Courses & Registration

Registration is now open for eRider® courses and "range-only" classes! Traditional classes will be back in 2021!

Entry-Level to Intermediate

Intro to Riding is the perfect course for folks who just want to see if motorcycling is for them or those who are especially nervous about learning to ride and would like to ease into it at a slower pace.

Content: motorcycle controls, starting, stopping, and balance. This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills.

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $45

Provided: Motorcycles are provided.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Additional Information: Class sizes are kept low for lots of individual attention (max class size of 5). Completion of this course does not waive any ITD testing requirements towards a motorcycle endorsement.

Learn more about the Introduction to Riding course.

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eRider® Basic Rider Training (BRT) is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience who wants to study at home for fewer class hours.

Content: online classroom and on-cycle instruction on fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street-strategies and emergency situation skills.

Duration: Average of 4-6 hours to complete the online classroom + approx. 9 hours of hands-on practice on the motorcycle. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $145

Provided: Motorcycles are provided.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement, if the endorsement is added within two years of passing the course. More info.

Click here to learn more about the eRider® Basic Rider Training.

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General Information About eRider®

The eRider® classroom uses interactive video, graphics and other features to build solid mental riding skills. Users should have a modern desktop, laptop or tablet computer and high-speed Internet connection, in addition to other system requirements.

Smart phones do not provide adequate screen resolution and are NOT recommended for this course.

Basic and Intermediate courses with a traditional classroom environment are also available; see course listings above.

eRider®  Intermediate Rider Training (IRT) is designed for riders who want to develop better street riding skills but are already comfortable with the basics of turning, shifting, stopping, and balancing the motorcycle and wants to study at home for fewer class hours.

Content: online classroom and on-cycle instruction in street-strategies and emergency situation skills. You will practice cornering, braking, and swerving maneuvers on the riding course.

Duration: Average of 4-6 hours to complete the online classroom + approx. 5 hours of hands-on practice on the motorcycle. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $145

Provided: Motorcycles are provided. For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own with no size restrictions.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement, if the endorsement is added within two years of passing the course. More info.

Click here to learn more about eRider® Intermediate Rider Training.

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General Information About eRider®

The eRider® classroom uses interactive video, graphics and other features to build solid mental riding skills. Users should have a modern desktop, laptop or tablet computer and high-speed Internet connection, in addition to other system requirements.

Smart phones do not provide adequate screen resolution.

Basic and Intermediate courses with a traditional classroom environment are also available; see course listings above.

This class will be back in 2021. Until then, only the eRider® version of the class is available. Please check higher on the page for the link.

Basic Rider Training (BRT) is designed for the novice rider with no (or limited) street-riding experience.

Content: classroom and on-cycle instruction on fundamental skills required to operate the motorcycle and progress to street-strategies and emergency situation skills.

Duration: Approx. 17 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $145

Provided: Motorcycles are provided.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement, if the endorsement is added within two years of passing the course. More info.

Learn more about the Basic Rider Training

Classes full or you cannot find a class that meets your schedule needs? Consider our online eRider® classroom for more options. Click here for more details.

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This class will be back in 2021. Until then, only the eRider® version of the class is available. Please check higher on the page for the link.

Intermediate Rider Training (IRT) is designed for riders who want to develop better street riding skills but are already comfortable with the basics of turning, shifting, stopping, and balancing the motorcycle.

Content: classroom and on-cycle instruction in street-strategies and emergency situation skills. You will practice cornering, braking, and swerving maneuvers on the riding course.

Duration: Approx. 9 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $145

Provided: Motorcycles are provided. For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement, if the endorsement is added within two years of passing the course. More info.

Learn more about Intermediate Rider Training.

 

Classes full or you cannot find a class that meets your schedule needs? Consider our online eRider® classroom for more options. Click here for more details.

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All-Scooter Intermediate Rider Training is designed for scooter riders who want to hone and further develop safer street riding skills. 

Content: classroom and on-scooter instruction in street-strategies and emergency situation skills. You will practice cornering, braking, and swerving maneuvers on the riding course.

Duration: Approx. 9 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $105 ($40 off our traditional Intermediate Rider Training tuition)

You must bring your own scooter.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required. In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend all classroom and range sessions and pass a knowledge and skill test.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement, if the endorsement is added within two years of passing the course. More info.

Learn more about the All-Scooter Intermediate Rider Training.

Classes full or you cannot find a class that meets your schedule needs? Consider our online eRider® classroom for more options. Click here for more details.

Advanced Courses for Endorsed Riders

Enhanced Street Skills is designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience.

Content: braking skills and cornering skills development. Confidence-building exercises for handling emergency braking situations and leaning and cornering on your own motorcycle.

Duration: 6 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $95

You MUST provide your own motorcycle/scooter. There is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to take this course.

Additional Information: This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills. Completion of this course does not waive ITD's skills test requirement. If you need more information about how to obtain your motorcycle endorsement, click here.

Learn more about the Enhanced Street Skills course.

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Enhanced 2-Up Skills is designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience who want to build skill and confidence in carrying passengers.

Content: braking, cornering, and low-speed control development while carry a passenger. Confidence-building exercises for handling emergency braking situations and leaning and cornering.

Duration: 6 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $95 (includes both rider and passenger)

You MUST provide your own motorcycle/scooter and passenger. There is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to take this course.

Additional Information: This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills. Completion of this course does not waive ITD's skills test requirement. If you need more information about how to obtain your motorcycle endorsement, click here.

Learn more about the Enhanced 2-Up Skills course.

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Enhanced Control Skills is designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience. 

Content: intense on-cycle workshop based on Idaho Police Motor School drills. Mastery of precision vehicle control and advanced low-speed maneuvering skills on your own motorcycle.

Duration: 6 hours

Cost: $95

Important Information: You MUST provide your own street-legal motorcycle/scooter. While there is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for this class, there are other restrictions for motorcycle use in this course:

  • 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 course; 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 it begins. Click here for a practice/skills assessment guide.

Other Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to take this course.

Additional Information: This class takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion or testing of skills. Completion of this course does not waive ITD's skills test requirement. If you need more information about how to obtain your motorcycle endorsement, click here.

Learn more about Enhanced Control Skills.

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Moto Skills Challenge (MSC) events are designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience and have a (optional) competitive edge.

Content: on-cycle events are designed to test each rider’s ability to learn a challenge course and control their vehicle in advanced low-speed maneuvers. Each event will have a unique course to ride with challenges designed to push your abilities and allow for practice of new skills.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Cost: $30 with pre-registration/$40 "at the door"

Registration includes practice sessions, optional time trials, professional coaching as needed, and the opportunity to test your abilities and those of your machine.

Important Information: You MUST provide your own street-legal motorcycle/scooter. While there is no size restriction for motorcycles/scooters for the MSC, there are other restrictions for motorcycle use:

  • 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. 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 event.

Required Riding Skills: There is no prerequisite for this event; however, all participants are expected to be able to perform a number of slow-speed tight turns, U-turns, maximum braking stops, swerves, and have sufficient clutch and throttle control to maintain vehicle control at low speeds in a variety of circumstances.

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 event once it begins.

The Moto Skills Challenge is an advanced level event.  It is important to know that there is potential for dropping your bike, and damage to your motorcycle and injury to yourself is a risk. All participants will be required to sign a waiver and accept full responsibility for any and all damage to their personal equipment and any and all bodily injury that may occur during participation.

Three-Wheel Training

Idaho STAR now offers a basic Sidecar/Trike training course for beginners - and rigs are provided! The Sidecar/Trike I Course (STI) is designed for new sidecar and trike enthusiasts - including reverse trikes, i.e., Can-Am Spyders.

Content: classroom and on-cycle instruction in the unique handling characteristics of three-wheelers in cornering, braking and swerving as well as development of street strategies and hazard response skills needed for safer riding

Duration: Approx. 17 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $165

Provided: Can-Am Spyders and sidecar outfits (plus a trike coming soon). Ride one of our three-wheelers or bring your own.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement for a Three-Wheel Restricted Motorcycle Endorsement, if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. An "M" endorsement for motorcycle operators will also allow you to operate a three-wheeled vehicle legally. Learn more here.

Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Courses.

Idaho STAR has also partnered with BRP Can-Am to provide you with the opportunity to learn to ride a Can-Am Spyder at a reduced tuition rate of just $99. Registration for new Spyder riders must be done through the BRP website. Click here for more details.

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The Sidecar/Trike II Course (STII) is designed for sidecar and trike operators with at least three months of current street-riding experience and must be ridden on your own sidecar rig, trike or reverse trike.

Content: classroom and on-cycle practice cornering, braking, and swerving; development of street strategies and hazard response skills for making smart choices in your riding.

Duration: Approx. 9 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $135

Students must bring their own three-wheeled rig - training equipment is not provided in this course.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. 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.

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.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement for a Three-Wheel Restricted Motorcycle Endorsement, if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. An "M" endorsement for motorcycle operators will also allow you to operate a three-wheeled vehicle legally. Learn more here.

Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Courses.

Idaho STAR has also partnered with BRP Can-Am to provide you with the opportunity to learn to ride a Can-Am Spyder at a reduced tuition rate of just $99. Registration for new Spyder riders must be done through the BRP website. Click here for more details.

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Idaho STAR has proudly partnered with BRP Can-Am to provide you with the opportunity to learn to ride a Can-Am Spyder in our Sidecar/Trike I Course at a reduced tuition rate. The Sidecar/Trike I Course (STI) is designed for new sidecar and trike enthusiasts - including reverse trikes, i.e., Can-Am Spyders.

Content: classroom and on-cycle instruction in the unique handling characteristics of three-wheelers in cornering, braking and swerving as well as development of street strategies and hazard response skills needed for safer riding

Duration: Approx. 17 hours. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: Current market rate set by BRP Can-Am. See BRP website for details.

Provided: Can-Am Spyders and helmets provided.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Additional Information: Successful completion of this course will waive ITD's skills test requirement for a Three-Wheel Restricted Motorcycle Endorsement, if the endorsement is added within one year of passing the course. An "M" endorsement for motorcycle operators will also allow you to operate a three-wheeled vehicle legally. Learn more here.

Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Courses.

Important: Registration for new Spyder riders must be done through the BRP website - Spyder riders click here to register for your Sidecar/Trike I Course.

To ride a sidecar rig or standard trike, or if you plan to bring your own three-wheeler to class, and for more general information about our Sidecar/Trike I Course, please click here.

 

Other

The Riding Practice Session is available only to previous STAR students (pass or fail) and may be repeated as frequently as desired.

Content: additional structured practice time on the motorcycle with instruction and feedback - frequently taken as a preparatory course for a Skills Retest or a tune-up/skills refresher course.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $20

Provided: Motorcycles are provided. You may also ride your own motorcycle/scooter, no size restrictions.

Requirements: See STAR gear requirements. A motorcycle permit or endorsement is not needed; however, a driver's license or permit is required.

Important Information: For a RPS and/or Skills Retest, you must call to register by phone so we can verify eligibility for participation.

For more information, including a schedule of sessions in your area and to register, please call us Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, at 208.639.4540 (888.280.7827, toll-free).

This course does not waive any ITD testing requirements for acquiring a motorcycle operator license, and if taken as a Skills Retest prep course, you must register for the Skills Retest separately.

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