Cascade Motorcycle Safety Classes

What Class Should I Take?

If you have never ridden a motorcycle and would like some extra time and attention while learning the basics of motorcycle controls and operation the JumpStart for Beginners class is right for you. This low stress class will get you ready to jump into the Basic Rider Course with confidence. If you haven’t ridden in some time, the Basic Rider Course is for you. We’ll get you started right. The BRC is a Washington State Endorsement qualifying course. If you have basic motorcycle riding skills, on or off-road, and need to get your endorsement the Intermediate Rider Training is for you. The IRT is a condensed Washington State Endorsement qualifying course, taken on our bikes. Private coaching is available for riders who want a training program tailored to their needs. Contact us and let us know what you need.

Classes that provide WA state license endorsement:
• Basic Rider Course
• Intermediate Rider Training

Classes that provide increased skills, knowledge, and enjoyment:
• Jumpstart for Beginners

Click on the tabs below to read more about each class and to register.

This two-hour introductory course is designed for the true novice and introduces the new rider to the basics of motorcycle controls and operation in a low stress environment. Cascade Motorcycle Safety provides the motorcycles and class sizes are kept low for much more personal attention than is possible in the Basic Rider Training Course. This class is to familiarize you with the motorcycle and

This class is to familiarize you with the motorcycle and cannot be taken for endorsement.

Jumpstart Class is 2 hours

View JumpStart Schedule


Motorcycle license test wavier card provided upon successful completion. Our most popular course is designed for beginning riders and riders returning to the sport. Cascade Motorcycle Safety offers courses at locations in the Bellingham and Mount Vernon/Burlington area and offers state subsidized classes to any person with a Washington state driver license (Washington resident) or any person in the military who is stationed here in WA. This class takes 16 hours and includes both classroom and range time. In the classroom we go through several sections including controls, gear (helmets, gloves, suits, boots, etc.) and street strategies (lane positioning, swerving, hazard avoidance, etc.). During the range portion of the class you will get to put the classroom material to work. Using bikes provided by Cascade Motorcycle Safety, you will begin by learning where the controls are, including the speedometer, clutch, turn signals, electric start, front brakes, throttle, neutral light, and kill switch. We will then progress through basic riding skills such as starting, stopping, shifting, and turning. Finally we will run drills that teach hazard avoidance and emergency reaction skills.

View Basic Rider Schedule


BRC Course is 16 hours 
Fri 6:00 -9:00 PMClassroom Session 1
Sat 7:30 AM-1:00 PMRange Session 1
Sat 1:00-5:00 PMClassroom Session 2
Sun 7:30 AM-1:00 PMRange Session 2

Motorcycle license test wavier card provided upon successful completion.

This one-day “Intermediate Rider Training” course is designed for riders who have basic motorcycle skills and need their license endorsement.

Important: Registering for this course means you must ALREADY POSSESS the basic skill and ability to operate a motorcycle safely. The required basic skills include stopping, starting, shifting, low speed turning and competent braking of a motorcycle. Please also review the course descriptions for the Basic Rider Course so you are confident you’ve chosen the right course before registering. If you are still uncertain which course is right for you call us and we’ll help you decide.

This one-day course is approximately 8 hours long. It includes classroom instruction in street strategies and mental processing for safe motorcycling, and range exercises that cover cornering/swerving/stopping and hazard avoidance.

View Intermediate Rider Schedule

IRT course is 8 hours

Choose from a Saturday or Sunday Class 8:00 AM-11:00 AM, Classroom Session 1:00 PM-6:00 PM, Range Session

Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course (BBBRC) is a partial day course designed to provide a low risk, effective and enjoyable motorcycle-skills development event for riders who are just starting their riding adventures.

Ultimate Bike Bonding Rider Course (UBBRC) is a course with an overall aim to help riders develop smooth and precise control as they manipulate the primary controls and practice low-speed riding techniques. The UBBRC allows participants to refine skills via low-speed, limited-space exercises. By the end of the course, participants should be able to handle their motorcycle in a more precise and smooth manner.

These classes are for advanced riders to improve their skills and cannot be taken for endorsement.

View BBBRC & UBBRC Schedule