Feel Safe and Comfortable on the Road

The Basic Motorcycle Rider Course is a 16-hour class, consisting of six hours of classroom instruction with ten hours of range training. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for students. All classroom and range exercises will be held at Blackhawk Technical College's Central Campus.

At the end of the class, you will complete a riding skills evaluation. Successful completion of this class will allow you to receive your Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Completion Card and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Skills Test Waiver form. You will need to pass an additional written test at the Wisconsin DMV to obtain an "M" endorsement. You will NOT have to retake the road test at the DMV. 

students riding motorcycles in parking lot

How do I get started?

Start finding upcoming classes by accessing the class search, clicking on Topic Area, and selecting Motorcycle/Moped Driver Educ (816) from the dropdown list. When selecting the term you want to attend, the term classes run as Spring Term (January-May), Summer Term (June-August), and Fall (September-December). 

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Please note the following requirements:

  • Basic Rider Course requires the online MSF Basic eCourse. You must complete the eCourse within 30 days prior to the start date of your Basic Motorcycle Riding class.
  • Students must have a valid driver’s license, this must be presented the first night of class.
  • If you are under the age of 18 at the time of registration, or require proof of enrollment to receive your temporary motorcycle permit, please contact us at (608) 757-7630 to obtain the necessary paperwork.

Students who successfully pass both the written test and range skills test 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 Skills Waiver Form to the DMV to receive your endorsement. (Remember you still have to successfully complete the written portion of the test at the DMV to receive your M endorsement).

What should I bring to class?

  • You must bring your current driver's license.
  • You must wear an approved motorcycle helmet with a face shield/eye protection.
    • NO half-helmets will be allowed for training!
    • We do have helmets available to use if you do not have one.
  • Wear long jeans, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear.
  • For the range (Saturday and Sunday), students must arrive in appropriate riding attire which includes gloves, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants, and sturdy boots for range training. We also recommend sunblock and a cooler with water/sports drinks.
  • For the classroom, bring a pen/pencil, paper, and highlighter.

Important Reminders:

  • If you are late or miss ANY of the classes, you will not pass this course.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you need a parent/guardian to sign a waiver form. Your parent/guardian can come to the first session of class, sign the form and leave; or they can come with you when you register in person.
  • Even if it rains, plan on riding. We recommend rain gear, change of clothes and a towel. In cold weather, dress in warm layers. Classes and range exercises may exceed scheduled times due to weather, range delays, student questions, etc.

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