Effective January 1, 2015, completion of the MSF Basic RiderCourse no longer qualifies a graduate for a CA DMV DL389 license test waiver certificate.

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Who We Are

At Discovery Rider Training Center, our mission is to provide quality motorcycle rider training to people in all phases of their riding career.

Our team of RiderCoaches is passionate about motorcycling and sharing the fun of riding safely. Skilled in adult learning, group facilitation, and motor skills training, our RiderCoaches are among the best in the state.

We provide classes designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the internationally recognized authority on rider training.

Discovery Rider Training Center

The Basic RiderCourse

The MSF Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders and is a good refresher course for returning riders looking to sharpen their basic skills. Five hours of classroom instruction and ten hours of practical riding exercises prepare you for operating a motorcycle safely on the street. Motorcycles, helmets and gloves are provided for your use during the course.

In the classroom, you'll learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. Next, you’ll move to the riding range and your RiderCoach (an experienced motorcyclist certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation) will be your guide leading you through step by step exercises that build your riding skills. After learning straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, you’ll gradually progress to practical skills such as lane changes and slow tight turns, cornering technique, and hazard avoidance skills such as swerving and stopping quickly.

The course concludes with a knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you can be confident knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your safe riding techniques.

The Advanced RiderCourse

A one-day course that complements a rider's basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

The course concludes with a knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you can be confident knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your safe riding techniques.