Hennepin Technical College
Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider - Eden Prairie
#: MSBRC   ID: HBIA5004   Section: 213EP09  
Basic Rider Course   $195
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. 

Get Your Motorcycle Endorsement!
  • 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 and bring a parent or guardian to class with you to sign the waiver. 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 your phone of your e-course completion certificate. Please give yourself enough time to complete the eCourse prior to starting the Basic Rider Course. It MUST be complete prior to class.

Complete the following before training:
  • Obtain your motorcycle permit from Driver and Vehicle Services.
    • If you are younger than 18 and at least 15, you will need a valid driver’s permit or driver’s license to participate but cannot obtain your motorcycle permit until after the completion of the course.
  • Complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation e-course by going to the following link https://tinyurl.com/MSFBasic2020HennTech250601.  Once on the site, complete the Student Information, then click on “Enroll Student”.  Then click on “Complete Registration” to move on.
Once you receive an email with your password, go to the link provided or 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 eCourse. 
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 8:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time.  Please include your Name and username/e-mail that you use to log into the eCourse.
This e-course takes approximately 3.0 hours to complete. You must bring a copy of your e-course completion certificate or a picture of the completion certificate on your phone to class. Must be taken in the 30 day window prior to your class. If you have completed an eCourse more than 30 days before the class start date, you must re-take the eCourse (you can re-take it for free) by logging in and checking the "Start new attempt" checkbox.

Class Location:
Hennepin Technical College
Eden Prairie Campus
13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Room: H195 for Classroom
Parking Lot H & J for range.


Transfer and Refund Policy for Motorcycle safety:

Refund Policy: (Also applies to purchase orders) Full refunds will be given to any student/company canceling 5 business days prior to the first session. Student and/or companies will incur all charges with no refund if student does not drop the course 5 Business days prior to the first session.
Transfer Policy: Students will be allowed a one (1) time transfer if we are notified 5 Full Business days prior to the first session.

Please read: Parent/guardian signature is required for participants under 18 years of age
  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 can be emailed prior to the start date of the class upon request. Please call 952-995-1330 to request the form emailed to you prior to 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.

Courses will run regardless of the weather conditions; therefore, be prepared for rain, snow, wind, cold and heat. Bring rain gear and dress in layers for warmth. It is also important to bring snacks since vending machines/food is not available at the site.

All riders:  You must have your driver's license or driver's permit to take the Basic Rider Course.  You must bring the required protective gear for on-cycle range skills.  Gear required:  eye protection, long-sleeved shirt/jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants with no tears or holes, sturdy footwear that covers the ankles, and a D.O.T. approved helmet.


Varied Schedule
5:30 PM
Contact Hours:
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
10/08/2020   5:30PM - 10:00PM Eden Prairie - H195 - Conf Room ( See Map )
10/10/2020   10:00AM - 3:00PM Eden Prairie - PLH-E - Parking Lot H - Entire ( See Map )
10/11/2020   10:00AM - 3:00PM Eden Prairie - PLH-E - Parking Lot H - Entire ( See Map )