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

Motorcycle Course Schedules

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Motorcycle Course Descriptions

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 14 hours of the course and pass written and riding skills tests before receiving the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Course Completion Card. The range training may extend past 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday classes depending on the progression of training.

  • Information about an online e-course will be sent via email the week of class and should be completed prior to the first day of the class
  • Thursday or Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., Flat Rock Building, Room 109
  • Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patton Parking Lot

Registration Fee: $190

Basic Rider Course II (BRC II) & Basic Rider Course II – 2Up Passenger:

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 conditions 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 or Sunday morning. Please call our office for more information. BRC II classes meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays at the Patton Parking Lot.

Registration Fee: $85

Registration Fee for 2-Up Passengers: $30

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 motorcycles 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.

ARC classes meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays at the Patton Parking Lot.

Registration Fee: $85

3-Wheel Basic Rider Course:

The MSF 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC) is a basic, entry-level, learn-to-ride 3-wheel motorcycle training and education course. It provides the same fundamental skills as the MSF Basic Rider Course, but on 3-wheel, 3-track motorcycles (not sidecars). 3WBRC RiderCoaches who have been trained and certified by MSF conduct the 3WBRC.

The course consists of both classroom and hands-on instruction including classroom instruction, riding exercises and a knowledge and skills test. Total instructional time is two-days; approximately 18 hours. This course includes six hours of classroom activities and twelve hours of on-cycle riding exercises. A 3-Wheel DMV Skills Test License Waiver and a course completion card will be issued upon successful completion of the written and riding skills evaluation.
Learn to ride for $99. See offer. Can-Am

To Register:

  • Register for the 3-Wheel Basic Rider course on the CAN-AM Rider Education Program webpage. You will select North Carolina and the Hendersonville location to get the courses offer at Blue Ridge Community College.
  • You will click the red SIGN UP button and follow the directions on the screen.

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 cannot be used. Sunglasses must 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 durable material is preferred. The shirt should cover the rider’s shoulders (no shoulder cutouts allowed).
  • Gloves: Gloves should be full-fingered and preferably made of leather. Style and material are the student’s choice.

Registration Procedures

Registration information for Motorcycle Safety courses can be found on the Continuing Education Registration Information Page.


Paula Wynn
(828) 694-1742