My Motorcycle Safety Class Information.

Motorcycle Class Background Information I found.

Now was you have read before, I’m a total motorcycle novice. I have just gotten my Motorcycle Learner’s Permit and decided against buying or borrowing a motorcycle for now. So I am focusing on taking the Motorcycle Safety Class.

After some research found Pennsylvania both chooses and prepays for their contracted class provider. In this case, it’s Total Control Training. They provided motorcycle safety classes at different levels, and I’m taking the Beginner Rider Clinic class. If you didn’t know, here in Pennsylvania, completing their Beginner Rider Clinic is equivalent to a motorcycle rider exam for the Motorcycle License.

Additional information from other motorcycle riders in other states, they took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation class. New Jersey is just across the river for me, and it kept coming up in my searches for “motorcycle safety classes near me.” Be careful what class you take. I’m sure all motorcycle safety education will be valuable for becoming a safer rider.

Still, I could only find that Total Control Training’s Beginner Rider Clinic counts towards my Motorcycle License. Maybe in the future, I will take MSF’s version to be a safer rider, but for now, that will have to wait.

Motorcycle Class Schedule and format.

From the confirmation email I received about the class, the class is broken into four sessions. Two sessions are classroom format, and two are on the actual motorcycle riding course. With Pennsylvania’s continued lock-downs, the actual classroom learning sessions will be done online, remotely.

Required/Recommended Items for both in-person and remote Motorcycle classes:

For the remote classroom, my basic summary:
Equipment and camera to the remote meetings. People can use webcams and cellphones, as long as they can see the material and can remotely be seen learning.

For the riding course classes, my basic summary:
Required to bring – Your driver’s license with the Motorcycle Learner’s permit, pen, and full finger motorcycle gloves(was mentioned ‘work gloves’ might work, but it was emphasized motorcycle gloves).

How to dress – longs sleeves shirt or jacket, long durable pants, and over the ankle boots/shoes.
Now, of course, a full-coverage helmet(DOT compliant) was required(Helmet I picked up at Walmart: Fuel Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet Review. ), but they had spares if you didn’t have one. Now can be provided by the helmet, complete eye protection as well.

My My Beginner Motorcycle Protective Gear.

Special Lock-down precautions.

Masks and distance. Our helmets and visors acted as masks, face coverings. Also, we were deterred from attending classes if we had virus-illness symptoms.

Items the Motorcycle Safety Class Provides:

  1. The instructor, a seasoned motorcycle rider who is skilled in teaching safe motorcycle riding.
  2. A motorcycle-riding course area.

Now, if you had no helmet, there were loaners if you had a head covering and cleaned it.

How am I preparing for the Motorcycle Safety Class?

Remember, I have never driven a motorcycle. So keeping it simple, I will review the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Operator’s Manual. I Will then review, workbook Total Control Training had me download after getting registered for their class. That was it! The only thing left is getting some items. Not being a Motorcycle Rider, I do not have a helmet or gloves.

Wish me luck!

Picture of me, as a New Motorcyclist.
Just Me…Newly Licensed.

Hi I’m Tom, A New Motorcycle Rider and Blog Author.

I am a new rider(Pa Learners Permit at the end of 2020, and I received a Pa Motorcycle License in 2021 after passing a Motorcycle Safety Course).

I bought my first motorcycle, a TaoTao TBR7, at the beginning of 2021 and have been doing upgrades on that motorcycle since.

I added to my motorcycle collection by buying a Boom Vader Gen 2 in 2022, and that Grom-Clone motorcycle has been upgraded by me as well.

I continue to ride my Boom Vader Gen 2 motorcycle as well as my TaoTao TBR7 dual-sport bike.

Read more on my About Me page.

Fun Fact: I’ve only been on one group ride.

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