Improve Your Riding Skills

BBBRC - Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course

Bike Bonding refers to the connection and interaction of the rider and motorcycle. Bike Bonding brings a new level of excitement to our RideCourse offerings.

The MSF Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course (BBBRC) has no classroom and is a partial day riding course designed to provide a low risk, effective, and enjoyable training event for participants just starting their riding endeavors. The course is typically only four to five hours of riding with breaks.

The overall aim of the BBBRC is to help riders develop smooth and precise control as they manipulate primary motorcycle controls and develop their riding procedures and techniques. Good bike bonding helps a rider automate physical skills so they can devote more attention to road and traffic conditions (searching and evaluating). It helps a rider to be a better decision-maker.

To participate you should have successfully completed the MSF Basic Rider Course (BRC) or equivalent, or have sufficient riding skills and experiences to operate a motorcycle with basic proficiency. The BBBRC is a great transition for graduates of the Basic RiderCourse to continue skill development.

Small motorcycle, for the purpose of this course will refer to any motorcycle that is 500cc or under. Training motorcycles range in size from 125cc to 492cc. Lone Star Bikers will provide motorcycles for the course. If you want to ride your motorcycle then you should consider the Ultimate Bike Bonding Rider Course.

UBBRC - Ultimate Bike Bonding Rider Course

The MSF Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC) has no classroom and is a partial day riding course designed to provide a low risk, effective, and enjoyable training event for participants who have riding experience. The general objective is for you to practice bike bonding skills on your own motorcycle. The course is typically only four to five hours of riding with breaks.

The overall aim of the UBBRC is to help riders develop smooth and precise control as they manipulate primary motorcycle controls and develop their riding procedures and techniques. Good bike bonding helps a rider automate physical skills so they can devote more attention to road and traffic conditions (searching and evaluating). It helps a rider to be a better decision-maker. A primary value of having good bike-bonding is how it transfers to actual on-street riding in the from of smooth control inputs and more spare "mental capacity" with which to strategize (use SEE).

To participate you should have sufficient riding skills and experiences to operate a motorcycle with basic proficiency. You must provide proof of license and insurance. Additionally your motorcycle must pass a T-CLOCS inspection. 

Advanced Rider Course

The Advanced RiderCourse is a one-day course for experienced riders who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques.

The ARC is an action oriented class geared to introduce concepts in time and space management. The overarching goal is to provide sufficient technical information, dynamic performance feedback, and peer group interaction to achieve an increase in perceptual filtering capacities to reduce risk while riding.

In the classroom the focus is on decision making, goals, and personal limits. Classroom activities use small group discussions and interactive activities to address personal risk management strategies; to discuss options for cornering, braking and swerving; and to improve visual perception to identify collision traps. The intention is to direct and motivate riders to recognize their role in improving their skills while actively applying strategies to reduce the risks of riding. Increase performance while reducing risk...

Riding is fast paced and fun for all motorcycle types. Riders will be challenged in a variety of exercises dealing with the fundamentals of fluid control inputs to precise rider/motorcycle dynamics in both slow speed and higher speed riding. Using your own motorcycle and helmet, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.

Since the course focuses on the aspect of improving a riders skills it is important to take into consideration your personal comfort with YOUR motorcycle. You will be riding it for the course. You need to be comfortable with basic control and operation of YOUR bike before taking the course. You should feel confident riding in a variety of traffic situations including cornering, stopping quickly, and general maneuvering. You're not required to master your skills prior to the course, it is only suggested that you are comfortable riding your bike, as such, you should only take the course on your bike.

These are range only courses that strictly focus on the "Bond" between rider and motorcycle. These are fun and exciting classes only a few hours long that put you through an action packed circuit of exercises that challenge your skills.

Improvement Courses

All of these courses listed can get a a discount on your insurance and help dismiss a speeding ticket received while on your motorcycle.
  • Bike Bonding refers to the connection and interaction of the rider and motorcycle. Bike Bonding brings a new level of excitement to our RideCourse offerings.

    The MSF Basic Bike Bonding Rider Course (BBBRC) has no classroom and is a partial day riding course designed to provide a low risk, effective, and enjoyable training event for participants just starting their riding endeavors. The course is typically only four to five hours of riding with breaks.

    The overall aim... more

  • The MSF Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC) has no classroom and is a partial day riding course designed to provide a low risk, effective, and enjoyable training event for participants who have riding experience. The general objective is for you to practice bike bonding skills on your own motorcycle. The course is typically only four to five hours of riding with breaks.

    The overall aim of the UBBRC is to help riders develop smooth and precise control as they manipulate... more

  • The Advanced RiderCourse is a one-day course for experienced riders who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques.

    The ARC is an action oriented class geared to introduce concepts in time and space management. The overarching goal is to provide sufficient technical information, dynamic performance feedback, and peer group interaction to achieve an increase in perceptual filtering capacities to reduce risk while riding.

    In the classroom the focus is... more