Virginia Western reopens in-person motorcycle safety program; partners with DMV to provide new fleet motorcycles

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia Western Community College has announced the reopening of its in-person Motorcycle Safety Program, licensed by the DMV as a Virginia Rider Training Program training site.

Virginia Western recently purchased a fleet of 15 new motorcycles through the DMV’s motorcycle fund for students to improve their skills.

When students complete the program, they will earn a course completion certificate to provide to the DMV which will exempt them from completing both the motorcycle knowledge exam and the road skills exam.

The certificates are valid for a period of one year from the date of course completion.

Virginia Western provides the only Virginia Rider Training Program in Roanoke and in the immediate surrounding county vicinity, with certified motorcycle safety instructors who can teach beginning and experienced riders new techniques in a controlled, safe environment.

Classes are held each Friday evening as well as Saturdays and Sundays through the spring, summer and fall semesters.

“Following in person classes returning to campus in July, 2020 and a reorganization of our program and renewed partnership with the DMV, we are very happy to resume this critical training [that] riders need. The addition of these beautiful new motorcycles will mean more riders can learn valuable safety and awareness techniques and be confident they are learning on the latest equipment and technology major manufacturers have to offer, which is important to the continued growth of our program.”

Roger Hamner, Lead Instructor

For more information or to enroll, click here.

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