By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
As a longtime supporter and past board member of BikerDown.org, I am fortunate enough to meet many serious Colorado motorcyclists. I attend Look Twice rides, biker rallies and I even sponsor events like the Pikes Peak Bike Week.
At nearly every gathering, I’m asked questions about Colorado’s motorcycle laws. So, I thought I’d do a roundup in my blog of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that Colorado bikers ask me.
FAQ 1. What is the Difference Between a Motorcycle Endorsement and a Motorcycle License?
In a nutshell: nothing. It just depends on the state where you’re riding. In Colorado, the Division of Motor Vehicles issues endorsements to your driving license rather than separate motorcycle licenses. (Therefore, you need a Colorado driver’s license to ride a motorcycle in this state.)
FAQ 2. How Can I Get a Colorado Motorcycle Endorsement?
According to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles, you may add a motorcycle endorsement to your license in one of two ways:
• Complete a Motorcycle Operator Safety Training (MOST) course (See below for more on how and where to do this)
• Present your original MOST license waiver card in a driver’s license office and purchase a new driver’s license to add the motorcycle endorsement
Note: You can’t add a motorcycle endorsement by mail, online or over the phone.
To read more FAQs about motorcycle laws and endorsements, read the full story in InkSpired’s July Magazine. Additional topics covered include:
• What is the Penalty for Riding Without a Colorado Motorcycle Endorsement?
• What Are the Age Requirements for Riding a Motorcycle in Colorado?
• What Happens if I Get Pulled Over and I Don’t Have Insurance for My Motorcycle?
• Where Can I Take Motorcycle Riding Classes?