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Intermediate Rider

Intermediate Rider Course - Fee: $55.00

If you are comfortable on your own motorcycle or scooter, the 5-hour Intermediate Rider Course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Newer motorcyclists, returning riders, and experienced motorcyclists can all benefit from this course. The Intermediate Rider Course covers control, finesse, counter steering, cornering, swerving, and braking. The MMSC recommends that you have 1,000 miles of riding experience before enrolling in this course. Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Intermediate Rider Course for only $300. This course is offered at more than 25 MMSC training locations.

General Information

  • You'll ride your own motorcycle that's street legal and insured.
  • Students must be proficient in the basic skills of clutch control, straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping.
  • You'll get about five hours of instruction. On-cycle portions of the course are conducted on closed-off parking lots.
  • This program is accredited by the national Motorcycle Safety Foundation and licensed by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • This course does not meet State licensing requirements for students under the age of 18.
  • Students cannot earn their motorcycle license endorsement through this course.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years old. Parents of those under the age of 18 must sign a consent/release form prior to on-cycle instruction.
  • Students must possess a valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement or the appropriate motorcycle instruction permit.
  • You ride your own motorcycle, any size, in the course. Your bike must be street legal, licensed, insured, and comply with the equipment requirements outlined in the Minnesota Motorcycle Manual. You must show proof of insurance to the Instructor.
  • Students furnish their own protective clothing (eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle footwear, and DOT-approved helmet) and rain gear is highly advisable.
  • Generally, courses run rain or shine. However, the instructor may postpone the course because of weather conditions.
  • To successfully complete the course, 100% attendance is required. Registration and tuition are required prior to first day of the course. The tuition is $55.

Overview of the Instructional Plan

Range Exercises:

  • Control at Low Speed
  • Control—Skills Practice
  • Stopping quickly
  • Limited-Space Maneuvers
  • Cornering Judgment Cornering Finesse
  • Stopping Quickly in a Curve
  • Hazard Avoidance: Swerving and Stopping Quickly
  • Multiple Curves

Registration Information

NOTE: You will need the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader software to access the motorcycle Schedule of Classes and registration form. You can download and install Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site by clicking on the Adobe Reader icon.


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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