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Basic Rider Course Motorcycle-Ridgewater
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Basic Rider Course
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 its 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.

Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Basic Rider Course for only $1800.  Contact Steve at 320-234-8542 to register your group.

Get Your Motorcycle Endorsement!
  • You MUST complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation e-course ahead of the class 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.
The riding portions begin with very basic skills, such as mounting the motorcycle and identifying its controls, and builds steadily upward from there.

Bring to Class:
A copy or photo on phone of your e-Course completion certificate must be presented to the instructor.  Once you have registered and receive your confirmation email, click on the following unique URL link to enroll in the e-Course and obtain the e-Course completion certificate:  https://tinyurl.com/MSFbasic2019Ridgewater250589.NOTE: CHECK SPAM/JUNK MAIL, IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL OR AN EMAIL CLOSER TO CLASS START DATE WITH A MAP AND WAIVER FORM.  On the enrollment site for the e-Course, complete the Student Information, then click on “Enroll Student”.  Then click on “Complete Registration” to move on.
Then click on the link provided in the email with your password or go to the following link:  https://www.msf-usa.org/Digital.aspx and click on DIGITAL at the top of the page next to NEWS and click on Returning Students under MSF Basic e-Course
If you are having difficulty with the site, please contact technical support at msfsupport@msf-usa.org or (949) 727.3227 x3158 Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Pacific Time.  Please include your Name and username/e-mail that you use to log into the eCourse.

This course will be held in room 465 at the main campus in Hutchinson for the classroom portion and on parking Lot C at the main campus for the range portion. The main Hutchinson campus is located at 2 Century Avenue, next to the hospital. A separate email will be sent closer to the start date with a map of the college.

You are required to provide your own protective gear: 
  • DOT approved helmet
  • Eye protection (sun glasses, eye glasses, or if your helmet has a full-face shield that will work)
  • Full-fingered gloves (gardening gloves, winter gloves, etc.),
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants with no tears or holes
  • Boots that cover the ankles
  • Also, rain gear is highly recommended.  Class will be held rain or shine.
  • Bring your own snacks and beverages.
    There will be breaks during the course. Bring beverages to stay hydrated and snacks to keep your energy up. There is no food or beverage available at the training site.
Please read:  Participants under 18 years of age will be required to have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian in PERSON at the training location, or it must be NOTARIZED.  If you fail to do so you will not be allowed to participate.  The waiver form will be emailed 1-2 weeks prior to the start date of the class.  If you are a MN resident, are over 18, and intend to earn your motorcycle endorsement while taking this course, you MUST OBTAIN A MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTION PERMIT BEFORE YOUR COURSE BEGINS.

Motorcycle Cancellation/Refund Policy: Ridgewater College reserves the right to cancel a class up to the day prior to the course start date. If a class is canceled within said time period, a full refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, a refund will only be issued if notification is given at least 5 business days prior to the start date of the class, unless otherwise specified. Please check with the Registration Office for complete details.

Varied Schedule
6:00 PM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
05/14/2020   6:00PM - 10:30PM Arranged
05/16/2020   8:00AM - 1:00PM Arranged
05/17/2020   8:00AM - 1:00PM Arranged