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Motorcycle Rider

Gateway Technical College 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.

Students learn to ride in a group environment. Instructors provide as much individual coaching and instruction to students as possible within the time available to help students succeed.

The Basic Rider courses employ a learner-centered approach to teaching the skills progression. Exercises build on both prior experience and the skills, knowledge and confidence acquired throughout the course. If you are unable to consistently achieve exercise objectives, instructors may counsel you out of the course.

It is natural to be nervous about learning to ride a motorcycle. While some fear is to be expected, excessive fear can lead to tension and ultimately to mistakes on the riding range. If instructors perceive that you have an excessive amount of fear or confusion and are a danger to yourself or the other students, they will counsel you out of the course.

Instructors strive to provide a safe, effective and efficient learning environment. Students behaving in a reckless, disrespectful or unruly manner will be dropped from the class at the instructors’ discretion.

Students in this course may have varying levels of experience. Each will be treated fairly and with respect.