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Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a Basic Rider Course ($250 value)
- $55 for an Experienced Rider Course ($100 value)
The Basic Rider Course equips motorcyclists with the knowledge to ride safely and complete all state testing and training requirements. Students spend time practicing maneuvers on the academy’s controlled off-street environment and studying in the classroom. Between the riding portion and classroom sessions, students learn a variety of topics including riding safety, how to maneuver a motorcycle, night riding, and carrying cargo. Each rider must complete the MSF BRC workbook prior to class and bring several gear items with them, which are listed on the course website. Classes are offered Monday–Tuesday, Thursday–Friday, and Saturday–Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Motorcycles, workbooks, and helmets will be provided.
The Experienced Rider Course helps more seasoned motorcyclists continue to build their skills. Participants practice maneuvers to learn about managing traction, stopping quickly, and cornering, and discuss topics such as safe riding and motorcycle care. See the website for a list of gear to bring; attendees must bring their own motorcycles.
Full Throttle Riding Academy
Former professional motorcycle racer and 20-year veteran street rider Jason Curdy dedicates his company, Full Throttle Riding Academy—a state-sponsored school and recognized training provider of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation—to teaching motorcyclists to ride safely and respect the road. Starting with the two-day Basic Rider Course, students learn to safely maneuver their vehicles on an off-street range and study riding regulations within the classroom. By the end of the course, they’ll have the knowledge and command of their bikes necessary to start riding. Riders can also brush up on their street skills in the half-day Experienced Rider Course, which incorporates more advanced riding techniques, showing them how to optimize lane position and how not to read a book at the wheel.