BE THE RIDER YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING

At the BMW Performance Center, it’s all about gaining the confidence to expand your horizons. Here, you’ll learn from experts to ride like you never have before, whether you’ve been in the saddle for one year or forty. You’ll build the skills to explore new roads, and to keep exploring when those roads turn to trails. And you’ll have a great time doing it. Our Rider Training courses feature maximum time on the bike, to help you develop the physical skills and motor memory you need to truly set yourself free. And as much as you already love to ride, you’ll love it even more when you’re done.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

•  How to ride a motorcycle. We do not offer beginner courses.
•  You’ll need a state-issued motorcycle license and valid insurance.
•  Bring your own BMW bike or you can rent one from us.

INSTRUCTORS. GUIDES. RIDERS.

MEET YOUR BMW U.S. RIDER ACADEMY TEAM.

Richard Few
Richard Few
Mike Hardin
Mike Hardin
Melinda Justus
Melinda Justus
Aaron Rankin
Aaron Rankin
Greg Reynolds
Greg Reynolds
Ricardo Rodriguez
Ricardo Rodriguez

Upgrade your motorcycle permit and increase rider safety, while riding the one of the newest BMW Motorcycles (model G310R), at our Academy! Here are just some of the benefits of taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course with BMW US Rider Academy: enjoy first-class instructors and facility on a new BMW G310Rs (that will be provided to you for training). Without the fear of damaging their own bike, we’ve found that students are able to stay focused on the riding and training. This course is designed for novice riders, and those who have never been on a motorcycle. South Carolina residents can obtain a certificate to receive their SC Motorcycle Endorsement from the DMV. MSF classes are two days long, and are held on the weekends. Lunch is provided for both days!

Upcoming 2-Day MSF Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

This one-day course begins with a short classroom session, followed by going over your bike’s operations, curriculum familiarizing and on bike training. After a complimentary lunch, you’ll head back out for advanced exercises and some full laps around our course to apply what you have learned in a controlled real world environment. All of our courses utilize a challenge by choice option, which means we encourage students to go at a pace and level they feel comfortable with.

Upcoming 1-Day On-Road Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

This two-day course begins with a short classroom session, followed by going over your bike’s operations, curriculum familiarizing and on bike training. After a complimentary lunch each day, you’ll head back out for advanced exercises and some full laps around our course to apply what you have learned in a controlled real world environment. All of our courses utilize a challenge by choice option, which means we encourage students to go at a pace and level they feel comfortable with.

Upcoming 2-Day On-Road Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

Start this one-day session with some classroom instruction that covers the basics of off-road riding. Then, work through confidence building exercises that teach balance, control and confidence on varied surfaces. After a complimentary lunch, practice what you’ve learned on purpose built off-road paths complete with ruts, washboards, elevation changes and variety of surfaces. We conclude our training with what most riders consider the most important piece of skills training: emergency braking. End the day a better rider than when you woke up.

Also available are All Women’s Off-Road Classes, featuring the same curriculum with added elements specifically for women as recommended by leading female industry influencers and professionals.

Upcoming 1-Day Off-Road Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

This two-day offering will have you ready to explore almost any remote location that you wish to transit. The first day will cover off-road foundations, while day two gets into more focused events like traversing steep inclines and declines, riding through sand and gravel, and covering the “just in case” moment on the face of a hill. The enhanced riding skills you learn will become as vital as your favorite pair of boots.

Upcoming 2-Day Off-Road Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

Taught for women, by women.

The class is based on our 1-Day On-Road foundations class, with added elements specifically for women, recommended by leading female industry influencers and professionals. The one-day course begins with a short classroom session, followed by going over your bike’s operations and track time. After a complimentary lunch, you’ll head back out for advanced exercises and some full laps around the track. We practice challenge by choice, which means we encourage students to go at a pace you feel comfortable with. 

Upcoming Women’s 1-Day On-Road Dates:

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Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

Taught for women, by women.

The class is based on our 1-Day Off-Road foundations class, with added elements specifically for women, recommended by leading female industry influencers and professionals. Start this one-day session with some classroom instruction that covers the basics of off-road riding. Then, run through exercises that teach balance, control and confidence on varied surfaces. After a complimentary lunch, tackle unique off-road paths complete with ruts and washboards, then practice emergency braking. End the day a better rider than when you woke up.

Upcoming Women’s 1-Day Off-Road Dates:

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Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

Come join us on an amazing tour of the beautiful SC/NC mountains! We have done all of the work for you: awesome winding and scenic roads that will take you to some of the most iconic motorcycle destinations on the east coast! Destinations like, “The Tail of the Dragon,” “Moonshiner 28,” Fontana Dam, and “Mountain Meander 28,” just to name a few! Along the way, we will stop and eat at local restaurants with friendly staff and food that will fill the soul! The tour will include a visit of a museum with over 300 classic motorcycles that all run! After an exciting first day of riding, sit back and enjoy the crisp, clean mountain air, as you relax at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge. The lodge is nestled along Stecoah Creek, and offers peaceful relaxation, with fire pits and a friendly atmosphere. This is a tour you will never forget, as we take you on a getaway that will leave you refreshed, and wanting more! There are a limited number of seats; you don’t want to pass on this trip!

Upcoming 2 & 3 Day On-Road Tour Dates:

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Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

RIDE LIKE A MOTOR OFFICER!

This program is a dedicated practice session of skills that were originally constructed for the needs of law enforcement officers, government officials and security professionals—and now it’s available exclusively to you. This technical set of exercises will assist riders in tight turns, slow speed navigation, sight lines, and safety. This will take you from a “rider” to an “operator,” with an intense combination of challenges. This school is open to the public, but uses courses designed for Law Enforcement Motor Officers. It is highly recommended that you use our motorcycles, but you can bring your own BMW.

Upcoming 2- Day Authority Ride School Dates:

Call To Book: 1-888-345-4269

ON ROAD COURSES

Not your typical safety class, this course helps you develop skills and techniques to reach new levels of ability and safety on a variety of surface situations.

MOTO STREET SURVIVAL

A safety-oriented program that prepares riders to successfully maneuver the obstacles encountered during everyday riding.

One-day program.*

$635 - Use your own BMW bike
$795 - Use one of ours

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OFF ROAD COURSES

Using a curriculum developed at the legendary BMW off-road facility in Hechlingen, Germany, maximize your abilities on unpaved surfaces.

OFF-ROAD FOUNDATIONS

Both "new to dirt" riders and experienced travelers will benefit from learning the proper skills and confidence to enjoy exploring dirt and gravel roads.

One-day program for all experience levels.*

$635 - Use your own BMW bike
$795 - Use one of ours

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ADVENTURE BIKE ENDURO SKILLS

This two-day program begins with Off-Road Foundations then builds on recovery skills to successfully navigate more challenging topography.

Two-day program for all experience levels.*

$1,270 - Use your own BMW bike
$1,590 - Use one of ours

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MOTORCYCLE COUNTRY Spartanburg, SC

With open, twisting roads and the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg is a destination unto itself. Spend time at the BMW’s state-of-the-art North American factory, where the X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and the X6 Sports Activity Coupes are built. At the BMW Zentrum, rare BMW models, one-of-a-kind art carts and the latest innovations are on display.

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The BMW Performance Center
1155 Highway 101 South
Greer, SC 29651

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