Motorcycle Training Program

Since 1967, our Motorcycle Training program has been dedicated to keeping people safe by building the skills of motorcyclists. We work with students to develop their understanding and ability to operate and control a motorcycle, build their confidence and instill safety-oriented mental strategies for riding. We have over 40 certified volunteer instructors who are passionate about motorcycles and teaching, and love what they do.

The Ottawa Safety Council is a recognized testing authority for the MTO in the M1 Exit and M2 Exit programs. The Gearing Up M1 Exit and Gearing Up Introduction courses deliver the Canada Safety Council’s (CSC) curriculum, Canada’s leading and most widely available novice motorcycle rider training program.


Based on the NEW EXTENDED Ontario wide stay-at-home order till June 2nd , we must postpone our season’s start once again. We have shut down our registration for the time being. We need time to sort through the backlog that will be created with those already registered to ensure their priority in queue. Any expiring licenses will be extended by the Ministry so no worries on that front.  We will continue to communicate with you by email with new rescheduled date.  If the date provided does not work for you, other options will be offered. We will open registration back up once we are sure we are able to provide a solid date for the “restart” to our season.  We will resume training as soon as we are able to do so in accordance with the provincial guidelines.

How Do I Get My Motorcycle Licence?

Ontario has a graduated motorcycle licensing system designed to introduce drivers to driving privileges gradually. To operate a motorcycle, students need an M Class licence. Before riders can get a full M licence, they have to finish two learning levels (M1 and M2) and pass two (2) riding tests. The whole process can take as little as 20 months and up to five (5) years to complete. The M1X and M2X courses are designed to move riders through these licensing steps. See the Ministry of Transportation website for full details about the licensing process.

If you have any questions about our courses or program please email us at or call 613-238-1513 ext. 228

Since 1967, the Motorcycle Training program has been dedicated to keeping people safe by building the skills of motorcyclists.

Our MTP courses

Gearing Up Intro

Introduction | 3 hours
$70.00 CAD + HST

Gearing Up Intro is an introduction to riding. It is best for inexperienced riders who want to see if motorcycling is for them or those who may wish for extra practice time.

Gearing Up Intro is a low-pressure way to determine whether or not individuals want to ride a motorcycle. With an effective student-instructor ratio and relaxed pace, students learn the most important skills to operate a motorcycle confidently. It does not offer any licensing privileges but is perfect for those who haven’t ridden a motorcycle or if someone is slightly hesitant.

The Gearing Up Intro course consists of three hours of hands-on riding instruction and practices out on our range. Instructors teach students the basic motorcycle controls and operations, so they get a feel for the ride. Taking Gearing Up Intro can significantly increase a student’s chance of success if they decide to proceed with the M1 Exit course.


Gearing Up (M1 Exit)

Beginner | 3 days
$475.00 CAD + HST

Licensing: Upgrades M1 to M2

M1 Exit is a popular course and follows the Canada Safety Council’s motorcycle rider training curriculum. M1 Exit is designed for novice riders but can offer insight and skills development for any rider who needs to get their licence. Students learn the skills needed to operate a motorcycle confidently and pass their road test.


M2 Exit

Full M License | 3 days
$495.00 CAD + HST

Licensing: Upgrades M2 to M

The M2-Exit course is targeted at experienced active riders who have an M2 and are eligible to upgrade to a full M. It is the final phase of Ontario’s graduated licensing system – a rider’s graduation from the M2 to the full M license. Students learn the street-oriented riding skills required for the Ontario M licence and safety-oriented strategies for riding in traffic. Students ride in active traffic, so they need to be comfortable with real-world riding on streets and highways. Students are required to provide a motorcycle for the practical and testing portions, which is properly licensed, road safe, and insured, as well as riding gear that meets our criteria.


  • Valid M2 license (valid 18 months (with prior training) or 22 months (without prior motorcycle training).
  • Their own motorcycle that is licenced, insured, and in road-worthy condition.
  • Proper riding gear (helmet, boots, gloves, riding jacket, and pants). Click here for list of required equipment

Experienced Rider

Advanced | 1 day
$120.00 CAD + HST

The Experienced Rider Course is for M2 and M Licensed riders with some riding experience.

Many riders use it as a refresher course before hitting the open road in the Spring. The purpose of this course is to give riders a chance to improve their skills on their own motorcycles. The course is 8 hours long. We encourage all riders to take this course whenever they feel need a refresher.


  • M2 for at least a FULL season (preferably more than one) and a minimum of 5000 KM of riding experience (mixture of city and highway).
  • Their own motorcycle that is licenced, insured, and in road-worthy condition.
  • Proper riding gear (helmet, boots, gloves, riding jacket, and pants). Click here for list of required equipment

What is your motorcycle goal?

Not licensed?

If you are not sure Gearing Up course is right for you, answer the following questions to help determine which program to register for.

Program Terms and Conditions

OSC thanks the following companies for continued support of our Motorcycle Training Program!



General Dynamics Canada

Kanata Research Park Corporation

Abbott Point of Care

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