Counsel-Out Policy

Our mission is to provide a positive learning experience in a safe environment for everyone involved. However, there is no guarantee that every student can operate a motorcycle safely within the time allotted for the course, even though it is a beginner course.

As per the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program, if the decision of the RiderCoach is that a student becomes a danger to themselves or others; that student will be counseled out and must leave the course early. No refunds or rescheduling options are given to students who are counseled out. Please review the Counsel Out Policy below which is agreed upon at the time of registration.

MSF Basic RiderCourse

I have agreed to the counsel-out policy and if counseled-out for being unsafe, I will forfeit tuition and cannot reschedule.
  1. There is no guarantee that every student can operate a motorcycle and meet the course objectives in the allotted course time, even though it is a beginner course.
  2. It is recommended, but not required, to prepare for the course by taking additional training such as a Private lesson or Motorcycling 101.
  3. This additional training reduces the chance of being unsafe, counseled-out and forfeiting the tuition.
  4. If unsafe at any time, in accordance with the DMV guidelines, I will be counseled-out and must leave the course and forfeit tuition. I cannot reschedule.
  5. MSS strongly recommends preparing for the course in advance in order to reduce the chances of being counseled-out
  6. English as a 2nd Language (ESL) student: it is strongly recommended to bring a translator. If you are unsafe due to language comprehension, the tuition is forfeited, and no rescheduling.

MSF Basic RiderCourse 2-License Waiver

I have agreed to the below counsel-out policy and if counseled-out for being unsafe, I will forfeit tuition and cannot reschedule.
  1. There is no guarantee that every student can operate a motorcycle and meet the course objectives in the allotted course time.
  2. Proper Skill Level: Must be able to successfully do tight turns, U-turns, figure 8's, and circles on a motorcycle before taking the course and have more than 30 hours of riding experience, including 10 hours of practice in medium to high volume traffic.
    • Note: The first Range exercise consists of a screening process to determine if the student is able to demonstrate proficiency with basic motorcycle skills. The screening exercise includes a slow ride, a progressively tight straight-line weave, and an increasing offset weave. If you are unable to demonstrate proficiency with basic motorcycle skills, you will be dismissed from the class, and will forfeit your tuition
  3. If I am unsafe at any time, in accordance with the DMV guidelines, I will be counseled-out and must leave the course and forfeit tuition can cannot reschedule.
  4. English as a 2nd Language (ESL) student: it is strongly recommended to bring a translator. If counseled out due to a language barrier, tuition is forfeited and cannot reschedule.