Basic Rider Training
Operating a motorcycle, scooter or trike requires a unique set of skills separate from other vehicles. Not only is the physical operation and handling unique, there are also important differences in the way you need to pay attention to surrounding traffic.
The 20-hour Basic Rider Training course is designed to develop the techniques necessary for the operation of a motorcycle. It addresses how to deal with the hazards and problems that motorcyclists and scooter riders face on a daily basis.
The Saskatchewan Safety Council provides training at one of the best facilities in the country. Participants in our Basic Rider Training course log somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 km during their 20 hour course. (Something which is just not possible with courses delivered in parking lots)
Our certified instructors guide you through a variety of exercises on your choice of a variety of motorcycles.
This 20 hour program is designed to help prepare you to ride a motorcycle/scooter in a traffic environment.
The course will help you develop control skills and riding techniques adequate for the demands of urban traffic. It will allow you to become aware of your own limitations in skill, knowledge and physical abilities relative to the demands of motorcycling. The Basic Rider Training course will help you to develop an understanding of the hazards and problems which motorcyclists and scooter riders face and how to deal with them. Participants have access to motorcycles provided by The Saskatchewan Safety Council. The course is designed for the new rider – no prior experience is necessary.
Training time involves both classroom and hands-on riding. Each lesson builds on the skills taught in the previous lesson. Students will be given a MOST (Motorcycle Operators Skill Test) and upon successful completion you will receive a certificate.
- Pre-ride check
- Mounting & dismounting
- Riding position
- Cold & warm starting
- Shoulder checking & eye movement
- Starting & stopping
- Slow speed maneuvers
- Gear shifting
- Urban riding tactics
- Traffic simulation
- Higher speed maneuvers
- Emergency maneuvers
- Final skills test – MOST (Motorcycle Operators Skill Test)
We highly recommend that anyone wanting to obtain their license carefully read about SGI's Motorcycle Graduated License Program.
Course Dates, Pricing and Registration
Please note that registration must be submitted at least one week prior to the course start date. Scheduled courses for 2017 include:
|May 5-7||June 23-25||Aug. 18-20|
|May 12-14||July 7-9||Aug. 25-27|
|May 26-28||July 14-16||Sept. 15-17|
|June 2-4||July 21-23||Sept. 22-24|
|June 9-11||July 28-30||Sept. 29 - Oct. 1|
|June 16-18||Aug. 11-13|
**Courses may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather. You may download our policies document for more information.
The 3-day course fee is $450 + GST. To register online, follow the link below. We accept Visa and Mastercard.
You may also register in person by visiting our office at:
Saskatchewan Safety Council
445 Hoffer Drive
Training for Motorcycles, Scooters and Trikes
The Saskatchewan Safety Council provides a variety of motorcycles for you to learn on. There are Dual Purpose, Cruiser, and Sport Bikes from Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawasaki which range in size from 125cc to 250cc. Our lowest seat height is 25 inches. You are encouraged to try as many different styles as possible. This may be the one chance you have to determine which style of bike is best for you. We also have scooters available but must be reserved ahead of time.
If you would like to train on a scooter, please download and read the following information before registering.(PDF)
If you would like to train on a trike, please download and read the following information before registering. (PDF)
Mandatory Equipment for ALL Students:
- An approved helmet (DOT, Snell, CSA, ANSI, ECE)
- Over the ankle boots: hiking boots, work boots, motorcycle boots – (high-top runners are not allowed)
- Safety glasses, goggles or face shield
- Motorcycle jacket or other heavy weight denim or leather jacket
- Full length pants or motorcycle pants and/or chaps
A minimum of heavy weight denim jeans with “no” holes/tears
- Full finger, tight fitting leather gloves
- Rain jacket and pants (optional, but highly recommended)
*Tip: If you are not already riding, we suggest borrowing riding gear and wait until after completing the course before making expensive purchases. Tips on what to buy will be given at the course.
- The course continues regardless of the weather conditions. Be prepared for rain or shine.
- All riding gear is a MUST. If you show up without the proper gear – YOU WILL NOT RIDE!
- The course is physically demanding.
- Lunch is not provided. Please bring a lunch and refreshments for weekend courses. Lunch will be a “working lunch”.
- The Saskatchewan Safety Council will absorb the cost of accidental damage to our motorcycles, but damage costs resulting from deliberate misuse of the motorcycle will be invoiced to the student. Damage to student owned vehicles will not be covered by the Saskatchewan Safety Council.
- Riders that miss part of the course will not be allowed to continue.
- We strictly enforce our safety rules – your safety and the safety of others during training are of top priority. Students may be asked to leave the class for disruptive or dangerous behavior, or for safety reasons.
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule course dates due to weather, lack of registration, or other unforeseen circumstances.
Non-attendance will result in a charge of 100% of the course cost. Substitutions and transfers are permitted prior to the first day of the course.
Prior to the first day of the course you may transfer to another course within the calendar year, space permitting, at no charge.
Cancellations less than ten (10) days prior to the first day of the course will result in a charge of $80.00. Cancellations received on the first day of the course and non-attendance will not be eligible for a refund. Substitutions and transfers within the course season are accepted until the first day of the course.
Please note that we may cancel, postpone or reschedule a course at our discretion. If available substitute dates are not suitable to you on courses that we cancel, you shall receive a full refund.
Course Cancellation Line:
In the event of inclement weather, course registrants are reminded to call the Saskatchewan Safety Council at 757-3197.
Saskatchewan Safety Council
445 Hoffer Drive Regina,
P: (306) 757-3197
F: (306) 569-1907
"Very approachable. A good balance of demo and explanations. Very clear indicators of what to do / where to go. No guessing. "
"Could not ask for anything more. Great instruction, instructors and exercises. "
"At first I was terrified but now that I understand how the bike works I feel much more confident. All instructors were patient yet firm so I didn't feel uncomfortable. Every exercise felt very valuable. "
"The course taught me allot about operating a motorcycle that I had no idea about and helped me feel way more controlled. The instructors were always there to help and easy to get along with... useful tips. "
"My wife enrolled me. I found the course to be a good refresher. Everyone was very helpful. The most valuable part was the slow speed maneuvers as that's where I needed more practice. "
"Very informative and beneficial. Instructors were all very patient with my lack of skill. "
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