Rider Requirements and Expectations

At Niagara College we emphasize safety and proper motorcycle apparel. All of our riding courses require students to come prepared so don’t forget your ᾮMANDATORYᾯ riding gear. (NOTE:  Riding gear is required for the ᾮpracticalᾯ components only.  Students do not need to bring their riding gear to the ᾮin-classᾯ evening component.)

  • 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!  So bring additional rain gear (optional).
  • check your Letter of Confirmation for dates, times, room number and parking lot information specific to your course/class (learn more here)
  • check website for license requirements for each training course
  • IF COURSE REQUIRES the provision of a student’s motorcycle, student must provide properly licensed and insured street legal, mechanically sound motorcycle
  • IF COURSE REQUIRES, course participation pending proof of license, insurance and bike inspection

Arrive early:

Please arrive 15 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!


Parking is free after 5 pm and weekends. Paid parking is required for daytime week day classes. Parking passes can be purchased at the blue pay kiosks located in the parking lots.


Please report to the Classroom or Parking Lot listed under ᾮRoom #ᾯ on your Confirmation of Enrolment Letter.

  • Basic Rider – Black Walnut Building – Room B16 for your first in-class portion
  • M2 Exit and Skilled Rider – Black Walnut Building, Room B11 for your first in-class portion.
  • All other motorcycle courses please meet in the PARKING LOT indicated on your Confirmation of Enrolment letter (under Room #).  You will be meeting at Parking Lot D, F or G.