Connecticut Rider Education Program
(CONREP) for Motorcycle Safety
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Experienced Rider Course (ERC)
General Information
The Experienced Rider Course (ERC) requires previous experience and you must provide a street-legal motorcycle for use during the class.   

The ERC is a one-day course designed to improve rider skills in braking, evasive maneuvers and turning.

Even if you've been riding for some time, there's always something new to learn.  Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are flocking to the Experienced Rider Course to hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic. 

You'll discuss with your peers how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position.  

The ERC also covers protective gear, rider responsibility, motorcycle inspection and care, the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding, and includes an optional skill evaluation and knowledge test. Using your own motorcycle, you'll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

Official course description of the ERC can be obtained from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.


In order to participate, CONREP requires every rider to be prepared; specifically you must:

  • be able to ride a bicycle
  • provide a signed waiver or a signed parental permission slip if under 18
  • posess a valid motorcycle license
  • possess a minimum of six months (or 500 miles) of riding experience
  • possess a street-legal motorcycle (an inspection will be performed)
  • provide proof of liability insurance for the motorcycle
  • wear a DOT approved helmet in class, with eye protection (built in or glasses)
  • wear full fingered gloves, preferably leather
  • wear long sleeved shirts or jackets
  • wear sturdy pants (no shorts)
  • wear footgear that covers your ankles
  • be in a proper state of mind

All training sites in Connecticut loan helmets to participants for class. Since the class is conducted in ALL weather conditions (except for icing or snow), you are advised to bring:

  • wet weather gear-rain jackets, rain pants, etc.
  • cold weather gear-warm jackets, sweaters, etc.
  • water or other beverages
  • lunch/snacks as necessary
***Please note that any unsafe acts will result in dismissal of the student.***

Besides learning how to ride, may entitle students with passing grade to receive an insurance discount on their motorcycle insurance of 10%. (See your agent for specific details.)

Learn how to enjoy yourself more when you ride.

Meet new friends.