Motorcycle Safety Courses and Road Guard

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Motorcycle Safety Training

Motorcycle Safety Training


Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course


Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement in this course. This 14.5-hour course includes 10 hours of on cycle training and 4.5 hours of classroom training. In addition, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) requires completion of an e-course prior to the start class. Supportive and friendly instructors will teach you how to operate a motorcycle and guide you through the basic skills you need to safely ride on the street. Training motorcycles are provided for riders of all sizes. If you're an automatic scooter rider you can bring your own scooter with proof of insurance if it is 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.

If you are 18 or older, you must have a motorcycle PERMIT prior to taking the BRC to receive your motorcycle endorsement. Riders under 18 are required to take this course to obtain a motorcycle permit.

Permits can be obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Services exam station. You must have a valid driver's license to receive your motorcycle license.

Classroom topics include protective riding gear, preparation, risk management, street strategies, special riding situations and impairment. Riding exercises - always with two instructors providing expert guidance and feedback - teach the basic skills of clutch and throttle control, straight line riding, turning, shifting and stopping. Advanced exercises teach U-turns and tight turns, maximum braking, counter-steering, cornering and swerving. Workbooks and exam are available in Spanish upon request.

Students must complete 14.5 hours of integrated instruction: 4.5 hours in the classroom and 10 hours of practice on the training motorcycle. Students must possess a valid driver's license or motor vehicle instruction permit.

Each student must furnish his/her own protective riding gear including the following:

  • DOT-approved helmet
  • Protective eyewear (face shield/sunglasses/prescription glasses/or goggles)
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Footwear that covers the ankle
  • Full-fingered gloves

100 percent attendance is mandatory.


Motorcycle Safety Intermediate Rider Course


Intermediate Rider Course (Formerly Basic Rider Course 2)

If you are comfortable on your own motorcycle or scooter, the 5-hour Intermediate Rider Course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Newer motorcyclists, returning riders and experienced motorcyclists can all benefit from this course. The Intermediate Rider Course covers control, finesse, counter steering, corning, swerving and braking. Make the Intermediate Rider Course an annual tune up for your riding skills. Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Intermediate Rider Course for only $300. Passengers may participate for free.

Intermediate Rider Course (BRC2) sessions are scheduled upon request. Please call Jamon Friendshuh at 218.846.3733 for more information.


Road Guard Training

Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate | 3 hours


Cost: $30

M State is the NW Regional Training Center for Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate training program will train participants how to legally stop and control traffic for motorcycle group rides. Certified road guards will be able to stop traffic to allow group rides to pass through intersections and give traffic the "all clear" when it's safe to proceed. This course has 2 hours of classroom training, followed by 1 hour of practical training and basic competency testing at a nearby intersection.

Group sessions are scheduled upon request. Please contact Jamon at 218.846.3733.

In order to participate in this training, fill out an application for the Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate and send it to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS). The application can be found below or online at

The application must be received three weeks before your training. The application allows DVS to review applicants' driving records. Applicants will receive a response letter from DVS telling them if they are approved or not approved to attend training. Applicants must bring the letter to training in order to participate.

Last modified: November 9th, 2018 at 07:47am