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. There is also now an eCourse component that must be completed prior to class.

The eCourse can be done in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.  There is no additional charge for the eCourse.  The eCourse will prepare you for your first riding experience and covers topics like basic operation, preparing to ride and some more advanced topics like risk and riding, and basic street strategies.  Prior to your first riding session you must present a copy of your eCourse Completion Certificate to your Instructor/RiderCoach.

  • The motorcycle and helmet are provided.
  • Colorado will waive both the written and riding tests for your M endorsement. (check with your State)
  • 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.

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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