Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement in this 14.5-hour course featuring 10 hours of on cycle training and 4.5 hours of classroom training. Supportive and friendly instructors will teach you how to operate a motorcycle and the basic skills you need to safely ride on the street. Training motorcycles are provided for riders of all sizes. If you’re an automatic scooter rider you can bring your own scooter with proof of insurance if it’s 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.
You must be 18 or older and have a motorcycle instruction permit before taking the BRC to receive your motorcycle endorsement. Riders under 18 are required to take this course to obtain a motorcycle permit.
Classroom topics include protective riding gear, preparation, risk management, street strategies, special riding situations and impairment. Riding exercises-always with two instructors providing expert guidance and feedback-teach the basic skills of clutch and throttle control, straight line riding, turning, shifting and stopping. Advanced exercises teach U-turns and tight turns, maximum braking, countersteering, cornering and swerving. Workbooks and tests are available in Spanish upon request.
- Participants must have a valid driver's license and be at least 15 years of age and have a learner's permit or farm permit.
- Participants who are under 18 years of age must have their parents sign a waiver form.
- Participants 18 years of age or older who possess a valid motorcycle permit and successfully complete the Basic Rider Course may take advantage of the State Skill Waiver and receive their motorcycle endorsement.
- Participants must furnish their own protective clothing: eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle footwear and DOT-approved helmet.
- Participants must be able to balance and ride a bicycle.
- To successfully complete the course, 100 percent attendance is required. Participants must pass the knowledge test and the skill test.