Permit Qualifying Courses for Beginning Riders, 16 Hours
These popular 16 hour courses are designed for beginning riders. To register you do not need any prior motorcycle experience but should be able to comfortably ride a bicycle. These courses offer the basics of motorcycling and rider safety skills at a pace that is appropriate for new riders, or riders returning to motorcycling.
Classroom sessions cover important topics for novice riders and information to help you pass the Washington permit knowledge test. Range exercises include starting, stopping, shifting, riding in a straight line, cornering, swerving, and quick stops.
Beginner permit qualifying courses provide two three-hour classroom sessions and two five-hour range sessions designed to help you successfully pass the permit knowledge and permit skills tests included with your course, preparing you to become an educated and responsible rider.
Our instructors will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely, but we can not guarantee that you will learn to ride or pass the knowledge and skills exams.
Training motorcycles are provided by WMST, or you can ride your own.
Required riding gear:
- A helmet that meets DOT standards
- Long jeans or heavier material pants with no rips, tears or holes.
- Long sleeve shirt or jacket that is weather appropriate.
- Eye protection such as glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses or goggles.
- Sturdy boots that cover the ankle with no more than a 1-inch heel.
- Gloves that cover the entire hand.
If you plan to use your own motorcycle or scooter instead of using one of ours, it must pass a safety inspection that the instructors will perform at the beginning of the riding portion of the course. You will be asked to provide proof of ownership and show that you are insured on the motorcycle or scooter you plan to ride. It must be “street legal”, meaning all required equipment is functional and it must be registered with license plates on it. If your course is in Silverdale, you must also have a stock exhaust system to comply with noise restrictions.
Cancellation & Reschedule Policy
Refunds will only be issued for cancellations made at least 10 days before the class. If you call to cancel less than 10 days before the class, you will forfeit your entire registration fee. If you would like to reschedule your class, there is a $25 rescheduling fee if rescheduled 10 days prior to the beginning of your class. Changes cannot be made less than 10 days before the start of your course. If you are late, arrive unprepared or do not show up for your class, you forfeit your entire registration fee.
While our instructors will do as much as possible to help you learn to ride safely we can not guarantee that you will learn to ride, or that you will pass the written or riding exams that are required to successfully complete this class.