Beginning 2 Wheel
Motorcycle Safety Course


Permit prep class
$ 150 3 hours of training
1 day course
  • Basics of motorcycle controls
  • Understanding basic motorcycle operation
  • Motorcycle handling
  • Confidence for the Permit class
two female motorcycle students smiling while wearing their helmets
This summer and fall I did the Kickstart class, Permit, then right to Endorsement class. I had Greg Hamblen, and Cyndi Martin. They were both really great. Great information, while keeping it light, engaging, and fun.
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KickStart | True Novice 2 Wheel Motorcycle Safety Course

Little To No Motorcycle Experience

If you have never ridden a motorcycle or have had little experience riding the KickStart is an introductory, hands on motorcycle course that will give you the very basics of motorcycle controls and operation. This low stress 3 hour course will get you ready to advance to the beginner permit course with confidence.  The only pre-requisite is that you know how to ride a bicycle.  Kickstart riders must be able to show the ability to balance on two wheels.  Riders that can not demonstrate good balance and coordination may not be able to complete the course for their own safety. 

There is no classroom portion or testing in this pre-permit/introduction to motorcycles course.  Go directly to the motorcycle range for the start of your course.  

This introductory course is designed for novice riders to learn the basics of motorcycle controls and operation in a low stress environment.   The KickStart course will give new riders the confidence and foundation they need to attend the Beginner Motorcycle Permit Course.

Come prepared to ride in the KickStart with the required riding safety 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.  No canvas high tops or boots with an elastic ankle covering.  Riding boots must be sturdy and provide a high level of abrasion protection for the foot and ankle.  
  • Gloves that are well fitting and cover the entire hand such as mechanic or motorcycle riding gloves that provide abrasion protection, grip and the ability to operate hand controls.  No bulky or snow gloves. 

In compliance with strict DOL requirements, you will not be able to ride without the above required riding gear.  Arriving without the required riding gear is a forfeit of your tuition.  

You will receive a course confirmation from directly following your registration. This confirmation contains important information regarding your course. Be sure to locate it and review it carefully.

motorcycle students learning to ride are lined up with motorcycle instructors helping them

Motorcycle KickStart Course

We offer this courses multiple times a week and at several different locations across Western Washington!