Students must take the Motorcycle Safety E-Course (5-hour online) and obtain and submit the completion certificate before registering for the Motorcycle Rider Course (BRC Updated).

This course is designed for inexperienced riders and riders who would like to improve their riding skills. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course (Update) is a learn-to-ride education and training program that consists of a five-hour online course to address basic motorcycle knowledge, five hours of classroom instruction with a RiderCoach to address rider perception and risk management, and 11 hours of on-cycle, hands-on instruction. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.

As a student you must be able to balance the motorcycle to participate in the riding portion of the course and pass the riding skills test in order to successfully complete the course. Successful completion results in being exempted from riding the licensing skills test conducted by the Department of Transportation. The course completion card earned may also provide an insurance discount.

The schedule is dependent upon course section selected (shown below). Classes take place at the Western Iowa Tech Beltway Center at 3415 Highway 75 North.


  • Students need to have a valid drivers license or a valid motorcycle permit to be able to take the class.
  • Students under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver prior to the start of the first class unless other arrangements are made ahead of time.
  • Students must complete an eCourse (online) before class.
  • Participants must wear proper riding gear: a helmet manufactured to meet DOT standards, eye protection, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy trousers or jeans, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear. No one will be allowed to ride without this equipment.