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Basic RiderCourse (Class No: 24261)
Class Date(s): 9/14 - 9/15
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm / Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
10 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $349 per student.

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Mo Smith has been riding motorcycles since she was a little kid. She bought her first motorcycle in 1977, a Kawasaki 90, and has owned and ridden ever since. Currently, Mo rides a 2006 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic. Mo is passionate about motorcycling and bringing that experience to all riders, but new riders in particular. She has been a Rider Coach since 2005. When not helping to fulfill the dream of motorcycling you can find Mo teaching math to high school students! Mo is actively involved in the local HOG Chapter and has held executive positions there for several years.


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Harry Avila is a lifelong motorcyclist having bought his first motorcycle (a surplus Harley-Davidson from the California Highway Patrol) at age 17 and has been riding ever since. Prior to becoming a Rider Coach, he was a Certified Flight Instructor and believes that learning proper riding skills is even more important than learning how to fly. Harry is a U.S. Army veteran and year-round rider who enjoys long-distance motorcycle trips. He brings years of teaching experience to those just learning to ride or veteran riders who want to improve their skills.


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This course offers a five hour self-paced online course follow by 11 hours of riding instruction based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum ($349).

Are you not sure if motorcycle riding is for you? Do you want some advance preparation for the Basic Rider Course? Then check out our Headstart course or our Individual Novice Course Level 1 (INC-1).

This course is specifically designed for the novice/beginner rider. Basic Rider Course Students learn about components and controls of a motorcycle, riding gear and preparing for the ride. The risk of riding and managing that risk are studied in depth to better prepare the student for "real life" riding. Strategies are investigated that will prepare each student for riding on the street in traffic. Whether you want to learn to ride for pleasure or basic low-cost transportation or both, this course is perfect for you.

Many students are returning riders. They rode a motorcycle in their youth, but haven't ridden in years. This is a perfect reintroduction to riding. Experienced riders can break bad habits and gain new skills.

Graduating students receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion certificate and a Virginia Class "M2" endorsement (motorcycle license). Here's some more information about obtaining your Class "M2" endorsement in Virginia and Washington, DC.

We offer both weekday and weekend classes throughout the year. Class sizes are typically 10 students facilitated by two professional coaches.

Each Basic RiderCourse student must complete a five-hour on line session. Upon completion of the online portion students must download and print their completin certificate. Students must bring their completion certificate to the first riding session.

Weekday class format is typically (times are approximate):

  • Day one: Riding 8:00 to 1:30 pm
  • Day two: Riding & Testing 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Weekend classes format is typically (times are approximate):

  • Morning Classes:
    • Day one: Riding 7:30 to 1:00 pm
    • Day two: Riding & Testing 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Classes:
    • Day one: Riding 12:00 to 5:30 pm
    • Day two: Riding & Testing 12:00 to 5:30 pm

We conduct three separate classes on weekends. Two in the morning on Saturday and Sunday and one in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday.