Colorado Motorcycle Academy

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)

COST: $295

We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Classes fill up quickly! Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration is required.

The BRC covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies, and is the best place to start once you’ve made the decision to ride. This two day course is approximately 15 hours; 5 hours classroom and 10 hours of riding instruction. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use.

Prior to class, you must complete the eCourse which will help to prepare you to ride. This takes approximately three hours to complete, there is no extra charge, and this can be done at your convenience in the comfort of your home. You must present a copy of your eCourse completion certificate prior to class. The eCourse must be completed no more than 30 days prior to your class. If you have completed an eCourse more than 30 days before the class start date, you must re-take the eCourse.

Successful completion of the BRC will waive both the written and riding tests for your M endorsement in Colorado. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. Be sure to check with your agent

In the classroom, you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, proper riding gear, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. You’ll then move to the riding range where you will be guided through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.


  • Able to balance and ride a bicycle
  • Possess either a driver’s license or a motorcycle learner’s permit

What to Expect:

  • 15-hours of instruction (5 hours classroom/10 hours riding)
  • Range exercises include low-speed maneuvers and basic skills such as shifting, accelerating, braking, cornering, U-turn, lane change
  • You’ll be with the same group for the duration of your training
  • You’ll receive individual RiderCoach feedback while learning to ride
  • Motorcycle/scooter and helmet are provided

What to Bring:

  • Food/beverages for breaks and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Your own riding gear if you prefer
  • Pen/pencil for classroom sessions

What you MUST Wear:

  • Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants (heavy denim or riding pants recommended, no flare)
  • Over-the-ankle boots (sturdy, not canvas)
  • Eye protection (goggles, eye or sunglasses)
  • Full-finger gloves (leather preferred)
  • Proper riding gear recommended for all of the above

The Basic RiderCourse is designed to result in successful completion for most novice riders. We will help you learn to the best of your ability. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoach, you will not be permitted to continue to ride. At this point, your RiderCoach will discuss other possible options available to help you develop your riding skills.

To successfully complete the course, you must attend and participate in all sessions and pass the written test as well as the riding-skill evaluation. Successful completion of the BRC is not a guarantee that you will be safe on the road. The attitude and level of safety you carry with you when ride with is your choice. We pray it is a great one, and that you continue to keep learning, ride wise, and enjoy every moment of the journey.

If you have any special medical requirements or any other special considerations, please contact CMA. Click here for more information.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy:
Full refund for cancellation and you can reschedule up to 48 hours before the start of your class. There is a $75 fee if you fail to contact us prior to 48 hours before the start of your class to cancel or reschedule.