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What do I need to sign up for the course?
Sign up online! The cost of the Basic Rider Course varies depending on the location. Look at the top of the page, click on application. Complete the online application and hit submit. Our staff will contact you to confirm your registration and about payment arrangements as soon as possible or you can simply call (904) 292-2121 Monday through Friday 10am-4pm.
Can I talk to someone about the course?
Sure, staff is available at 904-292-2121 for all questions, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
What will I need to bring to the course?
You will need:
- Over the ankle boots;
- Long pants;
- Long sleeved shirt;
- Full-fingered gloves;
- Eye protection (Glasses are considered eye protection); and
- Rain gear (in case of rain)
If you are taking the weekday class, you should consider bringing lunch for day one.
Will the class be canceled if it rains?
No. We will ride in the rain, just as you would in real-life. Bring rain gear.
Can I use my own bike in the course?
Yes, if your bike is fully insured, and you obtain permission from the office or from the school owner (bring proof of insurance).
Do I need my own helmet?
No, we provide DOT approved ¾ and ½ helmets for each student however, if you have a DOT approved helmet you may wear it.
How old do I have to be?
If you are a Florida resident you must be 15 ½ and have held a car learners permit for 6 months. If you are under the age of 18, your legal guardian must appear at the classroom training with picture id in order to sign your waiver.
What kind of bikes do you use?
We use wide variety of small motorcycles (cruisers, dual sports and touring bikes) typically between 150cc-250cc.
I only weigh 95 pounds, are the bikes heavy?
No, we have bikes that you will be able to easily control and be comfortable on.
I am only 4'11
Yes, we have a wide variety of bikes to fit all heights and weights.
I am 6'6 and weigh 385 pounds, do you have a bike for me?
We sure do!
How will I get my motorcycle endorsement on my license after the course?
Take your current Florida Drivers License to the DMV along with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course Completion card that you will receive upon completion of the course and $38. They will issue you a new license with “MOTORCYCLE ALSO” printed in the lower right corner.
What is your cancellation/rescheduling policy?
In order to avoid a $50 processing fee, contact JMST at 904-292-2121 or email email@example.com 7 days prior to the scheduled class. For reshedules/cancellations within 48 hours of the start of class, there will be a $100 processing fee.
What if I'm late?
Learning to ride a motorcycle requires skill progression. This progression begins with small tasks and builds to larger, more complex tasks. It is critical that students arrive on time, especially for the range portion of the class. Late arrivals may not be permitted to ride, this decision rests with the Rider Coach responsible for the class.