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Frequently Asked Questions about the Experienced RiderCourse


Q: How do I register for this class?

A: To enroll for this class, you must register in person at the Admissions office in the main level of Galle-Johnson Hall, Cowley College main campus, Arkansas City KS. To contact an admissions representative, call 620.441.5584.


Q: When do classes start?

A: Cowley College begins teaching classes in the middle of March and will continue teaching them through October.
Please visit the Class Schedule for more course dates/times.


Q: What is the enrollment process?

A: Participants must present a valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement during enrollment. If you are not a current or previous Cowley College student, the Admissions Application must be completed. Click here for the Admissions Application.


Q: Do I receive college credit for this course?

A: This is a non-credit class.


Q: Can I attend the class if I am less than 18 years of age?

A: Participants must be a competent, licensed motorcycle operator with one year riding experience (recommended minimum), or have completed a Basic Rider Course and have three months riding experience. If under the age of 18, you must have your parent or guarding present to sign the waiver form prior to the first day of class.


Q: Can I bring my own helmet?

A: Yes, participants are encouraged to bring a DOT approved helmet. Loaner helmets are available if students do not own a helmet for training.


Q: Can I use my own motorcycle for the class?

A: Participants will operate their own street-safe motorcycle. Motorcycle must meet all requirements for street operation. Proper registration & license for motorcycle. A safety inspection (TCLOCS) will be conducted by the course instructors. Proof of insurance must presented. Written permission from the owner if borrowed is needed for use in the course and the proof of insurance.


Q: What do I need to bring for class?

A: Riding gear is required for all participants. This includes DOT approved helmet, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, full fingered gloves, sturdy over the ankle shoes, and eye protection are required. Rain gear is optional. We do ride if it rains.


Q: May I bring a passenger to ride with me for training?

A: Passengers are allowed to participate with rider at no additional cost.