Riding Practice Session Information

This practice session is available only to previous STAR students (pass or fail). Riding Practice Sessions (RPS) may be repeated as frequently as desired. This two-hour on-cycle session is for riders who would like additional structured practice time on the motorcycle with instruction and feedback. It is frequently taken as a preparatory course for a Skills Retest or a tune-up/skills refresher course.

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.

For a RPS and/or Skills Retest, you must call to register by phone so we can verify eligibility for participation. The STAR office is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (toll-free, 888.280.7827; local, 208.639.4540).

If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the required waiver form in the presence of an Instructor the day of the session. This Riding Practice Session takes place on the range only and there is no classroom portion.

Please arrive 15 minutes early. You must be on time for the class to continue the course. We provide motorcycles and helmets for your convenience. You must come prepared to ride with the following riding gear (no exceptions!):

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    Full-fingered sturdy gloves, preferably leather
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    Over-the-ankle footwear
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    Long sleeve shirt; a weather-appropriate jacket is preferred
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    Long pants, preferably jeans or leathers
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    Personal DOT approved 3/4 or full-faced helmet.
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    Eye protection (helmet visor, goggles, or sunglasses will suffice)
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    Rain gear, we ride during wet weather!
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    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.

There is no size restriction for the use of personally owned motorcycles or scooters. For students who choose not to use a personally owned motorcycle, motorcycles and helmets are provided. All personally owned motorcycles/scooters must be street legal and in safe operating condition. 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 are NOT allowed and will be determined appropriate at the discretion of the Instructor. Tuition will not be refunded if your vehicle does not pass or if mechanical issues/failure prevent you from completing the course. 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 office 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.

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