Many insurance agencies will offer a discount on your motorcycle insurance if you have successfully completed a rider course. Ask your insurance agent for details.
You must be a minimum of 15 1/2 years of age.
If you are 21 years or over, the cost of the basic course (MTC) is $258. For anyone under 21, it is $180. The state sets these prices, and gives those under 21 a break since it is a requirement.
The cost of the intermediate course (IRC) is $250. If you have previously taken a course with us, the cost is $200.
Learn To Ride VC will provide a motorcycle and a full face helmet at no additional charge. You will need to have your own leather boots that cover your ankles, full-finger leather gloves, jeans, and a long sleeve shirt or jacket. The gear does not need to be motorcycle specific, but does need to meet the above requirements.
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You can bring your own 250cc (or less) motorcycle or 400cc (or less) scooter. It must be licensed, registered, and insured, and must be in good working order. We cannot store your motorcycle or scooter, so you would need to bring it to both riding sessions.
In order to participate, you must have one of the following:
A valid drivers license or permit, OR a valid government issued ID.
While we would love to let everyone come cheer you on, we must abide by the guidelines of the course, which do NOT allow spectators.
The Motorcycle Training Course (MTC) is a beginner course. However, many experienced riders, and riders who have taken time off of motorcycling will often take the course. Your fellow students will be all different ages, genders, and levels of experience. The course is for everyone, and everyone is welcome!
No, you are not guaranteed to pass. This is a pass/fail course. In the event that you do not pass the written and/or riding portion of your course, you may return to retest the necessary portion(s) one time, free of charge.
Your certificate is valid for exactly one year. You will need to redeem it at the DMV within that time, otherwise it will expire. We cannot reissue expired DL389 certificates.
Only the Motorcycle Training Course (MTC) is part of the CMSP. Other Total Control courses, such as the Intermediate Advanced, and Refresher Training, are additional course offerings and have no affiliation with the CMSP. You will not receive a DL389 certificate when taking these courses.
You will learn on a 250cc to 500cc street motorcycle. We have different makes and models, including Suzukis, Hondas, Yamahas, and Harley Davidsons.
We currently offer the Total Control Training Intermediate Riding Clinic. You can click on our "IRC" tab to see available dates for this course. We will be offering advanced courses in the near future so please check back soon!
Learn To Ride VC is a California Highway Patrol (CHP) authorized training site. We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program.
No, we do NOT issue the motorcycle license. Upon successful completion, we issue the DL389 certificate, which will waive the skills test at the DMV for anyone 18 years of age or over. For anyone under 21 years, this certificate is what you will need to take to the DMV prior to taking the permit test.
We've got you covered with a variety of clean, full-face helmets, ranging from size XS to XXXL.
NO. In order to receive your DL389 Certificate, you must attend every minute of every session that you are scheduled for. In addition, we conduct our courses beyond the security gates of an operational airport. You must be on time to enter the airport with your instructor and riding group. You will not be allowed to attend the course if you are late. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Your tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE. You should verify that you are available for the dates and times that you are registering for BEFORE you book your course.
The course is 16 1/2 hours (minimum) in duration. It is broken up onto 6 1/2 of classroom instruction, and 10 hours of practical riding in a controlled off-street range.
No. Learn To Ride VC is proud to be independently owned and operated. We are not affiliated with any other site. Both of our riding courses are located in Camarillo, CA.
Our instructors are experienced motorcyclists who are certified through the CMSP Contractor, Lee Parks Total Control, and will guide you every step of the way.