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Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP)

The RMV sponsors the Massachusetts Rider Education Program to offer motorcyclists access to training courses across the Commonwealth. MREP is dedicated to making the state safer for motorcyclists.

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Overview

The Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) is a program within the Registry of Motor Vehicles. MREP’s mission is to reduce the number of motorcycle related fatalities and injuries in the Commonwealth through increasing the number of approved rider training courses for motorcycle riders and to increase awareness and education for both riders and other drivers.

MREP provides quality rider education and training to both novice and experienced motorcycle riders. The program is designed to assist riders of all levels and to promote the safe operation of motorcycles. There are 4 courses offered through MREP that waives the motorcycle road test. They are: 

  • Basic Rider Course (BRC) - The Basic Rider Course teaches students basic motorcycling skills through classroom instruction (online or in a classroom setting) and 10 hours of on-cycle training using a school training motorcycle.
  • Returning Rider Basic Rider Course (RRBRC) – The Returning Rider Course is for riders who have not been riding for some time or who have been riding on a permit for a time and wish to renew/refresh their basic skills and/or earn a skill test waiver (endorsement or license) for a motorcycle.  There is a classroom component, either online or in a classroom setting, and 5 hours of on-cycle training using a school training motorcycle.
  • Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) - For riders who already have basic skills. Similar to the BRC except speeds are higher and you must be on your own motorcycle.  There is a classroom component, either online or in a classroom setting, and 5 hours of on-cycle training
  • Basic Rider Course 3 Wheel - Successful completion of this course, consisting of 5 hours of classroom activities and 10 hours of on-cycle riding exercises, plus knowledge and skill tests, may waive the license test. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. You may bring your own 3-wheel motorcycle, or one may be provided.
     

Additional Resources

MREP Approved Motorcycle Training Courses

There are currently 13 MREP approved motorcycle training schools at 23 locations throughout Massachusetts and 9 motorcycle training curriculums.  These curriculums are:

  • Basic RiderCourse - Motorcycle Safety Foundations *
  • Basic RiderCourse 2 – Motorcycle Safety Foundation *
  • 3 Wheel Rider Course – Motorcycle Safety Foundation *
  • Advance Rider Course – Motorcycle Safety Foundation
  • Rider Like a Pro
  • On Street Training Tour – Riding in the Zone
  • Advance Parking Lot Course – Riding in the Zone
  • One on One Track day Training  – CycleSmith LLC

*These are RMV motorcycle road test waiver courses.

Students must attend all classroom and on-cycle sessions and pass both a multiple-choice examination and riding skills evaluation to graduate from the program.

Junior operators (under the age of 18) are required to complete the basic rider course, in addition to the requirements of a junior operator license.

MREP Approved Motorcycle Training Schools

Below is a list of all the schools, locations, and contact information for motorcycle safety schools.

Chapter 259 of the Acts of 2010 states that a Junior Operator (under the age of 18) must complete the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) to get a Class M (motorcycle) license or endorsement. 

Auburn 

Sheldon's Harley-Davidson

508-721-9876 (Office) 

http://www.sheldons.com/    (Website) 

Learntoride@sheldons.com  (E-mail) 

Ayer 

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC 

844-744-7433 (Office) 

987-226-1413 (FAX) 

www.massmotorcycleschool.com    (Website) 

info@massmotorcycleschool.com   (E-mail)  

Bedford 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Bellingham

Training Wheels

508-247-9595 (Office)

www.trainingwheelsonline.com   (Website)

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail)

Beverly 

Motorcycle Riding School 

800-536-RIDE (Office) 

978-927-5188 (FAX) 

https://www.motorcycleridingschool.com/   (Website) 

admin@motorcycleridingschool.com   (E-mail) 

Brockton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Dartmouth 

Battleship Harley-Davidson

508-999-1200 (Office)

508-999-1228 (FAX)

https://www.battleshiphd.com   (Website)

learntoride@battleshiphd.com  (E-mail)

Fitchburg

Angel Moto School

978-297-7190 (Office)

http://angelmotoschool.com/   (Website)

angelmotoschool@yahoo.com  (Email)

Foxboro 

Streetwise Cycle School 

781-974-2474 (Office)  

www.streetwisecycleschool.com    (Website) 

ride@streetwisecycleschool.com   (E-mail)  

Greenfield 

Husky Riding Academy 

617-471-9501 (Office) 

www.huskyriding.com    (Website) 

asknicole@huskyriding.com   (E-mail) 

Pittsfield 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Plympton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Revere 

Boston Harley Davidson Riding Academy 

877-427-5391 (Office)  

www.bostonharley.com  (Website) 

Seekonk 

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC 

844-744-7433 (Office) 

987-226-1413 (FAX) 

www.massmotorcycleschool.com    (Website) 

info@massmotorcycleschool.com   (E-mail) 

South Easton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Tyngsboro

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC

844-744-7433 (Office)

987-226-1413 (FAX)

www.massmotorcycleschool.com (Website)

info@massmotorcycleschool.com (E-mail)

Wellesley

Training Wheels

508-247-9595 (Office)

www.trainingwheelsonline.com   (Website)

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail)

West Boylston 

Central Massachusetts Safety Council 

508-835-2333, Ext 21 (Office) 

508-835-2869 (FAX) 

www.centralmasafety.org/    (Website) 

rmassar@centralmasafety.org (E-mail) 

West Dennis 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Westfield

Pioneer Valley Rider Training

413-525-0049 (Office) 

413-525-5699 (FAX) 

www.pvriders.com   (Website) 

info@pvriders.com   (E-mail) 

Three Wheel Motorcycle Training (Sidecar/Trike Education Program)

South Easton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Westfield 

Pioneer Valley Rider Training, INC 

413-525-0049 (Office) 

413-525-5699 (FAX) 

www.pvriders.com    (Website) 

info@pvriders.com  (E-mail) 

 

Other Motorcycle Training:

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC 

Ride Like A Pro - Tyngsboro

844-744-7433 (Office) 

987-226-1413 (FAX) 

www.massmotorcycleschool.com    (Website) 

info@massmotorcycleschool.com   (E-mail

 

Riding in the Zone 

On Street Training / Touring - Ashland

Advance Parking Lot Training - Westfield

413-522-3323 (Office) 

http://www.ridinginthezone.com/  (Website) 

ken@ridinginthezone.com   (E-mail) 

CycleSmith LLC  

Individual Track Day Training – Palmer

413-247-4419 (Office)

https://www.tonystrackdays.com/product/personal-instruction/ (Website)

kerry@tonystrackdays.com (E-mail)

Benefits of MREP

The benefits of taking a motorcycle safety course are:

  • Professional introduction to motorcycling through the basic rider course

  • Sharpen riding skills through the experienced rider course

  • Basic Riding Course (BRC), Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2 - formerly the Experienced Rider Course), and Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP -3 wheel course) are motorcycle road test waiver courses

  • Save 10% (limited) on your motorcycle insurance

Additional Resources

For information about rider training outside of Massachusetts, please visit the State Motorcycle Safety Administration (SMSA) website or the Motorcycle Safety Foundation site.

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