Motorcycle Training: Basic Rider Course

  • Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement.

The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hour online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. The eCourse is a requirement that prepares you for the 4.5-hours of activity-based classroom exercises, and the 10-hours of hands-on riding exercises. On the riding range, your MSF-certified RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking. Motorcycles are provided for all the students enrolled in the Basic Rider Course. If you are an automatic scooter rider, you can bring your own scooter with proof of insurance if it’s 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.

  • You MUST complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation e-course ahead of the course in order to participate. This e-course takes approximately 3.0 hours to complete.
  • You must be at least 15 years old by the first day of the course.
  • If you are younger than 18, you are required to have a valid vehicle driver’s permit or license. If you pass the course, you will receive course completion cards to allow you to take the motorcycle permit and skills test at a state exam station.
  • If you are 18 years of age or older, you must have a valid motorcycle permit and bring it to the final day of class before taking the skills test.  Information on how to obtain a permit can be found at motorcyclesafety.org. Expired permits are accepted if they have been expired for less than one year.  NOTE:  Riders who have already failed a state and/or MMSC skills test twice are not eligible for the state skills test waiver and must skill test at a DVS exam station.
  • You must attend the entire course. If you are late, you will be dismissed and forfeit your registration fee.
  • You must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.
  • You must be able to safely control the motorcycle during every exercise.
  • The instructor may dismiss you from the course if, at any time, they feel you are a danger to your own safety or the safety of other students.
  • You are responsible for your own safety and learning.
    Discuss all questions or concerns with your instructors. Notify them immediately of any hazards that you become aware of during the course. If at any time during the course you experience fatigue, dizziness, disorientation, excessive physical or mental stress, or continued difficulty performing any exercise, stop immediately and notify your instructor.