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Motorcycle Training

Whether you want to learn to ride or you've ridden for years, Pima has a course for YOU!

Since 1977, PCC has provided Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider training and instruction to thousands of riders of all skill levels.

Lessons are taught by nationally certified instructors with riding exercises taught on a dedicated range that's free from traffic and other hazards. 

You'll learn ways to reduce risk of injury avoid crashes and improve critical riding skills.

RiderCourse™ Requirements

  • Students must be at least 15 years and 6 months of age for any RiderCourse™. Parental permission is required for anyone under 18 years old.
  • Proof of licensing and motorcycle registration and insurance required for Basic RiderCourse 2™ (permit necessary) and Advanced RiderCourse (endorsement necessary).
  • A completion card is issued when you successfully complete the Basic RiderCourse™ and Basic RiderCourse 2™. This serves as a license waiver with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department. A completion card is also issued with the Advanced RiderCourse to use for insurance purposes.
  • Students who attend and successfully complete all sessions will receive an MSF completion card, which can be used for insurance discounts.
  • Helmets, gloves and motorcycles are provided during class.

Motorcycle Rider Education Courses

  • Introductory Motorcycle Experience (MC 100): A two-hour experience if you are unsure if motorcycling is for you. This is a non-licensing course.
  • Basic RiderCourse™ (MC 103): A twenty-hour class for the beginner rider. This class includes classroom and range time. This course is designed for someone who has not ridden before but can also be taken by someone who has ridden in the past and is returning to motorcycling. The class is conducted on the program's motorcycles and covers such items as basic controls, risk in motorcycling and developing a strategy to reduce risk, street strategies and applying these on the motorcycle during class.
  • Absolute Beginning RiderCourse™ (MC 104): Same curriculum as Basic RiderCourse™ but the student to teacher ratio is lower, allowing more individual time for the rider who would like more individual attention.
  • Basic RiderCourse 2(MC 201A): A six-hour class conducted on the motorcycle range. Students provide their own motorcycle and must have a permit at minimum. Valid registration and insurance are required for student motorcycle. Class is similar to the Basic RiderCourse™ except the speeds are higher. In addition, for experienced riders, it is a great environment to become familiar with your new-to-you motorcycle!
  • Advanced RiderCourse™ (MC 201B): A nine-hour class conducted both in the classroom and on the motorcycle range. Students are required to have their motorcycle endorsement and provide their own motorcycle for class. Valid registration and insurance are required for student motorcycle. This class complements a rider's basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. The range includes exercises on cornering posture and braking techniques more advanced than the Basic RiderCourse™.

For more information, email motorcycleridered@pima.edu or call 520-206-3981.