Important Course Information

Basic Rider Course/  (BRC) Get your license course

We offer classes that can be completed in 5 weeknights (Monday-Friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm),  2day weekend (Saturday & Sunday 8am - 5pm) or a 3 day weekend ( Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday 8am - 5pm and Sunday 8am - 2:30pm). 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 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.

Basic Rider Course (BRC) Fees

Course Fees are $340 per student. (Discounts are available for multiple bookings for the same session but CANNOT be used in conjunction with any sales or promotion pricing. Gift certificates are also available.) You do not need to have your own motorcycle for this course as we provide motorcycles for you or if you wish, you may use your cycle (with proof of insurance and a safety inspection by the rider coach).


Student Information

This course requires the completion of the MSF online E-course prior to the first day of class. The $20.00 fee for the online E-course is in addition to the course fee paid to Ride Alive Motorcycle Academy. 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 a average completion time of about 3 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 or click this link to go directly to the page.


You must be at least 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 the following functional riding gear: Over-the-ankle footwear (heels not to be over 1") Long, sturdy non-flare pants Long-sleeved shirt or jacket Full-fingered gloves Eye protection and DOT approved helmet.

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 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

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