ECOURSE REMINDER: Texas has begun the process of updating to the new Basic Rider Course material. This updated material requires every student, regardless of background, to complete an E-Course before Day One of class. The E-course may be completed on any computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet access. Please note that the Ecourse may take several hours to complete, and instructions will be sent to you immediately upon signup via email. The E-course gets everyone on the same page before class begins, and the testing portions within the E-course must be completed with a passing scores.
The Basic Rider Course is a 15 hour, two day course that consists of a variety of learning activities both in the classroom and on a motorcycle out on the range. The Course begins with a 3-4 hour ECourse which is is to be completed online by each student before the course begins. This ECourse will cover the basics of riding, such as controls, street strategies, and riding techniques. During the Classroom portion, each student will experience five hours of classroom time where you learn about motorcycle safety, riding techniques and necessary skills through interactive discussions led by one of our MSF certified coaches. Classroom activities are based on content from the MSF Rider Handbook. The Rider handbook is provided in class, but you can download a digital version here.
On the range, you will be given a motorcycle and you'll receive about 10 hours of on-bike instruction in a paved space that is safely blocked off and clear of street traffic. During this portion of the class, you will practice 17 different on-motorcycle riding exercises designed specifically to help you feel comfortable, competent, and confident on the road. These exercises have been developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation through years of research and experience, and have been used to successfully prepare millions of people to ride on the streets. The course is designed to move at a pace that will guide you smoothly through the motor skills and defensive riding strategies that you need to ride safely in a way that makes learning easy and fun.
On day two of class, you will take a skills test, which is completed on the motorcycle. Texas currently uses the Ecourse as the written testing portion for the BRCU, but there will be a multiple choice in class as well, administered as an activity. Successful completion of all testing with a passing score, combined with full participation in course exercises and activities will earn each student a Texas DPS MSB-8 Motorcycle Operator Course Completion Card that can be taken to the DPS to receive your class M [$16 Fee for most; $72 for Class A holders] license, with no further testing by the DPS required!
To take the Basic Rider Course, you need to be able to ride and balance a bicycle. You do NOT need to own your own motorcycle or have any previous experience riding!
To participate in the course, you will be required to wear full protective gear at all times while on a motorcycle. We have helmets and gloves available for all riders, or you can bring your own if you choose. You will also need to wear a long-sleeved shirt, full- length pants, and boots that cover your ankles for the class.
Every student must complete the Online Ecourse before Day One of Class! You will be sent a coupon code for free access to the MSF ECourse when you sign up for the Basic Rider Course.
Because our classroom and our riding range are located about 10 minutes apart, you will need to have some form of transport from classroom to range each day.
If you are 18 years or older, you will need to provide us with a Government issued photo ID, but no driver’s license is required to take this course.
If you are 15-17 years of age, you will need to provide proof of having your class C driver’s license and will need to have a waiver/liability form signed by your parent or legal guardian. For more info about minors taking the class, please check out the TX Motorcycle License page.
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This is the course to get your motorcycle license. The course waives the riding and written tests for those over 18-years old.
Motorcycle, helmet, and gloves are provided for you.
Download Rider Handbook - used in the classroom portion of the class; non-printable
Call: (254) 652-0274
Text: (254) 652-0274
Phone Hrs: 6am to 10pm
Office Hrs: Variable
1501 New Dallas Highway
Classroom and Range are now at the same location!
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