Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions:

If you have further questions, please email them to [email protected]

  • Do you provide the motorcycle and helmet?¬†Yes!¬†We provide both! At Tri-City Cycle we provide Yamaha motorcycles ( the Yamaha XT250, the Yamaha TW 200, and the Yamaha Virago 250) as well as full-faced Arai helmets which are DOT and SNELL certified. At our Thunder Mountain location, we provide Harley Davidson Street 500's and full-faced, DOT certified Harley helmets. All of our helmets are¬†cleaned and sanitized thoroughly between classes.¬†¬†
  • Can I bring my own motorcycle and helmet?¬† You are encouraged to bring your own motorcycle if you are taking the BRC2 Course but are required to bring your own motorcycle for the Ultimate-Bike Bonding RiderCourse. You must provide proof of insurance and registration if you bring your personal motorcycle. However, we do not charge extra for you to use one of our training bikes. You are also welcome to bring your own helmet to any of our classes as long as it is full-face, DOT certified, 5 years old or less, and in good condition.
  • What am I required to wear?¬†¬†A long sleeve shirt (no rips, no holes), sturdy jeans (no rips, no holes), five-finger motorcycle gloves (leather is preferred), boots or shoes that go above the anklebone (canvas shoes are not permitted), and sunglasses or your normal eyewear. We ask that you come prepared to ride as showing up without the proper gear takes time and requires your fellow students to sit around and wait while you get it sorted out.¬†If you arrive without the proper clothing or footwear, you may¬†look through our bin of extras or you will be asked to purchase what you need from our neighbors at Tri-City Cycle or Thunder Mountain. If neither of those options appeals to you, you are welcome to reschedule but forfeit the right to a refund.¬†
  • Should I bring lunch, snacks, or drinks?¬†You are welcome to bring lunch with you. We have a refrigerator and a microwave, or you can visit one of the many different restaurants close by (Qdoba, Fuzzy's Taco, Subway, Carl's Jr. Wendy's, and more). We¬†provide lots of different snacks and have an Eldorado Springs water dispenser so you can fill up a water bottle if you choose to bring one or use the cups provided. We also have tea and hot chocolate but you are welcome to bring different beverages and snacks with you if you'd like.
  • Do I need my motorcycle permit before I take a course?¬†Not for an endorsement course (BRC or BRC2). You only need a motorcycle permit or endorsement for our advanced classes (Basic Bike Bonding or Ultimate Bike Bonding).
  • What kind of vehicles does an "M" endorsement allow me to operate?¬†The "M" endorsement will allow you to ride¬†any type of motorcycle, including any size scooter, or¬†3-wheel motorcycle.
  • What if¬†I have an out of state driver's license¬†but plan on getting a Colorado driver's license; do I have to get a Colorado driver's license first?¬†No. You can save yourself a trip to the DMV and make the switch to a Colorado driver's license at the same time as you get the "M" endorsement.¬†
  • What if¬†I have an out of state driver's license and don't plan on getting a Colorado driver's license?¬†Some states accept the MOST/MSF completion card for a motorcycle endorsement and some don't. You will want to check with your local DMV office to find out.¬†
  • What if I want to operate a 3-wheel vehicle only?¬†Colorado is unique in that, if you are only interested in operating a 3-wheel vehicle, you can get a 3-wheel specific endorsement.¬† Just keep in mind, if you ever do decide that you want to ride a scooter with an engine size that is higher than 50cc, or a 2-wheel motorcycle of any kind, you will need to get an "M" (motorcycle) endorsement.¬†¬†
  • How old do I have to be to take a class?¬†You can be¬†as young as¬†15 years old (with a State Colorado ID or minor's permit) to take our classes in order to obtain a motorcycle permit. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be required to hold a motorcycle permit for one year before getting your endorsement. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian will need to accompany you to the first day of class to sign waivers. However, your parent/legal guardian does not need to stay beyond filling out the waivers.
  • If I already have my motorcycle permit, will I be required to take the written test during class?¬†Yes. In order to receive a completion card, you will be required to take the written test as well as the riding evaluation.¬†
  • What happens once the endorsement¬†class is over? Do I have to take any more tests at the DMV?¬†No! Once you have successfully completed any of our endorsement courses, we will mail you a completion card that you will then take to the DMV, and they will issue you a new driver's license or permit with the 'M' endorsement on it.¬†
  • HELP! My completion card has expired and now the DMV won't accept it. Can Clutch issue me a new card? Unfortunately, no. You have 180 days from the date that is¬†written on the front of your completion card to take it to the DMV. Once it expires, our hands are tied, and you will have to repeat the process all over again.¬†
  • Where should I park at Tri-City Cycle? During weekday classes it is perfectly fine for you to park in Tri -City Cycle's parking lot, but on weekends we ask that you park next door to the south of Tri-City Cycle at Crash Champions Collision Repair. If you are bringing your own motorcycle, you can pull up to the entry of the range and park your bike on the driveway and walk in towards our containers and break tent. If there is a class in session, we ask you to¬†wait patiently¬†until there is a break in the class and our RiderCoaches are able to open the gate for you to bring your motorcycle onto the range. Do not walk onto the range during a class to observe or to speak with a RiderCoach, or student. Doing so will disrupt the class and could be dangerous to you, the other students, and the RiderCoaches.¬†
  • Where should I park at Thunder Mountain? ¬†Once you pull into the Thunder Mountain entrance, you will take your first right into TM's lower parking lot and walk over to the range on the west side of the building.¬†If you are bringing your own motorcycle, you can pull up to the entry of the range on the west side of Thunder Mountain and park your bike in front of the driveway (marked with a chain barrier). If there is a class in session, we ask you to¬†wait patiently¬†until there is a break in the class and our RiderCoaches are able to open the chain for you to bring your motorcycle onto the range.¬†Do not walk onto the range during a class¬†to observe or to speak with a RiderCoach, or student. Doing so will disrupt the class and could be dangerous to you, the other students, and the RiderCoaches.¬†