Basic Rider’s Course – $250

The Basic Rider’s Course is offered to those with no riding experience at all and/or novice riders to include long-time riders. The course covers the basic fundamentals for you to develop your capabilities to become a safe and responsible motorcyclist. It provides the opportunity for you to learn the physical and mental skills important for operating a motorcycle.In the classroom, you will learn ways to minimize risk and handle special riding situations. During the riding portions of the basic rider’s course you will be coached to develop the physical skills of basic control that include: clutch/throttle control, straight-line riding, turning and shifting, and then move on to the more advanced skills to include stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.
To successfully complete the course you must:
  1. Attend all sessions
  2. Achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course material
  3. Achieve a passing score on the riding/skill evaluation

The riding skill evaluation consists of four exercises that assess limited/space maneuvering skills as well as braking, cornering, and swerving competencies.

The basic riders course will consist of 10 hours of riding on the range and 5 hours of classroom instruction. Upon successful completion of the basic rider’s course, your information will be entered directly into the Division of Driver’s License web-based reporting system. This will allow you to simply present your driver’s license to any examiner for the issuance of a new license with the endorsement. A completion card will also be issued for the purpose of receiving a discount on your motorcycle insurance. Completion of this course excuses you from any further testing.

For those who prefer to ride with fewer students (6 total), the BRC can be conducted at a cost of $375.00 per person. Call Florida Safe Rider 850.556.7433 for availability.

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RiderCoach Mark Welch

RiderCoach Mark Welch

A career law enforcement officer and avid motorcycle enthusiast


Experienced Rider’s Course – $130

For riders who already have their motorcycle endorsement

The ERC is designed to provide a safe, effective, and enjoyable training event for participants and RiderCoaches. It is intended to facilitate the development of riders within each exercise and throughout the course. Participants should have successfully completed the MSF Basic RiderCourse or equivalent, or have sufficient riding skills and experiences to operate a motorcycle with basic proficiency.

The ERC is conducted with certified MSF Instructors who have extensive experience with skill evaluation and the ability to impart various methods of riding in an effort to promote proficiency and increased awareness by the student and their skill level.

Participants of the ERC must ride their own motorcycle and show proof of insurance. Their motorcycle must be safe and street-ready. Participants must also wear proper riding gear to include a helmet, eye wear and long sleeve shirts. Over the ankle footwear is also needed.

The ERC does not conduct exercises that include laying your motorcycle down or any other exercise that would cause a student to drop their motorcycle. The RiderCoaches shall ensure that riders do not ride beyond their comfort and skill level, and that riders demonstrate the necessary minimal operational control and comfort with their motorcycle before attempting an exercise. At no time should riders participate in an exercise in which they feel uncomfortable or unsafe.

The ERC is conducted within a 4 – 5 hour time frame based on riders’ needs. Please contact me with respect to times for this class as some are morning and some are afternoon. It is not conducted for the purpose of licensure. It should be realized that in everyday riding, a motorcyclist does not utilize the skills that become necessary in an emergency operation where extreme complex decision making is needed. Therefore, it is paramount that riders continue some sort of training on a regular basis that will allow for increased skill levels. Available course dates here.