BASIC RIDERCOURSE

If you want to get your motorcycle license, then this course is for you. We provide a motorcycle or scooter as part of the course; no permit is needed.

BASIC RIDERCOURSE

If you want to get your motorcycle license, then this course is for you. We provide a motorcycle or scooter as part of the course; no permit is needed.

LEARN THE BASICS TO RIDING A MOTORCYCLE

TEAM ARIZONA’S UPDATED BASIC RIDERCOURSE CLASS

 

Basic motorcycle riding courses are designed to help beginning riders between ages 15 years six months and up learn how to be safe and confident on the road. Millions of riders throughout the United States have participated in these courses in the last 40 years as they prepared to get their motorcycle licenses. TEAM Arizona motorcycle rider training is a great way to learn how to ride a motorcycle because we remove a lot of the barriers prohibiting prospective riders from getting started.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE?

  • Anyone who has little to no motorcycling experience and wants a FUN, proven way to learn how to ride.
  • Riders wanting training and certification. Once you have passed the Basic RiderCourse, NO FURTHER TESTS AT MVD will be required for Drivers License holders.
  • For riders returning to motorcycling after a few years away from the joy of motorcycling.
  • Riders seeking eligibility for motorcycle insurance discounts from many major insurance carriers.

WANT TO RIDE A 3-WHEEL MOTORCYCLE AND NEED YOUR LICENSE?

Learn More About the Three Wheel Basic Ridercourse!

What Will I Experience At This Course?

  • State-of-the-art training for those entering motorcycling using the UPDATED Basic RiderCourse Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum.
  • Low stress way to gain key information and hands-on riding experience. On our training motorcycle, your RiderCoach will guide you through the basic skills of how to safely start and stop your motorcycle.

We’ll gradually add skills including:

  • Shifting, cornering at speed, low speed maneuvering, quick stopping, swerving, and other hazard avoidance techniques.
  • In the classroom, your RiderCoach will provide interactive learning scenarios to help you learn key strategies for riding your motorcycle with confidence in the real world.
  • An affordable and FUN way to learn the strategies to mentally and physically operate a motorcycle successfully.
  • NEW! Online Classroom is now available for select courses. To learn more about the online course to see if it is for you, please visit our Basic RiderCourse Online Classroom Details
  • We provide the use of a motorcycle or scooter*, helmet, and gloves.
  • 15 total hours; 10 hours riding, 5 hours in the classroom.

*Scooters available at most locations upon request in advance of your course date.

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WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS COURSE?

All riders MUST wear:

  • 3/4 or full face helmet (we will provide one to use or you’re welcome to bring your own if you have it).
  • Eye protection (if class is at night, clear eye protection, like safety glasses, would be necessary).
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket.
  • Sturdy pants (denim, at a minimum).
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not canvas).
  • Full-finger gloves (we will provide these for your use or you’re welcome to bring your own if you have them).

It is required that:

  • You are able to balance a two-wheeled bicycle before riding a motorcycle in this course.
  • You are older than 15 years and 6 months

The clothing list above is a requirement, not a suggestion. If you have even more substantial protection like motorcycle-specific riding gear, that’s even better. Finally, you must be able to balance a two-wheeled bicycle before you can ride a motorcycle as a part of this course. We encourage participants who haven’t ridden a bicycle recently to prepare for the course by frequently getting on a bicycle in advance of the course. We also require all our riders to be at least 15-years 6-months of age.

You can find a Basic RiderCourse almost anywhere in Arizona, whether you’re in the Phoenix Metro area or elsewhere in the state. We currently offer instruction in all of the following areas:

Learn the Basics of Motorcycle Riding

TEAM Arizona’s Basic RiderCourse has been updated to provide even more value and instruction for beginning riders. We’re constantly learning how to make our training work even better for anyone who has little to no motorcycle riding experience. Not only is this new and improved course a proven way to learn how to ride a motorcycle, but it is also a ton of fun.

You can pick up some official training and certification along with the knowledge and skills you gain. Once you’ve passed our Basic RiderCourse, you won’t be required to take any further tests at the MVD to get your Motorcycle License (as long as you already have a Driver’s License). This makes our Basic RiderCourse far and away the simplest, most convenient way to get a motorcycle endorsement in Arizona. Plus you’ll understand the skills required to use it safely once you get it.

This course is extremely useful to riders returning to the road after a few years away from motorcycling. Most folks are unaware of the fact riding skills are perishable. Your skills can get rusty if you don’t use them for a while. Since it’s important to be sharp while you’re riding, taking a course with us will ensure you’re brushed up and ready for the road ahead.

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Finally, our entry-level motorcycle course is great for riders who want motorcycle insurance discounts. Many of the major insurance carriers will give you a reduced rate if you take a course because this shows that you’ve been trained on how to ride a motorcycle safely. In some cases, insurance discounts pay for the course in just a few years. Once you start getting discounted insurance rates, our Basic RiderCourse will pay for itself and then some. In other words, the cost of the course is a great long-term investment!

What Does a Basic RiderCourse Include?

Make the most of our state-of-the-art motorcycle rider training by knowing what to expect when you arrive. One of the main things we do is use the updated curriculum from the Basic RiderCourse Motorcycle Safety Foundation to provide a consistent, proven experience. The next thing we do is create a low-stress environment where you can learn key information and get some hands-on riding experience. Your motorcycle riding coach will guide you through some basic skills on our training motorcycles. These basic skills include elements like starting the motorcycle, getting the motorcycle to move in first gear, and stopping the motorcycle successfully.

Once you have a handle on the very most basic aspects of riding a motorcycle, we’ll gradually add more skills to build your capabilities. We’ll cover things like shifting, cornering at speed, low-speed maneuvering, quick stopping, swerving, and techniques to help you avoid hazards. In the classroom portion of the course, your motorcycle coach will lead interactive learning exercises to walk you through realistic scenarios and equip you with the strategies you need to ride your motorcycle with confidence once you leave our course.

When you arrive for the course, we’ll provide you with a motorcycle. Scooters are also available upon request at most locations– just let us know in advance of your course date. We’ll also provide you with a helmet and gloves if necessary. The total course includes 15 hours of learning, divided into roughly 10 hours of riding and five hours in the classroom. This mix should give you the ideal combination of mental and physical preparation to begin your motorcycling journey.

Why Should I Take a Basic RiderCourse?

All things considered, this course offers a fun and affordable way to turn yourself into a competent motorcycle rider. We’ll help prepare you both mentally and physically so you can operate your motorcycle successfully. What an incredible value! Select courses are even available in our new online classroom. Learn more about our Basic RiderCourse online classroom to determine if it’s for you.

What Do I Need to Participate in a Basic RiderCourse?

The biggest thing you must do to participate in this course is to show up with a great attitude and be ready to learn. Still, there will be a few things you should plan on wearing:

  • ¾ or full-face helmet (We’ll provide you with one to use, but you’re also welcome to bring your own from home if you have one)
  • Eye protection (if the class is at night, you’ll need to have clear eye protection such as safety glasses)
  • Shirt or jacket with long sleeves
  • Sturdy pants (at least denim if you don’t have something more rugged)
  • Sturdy footwear that goes over your ankle (not canvas shoes like Converse)
  • Full-finger gloves (we’ll provide you with some to use, but you’re also welcome to bring your own from home if you have them)

Types of Basic RiderCourse Offerings

Most of our students choose the Updated Basic RiderCourse. It only costs $349, and it takes place in a group setting. Both the classroom instruction and the riding portion will be provided to the entire group. Most people enjoy performing this course as a group because of the social aspect and because you’re able to learn by watching other new riders as well.

If you want more hands-on attention from your motorcycle coach, choose the VIP package, which is a private Basic RiderCourse. This gets you two different types of private experiences:

  • Private Classroom Session – Maximize your training experience and explore motorcycling with a personalized, one-on-one classroom session to make the most of your time.
  • One-on-One Riding Session – Enjoy the riding exercises on your own private range while receiving personalized instruction from your patient, friendly motorcycle rider coach.

Motorcycle Riding Courses in Arizona

Here at TEAM Arizona, we work with people from all over the state, from all walks of life, who want to participate in the best motorcycle safety classes they can find. We help new riders from Phoenix, Maricopa County, and the rest of Arizona learn what it takes to ride a motorcycle safely and confidently. Check out our real-time online schedule today to sign up for a course near you!

SEE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING!

“I had the pleasure of taking my first course with Team Arizona on 7/13 and 7/14 in North Phoenix. Larry and Matt are amazing instructors. They took the time to explain each part of the training giving positive feedback. This was also a lot of fun, and Motorcycles are Awesome.”
- Ron McCumber

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“This class is AMAZING and they teach you so much about how to ride and how to ride safely. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about getting their endorsement. I was able to learn from Andrea and Kevin at the Scottsdale location. These two instructors are extremely professional and they have patience with every rider. Thanks TEAM AZ!”
- Tyler Matuszewski

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“TEAM AZ is the place to go when you want to step things up and continue your learning with formal training. These folks love what they do and it shows with the quality learning and instruction. Try it and you will be back for more, regardless of skill level.”
- Dan Bramble

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“Wow! Had such a fun couple of days this weekend taking my Basic Rider Course with these guys. I rarely write positive reviews, but the guys n girls here at TEAM Arizona truly deserve a huge pat on the back. The instructors were some of the best / friendly people you'll ever meet. I went from a novice rider, who had only ever ridden quads - to being confident to ride my own bike, in 15 hours of written & riding based training over 2 days. I now feel a lot safer about taking my bike out on the streets of Arizona. Thank you so much TEAM Arizona. I will most certainly be back to hone my skills in the future.”
- Roger Holgate

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“Absolutely great program and instructors truly make it well worth your time. ”
- Mike Whipple

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“Just attended the course and all I can say is holy cow the wealth of knowledge these instructors have is amazing plus they make it a fun and enjoyable learning environment. Jim Barnett is amazing and I bought his book he published also looking forward to reading it when it arrives and taking more advanced courses at the Glendale location in the future. Thanks again Jim and Jerry cya soon.”
- Matthew Williams

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“My husband, Robert Swank and I recently took two of your riding courses, the Introduction to Riding in Scottsdale AZ and the Basic Rider course in Peoria AZ. We were so pleased with both courses and feel much more prepared to go out and ride safely and confidently. I would highly recommend Team Arizona to anyone wishing to learn to ride or to hone their skills.”
- Kim Kayser

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“The professionalism of everyone who works at TEAM Arizona is unbelievable! I had a customer service issue and I worked with Craig. He followed up when he said he would and resolved my situation with ease. If you are in need of a motorcycle training class STOP and look no further. The staff and instructors are passionate about the work they do and they will treat you right! I am thankful of the respect and kindness they gave me. It is good to know that there are amazing people like the staff at TEAM Arizona! ”
- Jonathan Mackey

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“Great two days of into to motorcycling and getting your license. Wonderful people at the company.”
- Dixon Cider

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“I took the basic rider course back in July and can't say enough how beneficial it was. I enrolled in the course to obtain my motorcycle endorsement for my drivers license but gained much more. It not only gives you in depth training on how to properly operate a motorcycle technically, but also teaches you how do so in a way that keeps you safe while riding. All the coaches were helpful, patient, friendly, and gave in depth answers to any and all of my questions. I look forward to taking the next level courses they offer in the near future, and recommend anyone interested in learning to ride take this course before they start!”
- Joseph Kamper

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“Basic riders course really prepares you for riding out in the real world. Nothing beats practice, and there is a fair amount of that included. Provided you have the funds, this will definitely improve your abilities. If you enjoy a sense of humor, try to get Greg M as you instructor.”
- Jacob Gersztyn

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“I took the Basic Rider Course and a little over a year later I took the three day course to receive my endorsement. Absolutely loved it! The riding instructor was patient knowledgeable and genuinely concerned about all of us learning correctly so we stay safe! Would highly recommend Team Arizona to anyone considering getting on a bike. I think it has helped me even as a passenger on my husbands bike! ”
- Tami M

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“I needed to suddenly learn how to ride a motorcycle on account of my car dying, and still needing to make the 10 mile drive to work. I was able to slip into a class in Gilbert, and over the course of the three short days, I went from 0 knowledge to feeling reasonably safe driving home to Tucson. The pacing of the course was fantastic, neither overwhelming nor too slow to the point of being boring.

The instructors have a real and palpable love of riding and it shows. I would strongly consider returning to TEAM Arizona for more advanced courses.”
- Peter Fesz-Nguyen

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“I took the Basic Rider Course about a year ago. It was my first time on a bike with the handle bars in my hands and the instructors made me feel calm and in control through the entire duration of the class. All of the instructors had years, if not decades, of experience and shared first-hand accounts of when their training had helped them get out of a scary situation at least once, so that was reassuring. The classes are very well organized and at the end of it, I felt confident about taking my test to get my license. Oh yeah, I passed and I'm looking forward to returning to TEAM Arizona for the Advanced Rider Course. ”
- Jillian Sloan

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“I attended an Intro into Motorcycling class there within the last month. Our instructor, John, was super patient, extremely helpful, and a wealth of knowledge. I had developed an itch to learn how to ride a motorcycle, and this class has only barely whetted my appetite. I'm definitely looking forward to the Basic Rider Course to get my motorcycle endorsement. And beyond that, the other classes available can only help me get better. Super friendly folks. ”
- Tim Morgan

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“I have taken two courses with TEAM Arizona last year and loved each one. I started off by taking the Intro course in January as a gift from a family member that knew I was interested in getting my motorcycle endorsement. The instructor and facility were amazing. I returned a few months later to take the Basic Riders Course that allowed me to get my endorsement without worrying about taking a test at the MVD, very helpful!! As soon as I can carve out time to go back I would love to take some of the advanced riding courses.”
- Tyler Falen

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“This was a great course and I would recommend it to everyone who is currently riding or new riders. The instructors are very good and take the time to explain exactly what you need and help you develop your skills as a rider. It's worth the price for the class and I'm really glad I took the course. I definitely feel more confident as a rider and learned a ton of info. If you haven't done it yet, you should. Totally worth it!”
- Michael Gilbert

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“Excellent, professional training by quality coaches / instructors who know there stuff. They also have a sense of humor and "real world" experience and knowledge. It is also Fun!”
- Bill Woods

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“I took the Basic Rider Course this October 2015. I had been wanting to get my license for a while and was referred this class by several people. It did not disappoint. My instructor, Jim Barnett, was awesome and he really made me feel comfortable while I learned the basic skills of motorcycle riding. I can't wait to take the Advanced Rider Course in the future. I definitely recommend the Basic Rider Course if you are thinking about getting a license. Totally worth it!! Thanks TEAM ARIZONA!!!”
- Kaitlin Higgins

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“I've taken The Basic Rider Course, Advanced Riding Techniques, and multiple Skills Under the Lights courses with TEAM (all in the Gilbert location). They are AMAZING! I started off never having been the driver of a motorcycle and I'm now confident in my ability to control my bike as well as watch out for the people around me. The best part is going through many levels of training (my husband who has been riding 15+ years was able to come to Skills and learn a few things also). We've sent multiple friends/family members to TEAM and will continue to do so!”
- Krista Zavatta

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“Took the Advanced Riders Course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructors were very knowledgeable and were able to relate the exercises to talk world scenarios. ”
- Chance Jones

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“I took the 2 day course this past weekend, and I went from not even knowing how to turn on a motorcycle to making u-turns, swerving, braking on short notice. Jim is a great guy and a crazy good teacher. I highly recommend taking this course. ”
- Syed Warsi

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“I recently attended the Basic Rider Course. Coming in with no Motorcycle experience, I felt that the instructors were great at explaining and being patient. I know that I still have more to learn, but I feel confident in what was taught. I would recommend TEAM Arizona to anyone looking for a motorcycle, or anyone who wants to improve their technique.”
- Daylan Jackson

TWO GREAT WAYS TO CHART YOUR COURSE FOR FUN!

TEAM ARIZONA’S UPDATED BASIC RIDERCOURSE CLASS

UPDATED BASIC RIDERCOURSE

$349

Group Classroom – classroom instruction provided in a group setting

Group Riding – riding exercises performed in a group setting

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PRIVATE BRC

$949

Private Classroom Session – Maximize your training experience and explore motorcycling with a personalized, 1-on-1 classroom session

1-on-1 Riding Session – Enjoy the riding exercises on your own private range while receiving 1-on-1 instruction from a patient, friendly RiderCoach

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