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Motorcycle Safety Basic Rider Course

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) offers the most complete motorcycle training available. Students must complete 14.5 hours of integrated instruction: 4.5 hours in the classroom and 10 hours of practice on a training motorcycle. This course is divided into two phases: Level 1 concentrates on motorcycle familiarization, clutch control, throttle control, riding posture and the four basic skills: straight-line riding,turning, shifting and stopping. Level 2 includes limited-space maneuvers, counter-steering, cornering and swerving. Minnesota law requires motorcyclists under age 18 to pass an approved Driver Skills Training course. While no previous motorcycle riding experience is required, it can be beneficial.

Students must be able to ride a bicycle and must possess a valid driver's license or motor vehicle instruction permit. Each student must furnish his or her own protective clothing and DOT-approved helmet. One hundred percent attendance is mandatory.

If you are 18 years old or older, you must obtain a motorcycle PERMIT prior to taking the BRC
to receive your motorcycle endorsement.

Permits can be obtained from the Driver and Vehicle Services exam station. You must have a valid
driver's license to receive your motorcycle license.

If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to take the Basic Rider Course to receive your motorcycle
permit. You must have a vehicle driver's license or instruction permit.

Last modified: October 4th, 2012 at 02:44pm