Basic Rider Course

Important Basic Rider Course Information

Basic Rider Course (BRC): Get your license course for riders with little to no riding experience. We provide a motorcycle for you.

COST: $380.00.

We offer classes that can be completed in 5 weeknights Monday – Friday, 2-day weekend Saturday & Sunday or a 3-day weekend, Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. The Basic Rider Course covers the fundamentals for developing safe and responsible motorcycle riding skills. Classroom sessions will coach ways to minimize risk as well as handle specific riding situations. Range sessions will initially coach you on motor skills and control, including straight line riding, stopping, turning, and shifting. You then move on to the more advanced skills of stopping quickly, cornering and swerving. Our smaller classes focus more to one on one attention and give more riding time and less waiting. This course does qualify for the DMV skills test waiver. Upon successful completion you will receive a waiver form to waive the road test portion of the licensing procedure. You still must pass the permit test at the DMV however, which can be done before or after completion of the BRC.

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Student Information

These courses requires the completion of the MSF online E-course prior to the first day of class. This E-course must be completed and a printed copy of the certificate of completion handed in on your first day of class. Please note that the E-course has an average completion time of about 5 hours. This time can vary based on your device and internet connection speed. Please note before taking the E-course that the certificate is only valid for 30 days after completion. A link to the MSF e-course will be E-mailed to you upon completion of your registration.

You must be 16 years of age, hold a valid driver’s license or drivers learners permit. Prior to entering this course, you should be able to balance a bicycle, having experience in driving a standard shift automobile can also be helpful but is not necessary. Students under 18 must also bring a parent or guardian with them on the first day class. The parental waiver form must be signed by their parent or guardian in the presence of a rider coach. If this is not possible the from can be brought in with a NOTARIZED signature of the parent or guardian. Please see the home page for minors taking the class.

Appropriate riding gear is required for participation in the range exercises. You will need bring the following riding gear to be able to participate in any and all motorcycle interaction.

  1. DOT approved helmet
  2. Full fingered gloves
  4. Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  5. Ankle length non-flare pants without holes
  6. Eye protection if your helmet does not have a face shield ( prescription glasses or sunglasses are sufficient)

This gear is mandatory by rules set forth from Ride Alive Motorcycle Academy LLC, Motorcycle Safety Foundation and Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program. You cannot participate in any range exercises without the required safety gear. If your skin is exposed, you will be not be allowed to participate in the course and may be subject to a Reschedule Fee.

Other Helpful Information

Because we do hold the range portion of our course during all kinds of weather, please bring appropriate rain gear. We will only post-pone classes during threatening weather; lightening, heavy snow, high winds, etc. The school will not refund any tuition or part of tuition if the school is ready, willing and able to fulfill its part of the agreement.


All students who successfully complete the BRC or BRC2 are exempt from taking the Wisconsin State required road skills test. Many insurance companies offer premium discounts to Rider Course graduates (BRC ,BRC2 and ARC). Discounts can range from 5% to as much as 20%! Check with your insurance agent.