Basic RiderCourse

Ride Safe Indiana (RSI) offers a Basic RiderCourse for beginning motorcyclists and a Basic RiderCourse 2 for riders who want to improve their skills. The RSI Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders of all ages and uses the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s (MSF) curriculum. Five hours of classroom instruction prepares you for 10 hours of practical riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment. Motorcycles are provided free of charge for your use during the course.

To become a safer, more responsible rider, RiderCoaches will also discuss:

  • Types of motorcycles
  • Layout and operation of the basic controls
  • Types of safety gear worn for protection and comfort
  • How alcohol and other drugs impair a rider's ability

Next you'll move to the riding range and your RiderCoach (an experienced motorcyclist certified by MSF) will start you off with straight-line riding, stopping, shifting and turning. You'll gradually progress to swerving and emergency braking.

The course concludes with a knowledge test and a riding-skill evaluation. Once you have successfully completed your training course, you will be happy knowing you have gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques

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