Learn How to Ride a Motorcycle in Minnesota
In Minnesota, you are not allowed to ride a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement or license. To get a license you can either apply at your local DMV office or pass all the necessary documents and test, or you can enroll at motorcycle riding schools approved by the Motorcycle safety Foundation. After you learn how to ride a motorcycle, you will be given a completion card that will waive your on-cycle and written test. You will then get a motorcycle endorsement.
To make it easy for you, here is a list if motorcycle riding schools in Minnesota:
Faribault Harley-Davidson (http://www.faribaulthd.com/)
According to their official website, Faribault Harley has graduated more than 1000 students since 2002 through their Rider’s Edge. They offer both New Rider Course and Skilled Rider Course for novice and expert riders. Courses are taught at Faribault Harley-Davidson by Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified and state licensed instructors. For more information, contact 507-344-5130, 800-327-4228 or fax 507-334-6967.
Minnesota Department of Public Safety https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/mmsc/Pages/default.aspx)
The Department of Public Safety in Minnesota offers motorcycle rider training courses. These courses are offered at 29 Minnesota State College and Universities campuses from mid-April through the first weekend in October.
According to their official website, these are the participating Minnesota State Colleges and Universities:
1. Riverland Community College – 800-247-5039/507-379-3336
2. Alexandria Technical College – 888-234-1222
3. Anoka Technical College – 763-576-4770
4.Northland Community and Technical College – 800-959-6282 ext 8645
6. Hennepin Technical College – 952-995-1330
7. Minnesota State Community and Technical College – 218-846-2655
9. Northland Community & Technical College (East grand Forks) – 952-995-1330
11. Itasca Community College – 218-322-2410
12. Ridgewater College – 800-722-1151 ext.6064
13. Minnesota West Community & Technical College – 507-537-7051
14. South Central College – 800-722-9359
15. Minnesota State College Southeast Technical – 877-853-8324 ext. 2740
16. Rochester Community and Technical College – 800-247-1296/ 507-280-3157
17. Dakota County Technical College – 651-423-8027
18. Central Lakes College – 800-933-0346 ext. 8142
20. St. Paul College – 651-846-1800
Rider Academy (http://www.rideracademy.com/)
The Rider Academy in Minnesota is a trusted motorcycle education provider since 2006. They offer Basic Rider Course, Experienced Rider Course, Advanced Rider Clinic and private lessons to all levels of riders. Each class consists of 6-8 riders only for real individual coaching. They use the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s approved curriculum. To register for a course, contact 612-670-7402.
St. Paul Harley-Davidson (http://www.stpaulhd.com/ridersedge_intro.asp)
The St. Paul Harley-Davidson offers motorcycle education to new and experienced riders through rider’s Edge; the Harley-Davidson Academy of Motorcycling. All courses are approved by the Motorcycle safety Foundation and taught by MSF certified instructors or Rider coaches. For more information, contact 651-738-2168 or send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are some of the motorcycle riding schools and training centers in the state of Minnesota.
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