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Unfortunately, we will be scheduling a limited number of classes due to the Illinois budget impasse. Please check back regularly to see if new classes are released and remember to "reload" the page in your browser to be sure you are viewing the most current information.

The Motorcycle Rider Program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, conducts FREE Motorcycle Rider Courses throughout Southern Illinois. The courses are designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for people who have never ridden as well as those who have ridden up to 10,000 miles.

The purpose of the Motorcycle Rider Program is to provide quality instruction in safe riding techniques for beginning and experienced motorcyclists. Our goal is to increase your skill level and knowledge, in an attempt to produce a safe and conscientious motorcyclist.

Please take some time to look at the courses that we have available. We offer classes for those who have never been on a motorcycle before, those who have many years experience, trike riders, scooter riders, and passengers.

Non-motorcyclists can benefit from these courses by learning on a first-hand basis what a motorcyclist experiences and the necessity for developing respect for all vehicles on the highway.

If you are interested in taking one of our courses, try to do so early as classes fill fast and our season ends at the end of October each year.