Motorcycle rider courses

​Rider education

We believe that the majority of motorcycle crashes are avoidable. It is highly recommended that all motorcycle operators take a rider education course. We believe that through rider education, rider self assessment, proper coaching and timely tips, trained riders can remove many factors that can lead to a crash.

Note - Not all of the following courses may be available at each training site, or in all geographic regions. Please contact your local training site to find out which courses are offered.

Learning to ride

The Basic RiderCourse

A great start to learn the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle. The successful completion of the course includes the use of an E-course, approximately five hours of classroom activities and 10 hours of motorcycle / Scooter riding exercises. This course gives the student the opportunity to obtain their waiver of the road test at the DMV, when applying for the Motorcycle License.

The Scooter Basic RiderCourse (SBRC)

The best place for new motorcycle or scooter riders to start once they have made the decision to ride. The courses include approximately six hours of classroom and 10 hours of motorcycle/scooter riding exercises.

​​The 3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC)

The best place for new riders to start once they have made the decision to ride a three-wheel motorcycle. This course includes approximately five hours of classroom and eight hours of on-cycle riding exercises.

The Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2)

For riders who already possess basic riding skills and are either returning to riding or are seeking a refresher course to practice and renew basic riding skills. The course includes approximately three hours of classroom and five hours of on-cycle riding exercises. This course may also be used to waive the road test when applying for the Wisconsin Motorcycle license, as long as the student also completes the E-Course.

Improving riding skills

The Street RiderCourse 2 (SRC 2)

For riders who wish to enhance their basic skills and strategies to develop a deeper understanding of perceptual street riding strategies. A brief classroom session is provided for administrative activities and the Street Smart-Rider Perception Program with the balance of the four- to five-hour course conducted on various routes throughout the surrounding area.

The Ultimate Bike-Bonding RiderCourse Plus (UBBRC-Plus)

For experienced or seasoned riders and is designed to improve a rider's overall riding performance through smooth and precise control operation as well as body positioning on the motorcycle. Short classroom segments are woven into a full day (total of eight hours) of a wide variety of riding exercises and skills development exercises.

The Advanced RiderCourse (ARC)

For experienced or seasoned riders who wish to enhance their personal risk management, sharpen their perception and hazard awareness.  Exercises include cornering, braking, and crash avoidance skills. The course consists of approximately three hours of classroom and four hours of on-cycle riding in a controlled environment.

Specialized courses

The Introductory Motorcycling Experience (IME)

This is a "first-touch" experience/familiarization with a motorcycle and is not intended to teach an individual to ride a motorcycle. This experiential course is approximately 90 minutes in length and helps potential riders make the decision about whether motorcycling is for them.

The Safe Motorcyclist Awareness and Reaction Trainer (SMARTrainer)

The SMARTrainer teaches basic motorcycle controls, enhances hazard awareness, and helps riders respond quickly to roadway and environmental factors in a safe and controlled motorcycle-trainer environment.

Both of these specialized courses are available upon request.