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Welcome to Valley ABATE Riders Education!


We are proud to offer these motorcycle classes, IN THE VALLEY. The courses will be offered from May thru September. All classes are taught using MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION certified rider coaches.

Upon completion of the Basic Riders Course (BRC) or Basic Riders Course 2 (BRC2) you will be allowed to waive the road test at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Your completion card must be presented to the Department of Motor Vehicles to receive your Motorcycle Endorsement. Your completion card is valid for two years.

You are entitled to one year free membership to Valley Abate. We meet @ 7:30pm, on the 3rd Thursday of every month at Palmer Moose Lodge 793, 1136 S. Cobb St.

Completion of this course may also reduce your insurance rates. Check with your insurance provider.

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Basic Riders Course (BRC) $299.00

This class consists of 5 hours of classroom study, and 10 hours of riding time. The classroom sessions will be located at Annex, 247 South Alaska Street, Palmer Alaska, 99645. You will learn the basic fundamentals of motorcycle riding, risk awareness and management, braking swerving and cornering skills. There is a knowledge and skills test to complete this course and receive a completion card. Motorcycles are provided for each student. Riding is done on a closed course.

After you sign up for the Basic Riders Course of your choice, you will need to TAKE YOUR RECEIPT to one of following dealers to pick up your RIDERCOURSE HANDBOOK, you will need to read this, do the homework and bring it to class with you.

Basic Riders Course 2 (BRC2) $179.00

This class consists of 5 hours of riding time. There is no classroom session. The range will be located at the Butte Elementary School, 4006 South Butte Road, Palmer. It’s for experienced riders that are already on the road, on their own bike. This will hone your riding skills and teach you advanced techniques, to increase your safety and enjoyment of motorcycling. There is a knowledge and skills test to complete this course and receive a completion card. You will ride your own motorcycle. Your bike must be street legal, with current registration, and you must have proof of insurance, you will be asked to produce these documents.

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More classes will be added as needed, classes will be offered all summer!
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Can I pay with a check or cash?
Yes, email us at ridered@valleyabate.com

What if I show up late for class?
Class goes on without you, you will not be allowed to come in late. You will have to re-schedule. There is no guarantee of availability of another class. DON’T BE LATE!!

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine course. Some time in your riding experience, you will be caught in the rain. If it looks like rain, bring some gear.

What do I need to bring?
Helmet, we have a few loaner helmets, not enough to go around. Eye protection, sunglasses, prescription glasses, goggles, safety glasses, or a face shield on your helmet. Long sleeves, jacket, sweatshirt, etc., arms must be covered. Gloves, full-fingered. Long pants that aren’t baggy. Over the ankle footwear, no canvas sneakers. Raingear, if it looks like rain. Your own water and snacks, we provide portable toilets.

Do I need the DMV issued Learners Permit?
No Learners Permit is required, once you pass our course you can have your license endorsed.

Thank-you to all our sponsors -- Geico Insurance, Ron's Honda, Ron Harvey's Classics, Performance Yamaha, Team CC Kawasaki, Team CC Suzuki and Alaska House of Yamaha. Please consider these businesses for your future purchases.