You will participate in classroom and hands-on instruction. Learn the fundamental skills of straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping, then work toward developing more complex street skills including essential braking, turning and swerving techniques. You will also focus on developing good mental strategies and managing special situations. The motorcycles, helmets, and textbooks are provided. You must provide: a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (heavy material with straight legs), sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (not cloth or canvas), full-fingered gloves and eye protection (glasses, goggles or face shield). Upon successful completion of the Basic course, the Illinois Secretary of State drivers license examiner will waive the written and the riding portion of the motorcycle license test for those aged 18 or older. People who are 16 or 17 years of age must complete this course and take the written and riding tests from the Secretary of State to be eligible for a class M motorcycle endorsement.