Important Information

The Basic I Course costs $135. We provide motorcycles and helmets for your convenience. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

Please arrive 15 minutes early. 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. (*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. You must come prepared to ride with the following riding gear (no exceptions!):

  • Full-fingered sturdy gloves, preferably leather
  • Over-the-ankle footwear
  • Long sleeve shirt; a weather-appropriate jacket is preferred
  • Long pants, preferably jeans or leathers
  • Personal DOT approved 3/4 or full-faced helmet, if you want to use your own
  • Eye protection (helmet visor, goggles, or sunglasses will suffice)
  • Rain gear, we ride during wet weather!
  • Bring your driver's license

If you are not allowed to continue because you do not have appropriate gear as defined above, your full tuition will be forfeited. For students who choose to use personally owned motorcycles, be aware you may only use motorcycles/scooters that are 400cc or less. For students who choose not to use a personally owned motorcycle, motorcycles and helmets are provided for the Basic I Course. All personally owned motorcycles/scooters must be street legal and in safe operating condition. The Instructor will inspect your vehicle to ensure compliance. A T-CLOCK inspection form is available to help you prepare for the class. While the Instructor will not check all items, the T-CLOCK is an excellent tool to ensure your vehicle is in safe operating condition. Straight pipes or excessively loud bikes are NOT allowed and will be determined appropriate at the discretion of the Instructor. The Basic I course does offer the use of program motorcycles at no extra charge. If a personally owned motorcycle/scooter does not pass inspection or a mechanical failure ensues within ample time of Basic I course completion, the student will have the option of using or continuing on a program motorcycle. (For Basic I: motorcycles/scooters and riding gear are not needed the first evening of class).

You must bring current proof of insurance and ownership/current registration for the motorcycle/scooter used in training. If the registration and/or insurance are not in your name, you must bring written permission from the owner allowing you to use the vehicle during the class.

Though a motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the class, one is required, by law, to ride your motorcycle/scooter to and from class.

If you are under 18 years of age, a waiver must be signed by your parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian can stop by the Idaho STAR main offices in Boise and sign paperwork before class, OR they may come to the beginning of class to sign the necessary paperwork. Another option is for you to print the waiver and have your parent or guardian take both pages to be notarized prior to the class, then bring the notarized waiver to class with you. You will not be allowed to ride in the course until the Instructor has an acceptable waiver on file. If you are not allowed to continue for this reason, your full tuition will be forfeited.