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Base Portsmouth Motorcycle Safety Course and Information

ATTENTION:  Base Portsmouth is a military facility and requires proper identification for access.

Basic Rider Course Dates and Instructions

POC:  SN Phillip McCarty - 757-483-8740

If you are planning on enrolling in the Basic Rider Course offered at Base Portsmouth you will be required to comply with the rules and regulations found in the Motorcycle Regulations and Safety Procedures Instruction BSU PORTSVA INST 5100.7 and the Safety and Environmental Health Manual COMDTINST M5100.47 Chapter 10-I-9.

After reviewing the above regulations please fill out the Basic Rider Registration Form and e-mail it to the party indicated on the form.

Please print and sign the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Course Waiver Form prior to attending the course.  Students should turn this form in to the course instructor on the first day of the course.

Once you receive confirmation to attend the course, your name will be submitted to Base Portsmouth Security.  This list will identify you as a student in the motorcycle safety course.  You are not required to have a temporary/guest pass, but you will need your government or military ID card so that Security can ensure your name is on the course roster.  In addition to having your ID, you must also wear all of the required protective equipment found in the above instructions and your motorcycle must be legally registered and insured by one of the fifty states.

As a student in the motorcycle safety course, you will be allowed to bring your motorcycle on base for the two day course only.  Most likely you will not have a Coast Guard (CG) or Department of Defense (DOD) decal on your motorcycle; that's why you are taking the course.  If you do not have a CG or DOD decal then the operation of your motorcycle will be limited to those activities that are directly involved with or required by the course.  Motorcycles without decals found in areas not related to the course will be handled by security.

In accordance with ALCOAST 561/10, the following individuals are authorized to take the MSF course at USCG installations: All USCG/DoD Active, Reserve, Auxiliary, and Retired members and their dependants (which are authorized access to military installations may also attend the training. The following individuals are not authorized to receive this training at USCG facilities: non-appropriated fund government employees, dependants of appropriated fund government employees, and contractors.

More motorcycle resources and information can be found at

Students are required to provide their own bike and safety gear during the course.  There are no loaner bikes available or provided for this course.

Welcome to the MSF Basic Riders Course

ALCOAST 561-10, Eligibility to Take MSF Course at CG Installations

ALCOAST 564-11, Motorcycle Training Reimbursement Program

D5 Motorcycle Safety Program

HSWL SE Motor Vehicle Safety Msg

CG-1132 Motorcycle Safety Program

All Courses will be held at Base Portsmouth

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