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.
The 2023 schedules are available, more classes will be added throughout the season. 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.
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.
Motorcycle Riding Gear
Students without proper riding gear are not permitted to ride and fail the course.
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,
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 must be in place while on the motorcycle.
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 must be worn while on the motorcycle.
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.
A strong sturdy long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt or jacket must be worn while on the motorcycle.
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 must be worn while on the motorcycle.
Sturdy pants like blue jeans, motorcycle pant or chaps are acceptable. No shorts are allowed.
Over the ankle foot protection must be worn while on the motorcycle.
You need to have good foot protection to protect your feet and ankles. Foot protection must cover the ankle bone.
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.
Madison Truax Campus
Protective Services Building, 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
- Monday – Friday: 9 am - 5:30 pm