The Basic Motorcycle Course is designed for individuals with little or no riding experience. Students with some riding experience will also find this course beneficial. This course is based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) Basic Rider Course and teaches the basic techniques of riding a motorcycle. The course consists of 10 hours of classroom theory and 10 hours of practical application (i.e. riding). Students will ride training motorcycles provided by SC Rider Education. Students must pass both a written and riding assessment and attend all sessions to receive a completion card. Motorcycling is physically demanding. It takes mental skills and coordination. Students learn at different rates. You may find out motorcycling is not for you. Therefore, our measure of success with this course is that you have a good learning experience.
This course qualifies for the SCDMV waiver process.
Friday 6 p.m. — 10 p.m.**
Saturday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.
*Meeting times may vary by location. Check your local technical college for exact times. **Some technical colleges offer an online eCourse (i.e. home study on your own computer) and a Friday night session may not be required. Please check with your local technical college.
$239 - $299
Motorcycle permit recommended (minimum age: 15 with parent/guardian consent)
Must be able to ride and balance a bicycle
Motorcycles and helmets are provided for students to ride during the course.
Students will be properly trained to manipulate a motorcycle safely.
The course will provide training to help reduce risk and increase confidence while riding.
Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for an insurance and other discounts.
Prior to your first class, please read the BC Ground Rules Acknowledgment. You may print out these ground rules. You will be required to sign an original copy during your first class session.