Basic Rider Course Information

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) covers the fundamentals for becoming a safe responsible motorcyclist serving those who have little to no riding experience, including individuals who have not ridden in several years or anyone who just wants to improve their skills.  In the classroom, you will learn strategies to minimize risk and handle special riding situations.  During the riding portions you will be coached to develop mental and physical skills that include brake and clutch control, weaving, stopping, shifting, and turning. Then more advanced skills will be taught such as: stopping quickly, cornering, counterbalancing for slow tight turns, negotiating curves, stopping quickly in a curve, and swerving.  Trainer motorcycles are provided to participants of the BRC.

Currently the BRC is scheduled as follows. All classroom activities and first half the riding portion are conducted on Saturday starting at 8:00 am in the classroom. There is an hour break for lunch and class will conclude around 5:00 pm. The second half the riding and written test (approximately five hours) will be on Sunday. The actual start time on Sunday will be decided on Saturday by a class consensus based on considerations for weather and/or student travel concerns. A minimum class size is four students and a maximum is twelve.

The cost of the BRC is $250 per student.

Participates in the riding portion of the class must wear the following safety gear:

1. DOT helmet (Loaner helmets are available)
2. Eye protection
3. Full fingered gloves

4. Long sleeved shirt or jacket
5. Long sturdy pants
6. Over the ankle footwear (Practical for riding with a low heel)

To successfully complete the course students must:

1. Attend all sessions and have 100% participation
2. Achieve an 80% or above on a knowledge test covering course material
3. Achieve a minimum score on the practical riding skill evaluation.

For a calendar of scheduled classes please go to the Schedule page.

To send us your contact information please go to the Contact Information page.

If you have a group of four or more riders who want to take the BRC together you can schedule your own weekend!  Call or Contact Us for possible dates.


Last update: January 8, 2017