Motorcycle Rider Education & Safety Course Descriptions

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Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Prerequisite: MSF BRC eCourse certificate

The MSF BRC is the best place for a new rider to start once they’ve made the decision to ride. The course consists of approximately 5 hours of formal classroom activities and 13 hours of riding instruction. Practical riding skills are developed in a controlled off-street environment.

In North Carolina this course is mandatory for riders under the age of 18. A release from the participant’s school and their parent/legal guardian is required in order to attend this course.

Classes are normally held from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday but some weekday courses are provided. Participants must attend all sessions fully to receive credit for the class. Class starts promptly at 7:00 AM and late participants will need to re-register for a future class and pay the full tuition.

Participants must wear proper protective clothing and equipment that includes: DOT approved helmet, full fingered gloves, eye protection, long sleeve shirt/jacket, long pants and over the ankle sturdy footwear with a non-slip sole (Acceptable Footwear includes over-the-ankle “leather” footwear. Hiking boots and tennis type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable). Some loner equipment is available in class, i.e helmet, eye protection, gloves.

Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and riding skill tests provides a MSF Completion card and a NCDMV Graduate card. The MSF Completion card is yours and never expires. Your insurance agency may provide a discount for attending a riding safety course.

The NCDMV Graduate card is only good for 1 year. The NCDMV Graduate card waives the NCDMV Riding Skill exam only, you will still be required to pass the written motorcycle exam and pass the eye exam in order to get your full endorsement.

Basic Rider Course2 (BRC2)

Prerequisite: MSF BRC eCourse

Requirements: A motorcycle learners permit or full endorsement.  Riders must provide their own two-wheeled single track motorcycle.

The MSF BRC2 is for riders who already have basic skills. It is similar to the BRC except the speeds are higher. There’s always something new to learn. This course allows you to hone your riding skills and fine-tune the mental skills needed to survive in traffic.

There is a formal classroom component that discusses safety concepts based on past riding experiences and current knowledge with various activities. 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.

Classes are normally held on a Saturday or Sunday from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM but may be held on a weekday. Participants must attend all sessions fully to receive credit for the class. Class starts promptly at 7:00 AM and late participants will need to re-register for a future class and pay the full tuition.

Participants must wear proper protective clothing and equipment that includes: DOT approved helmet, full fingered gloves, eye protection, long sleeve shirt/jacket, long pants and over the ankle sturdy footwear with a non-slip sole (Acceptable Footwear includes over-the-ankle “leather” footwear. Hiking boots and tennis type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable).

Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and riding skill tests provides a MSF Completion card and a NCDMV Graduate card. The MSF Completion card is yours and never expires. Your insurance agency may provide a discount for attending a riding safety course.

The NCDMV Graduate card is only good for 1 year. The NCDMV Graduate card waives the NCDMV Riding Skill exam only.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

Requirements: A motorcycle learners permit or full endorsement.  A motorcycle endorsement and provide your own two-wheeled single track motorcycle.

The MSF ARC is a one-day course that complements a rider’s basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness with focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques and traction management.

Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

This course draws from elements of the MSF BRC2, the European Module Rider Course and from information contained in the MSF Guide to Motorcycle Excellence, 2nd Edition.

This course consists of approximately 3 ½ hours of classroom activities and 5 ½ hours or riding. There is no formal riding skill test requirement.

Classes are normally held on a Saturday or Sunday from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM but may be held on a weekday. Participants must attend all sessions fully to receive credit for the class. Class starts promptly at 7:00 AM and late participants will need to re-register for a future class and pay the full tuition.

Participants must wear proper protective clothing and equipment that includes: DOT approved helmet, full fingered gloves, eye protection, long sleeve shirt/jacket, long pants and over the ankle sturdy footwear with a non-slip sole (Acceptable Footwear includes over-the-ankle “leather” footwear. Hiking boots and tennis type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable).

Successful completion of this course provides a MSF Completion card The MSF Completion card is yours and never expires. Your insurance agency may provide a discount for attending a riding safety course.