Oct 31 2016
A basic rider motorcycle course and a sidecar/trike riding course are being offered at New River Community College in November.
The sidecar/trike riding course is a noncredit course that will be held Nov. 11 through 13. The class is Friday evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in 135 Rooker Hall at NRCC in Dublin, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the motorcycle range, parking lot H for riding instruction. Tuition is $149.
The program is offered as training for sidecar and trike operation. It is designed to teach riders the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheel vehicle on the street, even if they have never ridden any kind of motorcycle. The 16-hour course takes the rider through the basics of motorcycle operation including effective braking, turning skills, obstacle avoidance and other safe riding strategies.
Sidecar units are available for participants to use. However, riders are encouraged to bring their own sidecar or trike for use in the course.
To register for the course, visit http://bit.ly/sidecar1116 .
The Basic Rider Course (BRC) will be held Nov. 18 through 20. The session will begin on Friday evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in 135 Rooker Hall at NRCC in Dublin, and Saturday and Sunday hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the motorcycle range, parking lot H.
The one-credit course includes classroom instruction and on-motorcycle instruction under controlled range conditions. Riders will learn the basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking, obstacle avoidance and safe riding strategies. Tuition is $148.80 for Virginia residents.
Completion of the BRC prepares riders for state licensing with an exemption in the skills portion of the DMV test and may qualify for discounts with some motor vehicle insurance companies. The program provides motorcycles (no larger than 500cc), helmets and textbooks for each rider.
To register online, visit http://www.nr.edu/schedule and click "Fall 2016 WF Schedule."