The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) is offering free motorcycle safety classes for Pennsylvania residents.

Locally, the course is offered at Keystone Harley-Davidson, Route 248, Parryville.

There are numerous dates the course is being given. For information and registration, go to

Students who successfully complete the knowledge and skills test through the PAMSP will receive a motorcycle license from PennDOT.

PAMSP ha been training Motorcyclist since 1984. Last year, over 23,000 students were trained through the program.

A motorcycle permit or license is needed in order to register for a class. Participants will need to go to a PennDOT Driver License Center and obtain a motorcycle learner's permit before registering for a class.

The Basic Rider Course (BSC) is designed for novice riders who want to learn basic skills to operate a motorcycle safely. Motorcycles and helmets are provided.

The Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) is available for experienced riders who want to improve their skills and increase safety. Students use their own motorcycles. Successful students can obtain their motorcycle license through either of the two programs offered.

A 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is also offered. Participants will use their own 3-wheel motorcycle, helmet, and protective gear. A restricted motorcycle license will be granted upon successful completion.