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Motorcycle courses

With over 25 years’ experience training motorcycle and Spyder® riders, Georgian offers a variety of courses to help you obtain your M1, M2 and M licences, refine your techniques and advance your skills.

From the beginner to the more advanced rider, we’ve got you covered with training sessions in Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Kitchener, Midland, Newmarket, North York, Orangeville, Orillia and Owen Sound!

 

 

Have an M1 motorcycle licence?

Try these motorcycle training courses! Courses run until Nov. 1. To participate, you must provide and wear full riding gear and be 16 years of age or older.

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Motorcycle Training Basic course (M1 Exit course)

Want to complete M1 Exit? Learn balancing, braking, cold starting, stopping, moving off and stopping, correct gear changing, signaling and shoulder checking, slow-riding and pattern riding. This course includes both classroom and on-the-bike training with motorcycles provided. Individuals successfully completing all instruction and the final test (M1 Exit) will be eligible to receive an M2 licence.

  • Course code: DRVR 0003
  • Location: Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Kitchener, Midland, Newmarket, North York, Orangeville, Orillia and Owen Sound
  • Fee: $519

Note: To take this course, you must possess, and have available, a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation Class M1 permit.

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Three Extra – Fine Tune your Riding Skills

Ideal for those who were unsuccessful on their M1 Exit skills evaluation, who need to practice riding. Ride in our lot, on our training motorcycles, with instructor coaching. It is also ideal for licensed riders who have not been actively riding and want to gain some confidence.

  • Course code: DRVR 0034
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $145

Note: To take this course, you can possess an M1, M2 or M licence.

 

Have an M2 motorcycle licence?

Try these motorcycle training courses. Courses run until Nov. 1. To participate, you must provide and wear full riding gear and be 16 years of age or older.

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M2 Exit course

Get your full M licence! This course is designed to prepare students for their final motorcycle riding skills or M2 Exit test. The course consists of three segments: classroom portion, a range or parking lot portion and a road or street portion. Upon completion, students will be given the M2 Exit Road Test by Ministry of Transportation-certified instructors.

  • Course code: DRVR 0004
  • Location: Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Kitchener, Midland, Newmarket, North York, Orangeville, Orillia and Owen Sound
  • Fee: $459

Have an M2 or M motorcycle licence?

Try these motorcycle training courses in Barrie! To participate, you must provide and wear full riding gear and hold an M or M2 licence with experience.

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Gearing Up Refresher course

Has your confidence in your recently learned riding skills diminished? This refresher course will get your road-ready again. Students who successfully complete this program receive a Canada Safety Council refresher course certificate, which may have a beneficial effect on their insurance premiums.

Note: To participate, you must demonstrate entry-level riding ability. If using a personally owned motorcycle for the program, it must be licensed and insured, street legal and pass a pre-ride safety inspection. Bike rentals are available upon request.

  • Course code: DRVR 0012
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $209
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Enhance your Riding course

Invest in your skill development with our three-hour training sessions on your own motorcycle. Take our two levels of classes slow-speed maneuvers and high-speed braking and cornering exercises.

  • Registration: Call 705.728.1968, ext. 5272
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $99
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Experienced Rider course

Take your riding to a new level with our Experienced Rider course. Learn advanced tips and techniques that will help you own the road. For those with riding experience, the five-hour course includes on-bike exercises on a closed course as well as a review of safety elements.

Note: Upon successful completion, receive a Georgian College certificate of attendance.

  • Registration: Call 705.728.1968, ext. 5272
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $149
We’ve been operating for over 25 years and pride ourselves on giving new and old motorcyclist the confidence to ride. Motorcycle riding is such an experience and I love showing people the exhilarating feeling that riding gives. Jenn Martin, Coordinating Chief Instructor, Motorcycle Training Programs

Thinking three wheels instead of two?

Try these motor-tricycle training courses in Barrie! To participate, you must provide and wear full riding gear and hold an M1 licence.

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M1 Exit Three Wheels course

Designed to teach the novice or experienced rider how to ride a three-wheeled motorcycle. This course takes the rider through the basic skill training including turning skills, shifting through gears, effective braking and controlling vehicle speed. The course includes in-classroom learning and riding skill practice in the parking lot. At the end of the course, you will be offered a skill evaluation to move on to M2 (M).

  • Course code: DRVR 0031
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $199
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Two-hour Try Three Wheels course

Thinking three wheels instead of two, but not sure? Take the opportunity to test drive on three wheels. Learn to operate, brake and control a Spyder® and then take one for a closed-course ride, under the supervision of our certified instructors.

  • Course code: DRVR 0033
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $75

 

Don’t have an M1 licence or looking for some one-on-one?

Try these motorcycle training courses in Barrie! To participate, you must provide and wear full riding gear.

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Three-hour Introduction to Motorcycle Riding course

Not sure if motorcycling is for you? In this course, participants are taught the very basics of operating a motorcycle. You learn balancing, braking and slow speed control.

Note: An M1 licence is NOT required. This course does NOT replace the basic M1 Exit course. Georgian College motorcycles are provided. There is no certificate offered for the completion of this course.

  • Course code: DRVR 0024
  • Location: Barrie
  • Fee: $169
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Private Training

We provide one-on-one and private corporate training motorcycle training sessions. Please let us know what you are looking for and we’d be happy to try and accommodate.

  • Registration: Call 705.728.1968, ext. 5272
  • Fee:
    • $999 per person for M1 or M2 Exit one-on-one course
    • $599 per person for M1 Exit group training course

FAQs about motorcycle training

What riding gear will I need?Georgian College Chevron

To participate in any motorcycle training course at Georgian, you will need:

  • DOT-approved helmet
  • heavy, long sleeve jacket
  • long pants (jeans)
  • gloves
  • low-heeled boots that cover the entire ankle
What is the student–instructor ratio?Georgian College Chevron

There are five students per instructor and one student per motorcycle.

How old do I have to be to register in a training session?Georgian College Chevron

You must be 16 years of age or older to participate in motorcycle training.

When do courses start and how long do they run for?Georgian College Chevron

Georgian’s motorcycle training courses start in March and run until November.

How do I register? When does registration start?Georgian College Chevron

How to register

You can register online for motorcycle training courses at Georgian. You’ll have to create a student number and an account if you’ve never been a student at Georgian College before.

Registration periods

March to September training registration is open year-round, and September to November training registration opens Aug. 1 of the same year.

Need help with registering?

If you experience any difficulty with registering, give us a call at 705.728. 1968, ext. 5272 for assistance.

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