Basic Rider Course: $310

PLEASE READ this entire page before registering for this class!


The 2-day Basic Rider Course is offered at our 2 locations from approximately 8 am to 6 pm each day:

  • Monday/Tuesday OR
  • Thursday/Friday OR
  • Saturday/Sunday


To pass, and receive the NYS Road Test Waiver, students must successfully complete an online E-Course, a classroom session including a written Knowledge Test, as well as completing the objectives of 14 riding exercises and passing a riding skills test

NEW! Before coming to class, you must take an online E-Course. You’ll receive a link to the E-Course in your confirmation e-mail. The E-Course must be taken within 30 days prior to class. Bring the Certificate of Completion with you to class.

If you are 16-18 years old or have restrictions on your drivers license, check with NYS Department of Motor Vehicles regulations regarding motorcycle licensing. If you are under 18, a parent must stop in to the first classroom session to sign the participation waiver.

Course Completion Card + NYS Motorcycle Learners Permit = Road Test Waiver

Required for participation:

Valid NYS Drivers License required for all participants of any age – bring to class! 
Also, bring your NYS Motorcycle Permit if you have one (optional but highly recommended, will be required before getting license)

** DUE TO COVID regulations, you must bring ALL YOUR OWN GEAR, including a MASK.**

  • Valid NYS Drivers License required – bring to class!
  • NYS Motorcycle Permit – get this from DMV and bring to class (optional but highly recommended, will be required before getting license).
  • Certificate of Completion from Online E-Course, taken within 30 days prior to class.
  • Minimal balance and physical fitness requirements. You must be able to ride a bicycle and be fit enough to complete a demanding program in ambient weather conditions.
  • Timely arrival for all sessions. Students arriving late will not be permitted to continue the program.
  • DOT approved helmet. Helmets are available for loan if needed. (Helmets are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Eye Protection
  • Long Sleeve Jacket or Shirt
  • Sturdy Long Pants (without rips/holes)
  • Full Fingered Gloves
  • Sturdy Over the Ankle Footwear

All safety equipment and clothing must be in good repair with no holes or tears.

Recommended for participation:

You should bring with you any items needed to ensure your comfort and safety including snacks, drinks, medications, lunch, sunscreen, raingear and weather appropriate clothing. WE RIDE RAIN OR SHINE.

Register NOW!

Classes are offered at 2 locations. Be sure to register for the location you plan to attend!

Groton Cycle Center
555 Cortland Road
Groton, NY 13073.
About 10 miles west of Cortland NY on Rt. 222
Corner of Lick St.

Please read all information before registering! Riders are responsible for meeting the requirements above.

NY State Fairgrounds
Gate 6
581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209

Please read all information before registering! Riders are responsible for meeting the requirements above.

IMPORTANT! Cancellation Policy: To obtain a refund, you must cancel 10 days prior to the class date you are registered. There is a $25 fee to cancel or to change class date. To cancel, you must call the office at 607-898-3339 Tuesday – Saturday. No online cancellations. No refunds for no show! Read entire Cancellation Policy.

Questions? Call 607-898-3339.