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Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement. The MSF Basic eCourse is a highly interactive 3-hour online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. The eCourse is a requirement that prepares you for the 4.5-hours of activity-based classroom exercises, and the 10-hours of hands-on riding exercises. On the riding range, your MSF-certified RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking. Motorcycles are provided for all the students enrolled in the Basic Rider Course. If you are an automatic scooter rider, you can bring your own scooter with proof of insurance if its 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.

100% attendance is mandatory.

Basic Rider Course Information Flyer (PDF)

Basic Rider Course Handbook (PDF)

Note: Riders who have already failed a state and/or MMSC skill test twice are not eligible for the State Skill Test Waiver. All subsequent skill tests for a motorcycle endorsement must be taken at a DVS exam station.

Intermediate Rider Course (IRC)

If you're comfortable on your own motorcycle or scooter, the 5-hour Intermediate Rider Course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Newer motorcyclists, returning riders, and experienced motorcyclists can all benefit from this course. The Intermediate Rider Course covers control, finesse, counter steering, cornering, swerving, and braking. The MMSC recommends that you have 1,000 miles of riding experience before enrolling in this course. Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Intermediate Rider Course for only $300. This course is offered at more than 25 MMSC training locations.

Training Locations

East Grand Forks, MN

Northland Community & Technical College
2022 Central Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Thief River Falls, MN

Northland Community & Technical College
1101 Hwy 1 East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Bemidji, MN

School District Bus Garage
1901 15th St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Roseau, MN

MN Hwy Department
1190 Center St
Roseau, MN 56751


$195.00 – Basic Rider Course

$55.00 – Basic Rider 2 Course

Pre-registration with payment is required. Students are accepted into the class on a first come first serve basis, until the class is full.

What to Bring

For the basic class, you’ll need to bring your drivers license or drivers permit, helmet, eye protection, long pants and sleeves, full-fingered gloves, and shoes or boots that cover your ankles. If you’re a Minnesota resident 18 years of age or older and planning to obtain your motorcycle license endorsement, you’ll also need a motorcycle permit.

For the advanced class, you’ll need all of the above plus your own motorcycle, a motorcycle endorsement or permit, and proof of insurance.

For questions, contact:

Sarah Steinert
Outreach Services Specialist
Workforce Development Solutions

O: (218) 683-8748