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Est. 2011

Open Year-Round
Get M2 Licensed on Site
Bike Provided!
Hotel Options Available
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 478-5348
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    SOLD OUT | 2 Day (SAT-SUN) 8:30 am
    SOLD OUT | 2 Day (SAT-SUN)
    Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm
    This licensing course is a 2-DAY CLASS which will waive the DMV Knowledge and Road Skills tests. Upon successful completion, the student will be issued a 2-wheel motorcycle license on site. This class teaches basic entry-level skills for new motorcyclists...Read more
    SOLD OUT | 3 DAY (FRI-SUN) 5:30 pm
    Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm
    Schedule: Friday 5:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 7:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 7:00am-Noon. Basic Rider Course: This licensing course is a 3-DAY CLASS which will waive the DMV Knowledge and Road Skills tests. Upon successful completion, the student will be issued a 2-wheel motorcycle license on...Read more
    2 Day (SAT-SUN) 8:30 am
    2 Day (SAT-SUN)
    Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm
    This licensing course is a 2-DAY CLASS which will waive the DMV Knowledge and Road Skills tests. Upon successful completion, the student will be issued a 2-wheel motorcycle license on site. This class teaches basic entry-level skills for new motorcyclists...Read more

    About Us

    Company Intro

    RIM was founded by brothers and motorcycle enthusiasts Steven & Bo Courtney in 2011 to promote safe riding practices. Owner Steven and his wife Anna, along with a team of 6 instructors dedicate their time each week throughout the year to the mission of motorcycle safety. Join us today by taking a course and sharing with others the importance of motorcycle safety awareness.

    Learn motorcycle safety from the professionals at Riders In Motion at Blue Ridge Powersports in Harrisonburg, VA and receive your Virginia-required M2 endorsement in as little as two days!  Riders In Motion provides affordable, efficient motorcycle safety courses to help you understand the hazards that affect motorcyclists each day.  The classes at Riders In Motion are developed to not only review the basics of safely handling your motorcycle, but also how to be prepared for split-second decision-making that could help save your life.

    Take to the road with the confidence and skills that you need to be a safe motorcyclist.  Learn from the pros through our efficient, knowledgeable instructors at Riders In Motion at Blue Ridge Powersports.  For more information, stop by to see us at 20 Heritage Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

    Riders In Motion is open year-round.

    Policies and Procedures

    What to Expect
    • You will be paired with a small group of up to 6 riders per 1 instructor. Divided between two-three days, the course will consist of 5 hours classwork using a rider course handbook and 10 hours of range exercises on a motorcycle (handbook & motorcycle provided). Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be issued his/her class M2 license on site.


    • Please bring a highlighter to class. Class times will vary but please be prepared to spend the entire day at the school. Please arrive 15 minutes before class starts to sign paperwork. One hour for lunch will be provided each day.


    • Location:
      • Class Location (Meet here FIRST) Blueridge Powersports 20 Heritage Drive Harrisonburg, VA 22801) 
      • Range Location (after classroom): Riders In Motion 399 E Lee St Broadway, VA 22815


    Students are required to wear:

    • Over the ankle shoes/boots
    • Long pants and a long sleeve shirt
    • Full Finger Gloves (motorcycle or durable work gloves)
    • Eye protection (eye glasses or sunglasses)
    • Full or 3/4 face helmet (no half shells)
    • Motorcycles will be provided for the course
    • We are passionate about student safety: students will not be permitted to ride without the above safety gear!



    Please be sure to contact us in writing by email (

    • If for any reason you decide to cancel, please contact our office in writing NO LESS than 14 days prior to your class start date, and a full refund minus a $50.00 processing fee will be issued to the student cancelling the course.


    • If you are late, do not show up, fail to cancel within the cancellation period or leave the class for any reason, NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or CREDITS will be issued. If there was unsuccessful completion of the course in which a student did not pass the written and/ or driving exam, the student may register for the class again at 1/2 current course cost within one year from original class date.


    • Students who request a reschedule must contact the office in writing NO LESS than 14 days prior to your class start date, otherwise their tuition will be forfeited. No exceptions. A $35 transfer fee to be placed in the requested class will be charged. If the student is unable to request a reschedule date at this time, RIM will hold the course registration fee for up to a year until the student contacts us for a reschedule date. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with Riders In Motion for reschedules within a year’s time, otherwise the course fee will be forfeited.


    • Please note per policy that at least 3 students must be enrolled in order to hold the class. A full refund OR no-cost transfer will be offered if class is canceled at any point by RIM due to low enrollment.

    Weather Policy:

    • We ride RAIN or SHINE, please bring rain gear.


    • We will reschedule for snow accumulation.


    • If a student misplaces their temporary license or DMV completion certificate, the student may request a one-time replacement for a $35 fee per card. However, Riders In Motion does NOT replace expired cards or any cards after 1 year following the student’s course completion date.



    Q: “When is your next available class?”

    See Calendar on our website

    Q: “How much does The Basic Rider Class cost?”

    The Basic Rider Class costs $299 for weekends and $279 for weekdays, and includes the motorcycle for the class.

    Q: “Can I take the class if I am age 18 or under?”

    Absolutely! Any person with a valid Virginia driver’s license may take the class. (See question #4 for info on motorcycle learner’s permits for those age 18 or under).

    Q: “Do I need a motorcycle learner’s permit to take your class?”

    A learner’s permit is not required to take the class, no matter what your age. Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Course, you will be issued the M2 (2-wheel motorcycle) license on site. However, please note: if you are age 18 or under, the Virginia DMV does require you to obtain a learner’s permit before you may ride on your M2 license. See for more information on how long a person age 18 or under must hold their permit.

    Q: “Will I get my motorcycle license if I complete the class?”

    Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Class (which means you passed both the knowledge and skills exam), you will be issued a temporary 30-day M2 (2-wheel motorcycle) license on site. You must show this paperwork to the DMV, and DMV will add the “M2” endorsement to your driver’s license. You have 1 year from your class date to show paperwork to the DMV before it expires.

    Q: “My driver’s license is from out of state. Will I get my M2 license if I pass your class?”

    Our class is certified by the national Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and we do occasionally get students from out of state who earn their M2 through our class. It is however the student’s responsibility to check with his/her state’s DMV to ask if they will accept our training program.

    Q: “Do you offer 3-wheel (M3) motorcycle classes?”

    We do not offer 3-wheel motorcycle classes at this time. We hope to in the future.

    Q: “What happens if I do not pass the class?”

    The student must successfully pass both the knowledge and skills exam in order to receive the M2 license. If a student fails either of these exams, the DMV requires the student to retake the entire class. Riders In Motion allows each of our students to retake the class at half-price. Call or text (540) 478-5348 for instructions on how to get the half-price discount.

    Q: “I have never ridden a motorcycle in my life. Is the Basic Rider Class for me?”

    Yes! The Basic Rider Class (BRC) is meant for a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to those with experience wanting to fine-tune skills and learn additional strategies for safety. We just ask that you be able to balance a two-wheeled bicycle before taking this course. That said, if you have zero experience using a clutch or riding a motorcycle, ask us about our optional but valuable 3-hour Jumpstart course to get practice before taking the BRC.

    Q: “I’ve enrolled in the class! What do I need to bring?”

    Bring a highlighter and pen for classroom. For range, students are required to wear: over the ankle shoes/boots, long pants and a long sleeve shirt, gloves (full-finger), eye protection (eye glasses or sunglasses), full or 3/4 face helmet (no half shells). You will also want water & snacks. Motorcycles will be provided for the course.

    Q: “What types of motorcycles do you provide for the class?”

    All our motorcycles have 250cc engines; we find students are more successful on bikes with these smaller engines. The types vary, but our fleet generally includes cruisers and/or sport tour bikes.

    Q: “Where are you located?”

    Meet first at our classroom, located at Blue Ridge Powersports (20 Heritage Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801). Our driving range is located north in Broadway (399 East Lee Street, Broadway, VA 22815).

    Q: “Is class still held in rain/ snow?”

    We hold class rain or shine! Realistically, motorcyclists must learn to ride in many types of weather. Bring a rain jacket if rain is in the forecast. We also hold winter training – however if snow/ice requires us to reschedule the class, we will notify you.


    Daniel Barnett

    If you’re are thinking about reaching out and grasping the joy of motorcycle riding, I’d consider this class a necessity. Our rider coach, Bo, was there every second of both days with instruction, guidance, and personalized riding tips, given in the most professional and friendly manner. I left this class after two days of training, with my license, a smile, and a few new friends. Most importantly though, are the skills, and knowledge instilled in me that it takes to be safe, courteous, and respectful on the dangerous roadways we ride. Thanks again Bo.

    Hayley Stroop

    I learned so much in only two days… my confidence increased through each exercise and I walked away happy with my M2 endorsement. Wednesday & Thursday classes worked perfectly with my work schedule; I recommend anyone who wants to begin riding to start here! Thanks Doug.

    David Stuart

    Riders in Motion actually teaches you to ride. I didn’t need it but they offer beginner’s class (if you’ve never ridden before or need to brush up on the basics) to beyond getting your license. They learn your name there. The only certification class I recommend in the Valley.

    Rebecca Turner

    Enjoyed it! Bo is a great instructor. He showed me after 10 years of not riding that I still could. He shows alot of guidance so you are confident to get your license.

    Barbi Cole

    Much fun, even in the rain. Bo, our Rider Coach, was very professional, knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient. And, gave helpful advice, when he saw a student having difficulty learning a particular skill. It was obvious he wants his students to succeed. Highly recommend taking the course through R.I.M. rather than any of the others in the area.

    Contact Us

    Riders In Motion

    Stop by and see us at Blue Ridge Powersports to sign-up in person! Also, ask the team about dealer incentives and how to receive your course tuition back when you purchase a motorcycle!

    “Committed to helping you feel comfortable and confident on the open road!”

    Address: 399 B East Lee St, Broadway, Virginia 22815

    Phone: (540) 478-5348