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Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
GINT0005 (M2 Exit) - Experienced Rider Course

Description: Admission Requirements: Applicants must have attended the Novice Rider program and have had their 'M2' class license for a minimum of 18 months or have had their 'M2' class license for a minimum of 22 months. All applicants must bring their own motorcycle that can safely operate on 400 series highways, proof of insurance and registration, and the mandatory gear. This course is specifically designed for 'M2' class licensed riders wanting to be tested for their 'M' class license,with an initial skills test and progressing to on-lot and on-road riding using manoevres such as slow-speed riding, steering and braking, traffic behaviour, crisis management, and highway and group riding. Successful participants receive their upgrade to the 'M' class licence. This course is for two-wheeled vehicles.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1

12   Details
GINT0060 Basic Motorcycle Maintenance

Description: This course, gives motorcyclists a basic understanding of general maintenance using college equipment. Topics include safety, tools, lubrication, engine types, drive systems, suspension and electrical systems all focused on providing the novice with information for proper do-it-yourself servicing.
Hours: 7
Credits: 0

7   Details
GINT0975 Gearing-Up/Rider Refresher

Description: Prerequisite: Student Must hold an M or M2 Licence. This course gives students a hands-on opportunity to review and utilize motorcycle riding skills in a structured environment. Students review rider and equipment preparation and safe street riding strategies. Students practice balance, braking, accelerating, turning, shifting, obstacle avoidance, tight manoeuvres and hill start skills using College owned motorcycles. Students must have previous experience on motorcycles and possess basic riding skills. Participation in this course may be eligible for a discount on your insurance. Check with your insurance provider for eligibility.
Hours: 8
Credits: 1

8   Details
GINT0324 Introduction to Motorcycle Riding

Description: This introduction course introduces the novice to motorcycle riding.
This 5-hour course is designed to provide those who feel they may need a bit more practice prior to taking the Motorcycle Rider Training Course offered at Conestoga College or for those who aren't sure if motorcycling is for them and want to give it a try without investing a lot of time and money. The first evening of the course explores licensing requirements, recommended riding gear and rider responsibility. The second night is a three hour practical hands-on portion involving basic riding techniques.
Hours: 5
Credits: 0

5   Details
GINT0315 Motorcycle Driver Training

Description: CSC's Gearing up novice rider course and M1 to M2 upgrade. Each lesson builds on the previous, thereby allowing for continuous skills improvement for a full riding experience. Topics include: balance and braking, cold start, clutch control, moving off, shoulder checks, slow speed maneuvers, gear shifting, countersteering, curve management, emergency braking, crisis management, traffic behaviour, and street strategies for surviving in hazardous situations. For a complete list of start dates, please go to must be in possession of a valid 'M1' licence prior to the course start date if you would like to be tested for your class 'M2' licence. Must be 16 years of age or older
Hours: 22
Credits: 2

22   Details
GINT0321 Motorcycle Driver Training-Level 2

Description: This course is designed for individuals who have completed Motorcycle Driver Training, and would like to further enhance their riding skills using their own motorcycles. It will also be of interest to riders with limited experience or as a refresher of basic skills. In-class discussion will focus on riding skills and techniques as well as group riding and consideration for road commuting. On the lot, you will practice slow speed control, cornering technique, push steering, collision avoidance and quick stopping. The class will finish with a group ride with stops en route to discuss considerations while riding.
Hours: 6
Credits: 0

6   Details
GINT0352 Skilled Rider

Description: The Skilled Rider course is designed for riders who have a minimum of one year's riding experience and who wish to improve their riding skill using their own motorcycle. The areas focused on in the course are the cognitive aspect of riding, changing direction and stopping.
Hours: 7
Credits: 0

7   Details

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Things You Need To Know

Conestoga has been offering motorcycle driver training to new and experienced riders since 1976. For all of our riding programs, participants must come prepared with mandatory riding gear:

  • certified helmet
  • sturdy jacket and pants (leather, corduroy, or denim)
  • sturdy boots which cover the ankle
  • full fingered leather gloves (rain gear is optional)

Only you can make the choice to engage in Motorcycle Driver Training, your comfort and safety is your responsibility.

Participants must be a minimum of 16 years old. All participants will be required to sign a waiver form prior to starting their riding lessons. Participants under the age of 18 must have their waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

Riding motorcycles is not for everyone and is a privilege to be enjoyed and respected. These courses provide an opportunity for participants to have their Motorcycle riding abilities assessed in a controlled, non-bias environment by trained motorcycle riding instructors. Only if you meet the MTO testing requirements will you be upgraded to an M2 motorcycle license.

*If you have questions or concerns about our course or our equipment please call 519-748-5220 ext. 3722. Mon-Fri, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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Online Forms

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