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Basic RiderCourse

Saturday & Sunday 8am-4:30pm

Class Fee: TBD 

 

The MSF Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders of all ages. More than 7 million motorcyclists nationwide have graduated from a RiderCourse since 1974. Eight to ten hours of classroom-style instruction – including the Basic eCourse that you complete at home before attending your first formal classroom session – prepares you for ten hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment. In the classroom, you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. You’ll then move to the riding range where your MSF-certified RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.

The Basic RiderCourse teaches the basic mental and physical skills needed for riding. This course provides a waiver certificate for the written and riding licensing tests for the Secretary of State if passed.


1. PRE-REQUISITES:
    • Able to balance and ride a bicycle
    • Possess either a driver's license or motorcycle learner's permit

2. WHAT TO EXPECT
    • 15-hours of instruction (5 hours classroom/10 hours riding)
    • Range exercises include low-speed maneuvers and basic skills such as shifting, accelerating, braking, cornering, U-turn, lane change
    • You’ll be with the same group for the duration of your training
    • You’ll receive individual RiderCoach feedback while learning to ride
    • Types and/or models of motorcycles available vary. Ask your RiderCoach which training bike is best for you based on your height, weight or preferred riding style
    • If you have difficulty maneuvering your bike during low-speed exercises, ask your RiderCoach if you can switch to a different kind of motorcycle

3. WHAT TO BRING
    • Food/beverages for breaks and lunch
    • Your own riding gear
    • Pen/pencil for classroom sessions

4. WHAT YOU MUST WEAR:
    • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
    • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended)
    • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas)
    • Eye protection
    • Full-finger gloves
    • Full-face or ¾-face helmet

    • Rain Gear


The course concludes with a classroom knowledge test and hands-on a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you'll be happy knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques.

There are benefits to taking a RiderCourse besides learning important skills and strategies: Most states waive the riding portion of your motorcycle endorsement test if you’ve successfully completed the Basic RiderCourse, and your insurance company might provide a discount on your insurance. Be sure to ask your agent.

 

eCourse  

Required for Basic RiderCourse

Course cost is included as part of our private program.

The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hr. online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to illustrate the lessons, the $19.99 program allows you to control the pace of your learning. Please note that the Basic eCourse alone is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state's department of motor vehicles, or as a license to ride a motorcycle or as a learner's permit.

The MSF Basic eCourse serves as an introductory check for anyone interested in riding a motorcycle. It helps you determine whether motorcycling is right for you. Although it is a prerequisite of the MSF's hands-on Basic RiderCourse (updated), it can be completed as an introductory stand-alone program without enrolling in the hands-on course. Plus, it is a great supplement for those who intend to take a non-MSF hands-on course.

Upon completion of an MSF eCourse, you will be able to print a completion certificate that is valid for 30 days. If you are taking an MSF eCourse as a requirement for enrolling in a hands-on training course, the eCourse must be completed within 30 days prior to the class start date. If you have completed an eCourse more than 30 days before the class start date, you must re-take the eCourse (you can re-take it for free) by logging in and checking the "Start new attempt" checkbox.  

Returning Rider

Sunday 8am-4:30pm

Class Fee: TBD

The MSF Basic Returning RiderCourse (RRC) is designed for riders over the age of 18. This course is for riders with recent street motorcycle driving experience.

This course provides a waiver certificate for the written and riding licensing tests for the Secretary of State if passed.

1. Pre-requisites:
    • 18 years of age
    • Able to ride a street motorcycle
    • Have knowledge of basic street motorcycle laws
    • Possess either a VALID driver's license or motorcycle learner's permit

2. What to Expect
    • 8 1/2-hours of instruction (3 hours classroom/5.5 hours riding)
    • Range exercises include low-speed maneuvers and basic skills such as shifting, accelerating, braking, cornering, U-turn, lane change
    • You’ll be with the same group for the duration of your training
    • You’ll receive individual RiderCoach feedback while learning to ride
    • Motorcycles are not provided for this class. Rentals are available. **We strongly suggest not using sport bikes or machines over 600cc**

3. What to Bring
    • Food/beverages for breaks and lunch
    • Your own riding gear
    • Pen/pencil for classroom sessions
    • Current valid motorcycle registration and proof of insurance

4. What you MUST Wear:
    • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
    • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended)
    • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas)
    • Eye protection
    • Full-finger gloves
    • Full-face or ¾-face helmet
    • Rain gear

The course concludes with a classroom knowledge test and hands-on a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you'll be happy knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques.

There are benefits to taking a RiderCourse besides learning important skills and strategies: Most states waive the riding portion of your motorcycle endorsement test if you’ve successfully completed the Basic RiderCourse, and your insurance company might provide a discount on your insurance. Be sure to ask your agent.

 

Registration

Dates:

A list of available dates and seats remaining are listed below.

Students:

Seats are limited to 6-10 students per class. Number of seats depends on coach schedule availability. Seats are limited and fill fast.

A copy of a driver's license is required in advance of your scheduled class. Failure to send us your license could result in class fulfillment and being unable to accommodate your preferred date request.

Minors 16+ with a valid level 2 license can take the Basic class. However, they must register at the dealership with a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate other forms of registration for minors. Parents, please be prepared to present your driver's license and sign a couple of forms. 

Payment:

Payment  is required in advance to complete registration and reserve a seat.

We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

Registration Methods:

    Mail: Print and complete our pre-registration form. Include your driver's license and payment and mail to the dealership.

Coloma Motor Sports

Attn: MSF

5270 Paw Paw Lake Rd.

Coloma, MI 49038

    Walk-in: Visit us at the dealership during business hours.

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

    Phone: Call us any time during business hours.

269-468-8600

Fax: 269-468-0040

    Email: Send us an email with your information. This is the preferred method as we require your email address. please include:

Full Legal Name

Address

Driver's License number

Date of Birth

Phone Number

Date of Preferred class

Copy of your Driver's License

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