Riding—it’s a sense of freedom, a form of expression, and a lot of fun.
And we, along with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), want you to enjoy your riding experience to the fullest. That’s why we encourage all riders to participate in a rider safety course—whether you’re a rider in training looking for a motorcycle learner’s permit, a beginning rider, intermediate rider, or an experienced veteran.
In a basic rider motorcycle course, instructors teach you about safety equipment, the rules of the road, and safe riding, along with the physical and mental skills you need to ride with confidence.
In the basic course, you'll also learn about the different types of bikes, the layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. You'll also learn how to perform basic maneuvers to help you deal with everyday roadway challenges like negotiating turns, curves, and lane changes.
Advanced motorcycle courses are available for experienced riders looking to refresh or enhance their skills.
This class helps you develop smooth and precise control to handle more advanced braking and cornering maneuvers, allowing you to learn more about the limits of your abilities, and your bike's capabilities. There’s also an emphasis on honing on-the-road performance, perception, and awareness—including crash avoidance skills.
In some areas, motorcycle training courses and classes specifically geared toward scooter and dirt bike riders are also available.
The MSF, along with select motorcycle dealerships, offers courses throughout the U.S. To locate a MSF site near you, visit msf-usa.org. They also provide online courses covering basic instruction to get you started and help determine if motorcycling is a good fit for you.
Successful completion of a course can mean you’re eligible for incentives from motorcycle distributors to cover course tuition or fees. In many cases, graduates can obtain a waiver for the riding skill test and/or written knowledge test portion of their state's license exam requirements. Check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to learn more.
Did we also mention that with Dairyland, you could save money on your motorcycle insurance by taking a rider course? Contact us, and let’s ride together.