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RiderCourse Summary

Students successfully completing either RiderCourse will receive a MSF course completion card which entitles you to a 10% limited Massachusetts motorcycle insurance discount and tuition reimbursement through some manufacturer programs. 

Students must attend all classroom and practice riding sessions and pass both a multiple-choice knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation to graduate from this course.

Students that are not Massachusetts residents are invited to take this course. However, there is no guaranty of reciprocity with your home state for licensing purposes. Please click on this directory of state administrators for information about courses in your home state or reciprocity with Massachusetts.

Students under the age of 18 who want to qualify for licensing must also have a driver education certificate issued by the Registrar and have held their driver or motorcycle learner's permit for a full six months prior to the application for the motorcycle endorsement or license. Please call our office with any questions on this matter.

These courses emphasize the risk involved with riding a motorcycle. These risks also exist while one practice rides during the course. Students should be able to, at minimum, balance and ride a bicycle.

Students unable to keep pace with the class or who pose a hazard to themselves or others may be dismissed from the class by the instructor.

There will be no refunds, pro-rated or in full, should they be dismissed by the instructor.

Statewide approximately 85% of students successfully complete this course their first time. Please understand that these courses have group learning format that limits the ability of the instructors to provide individual instructions to students. These courses are mentally and physically demanding, and weather conditions can increase the stress on students.

All students must bring to class:

  • Valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle learner's permit (However, student must have learner's permit PRIOR to the course to qualify for licensing and an exemption from the Registry's road test for a motorcycle endorsement on their license. ) Out-of-State residents need only provide a copy of their home-state driver's license to participate.
  • A photocopy of the original motorcycle learner's permit
  • Students under the age of 18 will need to complete a parental permission form prior to the first class meeting (sent on request or check out our Frequently Asked Questions for information on how to print the form from our web site.)
  • Pen or pencil for taking notes

All students must bring to practice:

  • DOT-approved helmet ; 3/4 or full coverage only allowed on practice area (Ironstone provides helmets at all its sites. However, students are encouraged to bring their own if they own a DOT approved helmet)
  • Eye protection (eyeglasses, sunglasses, face shield or goggles)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants
  • Rain gear (course runs rain or shine)
  • Sun block, as needed
  • Snacks, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages

Policies and Conditions

Students must:

    • Massachusetts residents who want to qualify for licensing upon successful completion of either RiderCourse must obtain a Mass. motorcycle learners permit prior to the first class session (permits cannot be post dated) and  provide a clear photocopy of the original motorcycle learner's permit by the first class meeting.  Students cannot qualify for licensing if a copy of permit is not supplied by the first class meeting!   (Be safe, bring 2 copies to class!)
    • Provide proper riding gear (We have DOT-approved helmets available to borrow).
    • Be on time. You can not and will not be permitted to participate if you are late to class or practice.

Refunds will be given:

    • Only with a 10 day minimum written notice (for any reason).
    • Refunds incur a $50.00 service fee.
    • If class is canceled by us (please remember course runs rain or shine) full refunds will be given.

Refunds will not be given:

    • If you cancel less than 10 days prior to class (you may still reschedule, see below).
    • If you fail to attend your scheduled class
    • If you had previously rescheduled (see below, once you reschedule you cannot receive a refund).
    • If you arrive late to class or practice and are not allowed to participate.
    • If you are dismissed by the instructor.

You will be charged $25 additional to:

    • Change your class date (reschedule) up to 7 days prior to class start. Rescheduling is available only to another class within the same calendar year on a space-available basis.  You must choose the new class date at the time you reschedule.
    • To re-issue lost completion cards or certificates.
    • Recoup costs of returned (bounced) checks.

You will be charged $50 to retake the skills test

Students will be charged $100 if you reschedule 2 to 6 days before the start of class

Within 48 hours, of an assigned class, there will be absolutely no rescheduling permitted. Failure to attend your assigned class will result in a total loss of fees.

Service disputes or changes must be submitted to this office in writing. Service disputes must be submitted within 30 days of course completion.

Please Detail in the Notes Field during Registration, if:


Your inseam is less than 26" or you are less than 62" tall.
Your have a physical, medical, or learning disability.
Your primary language is not English.