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Motorcycle Safety courses teach real-world skills and strategies as a foundation for safe motorcycling. We'll teach you skills and defensive riding tactics on a closed range that could take you years to learn on your own.

Spring 2022 classes are open and more are on the way. We run classes April through October.

You must complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse fewer than 30 days prior to starting your riding class. Your class includes an access code that allows you to register for the eCourse for FREE. To receive this discount, you must use our link when you create your MSF account. After signing up for the riding class, you will be emailed an eCourse access link in 4-7 business days. Make sure you have an email associated with your student account and you know how to access it. We only correspond to you via your College email.

Take the MSF Basic eCourse, print your certificate and bring it to class.

Effective immediately: You must bring your own well fitted full or 3/4 helmet.

  • Basic Rider Course (BRC)

    These classes consist of 10 full hours of actual range riding and six hours in the classroom. You will be learning from veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the WI Department of Transportation. The riding skills test is given at the end of the range portion of the class. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.

    View the BRC Class Schedule

    Download and read Things To Know Before Class (PDF)

    Requirements

    • eCourse certificate

      • Wait to register for the eCourse until you receive your eCourse registration link. This link allows you to register for the eCourse for FREE (normally $19.99). However, in order to receive this discount, the link must be used during the MSF registration process. There are no refunds provided if you do not use your link. It will be emailed to you in 4-7 business days.
    • Riding gear
    • Required Waiver (PDF) for you to participate in any motorcycle course. Please READ, Understand, Print and Sign, then bring it to class.
      • Minors - If you are under 18 you MUST have your Guardian sign, in person at College Please (see address and hours). Contact us with any questions (608.246.5257)
  • Scooter Basic Rider Training (SBRC)

    Scooters are provided for the students which meet the specifications to require a class M license for on road operation.
    Scooters are integrated into the Motorcycle BRC classes. Contact the Motorcycle Office to reserve a scooter for your class.

    View the SBRC Class Schedule

    Download and read Things To Know Before Class (PDF)

    Requirements

    • eCourse certificate

      • Wait to register for the eCourse until you receive your eCourse registration link.  This link  allows you to register for the eCourse for FREE (normally $19.99).  However, in order to receive this discount, the link must be used during the MSF registration process.  There are no refunds provided if you do not use your code. It will be emailed to you in 4-7 business days.
    • Riding gear
    • Required Waiver (PDF) for you to participate in any motorcycle course. Please READ, Understand, Print and Sign, then bring it to class.
      • Minors - If you are under 18 you MUST have your Guardian sign, in person at the College Please (see address and hours). Contact us with any questions (608.246.5257)
  • MSF eCourse

    All basic motorcycle classes in Wisconsin require completion of the MSF Basic eCourse.

    Your class includes a unique access link. It will be emailed to your college email address in 4-7 business days. Make sure you know how to access the email associated with your student account.

    The MSF Basic eCourse takes 1-4 hours to complete. It focuses on the basic concepts of motorcycling. From identifying a motorcycle’s controls to explaining how they work, the course also details a motorcycle’s basic operation, prepares a student to ride, provides strategies for common riding situations and more. Additionally, the eCourse outlines key safety concepts to promote responsible riding and risk-reducing behavior.

Motorcycle Riding Gear

Students without proper riding gear are not permitted to ride and fail the course.

Helmet

A well-fitting full or 3/4 helmet is required when riding in class. For the safety of all students, you cannot share helmets with another rider,  you must bring your own helmet,

motorcycle helmets

Your helmet must be full or 3/4 face helmet that is DOT approved. No half helmets are allowed. Learn more about helmet safety from the Motorcycle Industry Council.

Eye Protection

Eye protection must be in place while on the motorcycle.

eye glasses and goggles

Eye protection on the range includes goggles, clear or prescription glasses, sun glasses or a face shield mounted on a helmet. Clear eye protection is required when it gets dark.

Gloves

Gloves must be worn while on the motorcycle.

gloves

Any good strong glove will do as long as they fit. The gloves must be full fingered with no holes in the fingers. No fingerless gloves are allowed.

Body Protection

A strong sturdy long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or jacket must be worn while on the motorcycle.

jackets and shirts

Wear a heavy shirt, sweat shirt or jacket. No short sleeve shirts are allowed. Dress for the weather. We ride even if it gets cold. Dressing in layers is a good option.

Long Pants

Long pants must be worn while on the motorcycle.

pants

Sturdy pants like blue jeans, motorcycle pant or chaps are acceptable. No shorts are allowed.

Foot Protection

Over the ankle foot protection must be worn while on the motorcycle.

boots and shoes

You need to have good foot protection to protect your feet and ankles. Foot protection must cover the ankle bone.

Rain Gear

rain gear

We ride in the rain, to keep dry and warm you need some type of rain protection. It can be a one piece rain suit or a rain jacket and pants. No ponchos are allowed.