Motorcycle/Moped Riding Course


  1. We provide helmets but if you choose to bring your own, it must be D.O.T. approved (FULL COVERAGE HELMETS ARE RECOMMENDED).

  2. Full fingered good fitting leather gloves.

  3. A long sleeved shirt or jacket. A jacket, such as denim, is recommended, however, leather is best.

  4. Denim jeans, in good condition (no holes in the knees), or leather is best.

  5. Sturdy footwear that covers the ankle.

  6. Rain gear. We will ride even in light to moderate rain.

Moped Rider Course

The six-hour Moped Riding Instruction class is for anyone who wants to ride a moped. The class includes six hours of classroom instruction, no riding, and is designed to teach the student how to reduce the risks that occur when operating a moped in traffic. You must pre-pay to reserve a space in the class.

Satisfies Iowa license training requirement: Iowa's Moped Rider Training Law requires persons under 16 years of age to complete an approved Moped Rider Training class. This class is approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Department of Education.

Prerequisite: You must be 14 years of age (or within 30 days) to take this class.
Cost: $60


All classes take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Course # Date Location
#148341 September 12 BTC
#148342 September 19 MCC
#148343 September 26 CCC


Basic Rider Course

If you have ridden very little or not at all you should register for this class. In this motorcycle Safety Foundation class, you learn the location and operation of all of the motorcycle controls, and to balance and ride easily with the most advanced techniques.

Experienced riders are encouraged and will find themselves learning new information and gaining new riding skills very quickly. The second day you will learn advanced braking, cornering and swerving techniques as well as traffic survival strategies. Riders under 18 years of age must complete an Iowa approved Motorcycle Rider Education class and drivers education to be eligible for an Iowa motorcycle license.

Motorcycles and helmets are furnished. After successful completion of the class, students receive an Iowa Department of Transportation certificate of completion that can be taken to the Iowa Drivers License Examiners Station to obtain their Iowa motorcycle license.

Important: Illinois residents taking this class will still need to take the Illinois motorcycle riding test. The skills taught in this class will help prepare the student to take the Illinois riding test.

Cost: $165


All classes take place on Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Course # Date Location
#148371 August 29 & 30 CCC
#148370 August 29 & 30 BTC
#148372 September 12 & 13 BTC
#148373 September 19 & 20 BTC
#148374 September 26 & 27 BTC
#148375 October 3 & 4 BTC
#148376 October 10 & 11 BTC
#148377 October 17 & 18 BTC
#148378 October 24 & 25 BTC
#148379 October 31 & 1 BTC
#148379 October 31 & November 1 BTC


Experienced Rider Course

The Experienced Rider Course license waiver course is designed for a rider who as of yet does not possess a state motorcycle license or endorsement. The ERC is ideal for graduates of the Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street Skills. We recommend that students get some riding experience and then take the ERC periodically.

It is NOT designed as a substitute for the Motorcycle Rider Course. The objective of ERC is to teach experienced motorcyclists to ride safely; to provide the student with the mental skills necessary for on street riding; and to provide the student with the physical skills identified as lacking in the accident involved motorcyclist. It is informative, fun and a method wherein experienced riders can share their knowledge and skills with other experienced riders.

Students MUST have their own motorcycle, a valid motorcycle endorsement on their license and proof of insurance to qualify for this class. The ERC increases skills in: maximum cornering stability and control; maximizing and controlling traction; hard breaking in a straight line and in a curve where you have less traction: swerving to avoid obstacles; and spotting critical traffic problems early and reducing the risk.

Cost: $80


All classes take place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Course # Date Location
#148328 September 20 MCC
#149329 September 27 CCC