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Enrolling in a RiderCourse indicates indicates that you have reviewed and agree to our policies.


Enrolling in and/or participating in a RiderCourse indicates that you have reviewed and agree to the policies, terms and conditions expressed on these pages.

Any potential student who possesses a license/permit that has been restricted, suspended, or revoked for any reason may not participate in any NYSMSP RiderCourse until all restrictions to the license have been lifted.  By your enrollment/participation, you attest that your license/permit is free of restrictions, suspensions and revocations of any kind.

All students are responsible for bringing their own riding gear which shall include sturdy non-flared long pants (no holes!), sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (like a hiking boot or a work boot, 1” above-the-ankle), full-fingered gloves, and a jacket.  If you come to class unprepared you will not be permitted to participate in the course and will be subject to forfeiture of the entire course fee.

All students must wear a motorcycle helmet and eye protection that meet DOT standards.  Students may use their own DOT approved helmet and eye protection.  Motorcycle helmets and eye protection are available to borrow.

All students under age 18 must get the NYSMSP Waiver and Indemnification Form signed by a parent or guardian.   A parent may sign in person at class with proper identification (photo ID), or you may bring the pre-signed form to class so long as the parent’s signature is notarized.

If you fail to attend any of the classroom or riding sessions once the course begins, or are unprepared to ride for whatever reason, you will forfeit the entire course fee. You must attend ALL sessions of the course! There will be no exceptions. No refund or make-up classes will be guaranteed if you fail to meet the attendance requirements.

Classes take place “rain-or-shine”.  The class may be canceled or rescheduled in the event of extreme weather conditions.  The RiderCoaches will make that determination on that day, so you should show up for class no matter what.

You must allow additional time in your personal schedule for the possibility that inclement weather conditions or other circumstances preclude motorcycle riding and extend learning time.

There is no guarantee that a student will be successful in a RiderCourse.  Students who are not successful on either the written or skills evaluations (as applicable) will be given an opportunity to re-test at no charge. Re-tests must be taken within 30 days of your course completion date.

Any student that is unable to achieve the objectives of the range exercises within the allotted time, presents a hazard to him/herself or other students, or fails to abide by the course safety and instructional guidelines as set forth by the RiderCoaches will be counseled out of the class.  If this should occur, you will forfeit the entire course fee.

Your course application is non-transferable.

There is a possibility that your class could be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or other circumstances beyond our control. If this should occur, you will be offered an opportunity to reschedule.

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 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.

Class sizes are small and the demand is high; if you sign up for a class, it is expected that you will attend.  If something comes up and you need to cancel or reschedule your class, you should let us know as soon as possible to avoid costly penalties.

You may cancel your class on-line up to one full calendar day before your class start date. If you are canceling your class, a refund will be issued, less a processing fee as outlined below. It may take a few days for the refund to post to your account.

To reschedule, first cancel your existing class, and then re-enroll in your new class.

To cancel your class, click here and select the type of course you wish to change to gain entry to the Rider Enrollment System (RES). Select “Manage Registration” at the top right and enter your MSF Confirmation Code; follow the prompts to make your change. 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 any class seven (7) or more days before your class start date, you will be charged a $20 processing fee.

If you cancel your BRC or BRC2-LW within seven (7) days of your scheduled course you will be charged a $100 processing fee. (BRC2: $40 processing fee; IME: $20 processing fee.)

If you cancel any class within the calendar day before your class start date you will forfeit the entire course fee. For example: If your class starts on Saturday morning, we will need to receive your schedule change by midnight on Thursday (leaving one full calendar day, Friday, before your class start) to avoid being charged the full tuition amount. The ability to cancel your class on-line will terminate at midnight one full calendar day prior to your course start date.

If an emergency comes up and you need to cancel in 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 or BRC2-LW cancellation processing fee to $100. (BRC2: Reduced to $40 processing fee if a new-student replacement is found; IME: Reduced to $20 processing fee if a new-student replacement is found.)

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. If you reschedule to a different class you MUST cancel your existing class or you will be charged for both classes! To reschedule, simply enroll in the new class date. Remember, if you change your course date, you MUST cancel your existing class date. To cancel your class, click here and select the type of course you wish to change to gain entry to the Rider Enrollment System (RES). Select “Manage Registration” at the top right and enter your MSF Confirmation Code); follow the prompts to make your change. A $20 cancellation 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 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.

All BRC students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of their RiderCourse.

All BRC students must have a valid NY State car driver’s license at the time of their class in order to participate. (Note: Out-of-state participants must have a driver’s license or learner’s permit from their home-state in order to enroll/participate – check with your home-state’s DMV to see if you will be eligible for licensing benefits)

All BRC students must bring a copy of their eCourse completion certificate to class.

All BRC students must know how to ride a bicycle.

All BRC2-LW students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their RiderCourse.

All BRC2-LW students must have a valid NYS car driver’s license and motorcycle learner’s permit at the time of their class in order to participate. Jr. License holders are NOT eligible to participate.  (Note: Out-of-state participants must have a driver’s license from their home-state in order to enroll/participate – check with your home-state’s DMV to see if you will be eligible for licensing benefits. The NYSMSP BRC2-LW Completion Card is valid for a period of 2 years. Should an out-of-state participant obtain a NYS driver’s license and motorcycle learner permit within the two-year period following course completion, they would then be eligible for the road test waiver.)

All BRC2-LW students are required to complete the on-line eCourse no more than 30 days prior to their scheduled class date.

All BRC2-LW students must bring the following to class:

  • MSF eCourse Certificate of Completion
  • A street-legal motorcycle or scooter with adequate fuel for the course (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)
  • If you do not own the motorcycle you will be using in the class, you must bring a notarized letter from the owner providing written permission for its use.
All IME students must be at least 16 years of age to participate.

All IME students must have a valid NYS car driver’s license or motorcycle learner’s permit at the time of their class in order to participate. (Note: Out-of-state participants must have a driver’s license or learner’s permit from their home-state in order to enroll/participate).

All BRC2 students must be at least 16 years of age at the time of their RiderCourse.

All BRC2 students must have a valid motorcycle license at the time of their class in order to participate.

All BRC2 students must bring the following to class:

  • A street-legal motorcycle or scooter with adequate fuel for the course (must have valid Inspection Certificate attached and pass the RiderCoaches’ safety inspection).
  • Valid NYS Motorcycle Registration
  • Valid motorcycle insurance card (FS-20/FS-21)
  • Valid Motorcycle License (plus a photocopy)
  • If you do not own the motorcycle you will be using in the class, you must bring a notarized letter from the owner providing written permission for its use.
If a student desires to use his/her own motorcycle in the BRC, it must meet two of the following three criteria.  The three criteria are:

    1. an engine displacement of 500cc or less
    2. a dry, unladen weight of 400 pounds or less
    3. a seat height of 30” or less

Motorcycles that have been modified or that have had aftermarket equipment added to conform to the criteria above may not be used as training motorcycles.

In addition, students using their own motorcycle in the BRC:

  • Must have a valid motorcycle license or a motorcycle learner’s permit with a supervising driver
  • Are responsible for any damage to their motorcycle or equipment as a result of their participation in the BRC
  • Will be subject to a motorcycle inspection before class to detect defects that could impair handling or control in accordance with the T-CLOCS inspection

Students may supply their own Class A scooter that meets the above criteria and conditions.

Note:  If you have a motorcycle that meets all the above criteria, it is probably very similar to our training motorcycles.  Why not use a bike we provide and remove the hassles of transporting your bike, wear-and-tear or other damage?  Go Motorcycling, Inc. does not provide scooters for use in the BRC.

In the case that a motorcycle has been modified to accommodate a physical disability, please contact our office; such cases will be evaluated by NYSMSP on a case-by-case basis.

Students must notify the training site at least one week in advance of their course date if they choose to use their own motorcycle/scooter in the BRC.

By completing the on-line enrollment process, the applicant (and his/her parent or legal guardian, if the applicant is under 18 years of age) does hereby execute this release, waiver and indemnification for him/herself and his/her heirs, successors, representatives and assigns; and hereby agrees and represents as follows:

Participation in this course requires physical stamina, motor coordination, and mental alertness. By enrolling in a RiderCourse, the participant hereby attests that he/she has no known physical or mental limitations and has not used any form of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs that could impair his/her performance in this course. Participants under 18 years of age must have this form signed by a parent or guardian.

I. READ CAREFULLY: THIS SECTION IS A LEGAL RELEASE, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, WAIVER AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE AGREEMENT

In consideration of Go Motorcycling, Inc., the State of New York, the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the owner of the training motorcycle, and the owner of the land upon which training occurs, including their members, employees, officers and/or agents (the “Safety Course Providers”), furnishing services, equipment, and/or curriculum to enable me to participate in the Motorcycle Safety Course, I agree as follows: 

I fully understand and acknowledge that: (a) there are DANGERS AND RISK OF INJURY, DAMAGE, OR DEATH that exist in my use of motorcycles and motorcycle equipment and my participation in the Motorcycle Safety Course activities; (b) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to, BODILY INJURY, DISEASE, STRAINS, FRACTURES, PARTIAL OR TOTAL PARALYSIS, OTHER AILMENTS THAT COULD CAUSE SERIOUS DISABILITY, OR DEATH; (c) these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the Safety Course Providers; the negligence of others, including other Safety Course participants; and may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes; and (d) by participating in these activities and/or using the equipment, I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, hereby assume all risks and all responsibility, and agree to release the Safety Course Providers for any injuries, losses and/or damages, including those caused solely or in part by the negligence of the Safety Course Providers, or any other person. If I have brought a motorcycle to use in the Safety Course, I also agree that this release applies to any damage that occurs to it during the Safety Course.

I agree and understand that, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, I am relinquishing any and all rights I now have or may have in the future to sue the Safety Course Providers for any and all injury, damage, or death I may suffer arising from motorcycle riding or its equipment, including claims based on the Safety Course Providers’ negligence.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AGREEMENT AND BY ENROLLING IN A RIDERCOURSE I AGREE TO ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RELEASE THE ABOVE-NAMED SAFETY COURSE PROVIDERS FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE. I have had the opportunity to ask any questions about the above waiver and release and I understand its terms and meaning.

II. READ CAREFULLY: THIS SECTION IS AN INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT 

In consideration of Go Motorcycling, Inc., the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the owner of the training motorcycle, and the owner of the land upon which training occurs, including their members, employees, officers and/or agents (the “Safety Course Providers”), furnishing services, equipment, and/or curriculum to enable me to participate in the Motorcycle Safety Course, I agree as follows: 

I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives and my heirs, agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify the Safety Course Providers from any and all claims, suits, or causes of action by others for bodily injury, property damage, or other damages which may arise out of my use of motorcycles and motorcycle equipment or my participation in the Motorcycle Safety Course activities, including claims arising from the Safety Course Providers’ or any other party’s negligence.

I HAVE READ THIS INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT AND BY ENROLLING IN A RIDERCOURSE I AGREE TO ACCEPT LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PAY FOR ANY LOSS FOR CLAIMS OR LAWSUITS AGAINST THE ABOVE-NAMED SAFETY COURSE PROVIDERS ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSE. I have had the opportunity to ask any questions about the indemnification and hold harmless section and I understand its terms and meaning.