motorcycle in traffic“Know the danger.

Know what behaviors reduce the danger.

Choose an acceptable exposure to the danger, for you.”

Nobody Told Me Motorcycles Are So Dangerous



1. Begin2ride Student Booklet

2. The NMI-System for Reducing Motorcycle Mishaps

3. “You Want To Ride? SLAM!” A fun explanation of the NMI-System, by Gabe Ets-Hokin, NMI Instructor

4. “A Fable about Perseverance” Another fun explanation of the NMI-System, by HB

We are a 501(c)3 educational/charitable organization and not a trade organization, or in anyway controlled by the motorcycle industry.

“Unlike business corporations, which have shareholders and stockholders who are “owners” of the corporation, there is no stock, no shares and no “owners” in nonprofit corporations. The money and assets of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations like National Motorcycle Institute (NMI) are considered public funds, and the members of its Board of Directors are considered “trustees” of its funds on behalf of the public. The directors and officers of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization like NMI are not the owners of the organization, and they have no right to use or take any of the organization’s funds or assets. They are there to serve the organization and the needs of the public.” – David Atkin, Attorney, Director, Center for Nonprofit Law

It is our intent to have the motorcycle training curriculum/programs be “open source” or “freeware” following the ideas of free software developed by the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project.

National Motorcycle Training Institute does retain the rights to the program names Motorcycle-Permit Course℠ (MPC), Motorcycle-License Course℠ (MLC), NMI-Systems, Learn-To-Ride Course, Learn2ride (L2R), Gather2ride (G2R), Begin2Ride (B2R), Continue2Ride (C2R), Going2Ride (G2R), and Test2Ride (T2R).

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