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Schedule & Pricing

Schedule / Pricing / Options

Welcome to the Advanced Riding School (ARS) at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount and the Minn Highway Safety & Research Center in St Cloud .  Registration is open!

ARS at DCTC is from 9am-5pm; $100 for level 1 ($110 for Level 2-6).  ARS at MHSRC is from 9am-4pm; $115 for level 1 ($125 for Level 2-6).   Dates and fees explained here and rider levels are explained here. There are  several ARS dates to choose from plus our Appreciation Day. Register for multiple dates and save even more (see below)!  

Advanced Riding School at DCTC:  Times are 9am-5pm, except * is 4-9pm -  April 22,30, May 19*,20, June 10,11, July 14*,15,16, 22, August 6,19,20, September 10,24

ARS at MHSRC: Time is 9am-4pm on June 25 and tentatively August.

Moto Night & Kids Night - SuperMoto, Scooter & Mini Motard & Kids Moto Night! Saturday nights are here!  Join us from 5-9pm at DCTC on select nights.

Sport Touring/Cruiser ARS is on June 10, 9am-4pm, at DCTC; a special event for these bikes, but you're always welcome to ride any ARS!  

Women's & WOW ARS  Special event for all women, but you're always welcome to ride any ARS!  Date TBA

3-Wheel ARS Date TBA

Date Night Bring your riding partner and join us as you both work on your riding craft at DCTC!  July 15, 4-9pm!

Appreciation Weekend is a must ride! Must be a 2023 rider. Ride on September 30 & October 1!


Save BIG with our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Rider Passes on our regular Advanced Riding School dates!


Platinum - You will have unlimited riding all throughout the season at ARS scheduled (15 events) plus the Appreciation Weekend (Sept 30-Oct 1) at a significant savings! Here are all the benefits:

  • You save over 37% off the season and Appreciation Weekend is complimentary for a total savings of $634!
  • Access to reserved parking area exclusively for Platinum Riders
  • Be our VIP at our annual Appreciation Day. 
  • You will receive a complimentary guest pass to give to a friend or family member who is new to DCTC (value $100)
  • Returning Platinum riders receive $100 off when they renew each season by March 15 (can not be combined with the Titanium-Platinum combo discount of $100)!  

Restrictions - Excludes any private or special events; applies only to regular full-day ARS.

The Ultra Rider who wants it all and does both Platinum and Titanium (Track Days) save an additional $100 (this can not be combined with returning Platinum discount).

GOLD RIDER: Sign up for 6 all-day Advanced Riding Schools and get one FREE (savings of $110)! Excludes Appreciation Day.

SILVER RIDER:  Sign up for any 4 schools throughout the season and save $50!  Excludes Appreciation Day.

BRONZE RIDER:  Sign up for any 3 schools throughout the season and save $25! Excludes Appreciation Day.

GROUP/OTHER DISCOUNTS:  MSF instructor and military discounts are available, inquire with ZARS. Group discounts may also be available, inquire with ZARS.

2023 Calendar

Advanced Riding School Event
Full detailed schedule coming soon!

Instructions on How to Register

  1. First step is to review this page!
  2. Second step is to begin the online registration process!
  3. Remember there is no cost to join ZARS, just pay for your individual dates or become a Frequent Rider!
  4. Prepare your bike and yourself! About a week prior you'll receive our Event Guide to fully prepare you!

Terms / Policies 2023


If you cancel outside of 14 days of your school date, you will receive a credit or refund for the amount paid minus $20 or you may receive a full credit towards another school, space permitting. If you cancel within 14 days of your school date, you will receive credit towards another school, space permitting, except no credits or refunds if you cancel within 7 days. The policy will apply to each individual school, not multi-day events or multiple registrations.

*If you received a discount as a frequent rider, due to the significant savings, the policy varies based on which frequent rider program discount is applied to your purchase; see your specific discount package on the registration package.

PLATINUM RIDER PASS: Due to the significant savings, there are no refunds or credits should you cancel or forego any date. If we cancel one ARS for any reason, it will not be credited; if we cancel more than one, it will be a $50 credit if we don't offer a new make-up date. Restrictions - Excludes any private or special events or newly added ARS dates.

GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE RIDER: Cancellation Policy - Due to the significant savings, there are no refunds or credits, however you may reschedule your events within 2023, except you may not reschedule within 7 days of your event. 

To begin the refund/credit request process, you need to contact us first by mail or email. If you don't receive a response, it has not been received nor documented.

The convenience fee is non-refundable, even if you cancel.

ZARS reserves the right to revoke your privilege to ride during a school without a refund or credit for riding in such a manner that endangers life or limb of yourself, other riders, guests, staff, and instructors or control riders.

Registrations are not transferrable to anyone.

To be fair and consistent, there are ZERO EXCEPTIONS to all above.

Rain or Shine or Cancellation:
Schools are held in the rain. Schools are subject to being delayed or canceled due to heavy rain or severe weather or lack of registrants. If a school is canceled for rain or severe weather, it will be rescheduled and your paid fee will be applied to the newly scheduled date or a credit toward another date. The same policies will then apply.


Event Fee Protection - EFP is being offered as an option for riders who desire additional coverage for their investment. Riders may purchase EFP for $35 per event for Brainerd, $45 for Blackhawk and Heartland Motorsports Park, and $55 for Road America.

If you have an inoperable motorcycle, don't want to ride or if there is any reason you can not make it to the event, you are eligible for a 75% track day credit toward a future event in cancelled by 8am on the day of the event. No questions asked!  Once you check in, you're not eligible for 75% credit. If you check in, once the track day itself starts, if have a verifiable mechanical or accident before 1pm and are not able to ride the remainder of the day as a result, you can receive a 50% track day credit toward a future event.  

EFP MUST BE PURCHASED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION and can not be added to your reservation after you register.  The EFP fee is not refundable.  To receive any credit, a request must be submitted by email or in writing prior to the start of the event. EFP excludes add-ons like early entry, Shootout, Rider Challenge, garages, one-on-ones, etc, which may not be refundable.