What do I need to do to prepare for and have a successful outcome and a fun and safe experience?

The following checklist will help you prepare for the classroom and range for your class.



  • Know classroom location & be on time
  • Driver’s License
  • Copies of all required forms/waivers
  • eCourse certificate
  • Pen/pencil
  • Snack/Beverage
  • Well rested & positive attitude
  • Mask & social distancing per CDC requirements



  • Know range location & be on time
  • Riding Gear  (Helmet, Eye Protection, Gloves, Jacket / Shirt, Pants, Footwear)  *
  • Appropriate clothing for weather
  • Beverages & snacks (to stay hydrated & satiate hunger)
  • Ride your bicycle for 5-10 miles (more the better) prior to range to get used to balancing, turning, and eye movement
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Positive attitude
  • Mask & social distancing per CDC requirements


* All safety gear is required in order to participate in a rider course.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements. 
If a student does not have a helmet, gloves or eye protection, the training-site has these items available for loan

IMPORTANT ... Additional Riding Gear Information
  • HELMET (DOT-APPROVED):  Participants must use either a full-face or three-quarter DOT-approved helmet; HALF-HELMETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Participants should bring their own helmet for best fit & comfort.
  • FACE-SHIELD / EYE PROTECTION:  Eye protection is required either via a helmet face-shield and/or a student’s eye glasses/goggles.  All eye protection should be free of scratches and clear, as it is important for the instructor(s) to see your eyes for proper instruction and evaluation.
  • GLOVES:   Gloves must be full-fingered with no holes. No part of a participant’s hands can be exposed.  Students should bring their own gloves for better fit & comfort. Motorcycle specific gloves are recommended, but not required.
  • JACKET & PANTS:  Long-sleeves & pants are required. There must be no holes, rips or tears. Students should bring different layers of clothing as weather changes throughout the day.
  • BOOTS:  Over-the-ankle footwear is required. Leather boots are highly recommended!  However, students may wear non-canvas hi-top tennis shoes as long as they cover the ankle bones.  Again, no canvas hi-tops allowed! There are No Exceptions to this rule.
    Note: it is highly recommended to have boots with minimal to no heel, especially for students with smaller feet.  A high heel tends to catch on the foot peg, making shifting and braking more difficult.


For more information on protective riding gear or to answer any of your questions, contact Moto Union (in the Milwaukee area) or Tytlers Cycle (in the Green Bay area).