Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

MN Expert Rider Course

​Designed for experienced riders. 


MN Expert Rider Course $75

Course Information

If you've taken the Advanced Rider Course, your skills are sharper, you had a blast on your bike and you want more; you're ready to move up to the 8-hour MN Expert Rider Course where you'll master those crucial skills needed to escape the perils of the road. Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Expert Rider Course for only $500.

This course is offered at the Brooklyn Park, White Bear Lake and Willmar training locations.

Riders use their own motorcycles for this course. The minimum engine size for this course is 600cc.

Course Drills

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Eligibility Requirements

  • ​Participants must be at least age 16.
  • Have a valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement.
  • Riders are required to bring a completed waiver form to participate in this course.
  • Participants under age 18 must have parents sign a waiver form prior to instruction.
  • Participants ride their own motorcycle during the course. Motorcycles must be street legal, licensed, insured, and comply with the equipment requirements outlined in the Minnesota Motorcycle Manual.
  • Riders must furnish their own protective gear, including: DOT-approved helmet, eye protection, motorcycle jacket, heavy pants, full-fingered gloves and riding boots.
  • Rain gear is highly advisable, because courses run rain or shine.
This course does not meet state licensing requirements or those for riders under age 18.
Participants will need to demonstrate basic motorcycle competency at the beginning of the course in order to participate in the rest of the course. Participants must be proficient in the basic skills of clutch control, straight-line riding, turning, shifting and stopping.
Passengers may participate at no charge.

Special Recommendations

Because of the advanced nature of this course, it is recommended to prepare motorcycles for the course:
  • Fresh oil and filter.
  • Adjust and lubricate chain.
  • Tires worn no more than 50 percent.
  • Increase tire pressure 3-5 psi for the riding drills.

This course is unique to Minnesota. It was designed and tested by Rich Jackson, a police motor officer with the Minneapolis Police Department and an MMSC Rider Coach. ​