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Effective September 26, 2011, students who possess a valid driver license will no longer be required to have a motorcycle permit in order to take the Basic Rider Course (BRC). The written test that is given as part of the BRC will be accepted by the MVC for the motorcycle written test requirement.
This recent change means that you can enroll in the BRC if you hold a valid automobile drivers license. If you successfully pass the written and skills tests already included in the BRC we will give you documentation that will allow the MVC to place issue you a motorcycle endorsement.This is one more reason why it is beneficial for you to take the BRC course to qualify for your motorcycle license.
Remember - you CANNOT legally practice riding a motorcycle on public streets without a valid permit. But you can enroll and take the BRC course. If you have a validated permit you can still take the course and you can also practice riding on the street.
ALSO - Please note. If you own a motorcycle and currently ride but lack the motorcycle endorsement we can help you qualify for your motorcycle license. There are now convenient courses available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask or more information.
THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED BY STATE REGULATIONS TO ENROLL IN BASIC RIDER COURSE:
- Attend the entire course. If you are late you cannot be admitted and will forfeit the tuition.
- Bring proper riding gear (see below).
- Comply with all directions from the instructor. Our primary concern is safety for you and your fellow class participants.
- Demonstrate minimum acceptable standards for each exercise.
- Operate the motorcycle in safe manner.
- Pass written knowledge test and riding skills evaluation.
- A motorcycle and DOT approved full-face helmet will be provided for all participants.
You must meet the objective of each exercise to continue through the course. This is for your safety and the safety of the other participants in the class. Enrolling in this course is not a guarantee you will pass or complete the course. Every rider has different learning and motor skill development abilities.
NOTE: If you are currently in the GDL program, you may not be eligible to receive the road test waiver. GDL holders should ask when registering.
PROPER RIDING GEAR - BRC & BRC2
- Federal DOT approved helmet (helmets will be provided for BRC courses)
- Eye protection
- Long-sleeved shirt and long pants (torn or ripped clothing not permitted)
- Full-fingered gloves without holes (leather is preferred) Open fingerless gloves are NOT allowed.
- Over-the-ankle boots (rubber soles preferred - no canvas sneakers) Please keep in mind you will need to operate the motorcycle foot controls. Very thick sole, deep lug boots can make this challenging.
- BRC2- Please read and arrive prepared. Have a full tank of gas. Don't expect the rest of the class will stop and wait while you ride somewhere to get fuel.
- Additionally - the BRC2 will include a check of valid insurance, a safety check of your motorcycle including TIRE PRESSURE, arrive with enough fuel to complete the course, you will not have time to leave to refuel during the course.
- Personal motorcycles must be street legal, in good operating condition and pass a routine pre-ride check given as a part of the course. Riders must provide their own riding gear, which includes a DOT certified helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves, long pants and sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (no canvas sneakers).
- We are guests at the colleges. If your motorcycle exhausts are excessively loud on your motorcycle you will not be allowed to take part in the class. We have a reasonable tolerance for some exhaust modifications but you know if it is excessively loud. All decisions by the RiderCoach on this issue at the time of the class are final. You will forfeit any tuition paid for the place in the class.