LRN2RYD Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need a motorcycle to take the motorcycle safety course?
No. We provide the motorcycles for the RiderCourse.

2. What kind of motorcycle will I use during the motorcycle safety course?
LRN2RYD offers training on three different motorcycles. You will ride a Yamaha TW200, a Yamaha XT225, or a Honda Rebel 250.

3. Do I need a helmet to take the motorcycle safety course?
LRN2RYD encourages all riders to wear a helmet and believes that you should bring your own to the class. However, we will provide loaner helmets available for those without a helmet if you inform us prior to the first day of class.

4. Do I need a motorcycle permit to take the motorcycle safety course?
Yes, you will need a motorcycle permit.

5. How do I get a motorcycle permit?
To obtain a permit you will have to visit one of the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) stations. You must pass a 15 question multiple choice test and pay a $10 licensing fee. When you have a permit you can ride a motorcycle during daylight hours in the company of an M class rider who is at least 21 years old.

6. Do I need a permit to register for the course?
No, you do not need a permit to register for the course. However, if you would like to obtain your license by taking the course you must provide a copy of your permit at the first class session.

7. How do I obtain my license by taking the course?
After successful completion of the LRN2RYD course, you will meet your instructor at the Libertyville DMV and take the road test on the motorcycle that you trained on. If you take a weekday class, you will test on Friday afternoon. If you take a weekend class you will test on the following Tuesday at a time that is convenient for you.

8. If I am live in another state can I take the course?
Yes, students from other states are invited to take the course. However, there is not guarantee of reciprocity with your home state for licensing purposes. Please check with your home state for licensing guidelines.

9. If I am under 18 can I take the course?
Yes, you may take the course. You will need to have a waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. However, students under 18 who wish to obtain a motorcycle endorsement must take another course from the Department of Transportation. These courses are offered by a network of colleges throughout the state.

10. What should I do if it rains?
The course runs rain or shine. Please come prepared with rain gear.

11. What should I bring to class?
All students must wear the following protective gear in order to participate in the class:
 – sturdy over the ankle boots or shoes
 – long sleeved shirt or jacket
 – full-fingered gloves
 – protective eye wear
 – denim or heavy canvas pants
 – no rips, holes or other fashion statement styles are allowed
 – your entire leg must be covered
 – if you bring your own helmet, it must be a DOT approved helmet
 – your valid motorcycle permit with the attached receipt

12. What if I am late or miss a class?
Students must attend every class. If you miss a class or are late for class, you will automatically be dropped from the class. No refunds will be issued.

13. How can I register for class?
Call Larry at 847-438-6588 and arrange a time to meet. At LRN2RYD we want to meet and greet you in person. It serves as our introduction to each other and sets the tone for what will be a very personable experience. When we sit down to talk, all of the required paperwork will be completed. Your tuition payment in cash or check will then secure your spot in class.

14. How many students are in a class?
There will be no more than 4 students in a class. One of the things that sets LRN2RYD apart from the rest is our commitment to a personal approach to training. Most other schools endeavor to have 12 students in each class.

15. How long are the classes?
LRN2RYD delivers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Curriculum. The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is delivered as a 20 hour class and the Experienced Rider Class (ERC) is delivered as a 9 hour class. The BRC features 15 hours of instruction on the motorcycle range and the ERC features 7 hours on the motorcycle range.

16. How many days does the course last?
The BRC is a four day class. Each class lasts 5 hours. The ERC is offered as either a one day class or a two day class.

17. When are classes offered?
Classes are available from the first weekend of May through the end of October. The classes are offered on the weekend or during the week. The BRC is taught over two consecutive weekends, from either 8 am to 1 pm or from 2 to 7 pm. The BRC is also taught during the week from 8 am to 1 pm. The ERC is taught either on one weekend day from 8 am to 6 pm or on two weekday afternoons from 2 to 6:30 pm.

18. How much do the classes cost?
The BRC is $399 and includes the use of the training motorcycle for the class and for the DMV road test. The ERC is $209 when you use your motorcycle. If the ERC student desires to use a training motorcycle or wants to include the DMV road test for the class the course fee will be $269.

19. What if I decide that the class is not for me?
Riding a motorcycle is not for everyone! LRN2RYD reserves the right to remove anyone that has become a hazard to themselves or other students. No refunds will be issued.