The BRC provides the beginning motorcyclist with the basic mental and physical riding skills necessary to minimize risk on the street.
BRC Course Fee: $310
The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) as a comprehensive riding program for the beginner rider. Taught by Go Motorcycling, Inc.’s MSF and NYS DMV certified RiderCoaches, the BRC consists of a 3-hour on-line eCourse that you complete on your own, 5 hours of interactive classroom learning and at least 10 hours of hands-on riding instruction. It is so complete that it has been recognized by the New York State DMV as an option to the on-street Motorcycle Road Test.
Riding Exercises include
Cornering and swerving
Low-speed control skills
On Site We provide
What you need to provide
Sturdy, over-the-ankle boots
Long-sleeved shirt or jacket
If necessary, rain-gear
Each class is limited to 12 students with 2 RiderCoaches. Learning is a fun, step-by-step process in a secured lot on our user-friendly training motorcycles.Lynne Vandewater, Go Motorcycling, Inc.
In the eCourse you'll learn about
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
In the Classroom you'll learn about
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
Participants must be at least 16 years of age and know how to ride a bicycle. Students under the age of 18 will require their parent or guardian’s signature on their NYSMSP Waiver and Indemnification Form. Click here for more details.
New York State residents must possess a valid car driver’s license in order to participate; you will need to obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit in order to apply the road test waiver after successful completion. This may be obtained from the DMV either before or after your course dates. (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 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.
Each Basic RiderCourse has at least 15 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 road test waiver.
In addition to 15 hours of hands-on instruction, participants will receive a coupon code to take the MSF’s eCourse – a 3-hour on-line course that covers the basics of motorcycling. The eCourse is fun and easy to use with lots of graphics and videos to help you learn. You will need to complete the eCourse within the 30 days prior to your BRC course dates and to bring your completion certificate to class with you.
LicensingTo earn a NYSMSP BRC Road Test Waiver Completion Card you must participate in the entire course (eCourse + classroom + riding), pass a multiple-choice knowledge test in the classroom and a riding skills evaluation on the practice range. Your successful completion qualifies you for a Motorcycle License Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test.
Most motorcycle insurance companies offer a premium discount to RiderCourse graduates. Please contact your insurance carrier for specific details.
If you are nervous about diving right in or not sure if motorcycling is for you, you may want to consider an Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME) course as your entry point to training.