What is the MSF eCourse?
Students enrolled in a Basic Rider course must also complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s eCourse. This online course is a highly interactive program that provides riders with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to help better illustrate the lessons, the $19.99 program allows you to control the pace of your learning. The eCourse must be completed fewer than 30 days prior to the class start date. If you have completed the eCourse more than 30 days before the class start date, you must re-take the eCourse for free by logging into the eCourse server and checking the "Start new attempt" checkbox. The MSF eCourse can be found at www.msf-usa.org/eCourse.aspx.
When do classes start?
Classes will run April through October. All classroom activities are held at the Kenosha campus, 3520 30th Avenue. Range sessions may be held at the Kenosha Campus or the Snap-on Tool Corporation parking lot, 2801 80th Street. The schedule reflects a variety of options to choose from including days, evenings, and weekends.
How do I enroll into a class?
Registration is completed on a first-come, first-served basis and must be done in-person at any of Gateway's Kenosha, Racine, and Elkhorn campuses. Payment is required at the time of registration.
What are the advantages to taking the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course?
- You can waive the requirement of holding an Instruction Permit
- Successful students do not require the road test requirements through the DMV
- Possible insurance discounts
- Point reduction on previous motorcycle violations
- Educational advantages for learning safe driving techniques
Does Gateway provide bikes?
Yes, all motorcycles used in the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course are provided by Gateway Technical College. Motorcycles of approximately 250cc are used. Several models are available to choose from. Your instructors will guide you in the proper selection of a motorcycle model to best fit you. Student-owned motorcycles are not allowed in this course. Student-owned motorcycles may be used for the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course 2.
What is the cost per class?
Please visit WebAdvisor to view the current cost of this course. Out-of-state tuition rates apply to non- Wisconsin residents. An additional fee of $19.99 is paid to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) for an online eCourse. The eCourse must be completed fewer than 30 days prior to the start of your scheduled class. Bring your printed eCourse Completion Certificate to your first class. This online eCourse is a requirement for successfully completing the class. Students who do not complete the eCourse will not be able to pass the class.
What are the attendance requirements?
Students must be present on-time and attend all sessions to successfully pass the course. This attendance policy is strictly enforced.
Do I need an Instruction Permit before taking the class?
No. More information will be provided in class.
What are the age requirements to take this class?
- 15.5: Needs high school principal letter of recommendation
- 16-Under 18: Needs class to get license and need waiver signed by legal guardian
- 18+: Need a driver's license
What equipment is required for this class?
- Long pants
- Sturdy over-the-ankle, low-heel footwear
- Long sleeved jacket
- Helmets, glasses and gloves are available for your use if you do not have your own
Are refunds available?
A student must drop a class before it begins in order to qualify for a full refund. Drops are student-initiated, in person, by submitting a completed drop form to any Gateway registration office. All refund rates are calculated on the date the drop transaction is completed. Non-attendance or notifying the instructor that you will not be attending does NOT constitute a drop.
What is the MV3575 Waiver Proof of Enrollment Form, who needs one, and how do I get one?
The MV3575 Waiver Proof of Enrollment Form will be issued upon request only after an individual has registered for a Basic Rider Course by calling 262-564-3900. This form is required by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as proof of enrollment prior to obtaining a motorcycle instruction permit for the following individuals:
- All persons under the age of 18 who want to ride a motorcycle must take the Beginning Rider Course.
- Any person who has been issued three instruction permits from the Department of Transportation must take a Basic Rider Course or Basic Rider Course 2.
- Any person who has failed two motorcycle skills tests must take a Basic Rider Course or Basic Rider Course 2.
In all the above cases, if a student fails to show up for class after having been issued a waiver, the Department of Transportation will be notified immediately.
All other students will receive their waiver upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Course.