Learn to Ride

The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West's Basic Rider Skills is built on the proven curriculum from National Highway Traffic Safety Standards with additional elements from Motorcycle Ohio Rider Enrichment. You begin by learning how to start the motorcycle. By the end of it all, you’re confidently handling a motorcycle.

Our coaches are certified by Motorcycle Ohio Rider Enrichment via the National Highway Traffic Safety Standards. They’ve also been specifically trained to deliver our unique, interactive Basic Rider Skills. You can learn best when you learn from the best. Sessions are held at the ESC of Lake Erie West Shuer Center site at 4955 Seaman Road, Oregon OH 43616.

In the program, you will learn the basics in the classroom, but you will spend most of the time practicing on the controlled range, developing the maneuvers and skills that make you ready for the road.

When you successfully complete the Basic Rider Skills, you will receive a completion card. The State of Ohio will waive the riding test needed to obtain a motorcycle endorsement, and some insurance companies may offer discounts.

Questions & Answers:

Is the Motorcycle Temporary Permit included in taking the Basic Rider Skills?

No. You must get your TIPIC before arriving for your first night of class. Please visit the BMV web page to learn how to get your TIPIC and download the study guides for the knowledge exam.

Will the Basic Rider Skills get me my motorcycle endorsement?

The Basic Rider Skills will allow passing riders to get their endorsement within 60-days of successfully completing their class without any additional testing.

What does the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West provide in the class? What do I need to provide?

ESCLEW provides: certified coaches, safe & positive learning environment, knowledgeable staff, coffee, workbook, helmet and motorcycle to use during the class.

STUDENT provides: driver’s license, motorcycle temporary permit, positive attitude, protective eyewear, full-fingered gloves, long sleeves & pants (during riding sessions), over-the-ankle footwear, rain gear (if needed), commitment to attend 100% of class.

What is the price of the Basic Rider Skills?

$50.00 per person

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