What You Need to Know
that meets your needs:
Covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies. Motorcycles are provided for your use. Before the on-cycle riding exercises, you will explore basic learn-to-ride topics, including fundamental riding skills, mental perceptual strategies, and behavioral self-assessment activities. These topics will be covered either in a live classroom setting, using one of MSF’s online e
, or a combination of the two. This is followed by ten to eleven hours of on-cycle riding and safety exercises. The course may earn you an insurance discount. Successful completion provides a New York DMV road test waiver for New York state driver license holders.
Designed for riders of 3-wheel motorcycles, whether the two wheels are in the back or the front. Before the on-cycle riding exercises, you will explore basic learn-to-ride topics, including fundamental riding skills, mental perceptual strategies, and behavioral self-assessment activities. These topics will be covered either in a live classroom setting, using one of MSF’s online e
, or a combination of the two. This is followed by seven to nine hours of on-cycle riding and safety exercises, plus knowledge and skill tests (where applicable). The course may earn you an insurance discount. You may bring your own 3-wheel motorcycle, or one may be provided. Successful completion provides a New York DMV road test waiver for New York state driver license holders.
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 a four-hour e
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. Successful completion provides a New York DMV road test waiver for New York state driver license holders.
2 - Skills Practice
This program combines elements of the BRC and BRC2 and includes knowledge and skill tests. Similar to the BRC2 – License Waiver
, it consists of only the riding exercises and does not include an e
. It is a perfect way for you to reinforce basic skill on your own motorcycle.
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.
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.
The cost of attending a
will vary depending on your training provider.
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
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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District of Columbia
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Holy See (Vatican City State)
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Isle of Man
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, Republic of
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Micronesia, Federated States of
Moldova, Republic of
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Syrian Arab Republic
Taiwan, Province of China
Tanzania, United Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna
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