Course Listing

Registration for spring 2017 courses opens at 9am (MST) February 1.

To register, select a course from the list below.

Idaho STAR offers courses for every level of rider. Courses are designed to grow rider skills and abilities to safely and effectively navigate today’s roads on a motorcycle or scooter. Whether you are new to the sport or have ridden thousands of miles, we have a course that will challenge you and enhance your riding ability.

This is the perfect course for folks who just want to see if motorcycling is for them or those who are especially nervous about riding and would like to ease into it at a slower pace. This 3-hour session covers motorcycle controls, starting, stopping, and balance. Class sizes are kept low for lots of individual attention. Motorcycles and helmets are provided, however, STAR gear requirements apply in this course.

A valid driver's license or permit is required for this class (motorcycle endorsement not needed). Completion of this course does not waive any ITD testing requirements towards a motorcycle endorsement. Tuition for the Introduction to Riding course is $45.

Learn more about the Introduction to Riding course.

This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills. A motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the class.

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The Basic I Course is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This 17-hour course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. You will learn fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street-strategies and emergency situation skills. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course.

A valid driver's license or driver's permit is required for this class, but a motorcycle endorsement is optional. If you are looking to obtain your motorcycle operator endorsement, successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. Learn more here.

Tuition for the Basic I Course is $135. Learn more about the Basic I Course.

Bring snacks; lunch, if desired (you’ll have 1 hour*), and beverages. Water will be available.(*PM range classes that start at noon on Saturday will not have a 1 hour lunch break). Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances. A motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the class.

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The Basic II Course is designed for riders who want to develop beginning street riding skills, but who are comfortable with the basics of turning, shifting, stopping, and balancing the motorcycle. This 9-hour course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction in street-strategies and emergency situation skills. You will practice cornering, braking, and swerving maneuvers on the riding course. If you are looking for a more advanced course, click here.

For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own. A valid driver's license or driver's permit is required for this class, but a motorcycle endorsement is optional. If you are looking to obtain your motorcycle operator endorsement, successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. Learn more here.

Tuition for the Basic II Course is $135. Learn more about the Basic II Course.

In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

Bring snacks; lunch, if desired (you’ll have 1 hour*), and beverages. Water will be available.(*PM range classes that start at noon on Saturday will not have a 1 hour lunch break). Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances. A motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the class.

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The Experienced Course is designed for motorcycle riders with at least three months of current street-riding experience. In this 9-hour course, you will learn street-strategies and hazard-response skills as well as practice low-speed maneuvers and advanced cornering, braking, and swerving skills on your own motorcycle.

A valid driver's license or driver's permit is required for this class, but a motorcycle endorsement is optional. If you are looking to obtain your motorcycle operator endorsement, successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. Learn more here.

Tuition for the Experienced Course is $65. Learn more about the Experienced Course.

In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

You must provide your own motorcycle/scooter (see section below). You must be on time for all classes to continue the course. Bring snacks; lunch, if desired* (you’ll have 1 hour); and beverages. Water will be available. (*Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun classes will have a 30 minute lunch break). Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

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The Braking & Cornering Clinic is designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience. In this 5-hour clinic, you will improve your braking skills and cornering skills. You will also build confidence in your ability to handle emergency braking situations and in leaning and cornering on your own motorcycle.

A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to take this course. If you need more information about how to obtain your motorcycle endorsement, click here.

Tuition for the Braking & Cornering Clinic is $55.

We have combined two courses, Braking and Cornering Skills Practices, into one course. We are working to update the video for this combined course, but you can still learn more about the content of the Braking & Cornering Clinic in these two videos.

We provide helmets for your convenience. You MUST provide your own motorcycle/scooter. There is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class. This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills.

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The Precision Riding Clinic (PRC) is designed for fully endorsed riders with a minimum of two years or 10,000 miles of current street-riding experience. This 16-hour intensive on-cycle course is based on Idaho Police Motor School drills. You will have the opportunity to master precision vehicle control and advanced low-speed maneuvering and hazard response skills on your own motorcycle.

A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to take this course. If you need more information about how to obtain your motorcycle endorsement, click here.

Tuition for the Precision Riding Clinic is $295. Learn more about the Precision Riding Clinic.

Students must bring their own street-legal motorcycle. Restrictions for motorcycle use in this riding clinic:

  • No three-wheeled motorcycles (trikes, motorcycles/scooters with sidecars, Can-Am Spyders, etc.).
  • All personally owned motorcycles must be street legal, in safe operating condition, and topped off with a full tank of gas.
  • No fluid leaks, broken spokes, inoperable or missing controls (front or rear brakes, engine cut-off switch, sticky throttle). Motorcycles will also be checked for adequate tire tread and proper inflation. Straight pipes or excessively loud motorcycles are NOT allowed.
  • Participants must bring proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the motorcycle used in the workshop. If the registration and/or insurance are not in their name, than they must bring written permission from the owner allowing them to use the vehicle during the class.

Required Riding Skills: There is no prerequisite for this clinic; however, all participants are expected to be able to perform the following skills (prior to registering for the course)*:

  • Complete 90-degree turns from a stop while staying within lane boundaries
  • Complete u-turns in 24’ or less without putting a foot down
  • Achieve minimum standards for maximum braking as follows:
    • 13’ or less at 15 MPH
    • 23’ or less at 20 MPH
    • 31’ or less at 25 MPH
    • 44’ or less at 30 MPH
  • Have sufficient clutch and throttle control to maintain vehicle control at low speeds

*It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has adequate skills for participation, as no refunds are offered for dropping out of the course once the clinic begins. Click here for a practice/skills assessment guide.

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*The Southwest Idaho PRC will be at Mountain View High School (Meridian) in June and will be available for registration March 31st.

**The North Idaho PRC is scheduled for early June at the Hayden site (Coeur d'Alene Airport) and will also be available for registration March 31st.

The Sidecar/Trike Course is designed for sidecar and trike operators with at least three months of current street-riding experience. In this 9-hour course you will learn street strategies and hazard response skills as well as practice cornering, braking, and swerving skills on your own three-wheeled rig.

A valid driver's license or driver's permit is required for this class, but a motorcycle or three-wheeled vehicle endorsement is optional. If you are looking to obtain your three-wheeled vehicle operator endorsement, successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. Please note that an "M" endorsement for motorcycle operators will also allow you to operate a three-wheeled vehicle legally. Learn more here.

Tuition for the Sidecar/Trike Course is $135. Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Course.

Bring snacks; lunch, if desired* (you’ll have 1 hour); and beverages. Water will be available. (*Fri/Sat or Fri/Sun classes will have a one-half hour lunch break). Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Students must bring their own sidecar outfit or trike to use in this class. Restrictions for sidecar outfit and trike use in this class:

  • No left-hand mounted sidecars.
  • No trikes based on automobile engines (Volkswagen motors, etc).
  • All personally owned sidecars/trikes must be street legal, and in safe operating condition.
  • No fluid leaks, broken spokes, inoperable or missing controls (front or rear brakes, engine cut-off switch, sticky throttle), or structural attachments that do not pass Instructor’s inspection. Outfits will also be checked for adequate tire tread and proper inflation. Straight pipes or excessively loud outfits will NOT be allowed.
  • Students must bring proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the sidecar/trike used in training. If the registration and/or insurance are not in their name, then they must bring written permission from the owner allowing them to use the vehicle during the class.

A motorcycle endorsement (M) or a “three-wheel only” endorsement is not required to take the class; however one is required, by law, to ride to and from class.

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  • Course Information

    Idaho STAR courses are designed to challenge every level of rider so they can become safer on the road. Click on a course name to learn more about each course to find the one that is right for you.