Co-sponsored by the Virginia Rider Training Program, DMV, and NOVA, this 15-hour course (10 hours on the range and 5 hours in the classroom) is for anyone who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle. The course is offered at both the Loudoun and Alexandria Campuses. You’ll learn the basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies – skills normally acquired only after several years of trial-and-error riding. Successful completion of the Basic Rider Course provides you with a temporary State motorcycle license. Enrollment is limited and classes fill very quickly. This is a very physically demanding program. If, in the instructor’s opinion, you are unable to meet the minimum physical or coordination requirements, you may be required to discontinue the riding portion of the course with no refund provided. You must be 18 years of age or older or have parental permission. Weekend classes are offered every weekend from mid-Mar. through mid-November. At both the Alexandria and Loudoun locations, classes meet Fri. from 6:45 – 10 pm, Sat. from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Sun. from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. Week day classes are offered mid-May through mid-August. Days and times vary. Summer class schedule is available on the website starting April. Classes are held rain or shine and you must attend all sessions. The college provides motorcycles and helmets to be used by the student in class.