MSF Basic RiderCourse

Get trained, get licensed. The FAST TRACK to motorcycle licensing!

This 2-day course helps students learn skills such as straight-line riding, shifting, turning, swerving and stopping (including making quick stops). After successfully learning these essential skills, you can earn the DMV Road Test Waiver card which can be redeemed for a motorcycle license!

Course Highlights:

  • 3 hour Basic Rider eCourse: This is a free online eCourse that must be completed at home prior to the first day of the course. Instructions on how to access the eCourse will be emailed to you after you register for the course. Please note that email instructions will be sent no earlier than 30 days before the course start date, so don't worry if you don't get the eCourse instruction email right after registering for a class more than a month away! Students can complete the eCourse at their own pace and can pause the course up to 6 times if needed.
  • Training Hours: 15 hours at an MSS location that includes 5 hours of classroom instruction from the Rider Handbook and 10 hours of learning to ride a motorcycle on our practice range!
  • DMV Road Test Waiver Card: Students must successfully pass both a knowledge and skills exam. If you don't pass either the knowledge or skills test on the first try, you will be allowed to take 1 free retest of each. However, please note that DMV regulations require individuals who fail either a knowledge or skills retest to retake the entire course.
    *If English is not your first language, you can bring a translator and we also have tests and workbooks available in Spanish.
  • DMV Road Test Waiver Card Redemption: Head to your local DMV and present your New York State Driver's License, Motorcycle Permit (or take the test now if you don't have it!) and the DMV Road Test waiver card. With these 3 valid documents and a fee depending on your license class, the DMV will give you the M-endorsement on your license and you're free to hit the road!
  • MSS Graduates: MSS course graduates Receive special offers on our Graduate Discounts page!
    * If you would like to bring your own scooter for the Basic Ridercourse, please call the office at 718-599-1079
    Course Requirements:

  • Valid New York State Driver's License
    Note: The New York DMV only accepts a NY Driver's License. Tuition is forfeited without proper documentation so please confirm regulations.
  • Successful completion of online MSF Basic eCourse
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle
  • Must wear Proper Riding Gear
    *If you are a Junior Operator License holder, you cannot take this course. You must be 18 years of age or older to take the course.
    *If you have an Out-of-State License, please confirm that the state which issued your license will accept New York State waiver cards. We don't want you to take the course if you won't be able to ride a motorcycle in your state!
    *If you have an international driver license, you are able to learn how to ride a motorcycle in our Basic RiderCourse. However, the NYS DMV will not provide an M endorsement unless you have a New York State Driver's License! Motorcycle Safety School is only providing the motorcycle education. International Licenses are not valid for the Basic RiderCourse 2-License Waiver.

    DMV Waiver Card Redemption Requirements:
    After successful course completion, graduates present the following valid documents to receive the M-motorcycle endorsement on their New York State Driver's License:
  • Valid New York State Driver's License*
  • DMV Road Test Waiver
  • Valid New York State Motorcycle Permit*
    *Please note that you can take the test to receive the motorcycle permit after you have completed the Basic RiderCourse with MSS. You can take the permit test on the same day that you are looking to turn in all the documents to the DMV, but make sure you take the permit test first!
  • Locations: Lehman College, Bronx
    College of Staten Island
    Ulster Community College
    West Seneca
    Niagara County Community College
    Jamestown Community College
    Cost: New York City: $398
    Ulster County: $321
    Western New York: $321
    Schedule: This course includes a 3-hour online eCourse that must be completed at home and will be sent to you within 30 days of your course start date. The 15 hours of training at an MSS site will take place over two days. Depending on the class that you choose, you will either be at the site from 7:30AM to 5:00PM or from 8:30AM to 6:00PM. You will be able to see the times for the class you are considering before completing the registration process.
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    Basic RiderCourse Highlights
    The course includes five hours of classroom instruction and ten hours of riding experience in a controlled environment under the supervision of an MSF-certified RiderCoach. This 5-minute video will give you a feel for what you will experience as a student in the Basic RiderCourse training program.