Basic Rider Course

Basic Rider Course

Basic Rider Course

Learn to ride a motorcycle through Road America’s Basic Rider Course (BRC). This Road America motorcycle class was designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for beginning riders. Learn how to ride a motorcycle safely in a closed-course environment.

Road America is happy to announce that in conjunction with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program, Road America has transitioned to MSF’s newest curriculum.  This revised BRC eliminates the classroom portion and moves that material into the online e-course.  This allows you to take the online course around your busy schedule, starting and stopping as needed until completion. You will also have around 11 hours of motorcycle riding instruction on one of our state-certified training ranges. Upon successful completion, students receive a completion card that allows them to be exempt from the Motorcycle-In-Traffic road test. 

We will also continue offering our popular Ladies Only courses in 2024.

Price: $295 Includes e-course, training, and skills test.  Specific start and end times are noted in course descriptions by date


Proper safety gear for practical riding is required and includes:

  • Over-the-ankle footwear with good grips on the soles (heel not to exceed 1.5″)
  • Long pants (without rips or exposed skin)
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • DOT-approved helmet and eye protection (full-face helmet is recommended)

Please bring safety gear to all class sessions, including the classroom. Helmets are available for rent with an additional fee and advanced notice. Classes run rain or shine; bring rain gear in the event inclement weather should occur.

Each motorcycle class is limited to no more than 12 students. Participants must be at least 15.5 years of age. No motorcycle learner permit is required.
DMV Information for Basic Rider Course Students 

Wisconsin Motorcyclists' Handbook

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 over 96%, our success rate is encouraging.  However, on occasion, any 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, they will be allowed to return to retake the full class at a later date for a minimal rescheduling fee of $100. 


Minors participating in the course MUST have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature on our Waiver & Indemnification Form. You can take care of this in advance by having it signed by the parent or legal guardian AND NOTARIZED before the class, or a parent or legal guardian MUST be present at the beginning of the first day of class to sign the waiver in the presence of a Road America staff member.  No minors will be allowed to participate without the properly completed and signed waiver.

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