Motorcycle Safety – Basic Rider Course

The Basic Rider Course is aimed at beginning riders age 16 and older. It is designed for new riders as well as re-entry riders. No experience is needed, but a good sense of balance is required. You should be able to support a 300-lb. motorcycle while straddling it and have the ability to push the motorcycle for distances up to 120 feet.

Students will be required to have basic computer skills, an email address, access to the internet, a printer, and be able to complete an eCourse prior to their class start date. Students will be given a MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) Basic Rider Course coupon at the time of registration in person or via email when registering online, which will allow the student to access the MSF eCourse online. Once the eCourse is completed, the student will need to print and bring the certificate of completion with them to the first class.

A driver’s license is not required to take the course. Students under 18 must have their parent/guardian attend the first class to sign a written consent form.


Class Dates for 2019:
05-04-2019    Saturday/Sunday    8:00 am – 6:00 pm, 2 sessions, Culinary Bldg., Rm. 4311     Please note: This class is currently full.


Prepayment is required no later than Thursday before the class start date. Registration is $150.55 cash, check or credit card paid at the Continuing Education office or you can register and pay online for this course through Web Advisor.  Click Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes and when prompted, search using the word “Basic.”  Select the class date of your choice.  Complete the registration process and submit.  A separate email will be sent with your MSF Basic Rider coupon code.  Class size is limited to six students.

The college provides the motorcycles. Please bring your own DOT approved helmet. If you don’t have a helmet, notify staff at time of registration.

1. DOT approved helmet
2. Eye protection/sunglasses
3. Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
4. Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
5. Long, non-flare denim pants
6. Over-the-ankle footwear with a heel
7. Water or non-caffeinated beverage
8. Sunscreen
9. Extra shirt or jacket for inclement weather


To receive a Certificate of Completion, the student must attend all sessions, achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test, and pass a riding skills evaluation.

For more information contact the Corporate & Community Education Division at 252-222-6200 or the Coordinator, Mary Schronce at