRC. Some obstacles preventing successful completion of the BRC will be addressed in the IME class; for example understanding the principles of shifting gears, clutch control through friction-zone practice, smooth braking skills, and awareness of surroundings while operating a motorcycle.

Class size is limited to 3 students with one instructor. Each participant will have his or her own unique experience within the context of our approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum for this class. This program is a success regardless of the choice to learn to ride or not. This class is the perfect environment for students to determine if motorcycling is in their future.

See schedule below for dates and times. Fee: $45.00.  Click here to register

*IME classes are listed on the teaching schedule; however additional classes can be arranged for you and two friends.

Basic Riders Course

Learn to ride and ride more safely. This course is designed for the beginner and re-entry motorcyclist of all ages with step-by-step coaching from MSF and MMSP certified trainers. Motorcycles are provided so you can learn to ride before spending thousands. [learn more]

The Basic Riders Course is designed for the beginning motorcyclist and for people who want to operate their motorcycles safely and efficiently. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Instructors conduct the class.

The course is physically demanding. Students MUST be in good health and should be able to ride a bicycle. The instructor will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course.

All course requirements must be met for successful completion. Students must ride the motorcycles provided through the program.

To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 15 years 6 months of age. Written parental permission is necessary for age 15 years 6 months up through age 18.

Completion of the BRC provides the graduate with a Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card that may be taken to the Missouri Driver's License Office to waive the riding test required for endorsement.

Attendance: Registrants must actively participate in all days and each portion of the class to receive a completion card. If this is not possible the student will disqualify himself/herself from the class.

See schedule below for dates and times. Fee: $225 for weekend & Tuesday/Wednesday classes, $235 for Monday-Thursday evening classes. Click here to register

Scooters are available upon request at the time of registration.

Experienced Riders Course

Fine tune your riding skills. Help break bad habits. Or, just shake off the cobwebs with the MSF Experienced RiderCourse. This one-day course is geared towards the rider with at least 1,000 miles or one year of riding experience. [learn more]

The is designed for experienced riders of all ages. It addresses the critical skills and knowledge needed for relatively low risk, enjoyable on-street motorcycling. Braking, cornering and swerving maneuvers will be covered as well as other riding strategies.

Experienced motorcyclists who have been trained and certified by the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Foundation conduct this course.

See schedule below for dates and times. Fee: $115 for rider only, $125 for rider with a passenger.  Click here to register

Motorcycles will NOT be provided.

Students Must Have:
  • a current inspection sticker on their safety-approved bike
  • proof of current insurance for their motorcycle
  • Motorcycle-endorsement (M) must be on the current driver's license
  • a minimum of 1-year street riding experience
  • a motorcycle

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Refund Policy

You must cancel 7 business days before the first day of the class to receive a full refund minus a $5.00 processing fee; otherwise your registration fee is forfeited. If there is space available in another class, you may transfer your registration no later than 7 full BUSINESS days before the first day of class. The option to transfer your registration is available one time only. No refund of tuition will be granted for incompletion of a class whether the instructor determines the student has not met requirements to complete the class or if the student voluntarily decides to leave the class.

Last Modified: 3/19/14