Basic Riding Courses in Denver, CO

Total Control BRC®

2 day licensing course

Learning to ride a motorcycle properly on the public road is a complex thing. Small detailed changes to how you think, how you operate the bike and even where you put yourself on the road can make huge differences to the enjoyment of your riding, as well as your safety. Our most popular motorcycle course is our Total Control Beginner Riding Clinic®, certified by the Colorado State Patrol Motorcycle Safety Training. This course is aimed at individuals with little or no riding experience. We pride ourselves in the quality of our instructors and training methods. Knowing what to say to a new rider to help them progress isn't something you learn without experience, a commitment to doing it right and a solid work ethic. With over 150 years of combined experience, we offer the best motorcycle training in the state of Colorado. Most of our instructors have been riding for 30+ years and all take motorcycle safety to heart. Your training will include classroom and on-cycle instruction for a total of 15+ hours. At the end of each section, students will take both a written and skills test. The successful completion of this class (passing both written and skills test) enables riders to receive a Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Completion Card which is a waiver of further testing at the Colorado DOR when they go to add the 2-wheel motorcycle endorsement to their Colorado Driver's License.

All students MUST bring to the range:

  • DOT-compliant helmet (Iron Buffalo provides helmets at all its sites. However, students are encouraged to bring their own if they own a DOT-compliant helmet)
  • Eye protection (eyeglasses, sunglasses, face shield, or goggles)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear that provides ankle support and protection from heat and moving parts. Most work type boots and hiking boots work well, but canvas high-tops or slip-on-boots with elastic (only) ankle covering ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE
  • Full-fingered leather gloves with a sturdy palm of leather or leather like material
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket recommended
  • Long STURDY denim pants or jeans with NO holes or tears that allow any skin to be exposed
  • Rain gear if necessary (class will continue during rain)
  • Sun block, as needed
  • Snacks and lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages

Course fee

$385*

* A minimum of 4 registered students are required to conduct a class.

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IMPORTANT: Do not enroll in this class if you are not able to balance and comfortably ride a two-wheeled bicycle.

Terms and Conditions

Students must:

  • Provide proper riding gear
  • Be on time. Students arriving late to any portion of the class will not be allowed to participate and will not be refunded or rescheduled
  • Students (teens or out of state) who do not hold a Colorado driverís license or ID must obtain a Pre-Registration code (PR Code) from the Colorado DMV located here. For information on registration for a PR Code, please follow these steps. Once the student has registered for a PR Code, enter this code in the drivers license box on the registration form. Note: If a parent is registering a teen, they must use the teenís information, not the parent's.

Cancellation/Refunds/Transfers Policy

  • To cancel and receive a refund or transfer, students must notify Iron Buffalo at least 7 business days before the start of the class
  • If class is cancelled by Iron Buffalo, a full refund will be issued or the class will be rescheduled (classes are held rain or shine)

Refunds/Transfers are not allowed if a student

  • Cancels less than 7 business days prior to class
  • Fails to attend the scheduled class
  • Arrives late to any portion of the class or practice and is not allowed to participate
  • Is dismissed by the instructor

"If you're looking at this review to help decide which endorsement company to go through....Iron Buffalo is the one !!!!!! The pace of the class is perfect for beginners!! My instructor Chadwick was awesome- I can't recommend him enough. The passion and dedication him and the other Instructors displayed was genuine and it made the class that much more enjoyable! ***Happy Riding ! "
― Felicia Lopez
"Excellent curriculum. My instructor, Bob, has obviously gone above and beyond in learning how to teach. His passion for motorcycling came through in his dedication to making sure each of us understood the skills and could apply them. I learned a ton and would recommend the class to anyone!"
― Andrew Morrow
"Great class, very informative. Class was very small in a very convenient location away from city traffic. Bryan is a great laid back teacher, he was always ready to answer all our questions and concerns. Thanks guys. Highly recommended!!!! Jaro, Granby Colorado"
― jsmolira
"Bob and Chadwick great instructors very funny and had a great safe learning environment. I Had a blast this weekend and learned so much thank you! "
― Dairrek Bucci
"Iron Buffalo brought in the Total Control curriculum for its Basic Rider Safety course, and I couldn't have been more pleased. The class was everything I wanted and more! Brilliantly structured, non-threatening to a complete novice, but with realism and expertise on full display at every turn (literally..."
― Steve Paulson
"The Total Control class was amazing! I was not new to riding when I took the class, and I still would highly recommend this class to everyone and anyone! The training and knowledge you get to take with you will forever help you in continuing to learn and ride safe. This course taught me so much more than I could have ever expected and I will always be beyond thankful! I can not say enough good things about the two instructors I had, Bob and Doug..."
― Mindy VanOtterloo
"Great time at Iron Buffalo, we got over 25 miles of practice in two days and a good class size for learning. Chadwick and Doug were a great Odd Couple pairing and provided concise feedback. My girlfriend and I decided after the class were more comfortable continuing our learning on dirt bikes before moving to the road, partially due to the instructors focus that the basic class is just an intro class and not THE motorcycle training course..."
― Adam Cansler

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Iron Buffalo Motorcycle Training
E 60th Ave & Trenton St
Commerce City, Colorado 80022
www.ironbuff.org