Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Rider Coach Preparation Course

Course Information

The deadline to submit an application for 2021 is March 19. 

The primary objective of the RiderCoach Prep is to train a select grou​p of individuals to teach a Basic Rider Course (BRC).  

  • 9-day course, no charge.

  • Teaching materials are supplied.

RiderCoach Candidates Training Topics

  • Classroom teaching techniques.

  • Conduct and overall training range management.

  • Demonstration.

  • Evaluation.

  • Exercise set up.

  • Explanation.

  • Presenting classroom modules.

Candidates are responsible for their own travel, lodging and most meal expenses.

Rider Coaches are classified as part-time, temporary employees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and earn $33 an hour. New RiderCoaches can expect to teach 120 hours per training season.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must be experienced motorcyclists.

  • Riders must have a valid motorcycle endorsement.

  • Applicants must have taken an Intermediate, Advanced or Expert training course within four years of application.

Contact the State Program Administrator at for additional information.