The Sidecar/Trike II Course is designed for sidecar and trike operators with at least three months of current street-riding experience and must be ridden on your own sidecar rig, trike or reverse trike. In 9-hour course, you will practice cornering, braking, and swerving. You will also develop street strategies and hazard response skills for making smart choices in your riding. Students must bring their own three-wheeled rig - training equipment is not provided in this course.
A valid driver's license or driver's permit is required for this class, but a motorcycle or three-wheeled vehicle endorsement is optional. If you are looking to obtain your three-wheeled vehicle operator endorsement, successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. Please note that an "M" endorsement for motorcycle operators will also allow you to operate a three-wheeled vehicle legally. Learn more here.
Students must bring their own sidecar outfit or trike to use in the Sidecar/Trike II class.Restrictions for sidecar outfit and trike use in this class:
No left-hand mounted sidecars.
No trikes based on automobile engines (Volkswagen motors, etc).
All personally owned sidecars/trikes must be street legal, and in safe operating condition.
No fluid leaks, broken spokes, inoperable or missing controls (front or rear brakes, engine cut-off switch, sticky throttle), or structural attachments that do not pass Instructor’s inspection. Outfits will also be checked for adequate tire tread and proper inflation. Straight pipes or excessively loud outfits will NOT be allowed.
Students must bring proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the sidecar/trike used in training. If the registration and/or insurance are not in their name, then they must bring written permission from the owner allowing them to use the vehicle during the class.