Did you know Harford Community College offers a motorcycle riding course for the beginning rider with little or no riding experience? If you are interested in gaining riding skills with confidence, consider HCC’s Basic Rider Course, approved by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).

Driver’s license and valid email must be provided at the time of registration. Students may not register for a motorcycle safety training class online. Call 443-412-7575 for more information or visit for additional class details.

Basic Rider Course

  • June 20-21 (Wed., Thurs.), 6-9 PM and June 23-24 (Sat., Sun.), 8 AM-1:30 PM
  • Harford Community College, Joppa Hall

This course is designed for the novice rider who has little or no riding experience. It includes an at-home eCourse, formal classroom, and riding instruction on the basic riding skills and strategies necessary for an individual to begin to practice street riding. Courses are taught by Motor Vehicle Administration and Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Instructors/Rider Coaches. You should be able to ride a bicycle to participate in this course. To pass the course, you must participate in all the course sessions and pass a knowledge test and on-cycle test. Riders satisfactorily completing the Basic Rider Course are eligible to receive a Maryland Completion Card and their Class M license. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Tuition: $189. Fee: $110, Course: 25373.

Basic Rider Course 2 License Waiver

  • June 16 or June 30 (Sat.), 7:30 AM-3:30 PM, Harford Community College, Joppa Hall

This course is for individuals who have some riding experience and are seeking a Class "M" license. The prerequisites for this course include the 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 down-shift smoothly, and achieve a speed of at least 25 mph. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Tuition: $129. Fee: $110. Course: 25368.