- $199 for a Motorcycle Safety Foundation basic rider course ($350 value)
The basic-rider course teaches beginning riders how to safely operate a motorcycle. The class consists of 5–6 hours of classroom instruction plus two full days on the training range, where students learn maneuvers and safety techniques with the academy’s bikes. Each student will need to have read the provided MSF student handbook and know the answers in the back of the book. A valid driver’s license, appropriate eye protection, and long pants are also required; see the class page for a full list of required items. Department of Transportation–approved helmets are provided for those who need them.
Bluecreek Motorcycle Training Co.
As cool wind blows over rubber-marked pavement, the friendly, Motorcycle Safety Foundation–certified instructors at Bluecreek Motorcycle Training Co. shout instructions over the clamor of engines revved by student riders. The academy’s fully enclosed riding range encourages beginners and experts alike to safely practice skills, such as stopping, turning, and swerving—all with the help of the three men and three women who make up the teaching staff. Courses also incorporate study time in spacious classrooms, where students commit laws and road signs to memory instead of sticking post-it notes on the inside of their helmet visors.