Basic RiderCourse

The Basic RiderCourse is the best place for new riders to start once you’ve made the decision to ride.

This is a 15-hour course; 5 hours classroom hours and 10 hours riding a motorcycle spread out over 2 consecutive days

  • The motorcycle and helmet are provided.
  • Graduates of this course may be qualified for a motorcycle license test waiver (check your State).
  • Colorado will waive both the written and riding tests for your M endorsement with this class.
  • Graduates may qualify for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers.
  • Completion of the Basic RiderCourse satisfies the requirements of the Department of Defense regulations regarding motorcycle training for active duty military members and civilians operating a motorcycle on and off military installations.

The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. Our RiderCoaches will help you learn to the best of your ability. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoaches, you will not be permitted to continue to ride (other options may be available for developing your riding skills).

If you would like a head-start or are worried that you may not be able to keep up, consider our Introductory Motorcycle Experience.

To successfully complete the course, you must:

  1. attend and participate in all sessions
  2. achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course materials
  3. achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation.

The riding-skill evaluation consists of four exercises that assess limited-space maneuvering skills as well as braking, cornering, and swerving competencies.

Successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse is not a guarantee that you will be safe on the road. Only you can choose the level of safety you wish to maintain. The course will provide you with the opportunities and experiences to acquire the basic knowledge and skill that enable you to continue to practice and develop your safe riding habits. Safe riding is also a matter of attitude, and only you can provide that.

Please contact MTA so that we are aware of any special medical requirements or any other special considerations that may be required. Click here to find out more.

Also note that for our BRC, the rescheduling fee if you fail to contact us prior to 48 hours before the start of your class is $75 as opposed to other classes, which are usually $25.

You must provide your own shatter-resistant eye protection, sturdy over the ankle footwear (non-canvas), long sleeved shirt or jacket, long non-flare denim pants or equivalent protective material and full fingered gloves, preferably leather.

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