Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are not answered completely here, please feel to email or call.

Ed Upchurch
ed@motorcyclesafetyandtrainingcenter.com
479-806-7088

What if I have never even sat on a motorcycle? Can I still take the Basic RiderCourse?

We have had MANY students who have never touched a motorcycle before in their lives learn to ride in one weekend.

We start off slow by teaching the basic components of a motorcycle, such as the brake, accelerator, shifting, etc. Then we progress into the riding portion. If a student doesn't feel comfortable yet, we are happy to take extra time so that they do.

The only thing a student needs is a willingness to learn and a desire to have fun. Also, you MUST be able to ride a bicycle.


Do I need to know how to drive a manual transmission to be able to ride a motorcycle?
No. We start off slow by teaching the basic components of a motorcycle, such as the brake, accelerator, shifting, etc. Then we progress into the riding portion. Students learn how to properly use the clutch and shift points on a motorcycle. If a student doesn't feel comfortable yet, we are happy to take extra time so that they do.  


How much do the classes cost?
The Basic RiderCourse is $200 per person and the Experienced RiderCourse is $100 per person.


What do I need for the Basic RiderCourse?
Our local motorcycle dealers supply the cycles for this program, and we also have helmets to loan out to students.

All you need to do is bring for the riding portion is proper riding gear. This includes eye protection (a helmet with a face shield is sufficient), full-fingered gloves (preferably leather), long pants, sturdy footwear that covers the ankles, and a long sleeved upper garment. (And in cold months, don't forget to wear layers and/or bring your long johns.)


Who do I mail the class registration and payment to?
Please make all checks out to and mail all payments to our head instructor:

Ed Upchurch
P.O. Box 183
Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955


What is your cancellation and registration policy?
Our classes are limited in size because we have a limited number of loaner motorcycles available. Plus, we keep our numbers small so that we can provide one-on-one instruction for each student. Thus, all students must be pre-registered and pre-paid at least 7 days prior to course date. Enrollment in each class is on a first come, first serve basis.

Free rescheduling once, with a week's notice. Cancellation with one week's notice - full refund less $25. Cancellations within 5 days of course date will forfeit tuition and will not be rescheduled. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable with less than 5 days notice prior to the course date. No refunds for no-shows. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed and considered by the program manager.

There is no guarantee of graduation. Students who fail to demonstrate minimum levels of safety/skill development will not be allowed to continue. However, most students complete the course successfully.


If I attend, will I pass?
There is no guarantee of graduation. Because our courses can allow students to be exempt from certain military and state motorcycle driving license exams, we do not just pass our students along.

Students are required to pass both the written and the riding portion of the course. Students who fail to demonstrate minimum levels of safety/skill development will not be allowed to continue.

But, don't worry. Nearly all of our students complete the course successfully.