Rider Academy offers personalized riding instruction. Work one-on-one with nationally recognized Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCoach Trainer Jed Duncan. The cost is $250 for each 2.5-hour session using a Rider Academy motorcycle or scooter, $225 if you ride your own motorcycle or scooter. Private lessons can be scheduled any time our training center is not already booked, dawn to dusk.

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A private lesson is a great way to 'try' motorcycling if you are concerned about committing to signing up for our basic course. Riders who sign up for one of our courses after a private lesson receive a $50 discount on their basic course fee.

Private lessons are also a great gift idea.

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  • SAINT PAUL, MN 55103
  • 612.424.1595

Student Requirements

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

Each student MUST provide and wear the following required safety gear:

  • Helmet - DOT approved.
  • Eye protection. Glasses (prescription, not fashion), sunglasses or safety glasses.
  • Long sleeves in the form of a jacket, sweatshirt or a long sleeve t-shirt. Think layers. If it is hot you will want to take your jacket or sweatshirt off and you need to have long sleeves for a variety of reasons.
  • Gloves. Full-finger leather or riding gloves. Absolutely NO fingerless gloves allowed.
  • Pants that aren’t loose around the ankles. Leave your bell bottoms at home.
  • Over the ankle footwear. You need ankle support when you are riding. Sturdy boots, over the ankles and lace-ups are acceptable. Open toed sandals are expressly PROHIBITED.
  • Raingear, just in case. We call it rain insurance.
  • Water bottle, granola bars, etc.
  • We are the only MN school with indoor bathrooms and an indoor lounge to relax out of the heat or rain, or both!

We offer more than a class, we offer an experience!