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.