Motorcycle Safety Training Program

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All Cook County Motorcycle Rider Safety courses are administered through Harper College. The courses are held at eleven sites throughout Cook County for the convenience of the students.

There are three levels of Motorcycle RiderCourses offered for beginning through advanced riders. Curriculum developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation helps riders manage risks and increase skills through classroom instruction and live exercises on motorcycles provided by the program. The overall purpose of the IDOT Cycle Rider Safety Training Program is to reduce the severity and frequency of motorcycle accidents.

There is no charge for any of the courses. A fully refundable $20 deposit is collected at registration.

Locations and Schedule

Courses for Spring 2014  Courses for Summer 2014

Motorcycle Training LocationsTake a course at one of eleven locations across Cook County. Click the orange buttons above to search for Spring and Summer courses. Or, click here to find the location nearest to you. If you experience any technical difficulties, please call us at 847.925.6300.

NOTE: All students must submit a signed Waiver or Release of Liability form at their first class session. Students under 18 should obtain a Waiver Form; have it signed by a parent or guardian; and bring it with them to the first class. Download the Waiver Form. 

How to Register

Phone: Call 847.925.6300 to register.

Online: Two Ways

  1. Pay the $20 refundable deposit by credit card with a Flash enabled device. Start by clicking one of the orange buttons above.
  2. Pay the $20 refundable deposit by waiver, electronic check, payment plan or credit card using the MyHarper Portal. First time using MyHarper? Create your account now. It's free. 

In person: Continuing Education Registration Desk, Wojcik Conference Center Lobby, Building W


Instructors Wanted 

Interested in becoming a RiderCoach? Take the RiderCoach Preparation Course.


Students taking a course must pay a refundable $20 deposit to hold a spot in the course. Once the course has been completed, a student may request a refund, or choose to waive the refund which will go to covering the costs of providing the free motorcycle safety program. Refunds will be issued by check only within eight weeks of the request date. Requests must be submitted within 30 days of the end date of the class or the refund will be forfeited. 

Haven't started the class yet? You may drop your course any time before the start date of a class and be issued a refund. Call 847.925.6300 or choose "Drop a Course" using the online registration system.


The Basic RiderCourse, Intermediate RiderCourse, Advanced RiderCourse, and RiderCoach Prep courses are sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Harper College, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and community agencies as a public service.