Motorcycle Rider Training – M1-Exit


Come to Canadore College to experience the fun and freedom of motorcycling by taking the Canada Safety Council GEARING UP course – Canada’s only national motorcycle training program. Training includes a short classroom session on defensive riding strategies and risk awareness skills followed by two full-days of rider skills training/practice. Students will start by learning basic skills such as how to properly start, balance and control a motorcycle at slow speeds. As confidence increases, students will learn how to the use the brakes, clutch and transmission, how to avoid collisions through correct application of emergency braking, as well as corner negotiating and counter steering techniques. Students must complete a skills evaluation component at the end of the course to obtain the M2 license.

Canadore College provides an excellent off-road paved area and provides the motorcycles (maximum 250cc) for your M1-Exit training.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

  • Be 16 years of age or older;
  • Possess, and have available, a valid Ontario Ministry of Transportation Class M1 Permit

Due to the province-wide lockdown orders, we will not be accepting any new registrations until further notice.  Once we have an original restart date for our season, and all of those currently enrolled have been rescheduled, we will be able to open up registration to reflect a more accurate availability.

All students must provide and wear full riding gear including a DOT-approved helmet.

To register in one of the Motorcycle Training sessions, you are required to provide the following documentation no less than 3 days before the start of your session:

  • A scanned copy of your Driver’s License
  • A scanned copy of your M1 permit

Please send documents via email to 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.