1. Choose the RiderCourseSM that meets your needs:
    Basic RiderCourse
    Covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. Successful completion of this course, consisting of a three hour eCourse and five hours of formal classroom activities and ten hours of riding instruction conducted over two or three sessions, plus its knowledge and skill tests, may waive the license test in your state. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. Provides a New York DMV road test waiver.
    3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse
    Designed for riders of 3-wheel motorcycles, whether the two wheels are in the back or the front. Successful completion of this course, consisting of eight hours of classroom activities and eight hours of on-cycle riding exercises, plus knowledge and skill tests, may waive the license test in your state. The course may also earn you an insurance discount. You may bring your own 3-wheel motorcycle, or one may be provided. Provides a New York DMV road test waiver.
    Basic RiderCourse 2 - License Waiver
    Similar to the BRC except speeds are higher and you should be on your own motorcycle. An excellent refresher course for practicing and renewing riding skills. Includes three hour eCourse and riding skills test. If you do not need the license waiver component (no classroom activities and no knowledge or skill test), there is a "Skills Practice" offering. Provides a New York DMV road test waiver.
    Basic RiderCourse 2 - Skills Practice
    This program combines elements of the BRC and BRC2 and includes knowledge and skill tests. Similar to the BRC2 – License Waiver RiderCourse, it consists of only the riding exercises and does not include the three hour eCourse. It is a perfect way for you to reinforce basic skill on your own motorcycle.
    Advanced RiderCourse
    Includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several fun interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.
    Introductory Motorcycle Experience
    Focused on reviewing a motorcycle's primary parts and controls, it helps you determine whether motorcycling is a good personal choice. You are given the option to manipulate the controls while astride a motorcycle. A self-assessment component ensures you are of aware of the risks and requirements for being a good, safe and responsible rider.
  2. All students must provide and wear the following personal items for all on-motorcycle instruction:
    • Over-the-ankle footwear. (not cloth, canvas, etc.)
    • Long non-flare denim pants or material of equivalent or better durability.
    • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
    • Full-fingered gloves, preferably leather.
  3. Course Fees:
    The cost of attending a RiderCourse will vary depending on your training provider.
  4. Course Requirements:
    The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. The RiderCoaches will help you learn to the best of your ability. If you have significant difficulty or become a risk to yourself or others, as determined by you or your RiderCoaches, you will not be permitted to continue to ride (other options may be available for developing your riding skills).

    To successfully complete the course, you must: 1) attend all sessions, and 2) achieve a minimum score on a knowledge test covering course materials, and 3) achieve a passing score on a riding-skill evaluation. The riding-skill evaluation consists of five exercises that assess limited-space maneuvering skills as well as braking, cornering, and swerving competencies.

    Successfully completing the Basic RiderCourse is not a guarantee that you will be safe on the road. Only you can choose the level of safety you wish to maintain. The course will provide you with the opportunities and experiences to acquire the basic knowledge and skill that enable you to continue to practice and develop your safe riding habits. Safe riding is also a matter of attitude, and only you can provide that.
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