The Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW) is a unique motorcycle safety training and riding curriculum for New Yorkers offered through the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program.
The BRC2 – License Waiver is for individuals 18 years or older that already have some street riding experience and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least one riding season. Participants must also possess a valid New York State car driver’s license. Junior Operator license holders are not eligible to participate.
BRC2-LW Course Fee: $225
The BRC2-LW is designed to further develop your riding expertise in a secure setting. Even if you have been riding for some time, you will find something new to learn in exercises designed to hone braking, cornering, swerving and control skills.
Each class consists of a three-hour online eCourse and approximately five hours of practice riding exercises on your own street-legal motorcycle or scooter. So in addition to having at least one year’s experience as a rider, you will also need your own motorcycle to take this class. The riding exercises conclude with a skills evaluation.
The BRC2-LW is NOT for beginners!
If you are a rider that still needs to learn about motorcycle controls and how they work, how to start out, stop, shift and corner, then you should consider the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) as your entry point for training. The BRC will start from scratch with these fundamental skills, and you will also be provided with a motorcycle to use during your class.
When you register for your course you will be given a link to gain access to the MSF online eCourse. The online portion must be completed no more than 30 days before your riding class.
Things you will need to bring to the training site for the range exercises
A street-legal motorcycle (must have valid NYS Inspection Certificate attached and pass the RiderCoaches’ safety inspection)
Valid NYS Motorcycle Registration
Valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
Valid NYS Driver’s License (plus a photocopy)
Valid NYS Motorcycle Permit (plus a photocopy)
A DOT compliant motorcycle helmet
Eye protection (face shield or goggles)
Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
Durable long pants
Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (at least one inch above the ankle)
Rain gear if rain is expected (classes run rain or shine)
You will need all of the above items in order to participate. No student will be allowed to proceed with training if they are unable to demonstrate basic riding skills on the practice range. Remember, the BRC2-LW is NOT for beginners. No refunds will be given to BRC2-LW students who come into the class without the basic skills necessary to participate.
To earn a NYSMSP BRC2-LW Road Test Waiver Completion Card you must successfully complete the MSF BRC2-LW eCourse (on your own, online), participate in the practice exercises during the range portion of your class and pass the skills evaluation. Your successful completion qualifies you for a Motorcycle License Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test.
Out-of-state license holders may participate in the BRC2-LW, 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 this new program. Please call our office with any questions: 315-858-3321