Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (BRC)

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a three-day course for those who want to learn to ride a motorcycle properly and safely. Weekend sessions are held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and continue through Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (approximately).

The course includes classroom instruction and on-motorcycle instruction under controlled range conditions. Riders will learn basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. Riders will be taught skills normally learned after several years of trial-and-error riding.

Completion of the BRC course prepares the rider 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 BRC program provides motorcycles (no larger than 500cc), helmets and textbooks for each rider.

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