If you want razor sharp hazard avoidance riding skills, try the 8-hour MN Advanced Rider Course where you'll hone the skills you need to avoid the dangers of the road, such as other drivers, deer and debris.
Being able to complete a 28-foot U-turn on your motorcycle is a requirement to take this course.
Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Advanced Rider Course for only $500. Contact Steve at 320-234-8542 to register your group.
Riders use their own motorcycles for this course, and motorcycles must be 400cc or larger.
Eye and body position
The Intersection (Iron Cross)
J-turn and formation riding
Slow and 30 mph offset weaves
Tight and locked turns in confined spaces
Because of the advanced nature of this course, it is recommended to prepare motorcycles for the course:
Fresh oil and filter
Adjust and lubricate chain
Tires worn no more than 50 percent
Increase tire pressure 3-5 psi for the riding drills
You must furnish your own protective gear including eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle footwear, DOT-approved helmet, show proof of insurance to instructor and ride own cycle during class. Rain gear is highly advisable. Classes will be held rain or shine.
Participants will need to demonstrate basic motorcycle competency at the beginning of the course in order to participate in the rest of the course. Participants must be proficient in the basic skills of clutch control, straight-line riding, turning, shifting and stopping.
Bring to Class:
Please read: Eligibility Requirements Participants must be at least age 16. Have a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement. Riders are required to bring a completed waiver form to participate in this course. Participants under age 18 must have parents sign a waiver form prior to instruction. Participants ride their own motorcycle during the course. Motorcycles must be street legal, licensed, insured, and comply with the equipment requirements outlined in the Minnesota Motorcycle Manual. Riders must furnish their own protective gear, including: DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, motorcycle jacket, heavy pants, full-fingered gloves and riding boots. Rain gear is highly advisable, because courses run rain or shine. This course does not meet state licensing requirements or those for riders under age 18.
This course will be held on Lot E West on the Willmar Campus.
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.
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 cancelled 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.