Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP)

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

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.

Overview

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 - the Basic Rider Course teaches students basic motorcycling skills through classroom instruction and on-cycle training.
  • Basic Rider Course 2 (formerly the old experienced rider course) - the Basic Rider Course 2 teaches students advanced riding techniques and defensive riding strategies.
  • S/TEP Basic Course - the 16-hour Basic Sidecar/Trike Course is designed to provide the beginning 3-wheel rider with knowledge, confidence, and 3-wheel driving skills—practiced in a safe controlled environment.  Students will be trained using the motorcycle training schools training rigs (sidecars, trikes, Spyder) or students are encouraged to use their own trike or sidecar with proof of insurance.  Classroom sessions present text and lecture coupled with hands-on activities. Each classroom session is followed by time spent on the riding range practicing the new skills presented in the classroom. Students will take a written and skills test during the course.  This course is a RMV 3-wheel motorcycle road test waiver course.
  • S/TEP Advanced Course - the Advanced Sidecar/Trike Course is an 8 Hour one-day course for riders with previous Sidecar/Trike experience. Students must provide their own Sidecar or Trike with proof of liability insurance to take this course. Students’ rigs will be subject to a safety inspection, to verify they are safe to use during the course.  Classroom discussion will cover topics on operating a 3-wheel Vehicle, Defensive Driving, Driving in Traffic, Roads, and Alcohol/Drug influence on driving. The on-range exercises will cover advanced braking, cornering, evasive maneuvers, and the handling characteristics that are unique to the 3-wheel motorcycle. Students will take a written and skills test during the course.  This course is a RMV 3-wheel motorcycle road test waiver course.

There are currently 13 MREP approved motorcycle training schools at 26 locations throughout Massachusetts and 9 motorcycle training curriculums.  These curriculums are:

  • Basic RiderCourse - Motorcycle Safety Foundations *
  • Basic RiderCourse 2 – Motorcycle Safety Foundation *
  • Basic Sidecar and Trike Program (Evergreen Safety Council) *
  • Advance Sidecar and Trike Program (Evergreen Safety Council)*
  • 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 - – Riding in the Zone

*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 18) are required to complete the basic rider course, in addition to the requirements of a junior operator license.

 

Additional Resources for Overview

Massachusetts Rider Education Companies

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) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Beverly 

Motorcycle Riding School 

800-536-RIDE (Office) 

978-927-5188 (FAX) 

www.motorcycleridingschool.com    (Website) 

admin@motorcycleridingschool.com   (E-mail) 

Brockton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Dartmouth 

Minuteman Harley-Davidson

508-999-1200 (Office) 

508-999-1228 (FAX) 

www.minutemanharley.com    (Website) 

learntoride@minutemanharley.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)  

Framingham 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com   (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Greenfield 

Husky Riding Academy 

617-471-9501 (Office) 

www.huskyriding.com    (Website) 

asknicole@huskyriding.com   (E-mail) 

North Andover 

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC 

844-744-7433 (Office) 

987-226-1413 (FAX) 

www.massmotorcycleschool.com    (Website) 

info@massmotorcycleschool.com   (E-mail) 

Pittsfield 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Plympton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Raynham 

Streetwise Cycle School 

781-974-2474 (Office)  

www.streetwisecycleschool.com    (Website) 

ride@streetwisecycleschool.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) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

Sturbridge 

Rider Skills of New England 

508-909-6755 (Office) 

www.riderskillsne.com    (Website) 

info@riderskillsne.com   (E-mail) 

Tyngsboro

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC

844-744-7433 (Office)

987-226-1413 (FAX)

http://www.massmotorcycleschool.com/cms/  (Website)

info@massmotorcycleschool.com (E-mail)

Wareham 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

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) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail) 

 

Three Wheel Motorcycle Training (Sidecar/Trike Education Program)

Ayer 

Mass Motorcycle School, LLC 

844-744-7433 (Office) 

987-226-1413 (FAX) 

www.massmotorcycleschool.com    (Website) 

info@massmotorcycleschool.com   (E-mail

Foxboro 

Streetwise Cycle School 

781-974-2474 (Office)  

www.streetwisecycleschool.com    (Website) 

ride@streetwisecycleschool.com   (E-mail)  

Plympton 

Training Wheels 

508-247-9595 (Office) 

508-247-9010 (FAX) 

www.trainingwheelsonline.com    (Website) 

ride@trainingwheelsonline.com   (E-mail)

Raynham 

Streetwise Cycle School 

781-974-2474 (Office)  

www.streetwisecycleschool.com    (Website) 

ride@streetwisecycleschool.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

Individual Track Day Training - Palmer

Advance Parking Lot Training - Westfield

413-522-3323 (Office) 

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

ken@ridinginthezone.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

References

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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