Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Basic Rider Course
#: BRC AM   ID: Marshall   Section: 06 18 2022  
Learn How To Ride & Earn Your Motorcycle License Endorsement!

Motorcycle Safety Foundation - Basic Rider Course:

 E-Course: Highly interactive 5-hour online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling is REQUIRED for the Basic Rider Course.

MSF-RIDERCOACH:  11.5-hours of hands-on riding exercises on the riding range. These exercises will guide you through the basic skills of straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning, gradually progressing to swerving and emergency braking.

MOTORCYCLES:  Provided for all the students enrolled in the Basic Rider Course

Course Requirements
Attendance:  You must attend the entire course. If you are late, you will be dismissed and forfeit your registration fee.

Ability & Safety:  You must be able to ride and balance a bicycle. You must be able to safely control the motorcycle during every exercise.  The instructor may dismiss you from the course if, they feel you are a danger to your own safety or the safety of other students. 

Responsibilities:  You are responsible for your own safety and learning.  Discuss all questions or concerns with your instructors. If at any time during the course you experience fatigue, dizziness, disorientation, excessive physical or mental stress, or continued difficulty performing any exercise, stop immediately and notify your instructor. Notify them immediately of any hazards that you become aware of during the course.

Permits  -  Permit Info: motorcyclesafety.org
Adults (18+)                                                                                                     
Present a valid motorcycle permit to your instructor .
Expired permits are accepted if they have been expired for less than one year.   

Minors (16-17) 
Valid vehicle driver's license REQUIRED.
 If you pass the course, you will receive course completion cards to allow you to take the motorcycle permit and skills test at a state exam station.

NOTE: Riders who have already failed a state and/or MMSC skills test twice are not eligible for the state skills test waiver and must skill test at a DVS exam station.       
Important Note to Students
  • After you register for a BRC (Basic Rider Course) session, you will receive a confirmation email after you check out.
  • If you do not receive this email, please call our office at 507-537-7530.
  • You MUST complete the eCourse prior your Basic Rider Course training and provide proof of completion to the instructor before class begins. 
  • If you are 18 years of age or older and would like to earn your motorcycle endorsement, you MUST have your motorcycle permit prior to the first day of class.

Helpful Links:
Minnesota Dept of Public Safety for licensure information
Motorcycle Safety Center

Printable brochure and registration forms:
Basic Rider Course (BRC)
Intermediate Rider Course (BRC2)

Registrations accepted by:
Mail: MN West Customized Training, 1001 Erie Road, Marshall MN 56258
Fax: 507-537-7081
Online: register and pay online by selecting a class and clicking Add to Cart at the bottom of the page
PLEASE do not fax or email credit card information. Call 507-537-7530 to make payment arrangements.

Bring to Class:
E-COURSE CERTIFICATE Instructions for completing the e-course, which takes approximately 5 hours, are provided under the heading Enroll and Access the MSF ePackage1 eCourse towards the bottom of confirmation email. 
(Completion of the E-Course is a requirement for this course).
If you don't receive the confirmation email, check your spam/junk mail. If it is not in your spam/junk mail, call Amber Knapper at 507-537-7532 or James Wee at 507-537-7532

Permit (Age 18+) If you are a MN resident, are age 18 or over, and intend to earn your motorcycle endorsement while taking this course, you MUST obtain a motorcycle instruction permit before your course begins.

Riding Gear
You are required to bring your own protective gear for the range exercises.
-DOT approved helmet
-Long sleeve shirt or jacket
-Boots that cover the ankles
-Long pants with no tears or holes
-Full-fingered gloves 
-Rain gear or cold weather gear is recommended depending on the weather. Class will be held rain or shine.
-Eye protection 
(glasses/sun glasses/full-face shield on helmet)
-Sufficient Beverages for weather conditions and snacks

Waiver(s) - You will receive an additional email with waiver(s) to print & bring to class.   MINORS (16-17) -   Participants under 18 years of age will be required to have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian in PERSON at the training location, or it must be NOTARIZED.  If you fail to do so, you will not be allowed to participate.

COURSE LOCATION- This course will be held at the Marshall MERIT Center.

Motorcycle Cancellation/Refund Policy: Minnesota West Community and Technical College reserves the right to cancel a class up to the day prior to the course start date. If a class is canceled within said time period, a full refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend a class you are registered for, a refund will only be issued if notification is given at least 5 business days prior to the start date of the class, unless otherwise specified. Please check with the Registration Office for complete details.

Age Req:
Must be at least 16 years old
Su, Sa 
7:30 AM
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
6/18/2022   7:30AM - 1:00PM
6/19/2022   7:30AM - 1:00PM