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Motorcycle Training

2024 Registration opens Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30am 

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Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, Safety Services Manitoba’s courses provide valuable information to help you stay safe on your bike and on the road.

Operating a motorcycle requires a whole new set of safety skills to avoid a mishap or collision.

A 6M motorcycle licence(knowledge test) that can be obtained at any MPI Service Centre is required to take any SSM motorcycle course.

Learn more about licensing – download MPI’s Motorcycle Handbook

All students must provide their own riding gear as outlined on the course pages.

Your riding gear must be inspected and at the Instructor’s discretion,  approved at the first session.

We offer training in Winnipeg and the following rural locations:

  • CFB Shilo
  • Dauphin
  • Thompson
  • Winkler

We offer the following courses:


Gearing Up OR Basic?

The Gearing Up course is designed to cater to riders starting from scratch, offering a comprehensive breakdown of fundamental riding skills. Whether participants are complete novices or seeking a thorough refresher, this course ensures NO prior knowledge is necessary. With a relaxed pace and extended riding sessions, it provides ample time to grasp each skill. Moreover, each skill is practiced by each student fostering a deeper understanding of knowledge and proper riding technique which in turn boosts confidence.

The classroom component is equally enriching, introducing students to various riding gear options and offering insights into the real-world riding scenarios they’ll encounter on the streets.

The Basic course is designed for individuals who have had some prior motorcycle riding experience. In the Basis course, we purposefully adopt a brisk pace through the material, aiming to assist riders with some prior experience in shedding any lingering bad habits and honing their fundamental skills before venturing onto the roads. Our approach involves swiftly covering aspects such as gear shifting and basic control usage, under the assumption that participants already possess this knowledge. This efficient handling of familiar topics allows us to allocate more time towards fine-tuning their existing skills.

By prioritizing refinement over repetition, we ensure that participants maximize their learning potential and emerge from the course with heightened competence and confidence on the road.


Note: Students who reside outside the Province of Manitoba can only take the GEARING UP MOTORCYCLE TRAINING and do not qualify for the MPI rebate.

Please bring your own re-fillable water bottle.

Find great deals inside from:

Capitol Motorsports

Adventure Power Products

Chudds Powersports

Westside Powersports

Harley Davidson

Headingley Sport Shop

Gaslight Harley Davidson

Leather Master



Xena Moto Canada

Ride for Dad



Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Charge – $25

Short Notice Cancellation Charge – $100

(Within 3 business days of course)


Our standard cancellation charge is $25.

In the case of cancellation within 3 business days before the course, a full refund less an administration fee of $100.00 will be applied. Registrants who fail to attend a course without providing notice will forfeit their fee. Safety Services Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule courses. If substitute dates are not suitable, registrants will receive a full refund.




If you have registered yourself using our online booking system, you may re-schedule your course using the link in the confirmation email. If you have booked with us over the phone, you will have to call to make any changes to your booking.

Please note that you can only re-schedule to the same location as originally booked. If you are wanting to switch to another location, you will have to call the office.



Re-testing Opportunities

Safety Services Manitoba has introduced two re-testing options for students who complete the Gearing Up or Basic motorcycle programs but fail the final test. You must arrange your re-test within 30 days of completing the course.

Re-test Only – $71
Take the test a second time under the supervision of SSM instructors.

Refresher and Re-test – $190
Complete about 3- 4-hour practical refresher to hone your skills before re-taking the test.

You may complete each option once before you must re-take the full course.

Contact us for more information.

6A License (Authorized Instruction):

* Individuals who have previously held a Class 6 License.

* Authorized Instruction (or Stage A) licenses are issued to learner drivers who are exempt from Manitoba’s Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program, but subject to driver examination to obtain the desired license.

* Class 6A would not have to go through the 9-month probation period.

With a Class 6 Stage A License, you may be:

– an experienced driver whose license is changed to Learner due to a test failure.

– an experienced driver from out-of-province

For more information regarding the Class 6A Licensing Program, please visit the direct link to Manitoba Public Insurance website. Authorized Instruction (mpi.mb.ca)

Motorcycle FAQ

Is the course still offered if it is raining or cold?

Courses run regardless of weather conditions – be prepared and dress accordingly. Rain gear may be worn over protective riding gear. Rain or shine, you will learn how to ride a motorcycle!

Do you provide the motorcycle?

Yes – for our two-wheeled program. SSM provides a top-of-the line fleet of motorcycles for students to train and practice their skills. For three-wheeled and experienced motorcycle training, students must provide their own vehicle. For more information, see the program description.

What type of motorcylces are provided for training?

SSM has in use: Suzuki Dr 200, Yamaha TW200 and Honda Grom.

Do I need to bring riding gear?

Yes. All students must provide their own riding gear, including:

  • Motorcycle helmet – CSA, DOT, ECE or Snell approved
  • Eye protection – face shield on helmet or any type of glasses
  • Sturdy jacket – motorcycle textile/leather riding jacket, denim or leather (jackets must be able to be done up)
  • Gloves – Full fingered, leather palmed (no knuckle cut-outs accepted)
  • Sturdy pants – motorcycle textile/leather riding pants or jeans (no sweatpants, track pants, etc.  Pants must not have holes in them)
  • Boots – must cover the ankles and be made of a sturdy leather with rubber soles (no athletic shoes/sneakers, high heels or leather soled cowboy boots)

I’m under 18. Do I need a parent to accompany me?

Only to the first session. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign a waiver for you to participate in the training course. The address on the driver’s license of the parent/guardian must match to the student’s address.

Am I required to take the motorcycle course if I have a licence from another Province or a non-Manitoba resident?

If you have a motorcycle licence from another Province or are a non-Manitoba resident, please contact Manitoba Public Insurance at 204-985-7000 or 1-800-665-2410 for more information.

How and when do I receive my Gearing Up Rebate?

In order to receive your $200 rebate, you must complete all components of the Gearing Up course, whether you pass or fail. This includes the theory, practical and testing. Cheques will be issued and mailed to the student 4 to 6 weeks after completing the course. This rebate is not available on the Basic Motorcycle course.

I am not from Manitoba, can I still take one of your motorcycle courses?

Students who reside outside the Province of Manitoba can only take the GEARING UP MOTORCYCLE TRAINING and do not qualify for the MPI rebate.