Frequently Asked Questions

The BRC2-LW is for riders that have experienced at least one riding season.  The BRC2-LW will not start from scratch!   It is expected that BRC2-LW participants will arrive at class already familiar with the motorcycle controls and comfortable with basic street-riding skills like starting and stopping, shifting and cornering.  Riders that are not able to perform the basic control skills required in the course will be removed from the class and no refund will be given.
If you’ve not yet learned about the motorcycle controls and how they operate, or if you have been riding but are still hesitant on two-wheels, then the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) would be a better entry point for your learning. The BRC will start from scratch with the fundamental skills mentioned above, and we’ll even supply a small, user-friendly motorcycle for you to use in your class.  The BRC also qualifies for the NYS Motorcycle Road Test Waiver.
Click here to go to the on-line enrollment page. Once there you will be able to see current course availability for all our training locations and select your training dates.
The Basic RiderCourse 2 – License Waiver costs $225
The BRC2-LW is designed 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.  NYS residents must possess both a valid New York State car driver’s license and motorcycle learner’s permit during their class.  Junior Operator license holders are not eligible to participate.

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 program.  Please call our office with any questions:  315-858-3321

Go Motorcycling, Inc. has training sites in Utica and Rome at the Mohawk Valley Community College Campuses and in Watertown at Jefferson Community College. (Our Rome location is currently closed due to a major construction project on campus)
In Utica, our training season runs from late April thru October. In Watertown, our training season is limited to late May thru late August.
Each BRC2-LW consists of a 3-hour online eCourse and a riding session that lasts about 5 hours.  You will need to complete the eCourse on your own within the 30 days prior to your scheduled range time.  A morning range session will typically run from 8am – 1:30pm.  Lunch will take place after your course, so be sure to bring a snack!  Afternoon courses will begin after lunch and run until dinner-time.  Other schedules may become available.

You can see the full schedule, plus availability for each location, by clicking here.

There are no more than 12 students in each class (with two RiderCoaches).
BRC2-LW students must supply their own street-legal motorcycle or scooter for training.
  • MSF eCourse Certificate of Completion
  • 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
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • 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’ll get specific details on what to bring once you are enrolled.

Yes, the course will take place during “normal” rainy conditions, so come prepared with a rain suit if rain is imminent. Classes will be canceled/rescheduled in the event of severe weather – your RiderCoaches will make that determination that day, so you should show up for class no matter what.
Learner’s permits are obtained at local DMV offices. You will be required
to take a 20 question, multiple-choice quiz testing your knowledge of the
rules of the road and motorcycling. You can study for your quiz by reviewing
the DMV Car and Motorcycle Operator’s Manuals.
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.
Not that instant, but almost. Successful students will receive a New York State Motorcycle Safety Program BRC2 – LW completion card. You will need to bring this card, along with your license and motorcycle learner’s permit to the DMV to amend your license. If you do not have your motorcycle learner’s permit prior to your class, you will need to get one before you can apply the road test waiver. You can obtain your permit and amend your license in one visit to the DMV.
BRC2-LW students who fail the skills evaluation will be given an opportunity to re-test at no charge. Re-tests must be taken within 30 days of your course completion date.
Riding a motorcycle requires alertness, coordination, balance, grip and fine muscle control of the hands and feet. Certain medical conditions, recent surgery or injury and/or certain prescription or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with safe motorcycle operation. If you have a history of dizzy spells, fainting, seizures, epilepsy, muscular, balance/inner ear or other physical or stress related problems, are recovering from recent injury or surgery and/or are taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, it is imperative that you consult with your doctor or pharmacist before the course to determine if your medical condition, or the drugs that you are taking for it, could interfere with your ability to operate a motorcycle.

*If you feel that there are motor skill ability, age, physical condition or
language limitations that may limit your ability to learn to ride, please feel
free to contact our office to discuss what provision can be made to assist

Most motorcycle insurance companies offer a premium discount to RiderCourse graduates. Please contact your insurance carrier for specific details.
You may cancel or reschedule your class on-line up to one full calendar day before your class start date. On-line changes will not be available on the day before your class starts; call instead: 315-858-3321. Fees apply.  Please click here for details.
If you would be interested and available to move to an earlier course date than the one for which you are scheduled:

a) Check back on our website periodically; additional classes may be added and/or cancellations by other students may create an earlier opening. You may reschedule using the confirmation number in your confirmation e-mail. A $20 fee will apply. NOTE: If your class starts within the next 7 days and you want to move to an even earlier available course date, please phone the office to reschedule, as the on-line enrollment system will charge a larger reschedule fee.

b) If you would like to be considered for last minute fill-ins (within 24 hours of a class start date/time), please email us with your preferences. You might specify a particular date that you desire or a general interest in an earlier date – please specify if you are available weekends or weekdays – and we will put you on the cancellation list.

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