Motorcycle Rider Courses

Motorcycle Rider Courses

The 2016 motorcycle classes have ended. Please check back in March for 2017 schedules and information.

MANDATORY Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse

Less than 30 days prior to the start of your motorcycle class, you must complete the mandatory online Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse. Course information can be found in the right hand column of this page.

IMPORTANT:  To participate in a motorcycle course at Mid-State, you must print and present a copy of your Basic eCourse completion certificate to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. If you do not have your certificate copy, you cannot participate in the class and you will not be issued a refund.

Basic Rider Course | Scooter Basic Rider Course

Mid-State’s motorcycle and scooter safety courses are for beginning and experienced motorcyclists which include six hours of classroom instruction and ten hours of on-cycle riding. Instructors are veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Motorcycles and scooters are provided by local dealerships.

After successfully completing the basic rider course or scooter basic rider course, you will receive the MV3575 Motorcycle Skills Test Waiver Authorization to take to the DMV to receive your Class M endorsement on your driver’s license.

Basic Rider Course 2

The basic rider course 2 is 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. Instructors are veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.  Students must use their own motorcycles, provide proof of insurance and be named on the policy. The motorcycle must pass a T-CLOCS safety inspection and be signed off by a Rider Coach. The course includes approximately three hours of classroom and five hours of on-cycle riding exercises. Students must pass a basic riding skills evaluation at the beginning of this class. If they are unsuccessful, they will not be allowed to continue in the class. The MSF Basic eCourse is required for the BRC 2 ONLY if you want to receive the MV3575 Motorcycle Skills Test Waiver Authorization.

Note: Classes meet rain or shine. For a full refund, cancellation is required at least 48 hours prior to class.

You do not need a motorcycle instruction permit to take the class unless you plan to drive before taking the class.

You must bring the following to the on-cycle training:
  • Sturdy boots or high top athletic  shoes covering your ankles
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long denim or heavy material pants
  • Rain gear
  • Pen or pencil
  • Helmet (we do have helmets available if you do not have your own)

Mid-State provides a packet of class materials for all basic rider and scooter classes (which is mailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of class). Materials for the basic rider course 2 are distributed in class.

All courses are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

To Register

You must be a Wisconsin resident 15 ½ years of age or older.  Registrations will be entered beginning April 1st in the order received. Placement is not guaranteed. Stating a second choice on the Registration Form is recommended. Payment in full at the time of registration is required.

Choose one of the following registration options:
  1. Mail - Register by completing, printing and mailing the online Registration Form to the Wisconsin Rapids Campus.
  2. In Person - Stop by the Mid-State Campus nearest you to complete a Registration Form.
  3. Due to expected high volume, registrations will not be accepted by phone.