• The Iron Pony Riding Academy requires all students to have a valid M1 temporary permit or motorcycle endorsement to take a class.
    We will not offer refunds, transfers, or exchanges for those who enroll in a class but do not have a valid Ohio M1 TIPIC. We DO NOT offer refunds for deposits made to hold a class.
    • Iron Pony Riding Academy - Basic Rider System for Returning Riders (BRC-RR)

    • For riders 18 and over who have been riding on a temporary permit for at least a year, or who are starting to ride again after an extended time away from riding, the Returning Rider BRS (BRS-RR) is the course to take.

      Basic Rider System Returning Rider Highlights

    • Fee - $169.00 (Non-refundable $125.00 registration fee)
    • 8-hour course (2 hours classroom, 6 hours range).
    • Skill test waiver course.
    • Motorcycles and helmets are provided, but students may bring their own helmet providing Department of Transportation approved.
    • Requires only a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC) or a motorcycle endorsement on your license.
    • Successful completion earns the BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement within 60 days of course completion.
    • Students must provide their own over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear; full-fingered gloves; long sleeved shirt or jacket; and long pants.
    • At a minimum, each BRS student must be able to ride a bicycle.
    • All course times/dates are subject to change.

      Classroom Instruction (2 hours) includes the following:

    • Risk Management & Preparation
    • Street Strategies
    • Riding Straight (Sober)

      Range Activities (6 hours):

    • Students will be required to demonstrate sufficient skills in two basic control skill exercises to continue participation in the BRS-RR.*
    • Students will go through familiarization with the training motorcycles, then must demonstrate sufficient skills in shifting (1st & 2nd gear) and stopping and also must perform a control skills exercise (offset weaves, clutch control) to the satisfaction of the instructors. Students unable to demonstrate sufficient skills in the first two exercises will be counseled out of the course and advised to register in the Basic Rider System.
    • *No refunds will be provided if you cannot demonstrate basic control skills.

      Students continuing in the course will then participate in on-cycle instruction in the following skill exercises:

    • Stopping Quickly
    • Limited-Space Maneuvers
    • Negotiating Curves
    • Stopping Quickly in a Curve
    • Multiple Curves
    • Avoiding Hazards
    • Students will then take a skills test. Upon successful completion of the test, the student will be given a BRS course completion card and be eligible for the BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.


    • Iron Pony Riding Academy has a sufficient number of training motorcycles to provide each student with a motorcycle to ride during the riding portions of the course.
    • Student-owned motorcycles/scooters may be used in the BRS/BRS-RR. The student should state a good reason why they are using their own motorcycle. Any motorcycle/scooter model manufactured for on-highway use that meets the following criteria may be used:
    • Engine displacement is between 100 and 500cc.
    • Scooter/motorcycle is a 2-wheeled vehicle (not more than 2 wheels).
    • Motorcycle/scooter is street-legal.
    • Motorcycle/scooter is currently licensed and insured (proof of insurance must be shown to instructor)
    • An instructor will inspect the student's motorcycle/scooter for road worthiness prior to the first riding exercise. The student may then use their motorcycle/scooter in the class after a successful inspection and approval by the IP-RA instructor.
    • Please note that three-wheeled motorcycles or scooters are not allowed in IP-RA courses.

      Medical and other special considerations

    • Please make the training site aware of any special requirements you may have so that arrangements, if possible, can be made ahead of time. Special requirements include anything you think may detrimentally affect your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Too short to sit on the motorcycle with both feet touching the ground
    • Neck or back injuries that may affect your strength or mobility
    • Recent injury(s) or surgery
    • Pregnancy
    • Mental illness
    • Vision or hearing problems
    • Physical disabilities especially those affecting the hands, legs or neck
    • Ability to learn or take tests such as but not limited to dyslexia, ADD or mental retardation
    • Riders with medical or other special considerations may be requested to sign an additional waiver and release depending on the type and severity of the medical condition which may effect the rider's ability to safely participate in the course. Additionally, the rider may be requested to have a physician verify in writing the medical condition and the physician's assessment of the medical condition and its impact on the student’s ability to safely participate in the riding portions of the course.
  • The Iron Pony Riding Academy requires all students to have a valid temporary permit or motorcycle endorsement to take a class. We will not offer refunds, transfers, or exchanges for those who enroll in a class but do not have a valid Ohio TIPIC.
  • Have any questions? Feel free to send us an e-mail! info@ip-ra.com