Motorcycle Safety

The Motorcycle Safety Training Courses for 2017 have concluded.
Next year’s Motorcycle Registration/Schedule information will be published March 12, 2018.

 

We offer twelve (10) Basic Rider Classes for the very beginner and for riders with experience and one (1) Returning Rider BRC Classes.

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) will help you learn the physical and mental skills required to enjoy riding to the fullest. You must be able to balance a two-wheel bicycle before riding a motorcycle in this course.

The classroom activities introduce the mental and perceptual processes needed to be a good rider and show you how to process information and make safe decisions. The riding sessions have you practice basic control that includes clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, stopping, turning, and shifting. Also included are quicker stops, curves, and swerves. It is important not only to be healthy, but to have enough fitness, strength, and coordination to learn well and manage the physical demands of riding a motorcycle.

The Basic Rider Classes are offered in one weekend; Friday night class room beginning at 5:00 pm ending at 10:00 pm. ½ day Saturday and ½ day Sunday. Range instruction takes place on Saturday and Sunday on a split schedule using the program training motorcycles. That means you are on the range for half of each day, one day in the am and one day in the pm. Range groups are established during classroom on Friday night. No standbys will be allowed in the class.

The Returning Rider Basic Rider Course is a one-day (8 hour) class for riders who have not been riding for some time or who have been riding on a permit for a time and wish to renew/refresh their basic skills and/or earn a skill test (endorsement or license) waiver for a motorcycle. The course is not intended for a novice rider who is learning to ride for the first time. You will use your own motorcycle in this class. You must be 18 years or older to register for RRBRC.

Goals for the course include improving techniques, and gaining more knowledge of risk, including how to manage risk while riding. The classroom is approximately 3 hours including time for the knowledge test. The range session is approximately 5 hours including the skill evaluation. It uses screening exercises to verify the riders’ basic skills. Riders who cannot demonstrate minimum riding proficiency fairly quickly will not be allowed to continue and will be counseled to enroll in a Basic Rider Course.