Your Success Is Our Mission
BRCC motorcycle class students with orange safety cones

Motorcycle Safety Courses

Blue Ridge Community College offers Motorcycle Safety Courses approved by the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Education Program.

Quick jump to:

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Basic Rider Course II (BRC II)

Basic Rider Course II - 2Up Passenger

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

Courses Offered


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

Spring Dates Course #
  April 15 - 17 CSP 8019 601
  April 22 - 24 CSP 8019 602
  May 6 - 8 CSP 8019 603
Summer Dates

Course #

  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
Fall Dates Course #
  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

back to top ▲


Basic Rider Course II (BRC II):
Basic Rider Course II (BRC II) This eight hour course is for the rider with at least six months or 3,000 miles riding experience.  Students must possess a valid Motorcycle learner’s permit* or Motorcycle Endorsement before enrolling.  Students will need to furnish a street-legal, properly licensed and insured motorcycle of any size.  If the motorcycle is not registered in the student’s name, written permission from the owner to use the motorcycle must be furnished.  All motorcycles will be inspected for proper and safe condition with particular attention to tires.  If you normally carry a passenger, your passenger will also need to register and pay the 2-Up Passenger fee. Students must attend the full 8 hr. course to receive the MSF Completion card.
 
* If you are taking the course to get your Motorcycle endorsement, you will need to take the Street Strategies e-course ($19.99) prior to the day of the class and show the Certificate of Completion on Saturday morning.  Please call our office for  more information.

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

Spring Dates Course #
  April 30 CSP 8057 601
Fall Dates Course #
  August 27 CSP 8057 601
  October 1 CSP 8057 602

Basic Rider Course II - 2Up Passenger:
 
Spring Dates Course #
  April 30 CSP 8145 601
Fall Dates Course #
  August 27 CSP 8145 601
  October 1 CSP 8145 602

back to top ▲


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

Spring Dates Course #
  May 1 CSP 8417 601
Fall Dates Course #
  August 28 CSP 8417 601
  October 2
CSP 8417 602

back to top ▲


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: 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pants:  Pant legs should reach the shoe tops and be made preferably of denim or a material of equivalent durability.
  4. 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).
  5. Gloves: Gloves should be full fingered and preferable made of leather. Style and material are the student’s choice.

 

Registration Procedures

Registration for Motorcycle Safety courses can be found on the Registration Page. 


Find out more about registration

 

Note: Students who are 16 or 17 years old MUST enclose a high school release from their principal with the registration form.

 

Contact Us

Olga Gonzalez
oa_gonzalez@blueridge.edu

(828) 694-1742