This weekend I took the ABATE Basic Motorcycle Rider Course. It was a good class. Since I ride bicycles–and read–a lot, I already knew the theory. I wasn’t sure how much time it would take to get used to motorcycle controls and weight. It took less time than I thought it would. After taking the class, I feel comfortable on a motorcycle. I think that this class should be a prerequisite to a driver’s license. The class is only $75, including a one year ABATE membership.