The 3-Wheeled Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is an entry-level course comprised of 8 hours of interactive classroom learning and about 8 hours of hands-on riding instruction. The training is done on automatic transmission 3-wheeled motorcycles (two wheels in front and one in back).
3WBRC Course Fee:$99 thru April 30th
Sign up by April 30th for any 3WBRC this season and pay just $99. Sign-up after April 30th and pay $199 (still a big savings from the regular fee of $321!)
These special rates for the 3-Wheeled Basic RiderCourse only apply to students that use the 3-wheeled motorcycles we provide for training or their own Can-Am Three-Wheeler.
Students may provide their own trike-style (one wheel in front; two in back) motorcycle for training, however the non-subsidized full tuition of $310 will apply. You will need to call our office to enroll if using your own motorcycle.
Riding Exercises include
Cornering and swerving
Low speed control skills
3-Wheeled motorcycle dynamics
On Site We provide
(2 in front, 1 in back)
(Students are encouraged to bring their own DOT-approved helmet)
You Need to provide
Sturdy, over-the-ankle boots
(e.g. work boots or hiking boots; no sneakers!)
Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
If necessary, rain-gear
In the Classroom you’ll learn about:
- the location and operation of motorcycle controls
- what to wear for comfort and protection
- how to develop a riding strategy for dealing with traffic and road hazards
- how alcohol and other drugs impact your ability to ride safely
- factors that contribute to crashes
- optimizing perception and visual acuity
- using the Search – Evaluate – Execute strategy (SEE)
- how to make safety an executive function
- using self-assessment to create a positive risk-offset
Participants must be at least 16 years of age. Students under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or guardian’s signature on both the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program and Covid Release, Waiver and Indemnification forms. Click here for more details.
New York State residents must possess a valid car driver’s license in order to participate. You do not need a motorcycle learner’s permit to sign up for or to participate in a 3WBRC. You do need a motorcycle learner’s permit to apply for the road test waiver after successful completion of the course. You may obtain your permit from the DMV either before or after your course dates. A permit is required for practice riding on the street before you obtain your license. If you are under age 18, it is recommended that you obtain your motorcycle learner’s permit as soon as possible. Students under age 18 will need to have held a valid motorcycle learner’s permit for 6 months before they can apply the road test waiver document.
Out-of-state license holders may participate in the Basic RiderCourse (BRC), but they will not be eligible for the NYS Motorcycle Road Test Waiver. Contact your home state to see if they will honor a completion card from New York State. If you are in the military, be sure to mention that; sometimes there are special rules for military personnel.
SchedulingEach 3-Wheeled Basic RiderCourse has about 16 hours of instruction. Classes are generally scheduled over a two-day period, or sometimes an evening classroom session followed by two days. Other schedules may become available. The curriculum content of each class is identical, and all scheduling options qualify for the NYS 3W motorcycle road test waiver.
LicensingTo earn a NYSMSP BRC Road Test Waiver Completion Card first you must participate in the entire course. Pass a multiple-choice knowledge test in the classroom and lastly a riding skills evaluation on the practice range. Subsequently your successful completion qualifies you for a 3W Motorcycle License Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test. Your licensing document will restrict you to 3-wheeled motorcycle operation.Most motorcycle insurance companies offer a premium discount to RiderCourse graduates. Please contact your insurance carrier for specific details.