OK... I WANT to drive a scooter - I know how cool and fun it is, but what are the practicalities? What do I need to get a motorcycle endorsement on my license and how do I learn to ride safely?
ESC Motorcycle Safety Training
Novice Rider Course (NRC)
Our most popular motorcycle course is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Novice Rider Course (NRC). This course is aimed at individuals with little or no riding experience (those with experience and their own bike may prefer the IRC). The NRC is designed to provide the skills needed to operate a motorcycle safely and competently. Your training will include classroom instruction and a minimum of 8 hours ON-CYCLE training.
Novice Rider Course 2 (NRC-2)
The Novice Rider Course 2 is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s 9-hour course that enables those successfully completing it to receive their Washingtonmotorcycle endorsement. It is designed specifically for riders who are:
Students will ride ESC bikes in this course (those returning to the sport without personal bikes will find this is a perfect class for them). Classroom instruction in street strategies and mental preparedness for safe motorcycling is combined with range exercises that cover cornering/swerving/stopping/hazard avoidance.
Intermediate Rider Course (IRC)
Evergreen Safety Council also offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Intermediate Rider Course (IRC). The IRC is a one-day (6-hour) course designed to help riders with a minimum of 6-12 months riding experience to further develop the skills necessary to avoid accidents. On-range discussions will include a review of street survival skills. Students use their own motorcycles which will be subject to a safety inspection and proof of liability insurance and ownership must be presented before the start of class.
Additional Riding Class (ARC)
The 4 - 5 hour Additional Riding Class assists students in refining their motorcycle skills and techniques. Classes are conducted on our ranges using our bikes.
Who should attend?
A class of scooter graduates with their completion cards.
Who needs a Motorcycle Endorsement?
Scooters are growing in popularity throughout the Puget Sound area and Evergreen Safety Council's Motorcycle Safety Program had led the way with scooter class offerings. ESC offers both Novice and Intermediate Scooter-Only classes. In additon to these classes, students may request to ride a scooter when registering for a standard motorcycle Novice Riders Course.
According to Washington State law, “motor-driven cycle” means every motorcycle, including every motor scooter, which is capable of propelling the device at more than thirty miles per hour on level ground. Basically, if it can go more than 30 mph, an endorsement is required.
Scooters that have 50-ccs are built to fit licensing laws limiting the speed to 30-35 mph. Other scooters can reach 40-50 mph, so with this in mind, Evergreen Safety Council is excited to offer Scooter Specific Classes. If none of these classes are available, scooters may be requested for normal NRC classes (advance notice must be given!).
For more info, or to register for a class, go to our website - www.esc.org
More Safety Classes:
Puget Sound Safety
Washington Motorcycle Safety Training
Washington Motorcycle Safety Training is an approved provider of the Washington Department of Licensing motorcycle training courses. These courses are endorsement wavier courses. Our school is run and owned by motorcycle riders of all different types of motorcycles. If you ride a motorbike or a scooter we have the experience and training you need. Washington Motorcycle Safety Training is based in Arlington WA, but runs all their training sites in Everett Snohomish WA. Everett is only 35 minutes ride, or drive north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of Burlington WA.
Washington Motorcycle Safety Training's classrooms are located at Everett Community College- north Everett, Everett Power Sport -south Everett, and Cycle Barn- Smokey Point. Our training sites for the riding part of the courses are in south and north Everett, so if you live North, South, East, West of Everett you're not far away from one of WMST's classes.
Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Safety