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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.

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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 Days Course Number 
  April 7-9, 2017 F Sa Su
CSP 8019 601
  April 21-23, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 602
  April 28-30, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 603

 

Summer Dates Days Course Number
  May 25-27, 2017 Th F Sa
CSP 8019 601
  June 1-3, 2017 Th F Sa CSP 8019 602
  June 8-11, 2017 Th F Su CSP 8019 603
  June 15-17, 2017 Th F Sa CSP 8019 604
  June 22-25, 2017 Th F Su CSP 8019 605
  June 29 to July 1, 2017 Th F Sa CSP 8019 606
  July 6-9, 2017 Th F Su CSP 8019 607
  July 13-16, 2017 Th F Su CSP 8019 608
  July 20-23, 2017 Th F Su CSP 8019 609
  Aug. 3-5, 2017 Th F Sa CSP 8019 610
  Aug. 10-12, 2017 Th F Sa CSP 8019 611

 

Fall Dates Days Course Number
  Aug. 18-20, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 601
  Aug. 25-27, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 602
  Oct. 13-15, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 603
  Oct. 20-22, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 604
  Oct. 27-29, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 605
  Nov. 3-5, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 606
  Nov. 10-12, 2017 F Sa Su CSP 8019 607

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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 or Sundays  at the Patton Parking Lot.

Registration Fee: $85

Registration Fee for 2-Up Passengers: $30

Summer Dates Day Course Number
  June 4, 2017
Su
CSP 8057 601
  June 10, 2017 Sa CSP 8057 602
  June 18, 2017 Su CSP 8057 603
  June 24, 2017 Sa CSP 8057 604
  July 8, 2017 Sa CSP 8057 605
  July 15, 2017 Sa CSP 8057 606
  July 22, 2017 Sa CSP 8057 607
  Aug. 13, 2017 Su CSP 8057 608

 

Basic Rider Course II - 2Up Passenger: 

 

Summer Dates Day Course Number
  June 4, 2017
Su
CSP 8145 601
  June 10, 2017 Sa CSP 8145 602
  June 18, 2017 Su CSP 8145 603
  June 24, 2017 Sa CSP 8145 604
  July 8, 2017 Sa CSP 8145 605
  July 15, 2017 Sa CSP 8145 606
  July 22, 2017 Sa CSP 8145 607
  Aug. 13, 2017 Su CSP 8145 608

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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.

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

Registration Fee: $85

Summer Dates Day Course Number 
  May 28, 2017 Su
CSP 8417 601
  Aug. 6, 2017 Su CSP 8417 602

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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

 

 Contact Us

Olga Gonzalez
oa_gonzalez@blueridge.edu

(828) 694-1742