Our range / training center is conveniently located in the South parking lot of Lone Star College in Tomball, TX.
Traveling North out of Houston on SH249, drive past FM2920 in Tomball and exit at the (Brown Rd, Baker Dr, Zion Rd) exit. Stay on the feeder and travel to Baker Dr. Turn left under SH249 and proceed to the main entrance of Lone Star College – Tomball. Take a left at the first stop sign, then a left at the second stop sign, and park in the parking lot facing the street.
Traveling South from Magnolia / Pinehurst on SH249 take the (Zion Rd, Baker Dr, Brown Rd) exit and stay on the feeder to Baker Dr. and turn right. Proceed to the main entrance of Lone Star College – Tomball. Take a left at the first stop sign, then a left at the second stop sign and park in the parking lot facing the street.
Traveling East or West on 99 Parkway take the SH 249 exit and head North toward Tomball on SH249. Drive past FM2920 in Tomball and exit at the (Brown Rd, Baker Dr, Zion Rd) exit. Stay on the feeder and travel to Baker Dr. Turn left under SH249 and proceed to the main entrance of Lone Star College – Tomball. Take a left at the first stop sign, then a left at the second stop sign and park in the parking lot facing the street.
After you park walk over to the training center, check in with one of our RiderCoaches and begin filling out the required documents. We suggest bringing your required riding gear along with you to the classroom.
Simple. Click on the link and select the class dates you want and follow the easy check-out instructions. You'll need to have your credit card handy! We accept Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX
Student Admission Requirements.
A person 18 years old or older may not enroll in a basic motorcycle operator training course unless he or she has a valid driver’s license with picture identification to confirm his or her identity
Per the State of Texas and Motorcycle Safety Foundation: long sleeves or jacket, over-the-ankle footwear (high-top tennis shoes are not acceptable), full-fingered gloves, eye protection (sunglasses or prescription glasses are okay), a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn and try new things.
NOTE: In the summer months it is good to bring cold water, Gatorade, or other sports drink in a cooler. There is a designated place just off the range to set your cooler. Water bottles are provided.
Three things to consider:
1. You must be able to ride and balance a bicycle. If you haven't done so in a long time get out and ride for a while to get used to being on 2 wheels and leaning into turns again. It helps a lot!
2. There are over 170 spoken languages in the Houston metro area. If English is not a strong language for you, we welcome you to bring a translator. Maybe they can help you better understand the instructions on the range and in the classroom.
3. For lunch, there are several fast food facilities in Tomball at the FM2920 exit about three miles north of the campus that you can purchase your lunch at and bring back to the classroom. For those who choose to bring their lunch, you may eat in the classroom where a fun motorcycle-related movie may be showing.
Not always, no. The national average for passing is about 82-85% the first time through.
Successful completion requires passing a multiple-choice knowledge test and an on-the-bike skills test. No surprises or tricks... just things you've gone over and practiced throughout the course. Failing either of these tests, or not completing all range exercises for the course, means not passing.
The class is conducted on a building-block approach. Students MUST successfully achieve the objective of each exercise to advance to the next exercise. We will do our best to help every student succeed within the appointed time span set forth by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum, but if a student fails to achieve an objective in the reasonable time allowed such failure will result in dismissal from the class. Remember, we're here to assist learning. We can't guarantee it or put it to use.
Students who are disruptive combative, abusive, or dangerous to themselves and/or others will be dismissed from the class. Students late to any session will be dismissed from the class. There are no free re-dos or refunds for anyone who is dismissed from or doesn't pass a class.
Classes run rain or shine. In the event of unsafe conditions, such as severe lightning high winds hail downpours etc., we will move the class indoors. Once the dangerous conditions have subsided we will resume riding. It's always a good idea to bring some rain gear and/or a change of clothes!
This is our favorite question. All of our current training bikes are light weight 2020 KTM 200 Duke’s with ABS braking, fuel injected, and ride by wire throttle control for smooth throttle operation.
Sure, but be sure to check with your insurance company first to make sure it's covered in the event of a mishap. You will need to sign a waiver and agree to accept responsibility for damages to your bike as a result of training, and you will need to bring proof of insurance with you to the class. You're usually better off enjoying one of our bikes!
At this time, we do not have scooters for use, but you may ride your own scooter in class. For specific information about this, please contact us. If you need to take the course on a scooter as that will be your bike of choice, contact MTC Magnolia.
Yes, you can take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse with one-on-one instruction on how to ride a motorcycle! Successful completion of this course will give you the same MSB-8 two-part completion form to take to the DPS office to register for your M endorsement.
You can choose your own dates, schedule, and hours for these private courses! We will try to work around our schedule as much as possible to accommodate your schedule. While we cannot run a private course at the same time as a full class, often we can work around the class days and times to fit you in. Each “Private Lesson” included 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of on-the-bike instruction. If we can accommodate our schedule around yours, our fee for a private class is $800 which included the use of one of our training motorcycles, a helmet if need be, a dedicated RiderCoach, and all necessary classroom materials to prepare you for the Knowledge Test. If you choose to use your own street legal motorcycle and show proof of insurance, we can reduce our fee to $750. (NOTE: you must check with your insurance carrier to verify they will cover you and your bike for this training.) You will also need to sign a waiver to use your own bike.
If you are interested in a “Private Lesson” please call our office M-F 8a-5p to speak with the Program Director. If he is not in, please a good contact number and he will call you back asap.
As a 501(c)(3) organization we want to help those who are in financial need and also want to learn to ride a motorcycle or get their M endorsement. We can offer a reduced sign-up fee if you can show some form of valid documentation from the State of Texas regarding your financial need. This would include but not be limited to unemployment registration from filing for financial help. For additional information call our office during regular business hours M-F between 9a – 5p. (713) 955-7646
Everyone who successfully passes the Basic RiderCourse receives the Texas DPS MSB-8 form in duplicate. If you are 18 and over and have an unrestricted Class A,B or C license, take the MSB-8 to a DPS office and you're done! You have joined the ranks of licensed riders in Texas! Graduates 15-17 years of age will need to turn in their completion MSB-8 and pass an on-the-road skills test at the DPS. The graduate will need to provide a motorcycle for that test.