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|Basic Rider Course
This 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 hadle special riding situations. During the riding portions of the Basic Rider Course, you will be coached to develop the physical skills of basic control that include: clutch/throttle control, straight line riding, stopping, turning and shifting, and then move on to more advanced skills in stopping quickly, cornering, and swerving.
Individuals must be 15 1/2 years of age & up. Basic knowledge/skills for new riders or as a refresher course. Students with successful completion of written and skills evaluation will receive a completion card from the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and serves in lieu of the range-riding portion of the Department of Revenue license. Students must register by the EXACT name as it appears on Missouri Driverís License. Failure to do so may result in student not receiving certification.
Location: Classes held on Parking Lot O on the OTC Springfield Campus or on the MoDot Range located at 3025 E. Kearney in Springfield
Class times: Friday - 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday - 8am-5pm
Protective clothing required: Motorcycles provided & helmets available for use. Students must wear over the ankle skid-proof boot/shoe, with no heels taller than 2", denim weight pant and long-sleeve shirt or jacket, eye protection and full-finger gloves. Students may bring their own helmet (DOT approved).
Refund policy: Motorcycle Safety classes have a no refund policy. Failure to successfully complete the program or the exam will not result in a refund of fees.
|Experienced Rider Course
This course is intended for those who have considerable motorcycle riding experience. Specifically trained instructors will lead you through six hours of skills practice, and discussion on the range. Examples of specific course content include: higher speed steering, cornering, counterweighing, traction awareness, and braking. Other course time is devoted to motorcycle dynamics: wind effects, tire characteristics, and load distribution.
Location: Classes held on Parking Lot O on the OTC Springfield Campus.
Protective clothing required: helmet (DOT approved), over the ankle skid-proof boot/shoe, with no heels taller than 2", denim weight pant and long-sleeve shirt or jacket, eye protection and full-finger gloves.
Refund policy: Motorcycle Safety classes have a no refund policy. Failure to successfully complete the program or the exam will not result in a refund of fees. Changing sections is allowed as available for a $45 change fee. Review additional information here.
|Motorcycle Repair & Safety
For mechanics and hobbyists, this hands-on class will teach basics of motorcycle maintenance and repair including how to change bike fluids,repair/replace parts, and how to change and maintain brakes and tires safely.