Motorcycle Rider Courses
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Basic Rider Course
This is an organized program for beginning and experienced motorcyclists who want to operate their motorcycles safely and efficiently. Experienced and certified rider coaches trained by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation conduct classes. Motorcycles are supplied by local dealerships. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a waiver for the motorcycle skills test for Class M (Motorcycle) Operator's license. The Basic Rider Course (BRC) consists of classroom (6 hours) and "hands-on" range riding experience (10 hours). The classroom portion will be held on the first Saturday listed on the schedule. The hands-on riding sessions will be held on a later Saturday and Sunday or on designated weekdays as noted on the schedule.
Basic Rider Course 2
This course 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. The course includes approximately three hours of classroom and five hours of on-cycle riding exercises. Motorcycles are supplied by local dealerships.
Scooter Basic Rider Course
This is an organized program for beginning and experienced Scooter riders who want to operate their scooter safely and efficiently. Experienced and certified rider coaches trained by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation conduct classes. Scooters will be available (supplied by local dealerships) or students may utilize their own (see below for requirements**). The Scooter Basic Rider Course (SBRC) consists of classroom (6 hours) and "hands-on" range riding experience (10 hours). The classroom portion will be held on the first Saturday listed on the schedule. The hands-on riding sessions will be held on a later Saturday and Sunday or on designated weekdays as noted on the schedule.
Note: While a number of Scooters will be provided by the college for this course, students may bring their own Scooter for the course if they meet the following criteria:
- Must be manufactured for on-highway use.
- Engine displacement of 6- cc up to and including 400cc
- An unladen weight of 400 pounds or less.
- A seat height of 30" or less.
- Student must provide proof of insurance and be named on the policy.
- Proof of owenership must be provided by the student
- Written and signed permission by owner presented to site
- Scooter must pass T-CLOCS inspection and signed off of by a RiderCoach
- Student must have Class M (IP) Instructional Permit
- Student must sign a "damage" waiver (the site is not responsible for damage that may occur to their scooter)
- Student must sign standard WMSP instructional waiver
- Scooters that have been modified from the OEM specifications may not qualify for participation in the course.
- Note: If you are unsure if your Scooter meets the requirements for in-class use, please check with the program coordinator at 715.422.5512 in advance of the class.
The completion of a motorcycle rider course is required prior to obtaining a motorcycle license if any of the following apply:
- The person is under age 18.
- The person has been issued three permits for Type I motorcycle operation.
- The person has failed two skills tests for motorcycle operation.
Individuals must pass all knowledge tests and be enrolled in a basic motorcycle rider course prior to obtaining an instruction permit if:
- The person is under age 18.
- The person has failed two skills tests for motorcycle operation
Your driver’s license number must be included on the Registration Form. Registrations will be entered beginning March 15 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:
- Mail - Register by completing, printing and mailing the online Registration Form to the Wisconsin Rapids Campus.
- Fax - Register by completing, printing and faxing the online Registration Form to 715.422.5561.
- In Person - Stop by the MSTC Campus nearest you to complete a Registration Form.
- Due to expected high volume, registrations will not be accepted by phone.
Additional Provisions: Point reduction (three points) is available to those who successfully complete a motorcycle rider course. However, the reduction can only be applied if there are motorcycle violations on the record and the reduction must be on the record prior to the conviction date for the violation resulting in 12 points or more. A point reduction cannot be applied if a previous point reduction occurred within five years.