Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Intermediate Rider Course

Designed to Enhance the Skills of Newly Licensed, Returning Riders and Experienced Riders

Intermediate Rider Course $55 

Course Information

If you are comfortable on your own motorcycle or scooter, the five-hour Intermediate Rider Course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Newer motorcyclists, returning riders and experienced motorcyclists can all benefit from this course.​

Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Intermediate Rider Course for only $300.

The Intermediate Rider Course is offered at most training sites. Find a convenient location and register for a course
Riders spend all of their time riding on a course. Breaks are provided throughout the course.  

The Intermediate Rider Course covers:

  • Cornering

  • Counter steering

  • Emergency braking

  • Swerving

  • Tight turns

  • Low-speed control

  • Decreasing radius curves

  • Stopping in a curve

There are no tests in this course.
Passengers may participate at no charge. Private courses are available to dealers, clubs and other riding groups at 50 percent off the regular tuition costs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants ride their own motorcycle during the course.
  • Motorcycles must be street legal, licensed, insured and pass a basic inspection.
  • Riders must show proof of insurance to the instructor .
  • Riders must have a valid driver’s license with either a motorcycle endorsement or a valid motorcycle permit.
  • Riders must be proficient in the basic skills of clutch control, straight-line riding, turning, shifting and stopping.
  • Riders are required to bring a completed waiver form to participate in this course.
  • Participants under 18 must have their parents sign a waiver form​ prior to on-cycle instruction. 
  • Riders must be comfortable on their own motorcycle.

Riders must wear:

  • DOT-approved helmet

  • Eye protection

  • Long sleeves

  • Long pants

  • Full-fingered gloves

  • Over-the-ankle footwear

Students are strongly encouraged to bring rain gear –– courses run rain or shine.

For information on private Intermediate Rider courses for your group or club, contact a training site directly