Personal Enrichment

Motorcycle Safety - Alternate Basic Rider Course

  • ABRC is the License Waiver Rider Course which moves at a faster pace with more critical evaluations. This one-session course is for riders with some experience who do not have a Class M (motorcycle) license.

    The ABRC has both a written exam and riding skills test. There is no study guide or workbook; only the lectures from the rider coaches are provided.

    Motorcycles are provided, but students also have the option of bringing their own motorcycle.

    Students bringing their own motorcycles:

    • Motorcycle must be transported legally.
    • Student must fill out liability waiver and bring license and proof of insurance, prior to class.
    • All motorcycles will be inspected for safety by instructors.

    For more information call 410-386-8100.


    You must possess a valid driver’s license, a Class M (motorcycle) learner’s permit or be eligible for a learner’s permit.

    Exercise 1 is a qualifying exercise to determine if you possess sufficient skill sets to continue. If you do not demonstrate basic proficiency, you will not be permitted to continue and will not be eligible for a refund. Instead, you will be directed to the Continuing Education and Training office to register and pay for a Basic Riders Course. The college does not guarantee space in the Basic Rider course.

    You are eligible to register ABRC if you can demonstrate ability to:

    • Use the clutch and throttle to get the motorcycle in motion;
    • Stop the motorcycle properly in a designated area;
    • Execute gradual and tight turns;
    • Up and downshift smoothly; and
    • Achieve a speed of at least 25 mph