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This classroom course helps drivers, 50 years and older, refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Pre-registration is required. You may be eligible for an automotive insurance discount by successfully completing this class. You must register but fees are paid to the instructor!
The Community Education partners with ABATE to offer motorcycle training classes. These courses follow the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum and are taught by instructors from ABATE of Colorado. For all motorcycle classes, helmets, full-fingered gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, as well as sturdy, over the ankle shoes are required for all riding sessions. Loaner helmets are available for use in the class. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Courses meet on the many weekends at Arapahoe Community College. Students who do not cancel within 48 business hours of the course will not receive a tuition refund or date transfer. For class schedule, availability and to pre-register, visit the ABATE website or call ABATE at 303-789-3264.
BASIC RIDER COURSE is a 15-hour course designed for the new rider. Begin with the most basic information on motorcycle controls and operation and continue to include modules on street strategies, obstacle avoidance and braking skills. Motorcycles are provided. The Basic Rider Course is mentally and physically demanding. Be prepared. Recent bicycle riding experience is assumed.
The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles accepts successful completion of this class for the skills and written tests for your Motorcycle Endorsement. Proof of successful completion must be taken to the DMV to receive an endorsement. A valid Colorado driver's license or instructional permit is required. Students under 18 years of age must have parent sign a liability waiver prior to the class. The State of Colorado requires individuals less than 18 years of age to hold a motorcycle instructional permit for one year prior to obtaining a full endorsement.
The EXPERIENCED RIDER COURSE is a 6 1/2 hour course, conducted on a Saturday from noon-6:30 p.m. and is designed for the licensed rider with a year or more road experience. The course is conducted on the participant's own motorcycle. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum concentrates on those skills found lacking in the accident-involved rider. This is an accelerated course. Be prepared. You will be tested at the end of the course and can obtain your completion card for license endorsement. A valid motorcycle license is required for enrollment. Participants must provide current registration and proof of insurance. Your motorcycle must be in good running order, have a fresh and fully charged battery, good tires, and good working brakes.
Bikes will be checked as well as a motorcycle endorsement and current insurance card. Without these items, you may not attend the class. For class schedule, availability and to pre-register, visit the ABATE website or call 303.789.3264.