Scooter Basic Rider

Scooter Basic Rider


Road America offers three opportunities to learn how to ride exclusively on YAMAHA Zuma 125 scooters. Scooter-specific Basic Rider Courses will take place on May 28, July 23 and October 8, 2022. Advanced registration is required.

Step 1: Register for the BRC – Scooter. 

Step 2: Register for the 3-hour MSF online course. This online course must be completed BEFORE the first day of your Road America Basic Rider Course. 

Step 3: Save and print your MSF Certificate of Completion. The MSF Certificate of Completion must be presented to your RiderCoach when you arrive in order to participate. Certificates expires after 30 days, so complete the MSF online eCourse less than one month before your scheduled course at Road America. Questions or concerns regarding the online course should be directed to: MSF Basic eCourse.

Step 4: Participate in 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 new, easy-to-handle motorcycle such as the YAMAHA scooters for course work.

Step 5: Receive a DOT Waiver upon successful completion of the BRC that provides exemption from the WI MIT (Motorcycle-In-Traffic) road test.

Step 6: Pass the DMV written test at any WI DMV offices and obtain your Class M license endorsement!

Price: $290 

Purchase Course

Purchase E-Certificate

Proper safety gear is required and includes:

  • 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 raincoat or poncho in the event that inclement weather should occur.

Each class is limited to no more than 6 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% 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, they will be allowed to return to retake the full class at a later date for a minimal rescheduling fee of $100. For those that simply need to retake the skills test(riding) portion, a private retest option can also be made available for $80.


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.

Please review our School Policies before registering for any classes.

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