Dearborn, May 8, 2014: Henry Ford College will offer
motorcycle classes for Basic Riders and Returning Basic Riders
during the weekends, starting Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May
10, respectively. The classes will meet in the Community Room of
the Welcome Center on the main campus and riding practice will
occur in Parking Lots F and G, also on the main campus.
The Basic Rider class is for students who have nominal
experience riding a motorcycle. Throughout the 16 hours of class
(four hours in the classroom and 12 hours on the range),
students will learn the following basic riding skills: turning,
shifting and braking.
Motorcycles for the Basic Rider class will be available.
Students who successfully complete this course may waive the
Secretary of State riding skills test. This class takes place on
Friday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the following dates:
Friday, May 16; Saturday, May 17; Sunday, May 18;
Friday, May 30; Saturday, May 31; Sunday, June 1;
Friday, June 6; Saturday, June 7; Sunday, June 8;
Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12; Sunday, July 13;
Friday, July 18; Saturday, July 19; Sunday, July 20.
The Returning Basic Rider class is targeted at unlicensed but
experienced riders and licensed riders who desire a skills
refresher. In this class, students will learn the following
skills: braking, counter steering, turning, speed judgment and
other essential safety techniques.
For the Returning Basic Rider class, students must bring their
own motorcycle or scooter. No sharing is permitted. Each
motorcycle must be titled, registered and display a valid
license plate. Proof of insurance must be provided and the bike
must pass a safety inspection. Students who successfully
complete the course may waive the Secretary of State riding
This class takes place on the following date:
Saturday, May 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For both classes, students must bring the following to all
A helmet approved by the Michigan Dept. of
A long-sleeve jacket or a long-sleeve heavy shirt;
Heavy-duty long pants;
Eye protection – glasses or goggles (required even
with a helmet with a face-shield);
Rain and cold weather gear (as needed);
Appropriate footwear. Ankles must be covered and the
boot must have a hard sole—sandals/open-toed shoes, high heels,
or high-top tennis shoes are NOT permitted; and
Writing utensil and notebook.
To register for either motorcycle riding class, students should
www.hfcc.edu and in the
bottom left corner of page under Quick Links, click on
WebAdvisor. From there, click “Workforce & Professional Dev.
(Non-Credit).” Then click “Register and Pay for Continuing
Students can also register in person by visiting Building A of
the M-TEC Building, located at 3601 Schaefer Road in Dearborn.
Students can pay using cash (exact amount), money order, or
major credit card. No checks accepted.
The cost for each class is $25.
Please note that these classes are non-refundable and
non-transferable. For further information, contact
M-TEC at 313.317.6600 or