Thinking about pulling your motorcycle or scooter out of storage? Or have you decided — finally —  to make this the summer you get out on the open road? Moraine Park Technical College’s Basic Rider courses offer a convenient way to learn to ride and obtain your license.

Class registration is now open, with available weekday morning and evening options, as well as weekend courses running now until the end of September. Attendees can complete the course in just one weekend or in four weekday courses.

Weekday morning classes run from 8 to 11:55 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Weekday night courses run 5 to 8:55 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The weekend option includes class on Friday from 5 to 8:25 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:55 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

Courses are designed for riders of all levels. Students get actual riding experience and learn basic skills, including straight-line riding, turning, shifting, braking and the mental skills needed for control.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued a waiver to take to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This waiver allows students to get a motorcycle license without taking a road test.

All courses are held at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus. Vehicles and helmets are provided by Moraine Park.

For more details and information on registration options, visit or call 1-800-472-4554.