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Age requirements

A person must be at least 15 years of age to take a course. Minors between the ages of 15 and 18 must have consent and medical release forms signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Licensing and identification requirements

Students between the ages of 15 and 25 must have either a class C learner’s permit, or an unrestricted class C or higher driver’s license.

Individuals 25 years or older must have some form of legal documentation to confirm their identity.

All advanced courses require a motorcycle endorsement on your license and motorcycles with current state inspection, insurance, and vehicle registration (tags) and proof of ownership.

Protective gear

When riding all students are required to wear: a DOT approved helmet (we provide one if needed), full fingered gloves, eye protection, shirt or jacket with long sleeves, long pants (no holes), and sturdy over the ankle footwear with non-slip soles (the ankle must be completely covered). Since a student cannot be allowed to ride without proper protective attire, failing to meet these requirements will result in dismissal from the class and forfeiture of the course fee.

Re-scheduling

If rescheduling by the student is necessary, we can accommodate this as long as the office is contacted at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. There will be a $35.00 re-scheduling fee.

Refunds/cancellations

Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable. There are no refunds given for cancellations, or missed classes. Students who are absent, late, or leave during any part of class, for any reason, will forfeit the entire fee for the class. Also, since a student cannot be allowed to ride without proper protective attire, failing to meet these requirements will also result in forfeiture of the entire course fee as well.

Physical requirements/demands

Students should be capable of riding a bicycle (for the BRC), and dealing with the physical demands of the course. We ride rain or shine, cold or hot, windy or calm so you need to be prepared for the weather extremes (rain gear is always a good idea). We will have water available but suggest that you bring snacks and your favorite non-alcoholic beverages.

Riding your own vehicle

Students may, if they choose, ride their own motorcycles however; for the BRC students are encouraged to ride one of our training motorcycles, for three wheeled courses students must provide their own.

If a student is riding their own vehicle (not one provided by SUMT) it must, at a minimum, conform to the following guidelines. Must pass a pre-ride inspection (T-CLOC’s) and must be licensed, tagged, and insured. Also must be owned by participant or have written permission to be operating it, and meet the DPS and MSF requirements to to be used in the course (ex. for the 3wBRC they must meet criteria for a 3w motorcycle).