So, I finished up the MSF Basic Motorcycle Safety class today. In a week, I should have a piece of paper that will excuse me from the on-bike part of the DMV exam. I just go in, take the written (the test for your learner’s permit, which I haven’t had for a few years) and I’m a state certified biker.
It was totally worth taking the class, and I would recommend it to every biker. I don’t think my friends would have even let me consider not taking it… and if you need the incentive, it gets you out of the DMV on-bike exam. I’ve even heard that insurance companies may give you a break for taking it (but that was from a guy who did it in michigan, and who I generally think is on crack).