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.

Price: $295 / 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.

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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