New Rider Course

  • Three day course
  • Motorcycle provided
  • Helmet provided (can bring your own if you’d like)
  • Qualifies graduates for motorcycle endorsement (take completion card to DMV to have your endorsement applied to your license. You will have to pay the DMV for a new ID card)
  • Endorsement is valid in all 50 states

Rider’s Training

The New Rider Course is aimed at beginning riders of all ages. A minimum of six hours classroom instruction prepares the student for at least eight hours of practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment. Motorcycle and helmet use are included in your course fee. Motorcycles used in the course are Buell Blast models.

In this course, you’ll learn how to operate a motorcycle safely, with a lot of emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic.

Your Rider Coaches are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. They’ll start you off with straight-line riding, turning, shifting and stopping. You’ll gradually progress to cornering, swerving and emergency braking. In the classroom you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, their controls, and how they operate. The Rider Coaches, all experienced motorcyclists, will advise you on what to wear for comfort and protection. You’ll find out how alcohol and other drugs affect your ability to ride safely. A very important segment of the course will show you how to create your own strategy for riding in traffic, and dealing with critical situations. The course concludes with a knowledge test and skill evaluation. You’ll smile with satisfaction as the Rider Coach hands you the course completion card.


Course cost $299.00 per rider (If you buy a bike only $199.00)
$100 In-Store credit if you purchase a motorcycle within 90 days after attending a class

Call Thunder Mountain at (970) 292-0400 for reservations as classes are limited in size

Experienced Rider Course

Get ready to take the next step in advancing your motorcycling skills! Motorcycle Rider Training Inc. (supported by Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson) offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Experienced Riders Course. This course is designed for those riders who have recent riding experience and want to advance their knowledge, skills and riding abilities using their own motorcycle. This is a one-day, five-hour course starting with a brief period spent accomplishing administrative chores. The focus on the riding course is placed on basic riding skills, slow maneuvring, counter steering, maximum effective braking, and traction management. Instructors provide ongoing knowledge enhancement and feedback on the training track between exercises. Course completion certificates are given at the end of the day, which may entitle you to a reduction in your motorcycle insurance.

Want to get the most out of the Experienced Rider Course? If you haven’t already done so, attend Motorcycle Rider Training, Inc’s New Rider Course. This program is not only designed for the new rider, it also gives experienced riders, who have never attended a formal training program, an opportunity to learn street survival skills, motorcycle safety knowledge, and a chance to develop good riding habits and skills. This course is filled with information designed to assist you in learning the basic knowledge and skills needed to operate a motorcycle safely in today’s motorcycling world.

Course cost $149.00 per rider

Call Thunder Mountain at (970) 292-0400 for reservations as classes are limited in size for both courses