Motorcycle Rider Safety Basic

The Basic Motorcycle Rider Course is a 16-hour class, consisting of six hours of classroom instruction with ten hours of range training. Motorcycles are provided for students. All classroom and range exercises will be held at Blackhawk Technical College Central Campus, located at the address above. This class is designed to help the novice, as well as the veteran rider, develop street riding skills that will make riding safer and more enjoyable.


  • MUST bring your current driver’s license
  • For classroom - bring pen/pencil, paper, and highlighter
  • For range - long-sleeved shirt or jacket
  • Long jeans & full-fingered gloves
  • You MUST wear an approved motorcycle helmet with face shield/eye protection.
  • NO half helmets will be allowed for training!
  • We do have helmets available for you to use if you do not have one.
  • Over-the-ankle footwear
  • For the range – bring sun block and we suggest a cooler with water/pop

Should you be late or miss ANY of the classes, you will not pass this course.

If under the age of 18, you need a parent/guardian to sign a waiver form. The parent/guardian can come to the first session of class, sign the form & leave; or they can come with you when you register in person. Tell the registration assistant that you are under 18 and would like to have the waiver form.

Students who are successful in passing both the written test and the range skills test at Blackhawk Technical College will be eligible to become motorcycle endorsed in the State of Wisconsin. This class also meets Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for students under age 18 who wish to become motorcycle endorsed. Upon successful completion of the class, you will have to take the Certificate of Completion to the DOT to receive your endorsement. You will NOT have to retake the road test at the DOT.

Certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructors teach the class with an emphasis on a safe, comfortable, and encouraging learning environment.

Even if it rains, plan on riding. We recommend rain gear, change of clothes and towel. In cold weather, dress in warm layers. Classes and range exercises may exceed scheduled times due to weather, range delays, student questions, etc.