South Central College
Motorcycle Basic Rider Course
#: HMRC-2001   ID: 2022   Section: 0924AM  

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.

Course Requirements:


Permit Info:

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

Bring to Class:
Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for completing the e-Course, which takes approximately 5 hours. Completion of the e-Course is required. You must bring a copy of your certificate (paper or digital) to the range training.

Note: If you don't receive the confirmation email, check your spam/junk mail. If it is not in your spam/junk mail, call 507-389-7203 or email

If you are a MN resident, are age 18 or over, and intend to earn your motorcycle endorsement while taking this course, you MUST obtain a motorcycle instruction permit before your course begins.

You will receive an additional email with waiver(s) to print & bring to class.

MINORS (16-17)
Students under 18 must bring a parent or guardian to the training location to sign a required waiver form in front of the rider coach before class begins. Alternatively, the parent can have the form NOTARIZED in advance. If you fail to do so, the student will not be allowed to participate and you will not receive a refund.

COVID Liability Waiver
All students must sign a COVID Liability Waiver to participate in this course as required by the Minnesota Safety Foundation. Please print and bring this form to class with you.

You are required to bring your own protective gear for the range exercises. If you fail to wear the appropriate gear, you may be turned away from class and you will not receive a refund.
-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 gear or cold weather gear is recommended depending on the weather. Class will be held rain or shine.
-Eye protection (glasses/sun glasses/full-face shield on helmet)
-Sufficient beverages for weather conditions and snacks

Range training will be held at South Central College, 1920 Lee Blvd., North Mankato in the Red Lot - parking lot on the corner of Lee and Tower Boulevards. Class will meet at the motorcycle trailer parked near the blue fencing cage.

South Central 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 3 business days prior to the start date of the class, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the Registration Info & Policies page on for more information.

Contact CWE with any questions: 507-389-7203.
Varied Schedule
8:00 AM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
9/24/2022   8:00AM - 2:00PM North Mankato - Main Building - Red Lot ( See Map )
9/25/2022   8:00AM - 1:30PM North Mankato - Main Building - Red Lot ( See Map )