Registering for a STAR class is a great decision. We really look forward to sharing our knowledge and skills with you. Our hope is that it helps make you a safer rider and increases your enjoyment of the sport.
Below we have provided important information to help you prepare for your class.
It is imperative that you read all the information so that you are prepared to ride and get the most out of your class.
eRider® Basic is a course for novice riders that includes 4-6 hours of online classroom instruction and 8 hours of range (on-cycle) instruction. The range riding practice takes place over two days and builds fundamental street-riding skills and strategies. All classroom is done at home on the computer. For individuals with no riding experience who are comfortable using a computer, this is the recommended course.
The online classroom is highly interactive, using video and other features to address risk management, riding strategy, roadway management, impairments and special riding situations like carrying passengers and group riding. Participants complete online Chapters 1 and 2 (riding gear and motorcycle controls) before the first riding session. Students who have not completed Chapters 1 and 2 may be dismissed from class.
Practice riding starts with basic skills, such as getting underway, turning, shifting and stopping, then moves on to the more advanced street skills of emergency braking, cornering and swerving. eRider® students will also enjoy smaller class sizes on the range for more individual coaching.
If you are late to your course, you will not be allowed to continue and will forfeit your seat and tuition.
Out of respect for all students and our site sponsors, we keep courses moving and start promptly at the designated time.
Arriving 15-20 minutes early is an easy way to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience.
Snacks and Beverages:
You may bring snacks and beverages. Water is provided.
Course End Times:
Course end times are approximate and may vary due to weather or other circumstances. Please allow extra time when scheduling work, childcare, or other commitments around your course.
Successful completion of this course will waive the skill portion of the DMV motorcycle endorsement test. Completion cards are awarded to graduates of the eRider® Basic Rider Training . To receive a completion card, you must complete all classroom activities (Chapters 1-6) and on-cycle riding sessions, pass the online quizzes and pass an on-cycle skill test. Students have up to 60 days after the riding sessions begin to complete the online classroom.
For Students Under 18 Years of Age
If you are under 18 years of age, a waiver must be signed by your parent or guardian.
You will not be allowed to ride on the training 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.
Options for Acceptable Waiver Signature:
- Your parent/legal guardian can come with you at the beginning of the course to sign the waiver in the presence of the Instructor.
- You can bring a signed and notarized copy of your waiver to class.
- Notaries are available at most financial institutions, or a Google search will pull up the notary nearest your location. Costs may vary.
- If you are in the Treasure Valley area, your parent/legal guardian can come to our office to sign the waiver. We are located at 3500 W Chinden, Boise, Idaho 83714 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm).
Please inform us if you have any limitations that may affect your ability to operate a motorcycle or you require specific aids or services. All information will be kept confidential.
You should also touch base with your Instructor(s) about any special needs when you arrive at your course.
Bringing Your Own Motorcycle
Motorcycles are provided for the eRider Basic Rider Training course. If you choose to bring your own motorcycle or scooter, please observe the following:
All personally owned motorcycles/scooters must be:
- Street legal
- Currently registered
- In safe operating condition
- Topped off with a full tank of gas
The Instructor will inspect your vehicle to ensure compliance.
A Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist is available to help you prepare for the class. While the Instructor will not check all items, the Pre-Ride Inspection Checklist is an excellent tool to ensure your vehicle is in safe operating condition.
Straight pipes or excessively loud bikes will NOT be allowed. The Instructor's determination is final.
Tuition will not be refunded if your vehicle does not pass a pre-ride inspection or if mechanical issues/failure prevents you from completing the course.
License and/or Endorsement:
Though a motorcycle endorsement (M) on your driver’s license or an instructional permit is not required to take the course, one is required, by law, to ride your motorcycle/scooter to and from class.
Insurance and Registration:
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.
Motorcycle Size / Restrictions:
You may only use motorcycles/scooters that are 400cc or less in the eRider BRT.
Motorcycling is fun, but having and riding in the proper gear helps to keep you safe. Below are the gear requirements for your course. For your safety, all listed gear is required.
If you fail to bring required gear, you will not be allowed to ride and will forfeit your seat and tuition.
- 3/4 or full-face DOT compliant helmet
- Over the ankle foot wear
- Full-fingered gloves
- Long sleeves and long pants
- Eye protection
- In counties where face covering mandates are in effect, ALL instructors and students will be required to wear a face covering at any time they are not wearing a full face helmet. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you'd like more info on what to wear to class, check out or What To Wear page.
If you have additional questions or would like more information before the start of your class, call our office at 208-639-4540, or send an email to Info@IdahoSTAR.org.
After you complete your course, call the STAR office to register for your next class with a 25% discount on tuition - good for two full years after the original date.