Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not have your motorcycle endorsement, but do have at least one season of riding under your belt and have your own motorcycle, the BRC2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW) is a course you can take to receive a road test waiver. If you are a new rider, and/or do not have a motorcycle, then consider the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) as your training/road test waiver entry point.
IMPORTANT: The Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) range exercises are nearly identical to those of the BRC2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW) class. These classes are scheduled concurrently and the classes may be combined. When and if the BRC2 class you desire displays as “full”, check to see if the concurrently scheduled BRC2-LW has space. If there is space available, please call our office (315-858-3321) so that we can re-allocate a BRC2-LW spot over to the BRC2 class for your enrollment. When the BRC2-LW class displays as “full”, then there is no space available and you will need to select a different date.
If you already have your motorcycle endorsement, DO NOT sign up for the BRC2-LW class! You will be charged the License Waiver class fee of $260!
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. The parent or guardian can accompany the student to class and sign the forms in the presence of the RiderCoach with proper identification (photo ID), or the student may bring the pre-signed forms to class so long as the parent’s signatures are notarized.
Please Note: Our Watertown location is currently closed for construction.
The Basic RiderCourse 2 Skills Practice (BRC2) is a one-day motorcycle training class for experienced riders that already have their motorcycle endorsement. The class is range only – no classroom – and includes about 6 hours of hands-on riding exercises. Using your own motorcycle, you’ll practice techniques for managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering, and swerving.
Most Basic RiderCourse 2 Skills Practice classes are scheduled from 8am – 2pm. Additional courses and schedules may be added as the season progresses.
Please note: BRC2 students participate in a combined BRC2-LW range session with some added BRC2-specific exercises. Generally, the BRC2-LW riding session is scheduled for an 8am start with the classroom taking place after lunch. Occasionally, the BRC2-LW training day will start in the classroom. Usually this is weather driven. So, there is a possibility that your BRC2 will have the hours shifted to late morning thru 5:30 or so. It’s best if you are available 8am – 5:30pm. If we know in advance that the range start time will be shifted due to lot availability, this will be reflected in the posted schedule. If we know that morning, we will give you a call or send a text.)
Please consider that you will be outdoors for extended periods in ambient weather conditions. You will spend a full day expending mental and physical energy as you learn new skills.
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 you.
- A street-legal motorcycle (must have valid NYS Inspection Certificate attached and pass the RiderCoaches’ safety inspection)
- Valid NYS Motorcycle Registration
- A valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
- NYS Valid Motorcycle License (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 boots (NO SNEAKERS)
- Rain gear if rain is expected (classes run rain or shine)
Do not wait until the last minute to ensure that your motorcycle is operational and inspected and that your paperwork is in order. There are financial penalties for canceling/rescheduling your class.
You’ll get specific details upon enrolling.
To reschedule, first cancel your existing class, and then re-enroll in your new class. Follow the instructions in your BRC Confirmation email.
IMPORTANT! If you reschedule to a different class, you MUST cancel your existing class or you will be charged for both classes!
- If you cancel your class seven (7) or more days before your class start date, you will be charged a $20 processing fee.
- If you cancel your class within seven (7) days of your scheduled course you will be charged a $100 processing fee.
- If you cancel within 24 hours of your class start time, fail to show up, or show up after training has begun, you will be charged the full course fee.
- If an emergency comes up and you need to cancel on the day prior to your class start, please notify us by telephone, 315-858-3321. If we are able to find a last-minute new-student enrollment to fill your vacated spot, we will reduce the BRC cancellation processing fee to $100.
If you would be interested and available to move to an earlier course date than the one for which you are scheduled…Our enrollment system will accommodate a limited number persons to be waitlisted per class. Visit our enrollment system to place your name on a waitlist for a particular course date. Please limit your waitlist sign-ups to a single class. People on the waitlist will be notified in order with a 30-minute window between notifications. After that, the open spot will be made available to the general public. The spot will show as available until someone enrolls and claims it. A waitlist notification is not a guarantee of a spot in that class; you must respond to the notification and enroll in the new class date to secure the spot.
If you sign up to fill a waitlisted spot, you MUST remember to cancel your existing class, or you will be charged for both classes. The enrollment system will not automatically cancel your original class. You must do that manually. Cancellation fees will apply.
Naturally, if your personal schedule changes and you learn that you will no longer be available on your waitlisted dates, we ask that you remove your name from the waitlist to make room for someone else.
Check back on our website periodically; additional classes may be added. If you reschedule to a different class, you MUST cancel your existing class or you will be charged for both classes! Cancellation fees will apply.
NOTE: If your scheduled class starts within the next 7 days, and you reschedule to a class that starts even earlier in the next 7 days (for example, you were scheduled for a Thursday start date, but rescheduled to the Monday class that starts three days earlier), please call our office to cancel your original class as the enrollment system will charge the larger “within the week” cancellation fee. In this circumstance, we will reduce the cancellation fee to $20.