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Ready to Learn to Ride a Bike?

Posted By: Mike’s Famous® Harley-Davidson®
Post Date: 10/07/2021

The past year has brought into focus just how important outdoor activities can be. And when it comes to relaxation and fresh air, nothing beats a motorcycle ride. If you’re new to the world of motorcycles and want to get started, we’re here to help you learn to ride a bike.
For many newer riders, heading out on the road for the first time can be a bit frightening. Plus, you might not even know how to go about obtaining a motorcycle license in Connecticut. At Mike’s Famous®, we’re here to help. We want to build a culture of motorcycle riding here in Connecticut and beyond--and that starts with helping people learn. 

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Today, we put together our guide to learning to ride a bike in Connecticut. If you’re interested in getting started, our team members can help. Feel free to give us a call or stop by to learn more about our classes!

What You’ll Need for a Connecticut Motorcycle License 

To go on bike rides in CT, you’ll need to have a motorcycle endorsement on your Connecticut driver’s license. 

In order to obtain the endorsement, you’ll need to complete an application, and a parental consent form if you’re under the age of 18. Then, you’ll need to complete a 16-question motorcycle knowledge test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Once you get that done, you’ll be eligible for a motorcycle learner’s permit. With a permit, you’ll be able to ride in daylight hours provided you follow certain restrictions. 

Then, you’ll need to complete a novice motorcycle safety course. After that, you’ll be able to add an “M” endorsement to your Connecticut license. 
Where to Turn for Classes and More 

Here at Mike’s Famous®, we offer motorcycle classes that meet the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles requirements for obtaining an M endorsement. Our course is approved in Rhode Island, too!

When you learn to ride a bike at Mike’s Famous®, you’ll be equipped with all the skills you need to have fun safely on the roads. You don’t need to have experience with motorcycles to get started with our course. Our experienced instructors will get you set up with a ride on our bike simulator, so you can experience the joy of riding on a genuine Harley® through our program.  
The course is structured to provide you with all the knowledge you’ll need to learn to ride a bike. First, you’ll complete an online e-course and an orientation at our dealership. Then, you’ll receive two days of training on the range at Mike’s Famous®. 

Our course is Motorcycle Safety Foundation approved and offers personalized instruction in a beautiful environment. And after you complete our course, we’ll keep in touch and make sure you’re informed about advanced classes, bike rides in CT, and more!

Learn to Ride a Bike at Mike’s Famous®

There’s no better place to learn to ride a motorcycle than Mike’s Famous®. 

Like we always say, we’re fully committed to building a community of motorcycle enthusiasts in Connecticut and across the border in Rhode Island. Those who take our courses appreciate that commitment and our dedication to individualized instruction and feedback. 

If you’re ready to take the next step and learn to ride a bike at Mike’s Famous®, sign up for one of our upcoming classes on our website. As always, feel free to reach out to our team to learn more about our offerings!


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