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 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. 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. If 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 the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program Waiver and Indemnification form. The parent or guardian can accompany the student to class and sign the form in the presence of the RiderCoach with proper identification (photo ID) or the student can bring pre-signed form to class so long as the parents signature is notarized.
Afternoon courses will begin after lunch and run until dinner-time. Other schedules may become available. (See the important note in How do I register for a BRC2? above.)
You can see the full schedule, plus availability for each location, by clicking here.
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 are particularly short, please contact our office so we can arrange for you to “try on” one of our training motorcycles a week or two before your class.
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
- Valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
- Valid NYS 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)
You’ll get specific details on what to bring once you are enrolled.
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.