I just finished taking the beginning rider MSF course in Springfield, MO. It is offered through Ozarks Technical College. I have been riding for about 1 1/2 months but I signed up for it a month ago. They were booked that far out in advance. I would suggest everyone take this course, especially beginners who have not ridden a whole lot yet. In my class, there were even a few seasoned riders that were taking it and they said they learned a lot as well. Friday is classroom work but Saturday and Sunday you are out on the course riding the whole time. We were riding 250 Rebels mostly. The course starts off slow but it picks up quickly. The instructors were very helpful and patient. There were a few riders that had never ridden before at all. There were 12 people in the class and all but 4 passed. The instructors are very nice but when it comes to passing the class they are working for the state and your saftey on the road. They will not pass you if you do not prove that you can safely control a motorcycle. I think this is a very good thing. The evaluation was 3 courses that tested slow tight cornering, high speed swerving, sudden stops, and high speed cornering (leaning and accelerating through curves). The instructors said that they are working on adding new classes such as an experienced riding course, dirt bike course, passenger riding course, and others. Again, after taking this course I would suggest that everyone take it at least once, and plus it was a lot of fun riding around on the state's bikes!