Basic RiderCourse

BRC The MSF Basic RiderCourse is designed for beginning riders of all ages. Five hours of classroom instruction prepares you for ten hours of practical riding exercises in a controlled, offstreet environment—typically, a paved parking lot. Motorcycles and helmets are provided free of charge for your use during the course.

In the classroom, you’ll learn about the different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and how to become a safer, more responsible rider. You’ll review the different types of safety gear worn for protection and comfort. You’ll find out how alcohol and other drugs impair your ability to ride safely.

Next, you’ll move to the riding range and your RiderCoach (an experienced motorcyclist certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation) will start you off with straight-line riding, stopping, shifting, and turning. You’ll gradually progress to swerving and emergency braking.

The course concludes with a knowledge test and a riding skill evaluation. Once your RiderCoach hands you the course-completion card, you'll be happy knowing that you’ve gone the extra mile to develop your own safe riding techniques. Your introduction to the wonderful world of motorcycling has just begun!

Basic RiderCourse 2
BRC2 One day course
Use your own motorcycle and helmet
Qualifies graduates for insurance premium discounts with some motorcycle insurers
Even if you’ve been riding for some time, there’s always something new to learn. Increasing numbers of seasoned riders are flocking to the half-day Basic RiderCourse 2 to hone their skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed for survival in traffic.

You’ll discuss with your peers how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility and optimize your lane position. The Basic RiderCourse 2 also covers protective gear, rider responsibility, motorcycle inpection and care, the effects of alcohol and other drugs on riding, and includes an optional skill evaluation and knowledge test.

Using your own motorcycle, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.