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Bring your dreams of hitting the open road on your motorcycle to a roaring start! Gateway offers two Basic Motorcycle courses, which are supported in part by the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The curriculum is established by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. 

Interested in taking a course? Check out our frequently asked questions to find answers to many of your questions.

Class experience

You’ll learn to ride in a group environment with instructors providing individual coaching and instruction to help you succeed. Instructors strive to provide a safe, effective and efficient learning environment. Your fellow students may have varying levels of experience, and everyone will be treated fairly and with respect. The Bike Rider courses employ a learner-centered approach to teaching the skills progression. Advantages of our courses include: 

  • Successful students do not require the road test through the DMV
  • Possible insurance discounts
  • Point reduction on previous motorcycle violations
  • Educational advantages for learning safe driving techniques

Training Schedule

Browse available courses here.

Student expectations

  • Exercises build on both your prior experience and the skills, knowledge and confidence you develop throughout the course. If you are unable to consistently achieve exercise objectives, instructors may counsel you out of the course. 
  • Students behaving in a reckless, disrespectful or unruly manner will be dropped from the class at the instructors’ discretion. 
  • It is natural to be nervous while learning to ride a motorcycle, however,  excessive fear can lead  to dangerous situations. If instructors determine your demeanor has the potential to lead to  an unsafe condition for you or other students, they may counsel you out of the class. 
  • To pass this course, you must be on time and attend each session. If you are late or miss a class day, instructors will  drop you from the course with no refund. 

Motorcycle Safety Foundations (MSF) ECourse

The MSF course is a five-hour online course that provides riders with the basics of motorcycling. The eCourse needs to be completed within 30 days of the start of the class. A certificate of completion will be required at the first in-person class.

The MSF Ecourse is purchased separately and not included in the fees of the workshop. Purchase the MSF Ecourse.