Courses & Registration

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Due to a statewide instructor shortage, we have a limited number of classes and seats in all locations and sincerely apologize for the long wait times to get into a class.

We do not maintain waiting lists, but we encourage you to check back frequently for openings. We open additional seats as instructors become available to teach. Also, registration is in "real time" - if someone cancels out of a class, the seat shows as available immediately. We also encourage walk-ins, as we do frequently have no shows.

For more details about each course and training dates, click on the course name/ level below.

Not sure which class to take? Try our course placement tool!

Entry-Level

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. For this course, you may choose to ride one of our motorcycles or bring your own with a size restriction of 400cc or less.

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.

**WASHINGTON RIDERS: Washington DOES NOT accept eRider for permits or endorsements - please be advised!** 

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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.

The eRider®  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.

 

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, no size restriction.

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® Basic II Course.

**WASHINGTON RIDERS: Washington DOES NOT accept eRider for permits or endorsements - please be advised!** 

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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.

The All-Scooter Basic II Course 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

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 Basic II Rider Training

Intermediate

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: Real-time, Instructor-led Zoom 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: Conducted over two consecutive Saturdays with approx. 4.5 hours for Zoom classroom on day 1 and 5.5 hours on-cycle instruction on day 2. Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances.

Cost: $165

Provided: For this course, we STRONGLY encourage you to bring your own motorcycle for the best experience and skills development.

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.

**WASHINGTON RIDERS: Washington DOES NOT accept our Completion Cards to get your endorsement anymore, please be advised!** 

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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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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

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.

See STAR gear requirements. A valid driver's license and an "M" motorcycle endorsement are required to participate in MSC events.

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 offers a basic Sidecar/Trike training course for beginners - and a limited amount of rigs are provided! The Sidecar/Trike Course (ST) 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: Sidecar outfits and a trike. Ride one of our three-wheelers or bring your own. Please let us know if you plan to bring your own as rigs are limited.

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.

**WASHINGTON RIDERS: Washington DOES NOT accept our Completion Cards to get your endorsement anymore, please be advised!** 

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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: $25

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. Please call us Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, at 208.639.4540.

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.

Private group courses are now available!

Take any of our classes in a private group setting! Great for team building exercises, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more! If you're interested please call the STAR office at 208-639-4540.

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