Motorcycle Safety Foundation   |   Beyond Basic

Introductory Motorcycle Experience

Focused on reviewing a motorcycle’s primary parts and controls, it helps you determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.

A two-hour, first-touch experience with a motorcycle and not designed to teach a person to ride. As a familiarization program that points out the primary parts and controls of a typical motorcycle, it helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.

Participants are given the option to manipulate the controls while astride a motorcycle, and is led into a BRC as a formal way to learn to ride. Also embedded in the experience is a self-assessment component to ensure a person is aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider.

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    NYSMSP expects to train 18,000 motorcyclists per year and operates nearly 40 training sites throughout New York State. NYSMSP is always looking for qualified riders who want to become MSF-Certified RiderCoaches.