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teddillard
02 October 2013, 0312
Here's the home page for the MSF - Motorcycle Safety Foundation, with their list of offereings: MSF Rider Courses (http://www.msf-usa.org/index_new.cfm?pagename=RiderCourse%20Info&content=C55DBB87-A0CC-53D5-64D098C9870C8030&referer=MSF%20RiderCourses)

As far as I'm aware, they're sort of the bench-standard for riding classes. Any class here in New England that's a license certification is an MSF certified class. The AMA site lists the MSF classes under their resources page, and only the MSF classes.

Here's an example of their Advanced course description:
Advanced RiderCourse (ARC) [formerly ARC-ST]
A one-day course that complements a rider's basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

The Dirt Bike classes look like fun:
DirtBike School: Trail Riding RiderCourse (DBS:ITR)
An extension of the DirtBike School, and for riders who already possess basic riding skills and are ready to ride off-highway trails. Lessons may include riding in sand and mud, through creek crossings and ruts, and over rocks, hills, and whoop-de-doos. A certified Coach supervises all riding activities.

Their FAQ page answers questions about what classes are right for you: FAQ (http://msf-usa.org/index_new.cfm?spl=2&action=display&pagename=faq)

One of my friends teaches basic beginner license classes here in MA. He also teaches stunt riding... :D

My son just got his license this summer and took the class, and I even learned something from what he told me they worked on. I don't think there's any point in your life that you can't get something out of a refresher course.