Motorcycle Rider Courses

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park

These motorcycle rider training courses are geared toward the novice to experienced motorcyclist or scooter operator, and also provide an excellent skills update for returning riders or those with experience but no previous formal training. These courses consist of classroom and on-bike instruction with furnished motorcycles or scooters (loaner scooters are limited—check availability before registering; personal scooters are also permitted). These motorcycle training courses are not offered online.

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Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

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Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course

The Basic Rider Course (MSF-BRC) is geared toward the novice motorcyclist or scooter operator, and also provides an excellent skills update for returning riders or those with experience but no previous formal training. The course consists of classroom and on-bike instruction with furnished motorcycles or scooters (loaner scooters are limited—check availability before registering; personal scooters are also permitted). This is a MO State waiver class; those who successfully complete the course will be issued a completion card to obtain the MO license endorsement. Students must be at least 15 and a half years of age and able to ride a bicycle. Those under 18 years of age must have a release form signed by a legal guardian or parent. Students must bring a three-quarter or full helmet that meets Department of Transportation standards (loaner helmets available), over ankle boots with 2-inch or lower heels, full fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, sturdy pants and a photo ID. At the discretion of the instructors, students who are unable to safely operate the motorcycles will be dismissed from class for their own protection and the safety of the group. No refunds will be given if you are unable to complete the class for any reason. Class held rain or shine. You must arrive on time for class; late arrivals will not be admitted. To view a five-minute video of Basic Rider Course highlights, visit msf-usa.org.
MOTR:700 | 2 sessions | $152.50 AGE 60+ | $225 REG

Motorcycle Skills: Basic Rider Course II

Offered in May and June | The BRC-2 was developed to hone your skills and fine-tune the mental drills crucial to being a safe rider while using your own motorcycle. This is an excellent class as a refresher after winter storage, to update your training for insurance company discount or as an intermediate level of training after the Basic Rider Course. Put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, limited space maneuvers, cornering, and swerving using your own bike. There’s always something left to learn! This course is for two-wheeled motorcycles only (no scooters). Required items include Class M driver’s license, be 18 years of age or older, and provide own street legal and insured motorcycle. Students should have successfully completed a Basic Rider Course or have sufficient riding skills and experience to operate a motorcycle with basic proficiency. Students who cannot demonstrate basic low speed maneuvers in Exercise 1 can be counseled out of the class. Students must bring DOT-approved three-quarter or full helmet (loaner helmets available), over ankle boots with 2" or lower heels, full fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, sturdy pants and a photo ID. Passengers are permitted to accompany riders; all safety gear and rules apply. Class held rain or shine.
MOTR:702 | 1 session 

Motorcycle Skills: Advanced Rider Course

Offered each spring | Get the most out of your bike with the Advanced Motorcycle Safety Course Level III (MSF-ARC), while improving your ability to deal with hazards. Riders will enhance skills to improve cornering, swerving, and braking techniques, as well as develop additional expertise in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, and rider behavior. Developed for street bikes using techniques developed by sport bike riders, you will learn how to maximize your turning abilities, how to stop as well as your machine can manage, and how to swerve around large objects. This course is for two-wheeled motorcycles only (no scooters). For the beginning or casual rider, the BRC-2 would be a recommended prerequisite. Students must have an M-endorsement on license and provide their own street legal and insured motorcycle. No passengers allowed! Required items include: DOT-approved ¾ or full helmet (loaner helmets available), over ankle boots with 2" or lower heels, full fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, sturdy pants. Class held rain or shine.
MOTR:705 | 1 session

Motorcycle Skills: Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course

Offered in May, June and July | Bike bonding refers to the connection and interaction of the rider and motorcycle. Good bike bonding helps riders automate their physical skills so they can devote more attention to road and traffic conditions (searching and evaluating). The objective of the Basic Bike Bonding Course is to develop and practice basic skills beyond those acquired in the Basic Rider Course. The course is designed to provide sufficient control skills to handle a motorcycle in more challenging street situations in a low risk, effective, and enjoyable training environment. The BBBRC is also an excellent refresher course for those who may not have ridden for a period of time since their Basic Rider Course or who desire additional practice time. You must have completed the BRC or have sufficient riding skills and experience to operate a motorcycle with basic proficiency. There is no classroom portion to this course. Training motorcycles are provided. The BRC is a recommended prerequisite for the novice rider; however, not required. Must have motorcycle permit or M-endorsement on license, be 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age must have a release form signed by a legal guardian or parent. Required items include DOT-approved three-quarter or full helmet (loaner helmets available), over ankle boots with 2" or lower heels, full fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, sturdy pants and a photo ID. Loaner motorcycles provided. This is not a MO State waiver class.
MOTR:703 | 1 session

Motorcycle Skills: Ultimate Bike Bonding Rider Course

Offered each spring | Bike Bonding refers to the connection and interaction of the rider and motorcycle. Good bike bonding helps riders automate their physical skills so they can devote more attention to road and traffic conditions (searching and evaluating). This is a precision riding curriculum derived from police motorcycle training courses and consists of drills and skill circuits to improve a rider’s performance. Controlled motorcycle operation and body positioning are emphasized to maximize low-speed operation and control. By the end of the course, participants should be able to handle their motorcycle in a more precise and smooth manner. There is no classroom portion to this course. Participants must provide their own motorcycle and pass an on-site safety inspection. The BRC-2 or ARC are recommended prerequisites if the student has never taken a formal class for low speed maneuvers. Must have an M-endorsement on license, use their own street-legal insured motorcycle (no scooters permitted), be 18 years of age or older. Required items include: DOT-approved ¾ or full helmet (loaner helmets available), over ankle boots with 2" or lower heels, full fingered gloves, long-sleeved jacket or heavy shirt, eye protection, sturdy pants.
MOTR:704 | 1 session

 

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