Learn To Ride

 

*Thank You All for an Awesome 2018 Season!*

Our classes have ended this year but we will be back around April 2019.

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Registration

All new sign-ups now receive a free grab bag full of goodies and coupons!

This includes a coupon for discounted MSF required street-riding gear!

Check out our Parts Department while your here and we'll make sure you're ready for class with gear that fits you best and keeps you safe while you learn to ride.

 

 

Dates

            We run classes almost every weekend from April through September alternating between Basic and Returning Rider classes. A schedule of available class dates and the seats remaining within each one (updated daily) are listed at the bottom of this page and in the calendar section of our website.

 

Availability

    Seats are limited to 6-10 students per class. Number of seats depends on coach availability. Seats are first come first serve. All requirements MUST be met before your seat is guaranteed to you. We must continue to fill classes with students who are able to provide these requirements immediately.

 

Requirements

  • A copy of your valid Driver's License- Needed at time of registration in order for us to accurately file paperwork.

  • Full Payment- Needed at time of registration. We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.

  • Working e-mail address - An email address is required for both the basic and returning rider courses as it is our main form of communication for registration confirmations and where we send your log in and temporary password to get into the eCourse.

  • Parental waiver form signed (minors only)- Applicants under 18 years old may take the BasicRider course as long as they have a valid level 2 license or higher. All minors are required to register in-store and MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Parents, please be prepared to present your driver's license and take the time to fill out a few forms.

 

Registration Methods

  •  Online Registration-

             Follow the links below for the class matching your skill level & register directly through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website.

             We will receive a request for your registration and contact you shortly after to confirm.

 

 

Basic Rider Class Enrollment

 

 

Returning Rider Class Enrollment

 

  • Email-

            Send an email to office@colomamotorsports.com

 

                        Please include:

                        Full Legal Name

                        Current Address

                        Driver's License number

                        Date of Birth

                        Phone Number

                        Date of Preferred class

                        Picture of your Driver's License

 

  • Mail-

                Print and mail your completed Registration Form to our dealership. Include a copy of your driver's license and check payment or else we can arrange for another method of payment when we call to confirm.

 

Coloma Motor Sports

Attn: MSF

5270 Paw Paw Lake Rd.

Coloma, MI 49038

 

  • Walk-in-

                Visit us at the dealership during business hours and you can fill out a Registration Form and pay in store with any major credit/debit card, cash or check.

 

Hours-

Monday-Friday 9am-6pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

 

  • Phone- 269.468.8600
  • Fax- 269.468.0040

                 Fax over a filled out Registration Form with a copy of your license and we will call to confirm that we received your registration form.

 

Basic RiderCourse

Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm

Class Fee: $299

 

    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. Overall the Basic RiderCourse teaches the basic mental and physical skills needed for riding. The course is composed of eight to ten hours of classroom-style instruction (Including the Basic eCourse that you complete at home) Followed by 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, low-speed maneuvering such as stopping, shifting, and turning, then gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.

    The course concludes with a written knowledge test and a hands-on riding skill evaluation. Since they are included in this course, we provide a waiver certificate for the written and riding evaluation tests that are typically required at the Secretary of State (may vary by state).

    Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you can be happy to know that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop safe riding techniques. Another benefit to taking the RiderCourse besides learning these important skills and strategies is that some auto insurance companies provide an insurance discount for completing a safety course-So be sure to ask your agent what they offer!

 

 

Pre-requisites

  • Able to balance and ride a bicycle.

  • Possess either a driver's license or motorcycle learner's permit.

  • Basic MSF eCourse completed.

  • Be 16+ years old.

     

    What to expect

  • 15-hours of instruction (5 hours in the classroom/10 hours riding).

  • 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, ask your coach if you can switch to a different type of motorcycle.)

Returning RiderCourse

Sunday 8am-5pm

Class Fee: $199 or $224 w/Rental Bike

 

    The MSF Returning RiderCourse (RRC) is designed for riders over 18 years and older who have recent street experience and are comfortable on a motorcycle. The course is built for unlicensed motorcyclists to help speed them through the endorsement process while also giving them hands-on training from an MSF-certified coach. Coaches will cover good techniques and safe practices for before, during and after your ride. The 3 hour classroom portion will have some review and will include your written test, followed by 5½ hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment. This portion will include your riding evaluation test. Since both the written test and the riding evaluation are included in this course, we provide a waiver certificate for the written and riding evaluation tests that are typically required at the Secretary of State (may vary by state).

 

    Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you can be happy to know that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop safe riding techniques. Another benefit to taking the RiderCourse besides learning these important skills and strategies is that some auto insurance companies provide an insurance discount for completing a safety course-So be sure to ask your agent what they offer!

 

Pre-requisites

  • Able to ride comfortably on a motorcycle.

  • Knowledge of basic motorcycle road regulations and some street experience.

  • Possess either a valid driver's license or valid motorcycle learner's permit.

  • Basic MSF eCourse completed.

  • Be 18+ years old.

     

    What to expect

  • 8.5-hours of instruction (3 hours in the classroom/5.5 hours riding).

  • 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 included in the original course fee.

  • Rental bikes are available for $25.  Motorcycles available are all 250cc or less. Types and models available will vary. If you bring your own motorcycle we strongly suggest a machine less than 600cc.

What to Bring to Class

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Pen or pencil
  • Highlighter

  • DOT or SNELL approved helmet that fits properly

  • Eye protection or face shield

  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket

  • Long sturdy pants

  • Over-the-ankle boots (no sneakers)

  • Full- fingered gloves

  • eCourse Certificate of Completion

  • Something to eat & drink for lunch (you might not be able to leave the range for allotted lunch time)

  • Valid Motorcycle Registration AND Proof of Insurance for the motorcycle you bring to class. (RRC only)
     

    Optional:

  • Raingear (if necessary)

  • Folding chair for breaks

MSF eCourse

Required for both Basic and Returning RiderCourse

$19.99 eCourse cost is included as part of our private program pricing.

 

    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. It is a prerequisite for the MSF hands-on RiderCourses, but can also be completed as a stand-alone program for those who are just curious or as review for those who intend on taking a non-MSF riding course.

    The eCourse is an interactive 3-hour online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. It includes integrated graphics, photos, video, and quizzes which tailors to a variety of learning styles and allows you to control the pace of your learning. A “save progress” feature makes it easy to start and stop your lesson on your own time.

    Upon completion of the MSF eCourse, you will be able to print a completion certificate that is valid for 30 days. If you are taking the hands-on RiderCourse please ensure that your first day of class isn’t scheduled to begin after your certificate’s expiration date. If you completed your eCourse more than 30 days before your class start date, you will be required to re-take the eCourse. You can retake the course at no additional cost by logging in again and checking the "Start new attempt" checkbox.  

    *Please note that the Basic eCourse itself is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state's department of motor vehicles- nor is it a motorcycle endorsement or learner’s permit to ride.

 

 

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