The Basic Rider Course was designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for beginning riders of all ages. The course consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of practical riding in Road America's controlled, off-street environment. After successful completion of the Basic Rider Course students receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course completion card as well as a Wisconsin Department of Transportation authorization waiver for the class M designation.
Participants use school supplied motorcycles.
Proper safety gear is required including:
- Over-the-ankle boots, with good grips on the soles (heel not to exceed 1.5")
- Long pants
- Full-fingered gloves (preferably leather)
- Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
- DOT approved helmet with eye protection. (Full face helmet is recommended.)
Helmets are available for rent with an additional fee and advanced notice.
Classes run rain or shine, bring a rain coat or poncho in the event that inclement weather should occur.
Each class is limited to no more than 12 students.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROMISE: The Road America Motorcycle School is designed specifically to maximize the fun and minimize the risk of motorcycling. With a pass rate of 98% the success rate is great however, on occasion, a participant may have an “off day.” With that in mind, we have created the Customer Satisfaction Promise. In the event a participant fails any one of our MSF-designated courses, we promise to allow that participant another opportunity to return for the same course at a later date, FREE OF CHARGE!