PAMSP BASIC RIDER COURSE (MOTORCYCLE LICENSING COURSE)
Never ridden before? Don't sweat it. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course is designed to get you comfortable on a bike and give you the skills you need to ride with confidence.
This course is made up of two parts. Eight to ten hours of classroom-style instruction and ten hours of hands-on riding exercises in a controlled, off-street environment on our newly paved training course. Basic Rider Courses run typically 2-3 days. Motorcycles are provided free of charge for your use during the course. In the classroom, you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. You’ll then move to the riding range where your MSF-certified RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.
When you pass the written test and riding skills evaluation you will receive an endorsement on your motorcycle permit making you a licensed to ride a motorcycle.
Below are the instructions on how to sign up for classes:
1. Click the link below
2. Scroll down until you see "Locations" on the left side
- Select "PA-Leesport-Classic Harley Davidson"
3. Select the course you would like to take.
There will be a 3-hour pre-course assignment that MUST be completed before you take class. Instructions will be sent via email once you are signed up for your class. If you do not complete this 3-hour pre-course you will NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE THE CLASS.
Items Needed For Class
- DOT approved 3/4 or Full-Face Helmet
- Eye protection (Helmet visor, eyeglasses, sunglasses, etc)
- Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
- Long pants with no holes (Denim jeans)
- Over-the-ankle boots or riding shoes (sturdy with protection, NO low heels)
- Full-finger Gloves
ALL of these items are available for sale at the dealership.
Please be patient as this is the first time we are working with this new provider. If you run into any problems please shoot me an email with your name, class date, and issue.
How To Join The Waitlist
Is there a class you want to take but there are "0 Spots" available?
Click "View Details" on that class, there may be waitlist spots available! If there are waitlist spots available you will see a button on the right side.
If you don't see a "Sign Up For The Wait List" button? That means all of the slots have been filled.
DON'T GIVE UP HOPE! THERE'S 1 MORE OPTION!
If the class and wait list are full you can still show up during the class time and fill in if someone doesn't show up.
You can take the 3 hour pre-course ahead of time at this website (https://www.msf-usa.org/ecourse.aspx)
***IMPORTANT*** There is a 1 time $20 fee. The certificate if you pass lasts ONLY 30 days. If you do not get into a class and your 30 days are up, you will have to take the pre-course again but there is no $20 fee.
Once you have that completed pre-course you can show up to any scheduled class for the next 30 days and hop in if a student does not show!
LEARN TO RIDE FAQ
- How much does the Basic Rider Course Cost?
The Basic Rider Course is FREE!
- How long are the Basic Rider classes?
Classes range from 2-3 days. You will spend half your time in the classroom and the other half riding!
- Do I use my own motorcycle or need to buy a motorcycle for the course?
No, the Basic Riders Course uses motorcycles provided by the state. These motorcycles will range from 125cc to 500cc.
- What do I need to take the Basic Rider Course?
Your motorcycle learners permit, a full face or 3/4 DOT certified helmet (you can borrow one if you don't), long sleeves, jeans, boots that cover the ankle, and full finger gloves.
- How do I get my motorcycle learners permit?
Stop by your local DMV and ask to take the motorcycle learners permit test. If you pass the computer test you will be given an eye exam. If both are passed you will pay $10 and receive your permit that is good for 1 year!
- My permit is expired can I get a new one?
Yes! You can retest for your permit 3 years in a row. If you do not get your motorcycle license in those three years there is a waiting period before you can test to get your permit again. PennDOT has done this so riders can't continue renewing their permits year after year and never get their license.
- I am under 18 years old, can I take the Basic Riders Course?
If you have your motor vehicle drivers license (or permit) as well as your motorcycle riders permit you can take the Basic Riders Course. If you are under the age of 18 you must have 6 months of riding experience prior to getting your motorcycle license. If you take the Basic Riders Course prior to your 6 months of practice you will NOT receive an endorsement on your learners permit. You will have to come back once you are 18 or older OR have completed 6 months of riding practice with a licensed motorcycle rider.
SKILLED RIDER - RIDE LIKE A PRO COURSE
Have you ever seen a motor officer handle a motorcycle? Thought it would be cool to be able to ride with the same confidence and skill as a professional? You can also ride your motorcycle without the fear of dropping it or worry about making a tight radius turn to get into a parking space. Be the cool guy at the rally riding with confidence (not wearing out the bottom of his or her boots)!
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