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Important Notice - Motorcycle Course Registration

Our motorcycle courses will not be holding wait lists for any of the courses and classes. If a class of your choice is filled, registration will be closed and you will need to select another class. If a spot does become available for a class that was once deemed closed, the class will re-open and will accept registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Where are courses held?

All motorcycle courses are held at the Welland Campus of Niagara College, located at 300 Woodlawn Rd., Welland, Ontario.

In-class components for the Basic Rider and M2 Exit are delivered in the Black Walnut Building Room B16 or B11 (see Enrolment Confirmation Letter for room details) and Parking Lots F and G for the motorcycle training.  Please see the highlighted areas on the following map.

An image showing the exactly locations of the motorcycle courses

For a printable PDF version with no highlighting, please visit

Students registered for Motorcycle Retest and Introduction to Motorcycling meet in Parking Lot F off Chippawayan Boulevard (beside the YMCA Parking Lot).

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What if it rains?

Please note for all courses be prepared to ride RAIN OR SHINE.

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On Friday I had no experience riding a motorcycle, today I feel confident and ready to ride on the road. The instructors were great and took the time to make sure everyone was learning together. I would highly recommend this program to others.Cullen McDonald, April 2015 Basic Rider student
Teachers (instructors) were very knowledgeable/ informative! This course should be mandatory in order to ride on road. Enjoyed/learned greatly! Thank you!Greg DeCloux, April 2015 Basic Rider student

Get your full 'M' License through our Training Programs

Niagara College's Continuing Education Motorcycle programs have trained over 7,000 students on how to safely enjoy, operate, and ride motorcycles.

Our programs combine highly-experienced instructors with top-notch training resources to deliver solid safety practices and riding skills to riders of all ages.

Using the Canada Safety Council's (CSC) "Gearing Up" Curriculum, Niagara College has conducted our "Basic Rider" training course since 1983.

Niagara College gratefully acknowledges the following dealers for their continued loyal support of the College's Motorcycle Training Programs:

  • Baldwin's Cycles, Dunnville
  • Clare's Cycle and Sports Ltd., Pelham/Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Niagara Racecrafters, Virgil
  • St. Catharines Motorcycle Centre
  • Ultimate Cycle, Hamilton
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Registration Guidelines -
Transfers, Withdrawals and Refunds

Please read the following Registration Guidelines before registering:

Please call the Registrar's Office for Transfers, Withdrawals and Refunds at 905-735-2211, extension 7556.

  • Withdrawals must be made 5 working days before the course starts to receive a refund, less $20 administration fee.
  • Transfers must be requested 5 working days prior to the start date of the course that you are transferring from. You may only make this request once and it is based on seat availability.
  • Students who leave the course before its completion due to illness must provide a doctor’s note to be considered for a refund or rescheduling, which will depend on seat availability.
Special Note - Starting Classes on Time!

Out of respect for students who arrive on time, classes start promptly at the times indicated. If you arrive more than fifteen minutes after the specified time, you will not be permitted to take the course. A refund will not be issued.

All Niagara College's Motorcycle Training Program Requirements:

  • At Niagara College we emphasize safety and proper motorcycle apparel.  All of our riding courses required students to be prepared so don't forget your riding equipment:
    • a D.O.T. approved helmet (in good condition)
    • a heavy, long-sleeved jacket (non-synthetic)
    • denim jeans or heavy pants
    • full-fingered gloves that cover the entire hand
    • heavy-duty leather boots that have a heel and cover the ankle (high top running shoes or jogging boots are NOT acceptable)
    • anyone dressed inappropriately will not be allowed to ride.
  • Attendance is mandatory for each motorcycle training course.
  • Be prepared to ride rain or shine.
  • Please arrive15 minutes prior to start of each class as classes start promptly at times indicated.  If you arrive more than fifteen minutes after the specified time, you will not be permitted to take the course.  A refund will not be issued. - Please be on time!
  • Check your course Letter of Confirmation for dates, times, room number and parking lot information.
  • Parking is free after 5 pm and weekends.  NOTE - Paid Parking is required for daytime week day classes.  Parking Passes can be purchased at the Parking Kiosks located in the Parking Lots.

Motorcycle - An Introduction to Motorcycling
  • This is not intended to replace the full basic rider course. It will merely pique your interest.
  • YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A VALID 'M1' LICENCE to take this seminar.

Motorcycle - Basic Rider Training Course

  • This training course consists of a four-hour classroom session and two full days (training and test). 
  • Classroom session is scheduled in the Black Walnut Building Room B16.(See Map Link to your left under "Where are courses held?")
Motorcycle - M2 Exit Course
  • This training course consists of a four-hour classroom session and 6 hours of training and 1 hour test. 
  • Classroom session is scheduled in the Black Walnut Building Room B11. (See Map Link to your left under "Where are courses held?")
  • Additional document requirements for the M2 Exit Course:
    • Possess a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation Class 'M2" permit held for a minimum of 22 months (or 18 months if you have passes a recognized motorcycle training program). Please bring it and have it available at all times.
    • Bring appropriate ownership and proof of insurance to first evening class
    • Bring a properly licenced and insured, street legal motorcycle to the daytime component of the course.  NOTE - motorcycles must be mechanically sound.  If breakdowns occur, rescheduling or refunds will not be permitted.
Motorcycle - Retest
  • This session is for those students who have attended our Motorcycle Training Program within the last year and wish to perform their M1 Exit test again.
  • Additional document requirements for Motorcycle - Retest:
    • a Valid M1 Learner's Permit is required prior to the start of the course - Please bring to the class.
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Motorcycle Training Program

All Motorcycle Training Fees include HST.

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Contact Information

To learn more about our Niagara College Motorcycle Training Programs, call:

Continuing Education at extension 7510 for your local telephone number:

  • 905-735-2211
  • 905-374-7454
  • 905-641-2252
  • 905-563-3254
Niagara College
300 Woodlawn Road
Welland, ON L3C 7L3
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