The MTC is a course designed for the beginner rider but will also offer additional knowledge and practice for the more experienced rider. The course consists of classroom instruction and riding instruction. It is offered in a one weekend format.

In Woodland the course is a Friday classroom session and range sessions on Saturday and Sunday.


For schedule specifics click the link for either location above. 


For course requierments see our FAQ page.



Successful completion of the MTC is required for anyone under the age of 21 who wants to obtain an M1 or M2 permit or license. Therefore the California Highway Patrol requires a discounted fee for this age group.


Woodland Site Pricing

$295 for those under 21

$350 for those who are 21 and older

Pricing is determined by the CMSP contract with the California Highway Patrol. 


Classroom Instruction

The MTC includes 6 hours of classroom instruction. At the end of the classroom sessions a written multiple choice assessment is given.


Please note the classroom sessions are held at a different location than the riding sessions.

Riding Instruction

With 10 hours of practical riding in a controlled environment each student is able to practice the skills being taught. An assessment is given at the end of the riding sessions to ensure each rider has the basic skills to continue their riding experience.


For the beginner rider the course provides basics on motorcycles and their controls, what gear to wear for protection and comfort. The rider will come away with the information and skills needed to be a safe confident rider. 


A veteran rider will find the advanced skills and techniques allow them to better understand issues like traction managment. They will improve their skills and confidence.


Riders of all levels will find the course provides the skills to enhance safety and enjoyment. 


  • The State of California waives the riding portion of the motorcycle endorsment test if you successfully complete the course and receive your DL389.

  • Many insurance companies offer discounts on motorcycle premiums for student who have successfully completed the course. Check with your insurance agent.

  • Many motorcycle shops and dealers offer discounts to student who have completed the course.

Already taken the course?
Want more practice?          


For information call Woodland Adult Education

Phone: 530.662.0798

Additional information available at these sites:


Find Your Ride


California Motorcyclist Safety Program


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