Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course
Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement! Supportive and friendly instructors will teach you how to operate a motorcycle and the basic skills you need to safely ride on the street.
The Basic Rider Course includes:
- E-Course - A highly interactive 5-hour online training program provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. (REQUIRED)
- Range Training - 11.5 hours of hands-on riding exercises on the riding range that will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting and turning, and gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.
- Skills Test - A final on-bike skills test that must be successfully passed in order to earn a motorcycle endorsement.
- Motorcycles - Training motorcycles are provided for riders of all sizes.
Permit Info: motorcyclesafety.org
Adults (18+) - Present a valid motorcycle permit to your instructor. Expired permits are accepted if they have been expired for less than one year.
Minors (16-17) - Valid vehicle driver's license REQUIRED. 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.
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.
Ability & Safety
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, they feel you are a danger to your own safety or the safety of other students.
Protective Riding Gear
You are required to provide your own protective gear for range exercises.
- DOT approved helmet
- Long sleeve shirt or jacket
- Boots that cover the ankles
- Long pants with no tears or holes
- Full-fingered gloves (motorcycle/gardening/winter)
- Rain or cold weather gear is recommended, depending on weather. Class will be held rain or shine.
- Eye protection (glasses/sunglasses/full-face shield on helmet)
- Sufficient beverages (more is better!) for weather conditions and snacks
You are responsible for your own safety and learning. Discuss all questions or concerns with your instructors. 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. Notify them immediately of any hazards that you become aware of during the course.
*Reasonable accommodations must be requested through the SCC Customized Workforce Education office at least 10 business days prior to the class date.
Last updated 2/4/22