This is what my local MSF course sent as a description of it :
How do they expect people to know how to ride a motorcyle before comming?? Is that a joke or what?? I never rode one in my lifeTo be eligible to enroll, a student must know how to ride a bicycle, be at least 16 years old and have written parental/legal guardian permission up to age 18. (Parent/legal guardian must attend first class meeting.) Note: A motorcycle license will not be issued to anyone under the age of 19 who doesnít possess an automobile operatorís license. Because this course is physically demanding, students should be in good health. The instructor will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course. All course requirements must be met for successful completion.