Discover the diverse aspects of street motorcycling
MCC-Maple Woods offers training courses for riders of all ability levels.
From the true novice to empty-nesters wanting to get back in the saddle to dusty road warriors, there is a class for you.
Course offerings (in-person)
This two hour introductory course is designed for the true novice rider who would like extra one-on-one attention. Classes are restricted to novice riders and provide a safe, low-stress environment for asking questions and getting extra time on the basics of motorcycle operation.
Using our motorcycles, you will sit astride and manipulate the controls of the motorcycle. The course objective is to experience a motorcycles operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience. Also embedded in the experience is a self-assessment component to ensure a person is aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider. This first-touch experience with a motorcycle is not designed to teach a person to ride, but rather, it helps a potential rider determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice.
If a participant chooses to continue their formal training to ride, this course will give them a "jump-start" in preparation for the basic riders course (BRC). Some obstacles preventing successful completion of the BRC will be addressed in the Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) class; for example understanding the principles of shifting gears, clutch control through friction-zone practice, smooth braking skills and awareness of surroundings while operating a motorcycle.
Class size is limited to three students with one instructor. Each participant will have his or her own unique experience within the context of our approved Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum for this class. This program is a success regardless of the choice to learn to ride or not. This class is the perfect environment for students to determine if motorcycling is in their future.
*IME classes are listed on the teaching schedule, however additional classes can be arranged for you and two friends.
Learn to ride and ride more safely. This course is designed for the beginner and re-entry motorcyclist of all ages with step-by-step coaching from Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program (MMSP) certified trainers. Motorcycles are provided so you can learn to ride before spending thousands of dollars.
The Basic Riders Course is designed for the beginning motorcyclist and for people who want to operate their motorcycles safely and efficiently. Motorcycle safety foundation Instructors conduct the class.
The course is physically demanding. Students MUST be in good health and should be able to ride a bicycle. The instructor will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course.
All course requirements must be met for successful completion. Students must ride the motorcycles provided through the program.
To be eligible to enroll a student must be at least 15 years 6 months of age. Written parental permission is necessary for age 15 years 6 months up through age 18.
Completion of the BRC provides the graduate with a Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program Completion Card that may be taken to the Missouri driver's license office to waive the written and riding tests required for endorsement.
Attendance: Students must actively participate in all days and each portion of the class to receive a completion card. If this is not possible the student will disqualify himself/herself from the class.
Scooters are available upon request at the time of registration.
If you've ever dreamed of an open road adventure, then the Can-Am Spyder Rider Education Program is your path to reality!
Certified instructors will share their expertise for you to receive the training fundamentals required to successfully complete the course and obtain your 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement. A Can-Am Spyder will be provided for the duration of the course at no extra cost.
You will receive theoretical and practical essentials worth months of riding experience:
- how to minimize risk and handle special situations
- basic vehicle control
- throttle control
- straight line riding
- turning and shifting
- advanced skills like stopping quickly and evasive maneuvering
Offered through the Can-Am Rider Education Program.
*There is no refund for the 3WBRC. Transfer to another date is available per the above stated policy.
Fine tune your riding skills, help break bad habits or just shake off the cobwebs with the MSF BRC2. This one-day course is geared towards the rider with at least 1,000 miles or one year of riding experience.
The BRC2 is designed for experienced riders of all ages. It addresses the critical skills and knowledge needed for relatively low risk, enjoyable on-street motorcycling. Braking, cornering and swerving maneuvers will be covered as well as other riding strategies.
Experienced motorcyclists who have been trained and certified by the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Foundation conduct this course.
Students must have
- a current inspection sticker on their safety-approved bike
- proof of current insurance for their motorcycle
- Motorcycle-endorsement (M) must be on the current driver's license
- a minimum of one year street riding experience
- a motorcycle
Cost: $125 for rider only, $135 for rider with a passenger.
Please call 816.604.5254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class for three or more riders.
Motorcycles will NOT be provided.