Street Skills Course 1

Street Skills Course 1



Participants interested in enrolling in this non-Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course need to have successfully completed a Basic Rider Course (BRC) or hold a valid motorcycle M endorsement on their driver’s license. Road America recommends achieving 1,000 miles of riding experience prior to enrolling in the motorcycle Street Skills 1 Course (SSC1). 

The Street Skills Course 1 (SSC1) is a motorcycle class focused on developing newly-certified and returning riders seeking additional training to build their Confidence Core skill sets. These skill sets include Visual Confidence, Clutch Confidence, Throttle Confidence, and Braking Confidence. The SSC1 is taught by experienced instructors with a focus on safe riding practices, and skill sets relative to everyday road riding. Common road riding occurrences include slow riding skills, starting/stopping on a hill, starting out from tight turns, straight-line braking, weaving, and line of sight development relative to reading the road. 

The SSC1 five-hour motorcycle training course includes about an hour of classroom discussion and over four hours and nearly 40 miles of riding exercises. The on-range course work occurs on a controlled one-of-a-kind training circuit, the Motorplex, designed to simulate real-world riding conditions. The Motorplex training circuit encompasses nearly one mile of paved roadway featuring over a dozen unique curves, elevation changes, interconnected curves of various and alternating lean angles, and line of sight challenges. These features combine to give the rider multiple repetitive opportunities to study the road features and learn to determine the best options to choose your best control and path options, all for building your Confidence Core skills. 

Riders are encouraged to ride their own street-legal, insured motorcycle (proof of insurance is required), licensed, and fueled to last through the day. Bikes are subject to a safety inspection by the course instructors. Those wishing to use a school-supplied 250cc motorcycle can do so for an additional fee and with advanced notice. Proper safety gear is mandatory for all circuit activities and includes the following: 

  • Over the ankle footwear, with good sole grip, heels not to exceed 1.5” 
  • Long pants, no rips or exposed skin 
  • Full fingered gloves 
  • Long sleeve shirt (minimum) or riding jacket 
  • DOT-approved street-legal helmet and eye protection (full-face helmet recommended) 

Helmets are available for rent for an additional fee and with advanced notice. 

SSC1 Course runs rain or shine, plan accordingly for the weather and bring rain gear if inclement weather occurs.  

Course size is limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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