Be a Life Long Learner

Basic Rider Course

Our courses are 15 hours, all concluded into one weekend!

Course tuition starts at $220. Enroll online 24 hours a day or call 623-877-5425 to enroll in a course today!

Our Basic Rider course (BRC) consists of five hours of classroom training and ten hours of range training conducted over two days, for a total of three, five-hour sessions.


This fifteen hour Basic Rider Course teaches motorcyclists with little or no riding experience the fundamentals of safer motorcycle operation using the tuition from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Plenty of open discussion, hands-on instruction, and FUN in a low-stress setting that is conducive to learning.

Motorcycles and safety gear are provided all you have to do is show up! Classes meet on either Thursday OR Friday evenings from 4:00pm to 9:00pm for classroom instruction, including the evaluations for licensing. You do not need to have your permit ahead of time.

For our Basic Rider Course you attend the classroom one weeknight, either Thursday or Friday (from 4:00PM to 9:00PM) and then on Saturday and Sunday, we break the class up into two groups, one group ("AM" Group) will ride from 7:00am to 12:00pm, and the other group ("PM" Group) will ride from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

When scheduling your reservation, you can reserve whichever group you would like to be in. The majority of Saturday and Sunday is spent on the training motorcycles, learning riding skills and accident avoidance training. At the end of your rider training, we administer the State skills test for licensing. Regular course fee is $240 for the "AM" Course, $220 for the "PM" Course.


The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is specifically designed for beginning riders or riders returning after a long absence. The course combines classroom learning with hands-on riding exercises to introduce new riders to motorcycling. The basic course takes a gradual approach to develop riding skills. As a result, the rider's experience, while challenging, is less stressful and more enjoyable. Overall, the course teaches crucial information and manipulative skills. This teaching style makes learning to ride more accessible to beginners.


Select this link below for the handbook from which we will be teaching. Once registered, take the opportunity to read through the book. It is the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curricula. When starting class, you will receive a copy of this book to highlight, take notes and keep.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course Handbook


Select the link below to see a skills course outline. This will be the outline for what we will be doing on the motorcycles on the riding range.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course Practical Outline


What you will learn

Motorcycle operation, the best protective clothing types, how to use mishap avoidance skills, and how to handle those high risk situations that you cannot avoid. Upon completion of the course we will challenge your skills at the two-year rider level. Upon successful completion of the course and tests you'll be qualified to add the motorcyclist's endorsement to your driver's license without having to test any further at the state. Did we mention it's fun too?

We provide all the gear for you in the Basic Level Course!

• A Training Motorcycle such as:

        • Honda Nighthawk

        • Kawasaki Eliminator

        • Honda Rebel


•Gloves (full fingered)

•Eye Protection

Students can bring their own motorcycles or scooters if they provide proof of current registration and full insurance coverage. However, we at RideSmart would recommend you use one of our motorcycles. Call us and we'll explain the thinking around using one of our training bikes.