Massachusetts Rider Education Program Introduction

Welcome to the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP), dedicated to making the state's roads safer for motorcycle riders.

Massachusetts Rider Education Program LogoTo minimize the risk and maximize the fun of motorcycling, the Registry of Motor Vehicles sponsors the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP). The mission of this program is to reduce the number of motorcycle related fatalities and injuries in the Commonwealth by increasing the statewide availability of approved motorcycle training courses for motorcycle riders and to increase awareness and education for both riders and drivers.

Junior Operators (under the age of 18) are required to complete the MREP basic rider course (which includes a motorcycle skills test) to get a motorcycle license in addition to the requirements needed to obtain a Junior Operator Class D License. For more information visit our section on Junior Operator License (JOL)

In keeping with its mission statement, the MREP has provided training motorcycles and/or promotional and technical assistance to a network of training sites. All Coaches / Instructors that teach at these motorcycle training courses are MREP approved.

Since 1990, more than 158,000 students have taken a motorcycle safety course. There are currently 12 motorcycle safety schools operating at 27 different sites located throughout Massachusetts. MREP currently offers 3 license waiver courses and 5 additional courses to improve riding skills. To see a complete list of MREP approved motorcycle safety schools please click on "MA Motorcycle Rider Training Schools" in the right column.

The benefits of taking a motorcycle safety course are:

  • Professional introduction to motorcycling through the Basic Rider Course
  • Sharpen riding skills through the Experienced Rider Course
  • Get your motorcycle license / endorsement
  • Save 10% (limited) on your motorcycle insurance

Feel free to look around this area for more motorcycle information and thank you for visiting our web site. If you would like a brochure mailed to you please call 857-368-8165. If you have a specific question concerning the motorcycle safety training please contact the Site Owner nearest you. If you have any other questions or issues you can contact the MREP Program Coordinator at 413-781-0633 or e-mail him at

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