Motorcycle Safety Courses
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|Basic Rider Course (BRC):
This course is for persons who have never been on a motorcycle as well as for anyone who wishes to improve their riding skills. Ability to balance and sufficient strength to handle a motorcycle is necessary for successful completion of course. Students must possess a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit before enrolling. As of May 1, 1995, the North Carolina DMV will accept the MSF Course Completion Card as a substitute for the skills test when applying for the motorcycle endorsement. Program motorcycles are provided and must be used in the Basic Rider Course. Students must attend the entire 20-hour course and pass written and riding skills tests before receiving the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Course Completion Card. The range training may extend past 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday depending on progression of training.
BRC classes meet:
- Friday, 6 to 10 p.m., TEDC Room 302, to complete the online portion of the course
- Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Patton Parking Lot
Some Summer BRC classes will meet:
- Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m., TEDC Room 302, to complete the online portion of the course
- Friday and Saturday or Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Patton Parking Lot
Registration Fee: $190
|April 15 - 17||CSP 8019 601|
|April 22 - 24||CSP 8019 602|
|May 6 - 8||CSP 8019 603|
|May 19 - 21||CSP 8019 601|
|June 2 - 4||CSP 8019 602|
|June 16 - 17, 19||CSP 8019 603|
|August 5 - 7||CSP 8019 604|
|August 19 - 21||CSP 8019 601|
|September 2 - 4||CSP 8019 602|
|September 16 - 18||CSP 8019 603|
|October 14 - 16||CSP 8019 604|
|October 28 - 30||CSP 8019 605|
|November 4 - 6||CSP 8019 606|
Basic Rider Course II (BRC II):
BRC II classes meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Patton Parking Lot.
Registration Fee: $85
Registration Fee for 2-Up Passengers: $30
|April 30||CSP 8057 601|
|August 27||CSP 8057 601|
|October 1||CSP 8057 602|
|Basic Rider Course II - 2Up Passenger:|
|April 30||CSP 8145 601|
|August 27||CSP 8145 601|
|October 1||CSP 8145 602|
|Advanced Rider Course (ARC):
This eight-hour course is for the rider with a valid motorcycle license or endorsement. Riders must provide their own street-legal and safe motorcycle. All types of motorcycle are permitted. Based on the Military Sport Bike Course, this one-day course is for experienced riders who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques. Classroom activities use small group discussions and interactive activities to explore personal risk management strategies; to discuss options for cornering, braking and swerving; and to improve visual perception to identify collision traps. On-cycle range exercises provide practice in cornering, braking and swerving. There is no skill test in this course.
Registration Fee: $85
|May 1||CSP 8417 601|
|August 28||CSP 8417 601|
||CSP 8417 602|
Proper Riding Gear Requirements
Proper riding gear must be worn at all times while attending the course, including Friday evening.
All students must wear the following:
- Helmet and Eye Protection: The helmet must meet DOT standards and can be full face, ¾ or ½ in design. Helmets with obvious defects such as no lining, a cracked shell, or defective chinstrap will not be used. Sunglasses meet the eye protection requirement.
- Over-the-Ankle Footwear: Shoes should be predominantly leather in construction and cover the anklebone. High top athletic shoes that meet the above criteria may be worn.
- Pants: Pant legs should reach the shoe tops and be made preferably of denim or a material of equivalent durability.
- Long-sleeve Shirt or Jacket: If the student chooses to wear a long-sleeve shirt, a jacket is not required. A shirt with sleeves to the wrist made of a durable material is preferred. The shirt should cover the rider’s shoulders (no shoulder cutouts allowed).
- Gloves: Gloves should be full fingered and preferable made of leather. Style and material are the student’s choice.
Registration for Motorcycle Safety courses can be found on the Registration Page.
Note: Students who are 16 or 17 years old MUST enclose a high school release from their principal with the registration form.