Basic Rider Course

Basic Rider Course


The Basic Rider Course (BRC) was designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for beginning riders of all ages. After completing your Road America registration, go to the MSF homepage to register for the 3-hour MSF online course. This online course covers the Rider Handbook and must be completed BEFORE the first day of the Road America Basic Rider Course. The MFS online class requires you to pass a series of short knowledge tests. Upon successful completion of the MSF online course, save and print your Certificate of Completion. The MSF Certificate of Completion must be presented to your RiderCoach when you arrive in order to complete the course.  Since your certificate expires after 30 days, be sure to complete the online eCourse less than one month before you are scheduled for instruction at Road America.  In the event you have any difficulties or questions with this preparatory online portion of the MSF curriculum, contact them directly at: MSF Basic eCourse.

Once at our site, the motorcycle riding instruction will continue with approx. 6 hours of classroom activities and discussion, plus 10 hours of practical riding on one of Road America’s four MSF-approved safe, controlled off-street ranges. Road America will provide a motorcycle such as the YAMAHA V-Star, YAMAHA TW200 or the YAMAHA XT250. (or scooter if taking the scheduled scooter-only classes) through our YAMAHA Motor Sports partnership. Upon successful completion of the BRC, students earn a DOT Waiver that allows you to be exempt from the WI MIT (Motorcycle-In-Traffic) road test and promptly obtain your Class M license endorsement from any WI DMV office!

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 class is limited to no more than 12 students.

Price: $285

Purchase E-Certificate

For difficulties or questions with the online eCourse, please refer to the MSF eCourse frequently asked questions document below.

Enroll in eCourse
eCourse FAQs
DMV Information for Basic Rider Course 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 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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