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Experienced Riders Course/License Waiver (ERC or ERCLW) Description

The ERC/ERCLW is a one-day workshop designed to improve your skills in braking, evasive maneuvers and turning. It provides the experienced motorcyclist with the "street strategies" necessary for survival.

Using your own motorcycle, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. You will also discuss with your peers how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position. This course also provides valuable information about protective gear, rider responsibility, motorcycle inspection and care, and the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding.

Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn. Or bad habits to unlearn. Be aware that if a rider’s skill level is considered unsafe by the Coach, that rider may be counseled out of the class.

Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are attending the ERC/ERCLW to hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. The Experienced Course may also qualify graduates for insurance premium discounts with their motorcycle insurers, so be sure to call your agent for more information!


  • Besides learning how to ride more safely successful completion of the course may entitle students to an insurance discount on their motorcycle insurance (See your agent for specific details.)
  • Learn how to enjoy yourself more when you ride.
  • Meet new friends.

What you will need for this course:

  • Your own motorcycle (in good repair because it will be subject to a safety inspection before being allowed into the workshop)
  • DOT approved helmet
  • Proof of insurance for your motorcycle
  • Proof of ownership for your motorcycle
  • Possess a Class M License Endorsement or a current Class MP instructional motorcycle permit
  • Wear appropriate riding attire: long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants or jeans (not too baggy or long), over the ankle boots, gloves (full fingered), eye protection.


In order to participate, GMSP requires every rider to be prepared, specifically you must:

  • Have 6 months (or 500 miles) riding experience
  • Provide a signed waiver
  • Possess a Class M License Endorsement or a current Class MP instructional motorcycle permit
  • Have a street legal motorcycle (it will be inspected)
  • Provide proof of ownership of the motorcycle to be used in the course
  • Provide proof of liability insurance for the motorcycle
  • Bring a parent or legal guardian to the course if under 18
  • Have a valid driver’s license or motorcycle permit
  • Wear a DOT approved helmet
  • Eye protection (faceshield, goggles, or glasses)
  • Wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather
  • Wear long sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Wear sturdy pants (no shorts)
  • Wear boots that cover your ankles
  • Be in proper state of mind

Class is conducted in ALL weather conditions (except for extreme weather), you are advised to bring:

  • Wet weather gear: rain jackets, rain pant, etc.
  • Cold weather gear: warm jackets, sweater, etc.
  • Water or other non-alcohol beverages
  • Lunch and snacks as necessary

Please note that unsafe acts will result in the dismissal of the student.

Register online or call 678-413-8400.