Improve Your Ride Courses
Lessons Your Way


Riding Schedule: 12 hours
Total fee: $250 - $325

Training Center Location
Biff Adams Arena - map
743 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN 55103

The Basic RiderCourse is intended for those with little or no experience, or for any rider who has missed the opportunity to take formal motorcycle rider education. This hands-on, learner-centered, step-by-step course teaches everything from the ground up.

Prior to your scheduled riding days, classroom instruction takes place via an electronic course covering risk awareness, protective gear, motorcycle controls, riding skills, and street strategies. This eCourse takes approximately 5 hours and can be completed in multiple sessions or all at once, on a smartphone, computer or tablet. Outdoor range exercises are conducted on our training motorcycles (all 250cc or smaller) in a controlled environment, where students get hands-on experience and personal, professional coaching.

Total instructional time is 11-12 hours, including a skill evaluation at the end of the course. Students who have already obtained their motorcycle permit and meet evaluation standards (pass the riding test) are waived from having to take the on-cycle skill test required by the state for a motorcycle endorsement. Students meeting evaluation standards also receive a MSF completion card good for discounts on gear, motorcycles and insurance.

Student Requirements

As a minimum, each student must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.

Each student must complete the eCourse (link provided with your registration) prior to their riding days

  • D.O.T. approved helmet (loaners available)
  • Eye protection (glasses or face shield)
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Over-the-ankle boots (with low heels)
  • Long pants (jeans with no holes or tears, sturdy material recommended)
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