Course Listing

Registration for our summer and fall classes is currently open.

For more information or 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.

Our online classroom option for Basic I and Basic II is now available. Do all your coursework at home on YOUR schedule then come ride with us for the on-cycle sessions! 

Also check out our three-wheel training program with Spyders and sidecar rigs provided!

Entry-Level

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Scooter Course is designed for riders who want to develop street riding skills. This 9-hour course includes both classroom and on-scooter instruction in street-strategies and emergency situation skills. You will practice cornering, braking, and swerving maneuvers on the riding course.

For this course, you must bring your own scooter. 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 Scooter Course is $99. Learn more about the Scooter 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.

Entry-Level With Online Option

Highly interactive, state-of-the-art online classroom is now available! Study at home for fewer class hours PLUS enjoy smaller class sizes on the range for more individual attention.

Basic I and Basic II students now have the option to complete all classroom sessions at their own pace, on their own schedule. The eRider® online classroom is available for many Basic I and Basic II courses statewide.

Tuition for eRider® Basic I and Basic II courses is $135 - same as our traditional Basic courses but with the convenience of studying at home and smaller classes on the range.

eRider® Basic I is a course for novice riders with no (or limited) street-riding experience. This course includes four to six hours of online classroom and nine hours of hands-on practice riding over the course of two days. 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. Click here to learn more about the eRider® Basic I Course.

eRider® Basic II 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 course includes four to six hours of online classroom and five hours of hands-on practice riding over the course of one morning or afternoon. For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own. Click here to learn more about the eRider® Basic II Course.

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 I and Basic II courses with a traditional classroom environment are also available; see course listings below.

For More Information

Click on an eRider® Basic I or eRider® Basic II course above for expanded information and course requirements.

Experienced

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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Due to the complexity of the course and the space required to conduct it, the PRC is available on a limited basis.

*The 2018 PRCs will be at Mountain View High School (Meridian) in June and September. The June course will be available for registration March 30th, and the September course will be open for registration on June 29th.

Moto Skills Challenge events are designed for fully endorsed riders with current street-riding experience. These on-cycle events are designed to test each rider’s ability to learn the course and control their vehicle in advanced low-speed maneuvering challenges. Each event will have a unique course to ride with challenges designed to push your abilities and allow for practice of new skills.

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.

Registration fees for each Moto Skills Challenge event are $40 which includes practice sessions, optional time trials, professional coaching as needed, and the opportunity to test your abilities and those of your machine.

Students must bring their own street-legal motorcycle. Restrictions include:

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 event. 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 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 with a slightly competitive component. 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 is designed for new sidecar and trike enthusiasts - including reverse trikes, i.e., Can-Am Spyders. In this 17-hour course, you will learn the unique handling characteristics of three-wheelers in cornering, braking and swerving as well as develop street strategies and hazard response skills needed for safer riding. You may ride one of our three-wheelers or bring your own. The STAR Program offers opportunities to learn on our sidecar rigs (a standard trike will soon be added to the fleet of training equipment).

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 $125. Registration for new Spyder riders must be done through the BRP website. Click here for more details.

Note: A motorcycle or three-wheeled vehicle endorsement on your license is not required to take the course; however, a valid driver's license or permit number is required to register. 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 Basic Sidecar/Trike I is $135. Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Courses.

Bring snacks; lunch, if desired* (you’ll have 1 hour); and beverages. Water will be available. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

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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 of just $125.

The Sidecar/Trike I Course is designed for new sidecar and trike enthusiasts - including reverse trikes, i.e., Can-Am Spyders. In this 17-hour course, you will learn the unique handling characteristics of three-wheelers in cornering, braking and swerving as well as develop street strategies and hazard response skills needed for safer riding.

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.

Note: A motorcycle or three-wheeled vehicle endorsement is not required to take the course; however, you must have a valid driver's license or driver's permit to register. 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.

The Sidecar/Trike II Course 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. In 9-hour course, you will practice cornering, braking, and swerving. You will also develop street strategies and hazard response skills for making smart choices in your riding. Students must bring their own three-wheeled rig - training equipment is not provided in this course.

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 II is $135. Learn more about the Sidecar/Trike Courses.

Bring snacks; lunch, if desired* (you’ll have 1 hour); and beverages. Water will be available. (*Fri/Sat classes will have a 30-minute 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 the Sidecar/Trike II 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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