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Open Road® Motorcycle Insurance

Insurance Programs

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You ride.  We ride. The Open Road program was designed to provide an easy, cost effective means to acquire insurance for you, the motorcyclist.

Open Road Motorcycle Insurance is the only insurance program endorsed by all of the major motorcycle distributors in Canada. This program is owned by Power Sports Services (PSS). PSS is a subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).

“Insurance for motorcyclists by motorcyclists” what does that mean? It means Open Road’s goal is to offer you more choice to get you lower insurance premiums. Save you money with friendly, helpful service.

For convenience and additional discounts you have the option to add your home and automobile policies. Open Road insures you – the motorcyclist, not just the motorcycle. This means we can insure your street bike, dirt bike, ATV and Side-by-Side plus your home and your other automobile. Adding other coverage opens the door to more insurance companies that would prefer to insure your bike as part of a greater portfolio. This can lead to greater savings!

My Insurance Brokers (MIB) are the licensed professionals that facilitate the Open Road program and provide you with the exceptional service they are renowned for.

Visit the Open Road website to get a quote!

www.openroadinsurance.ca

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Rider Training

Rider Information


Motorcycle Rider Training in Canada

Even before you have purchased a motorcycle, the best way you can learn about motorcycling is from the experts. Whether you are new to motorcycling or returning to an old passion, you will benefit from a motorcycle Rider Training course. And, yes, the motorcycle is supplied for the basic learner’s course. As well, as an added bonus, you may qualify for savings on your motorcycle insurance!

MMIC supports motorcycle rider training programs across Canada. The MMIC believes that rider training is one of the best ways, if not the best way, to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

All recognized rider training programs have certain characteristics in common:

  • they are ‘recognized’ by the provincial licensing ministry or agency;
  • they use highly trained instructors who must meet established standards;
  • they use an approved curriculum.

To get started you need to understand the following:

  • You need a separate motorcycle license to ride a motorcycle;
  • Motorcycle licence requirements differ from province to province; and
  • In most provinces, rider training can help you obtain your motorcycle license.

General Guidelines for Rider Training Courses

For those who are inexperienced, or for those with some experience but require basic licensing, or for those of you who are returning to the sport after an extended absence, we recommend:

Introductory Riding Basics Programs

These basic training programs are a comprehensive 18-hour experience to give you necessary motorcycle handling skills. They are conducted away from traffic on motorcycles that the course provides. They are geared toward personal coaching and a relaxed approach to put you at ease while also challenging you.

The typical course is scheduled on a weekend or two week days. The weekend starts Thursday or Friday evening with a three-hour classroom discussion of risk factors and basic riding strategies.During the course you will ride a series of exercises that builds one skill after another until you have a sense of control and accomplishment.

The program concludes on the afternoon of the second day with an on-site riding exercise to meet provincial ministry standards. If you are successful, the riding school is authorized by the ministry to issue you a certificate for your next level of motorcycle licence (in applicable provinces).

Advanced Training: Riding Strategies Programs

For those motorcyclists who presently have your probationary licence and need to obtain your full motorcycle licence, or who want a higher comfort level in traffic, we recommend Advanced Training.

This higher level training program qualifies you to obtain your full motorcycle licence in many provinces. Advanced training assumes that you have basic motorcycle handling skills in traffic. It fine-tunes your traffic observation and management practices on your own motorcycle in a real traffic environment.

The training differs from province to province and usually involves a minimum of nine to fifteen hours.

The ratio riders to each instructor is small and ranges around three or four to keep your learning intimate and relaxed. Typically, training will take place on Friday evening and either a Saturday or Sunday.

This course is enjoyable for the camaraderie of group riding, and especially for the development of confidence in your skills.

Questions to Ask Before You Register

We know from our students what contributes to an enjoyable and effective learning experience. Ask about:

  • the size of the group
  • the number of instructors available to you
  • the size and variety of the training motorcycles available
  • if it is a ministry-approved course
  • if there is any cost for re-test should you not pass on the first attempt
  • whether you will be encouraged to try more than one style of motorcycle
  • the flexibility of payment options and scheduling
  • if more practice time is available to you should you need to get more comfortable with your skills
  • if you will enjoy yourself with instructors that are there exclusively to pass on to you their expertise and enthusiasm for the sport.

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Canadian Motorcycle Licensing

Rider Information




British Columbia Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

 The province of British Columbia maintains up-to-date information regarding their graduated motorcycle licensing online. You can get information regarding British Columbia’s Graduated Motorcycle Licensing from the province’s website by following this link.

Alberta Motorcycle Licensing Information
Alberta Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

 The province of Alberta has information about Alberta Graduated Motorcycle Licensing at www.servicealberta.gov.ab.ca/drivers-licence.cfm . Transportation Alberta also offers downloadable drivers guides at www.transportation.alberta.ca/531.htm .

Saskatchewan Motorcycle Licensing Information
Saskatchewan Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program

The province of Saskatchewan has published some details relating to their Graduated Licensing regulations online. Please visit the website of the province of Saskatchewan.If you have any questions with regards to the Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program please call SGI toll free at 1-800-667-9868.

Manitoba Motorcycle Rider licensing

Manitoba Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

Manitoba’s Graduated Licensing Requirements for Motorcyclists are located online at the province’s website. You can obtain Graduated Licensing Information for the province of Manitoba by following this link to the province of Manitoba’s website.

Ontario Rider Training and Licensing

Ontario Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of Ontario maintains information about Graduated Licensing online via their website. Ontario’s Graduated Licensing Information is available online via their website.

Quebec Licensing Information

Quebec Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of Quebec maintains a webste where you can learn about Graduated Licensing and motorcycles. Quebec’s graduated licensing information is available via their website.


New Brunswick Licensing Rider Training

New Brunswick Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of New Brunswick has prepared an english version of its Driver’s Handbook, available for quick download in the PDF document format. This handbook describes all levels of graduated motorcycle licensing in New Brunswick and tells you how to begin the licensing process as a perspective motorcyclist. The manual is available for convenient download here.

Nova Scotia Motorcycle Licensing and Training

Nova Scotia Graduated Licensing

Information for the province of Nova Scotia’s Graduated Licensing program is available online via the Service Nova Scotia website.


Newfoundland Motorcycle Licensing and Rider Training

Newfoundland Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of Newfoundland runs an informative and publicly accessible website where they are pleased to provide you with up-to-date information about their motorcycle Graduated Licensing regulations. You can obtain Graduated Licensing information from the province of Newfoundland’s website:



Prince Edward Island Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of Prince Edward Island runs the infoPEI website where they are pleased to provide you with up-to-date information on their motorcycle Graduated Licensing regulations. Please visit the InfoPEI Website.


Yukon Motorcycle License Rider Training

Yukon Graduated Licensing

The Yukon Territory has a graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program. Information about the program is available through this site


Northwest Territories Motorcycle Licensing and Training

Northwest Territories Graduated Motorcycle Licensing

The province of the Northwest Territories runs an informative and publicly accessable website where they are pleased to provide you with up-to-date information on their motorcycle Graduated Licensing regulations.

For more information about Graduated Licensing in the Northwest Territories please visit their website.

Motorcycle Licensing and Training Nunavut

Nunavut Motorcycle Licensing

Nunavut does not have a graduated licensing program. For information about general driver’s licensing please click here.

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Contact MMIC

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Contact Information for the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council

Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council
3000 Steeles Avenue East
Suite 201 Markham, Ontario
L3R 4T9
Tel: 416-491-4449 Fax: 416-493-1985
Toll free: 877-470-MMIC (6642)

Contact MMIC Staff 
General Contact
Director of Communications
Manager of Information Systems and Websites
Manager of Policy and Government Relations
Technical Standards and Compliance
Regarding The Motorcycle Shows Bianca Kennedy
Rider Federations & Industry Partner Services
Director of Finance, Statistics & Administration Jane Meng
Manager of Statistics and Finance Verina Muharremi
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Major Activities

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Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council’s Major Activities

  • serve as a forum to identify and act on issues of importance to the motorcycle and scooter communities;
  • monitor and respond to changes in legislation and regulations affecting the use of on-road and off-road motorcycles and scooters;
  • make representations to the senior levels of government on behalf of its members and affiliate members;
  • act as a statistical gathering base for the industry; and
  • develop and offer group programs to serve dealers and motorcycle and scooter riders.
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Who We Are

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Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council – Who We Are

The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, originally founded in 1971, is a national, non-profit, trade association which represents the responsible interests of the major motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of motorcycle and scooter-related products and services in Canada. The member companies of the MMIC account for approximately 90 percent of all the new on-road motorcycles and scooters sold in Canada. The MMIC is funded entirely by its Members and Industry Partners and by the programs and services it offers.

MMIC’s Members and Industry Partners

Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council Members
Membership in the association is limited to those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole motorcycles, mopeds or scooters in Canada.

Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council – Our Industry Partners
Industry Partners are those organizations engaged in the business of manufacturing and/or distributing whole motorcycles, mopeds or scooters in Canada, as well as motorcycle-related aftermarket products and services