The Safety Center offers a variety of courses. Click on the class title to see a full course description. Be sure to see the course requirements section to see what is provided and what you will need to take a course. 

Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

This 2-hour introductory course is designed for the true novice rider who would like extra one-on-one attention. Classes are restricted to novice riders and provide a safe, low-stress environment for asking questions and getting extra time on the basics of motorcycle operation. Using our motorcycles, you will sit astride and manipulate the controls of the motorcycle. The course objective is to experience a motorcycle’s operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience. Also embedded in the experience is a self-assessment component to ensure a person is aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider. This first-touch experience with a motorcycle is not designed to teach a person to ride, but rather, it helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice. If a participant chooses to continue their formal training to ride, this course will give them a "jump-start" in preparation for the BRC. Some obstacles preventing successful completion of the BRC will be addressed in the IME class; for example understanding the principles of shifting gears, clutch control through friction-zone practice, smooth braking skills, and awareness of surroundings while operating a motorcycle. Class size is limited to 3 students with one instructor. Each participant will have his or her own unique experience within the context of our approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum for this class. This program is a success regardless of the choice to learn to ride or not. This class is the perfect environment for students to determine if motorcycling is in their future. Fee: $60

Basic Bike-Bonding Rider Course (BBBRC)

The BBBRC is an approximately five-hour riding course designed to help you develop basic riding skills. Exercises focus on a variety of cornering skills and limited-space maneuvers. By the end of the course, you should be able to handle a motorcycle well enough to negotiate normal street and traffic situations. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. You must have a valid motorcycle permit or license endorsement. Fee: $130

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Learn to ride and ride more safely. This course is designed for the beginner and re-entry motorcyclist of all ages with step-by-step coaching from MSF and MMSP certified trainers. Motorcycles are provided so you can learn to ride before spending thousands. The Basic Riders Course is designed for the beginning motorcyclist and for people who want to operate their motorcycles safely and efficiently. Motorcycle Safety Foundation Instructors conduct the class. The course is physically demanding. Students MUST be in good health and should be able to ride a bicycle. The instructor will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course. All course requirements must be met for successful completion. Students must ride the motorcycles provided through the program. To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 15 years 6 months of age. Written parental permission is necessary for age 15 years 6 months up through age 18. Completion of the BRC provides the graduate with a Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card that may be taken to the Missouri Driver's License Office to waive the riding test required for endorsement. Attendance: Registrants must actively participate in all days and each portion of the class to receive a completion card. If this is not possible the student will disqualify himself/herself from the class. Fee: $275

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

Fine tune your riding skills. Help break bad habits. Or, just shake off the cobwebs with the MSF BRC2. This one-day course is geared towards the rider with at least 1,000 miles or one year of riding experience. The BRC2 is designed for experienced riders of all ages. It addresses the critical skills and knowledge needed for relatively low risk, enjoyable on-street motorcycling. Braking, cornering and swerving maneuvers will be covered as well as other riding strategies. Experienced motorcyclists who have been trained and certified by the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program conduct this course. Motorcycles will NOT be provided. Students Must Have:

  • a current inspection sticker on their safety-approved bike
  • proof of current insurance for their motorcycle
  • Motorcycle-endorsement (M) must be on the current driver's license
  • a minimum of 1-year street riding experience
  • a motorcycle
Fee: $125 for rider only, $135 for rider with a passenger.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

A one-day course that complements your basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several fun interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Fee: $140


What will be provided:

  • Instruction
  • Motorcycle
  • Classroom, books and materials
  • Some helmets are provided (although you may prefer your own)
What you need to bring with you to be eligible to take a course:
  • Long pants with no holes, rips or tears (denim or equivalent preferred)
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Helmets must meet DOT requirements, at a minimum
  • Helmets with a minimum of 3/4 or full face (preferred); no half helmets allowed
  • Over the ankle sturdy foot wear (no canvas shoes will be allowed)
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Proper state identification required
CLASSES WILL BE PERFORMED RAIN OR SHINE! Refunds will not be granted for no show. If rain is forecased, it is recommended to come prepared with rain gear. Please bring all of your gear (listed above) on the first day of class. Classroom and range activity times may vary depending on weather conditions.