The 14.5 hour Basic Rider Course (BRC) is the best way to earn your motorcycle license. No experience necessary. Training motorcycles are provided. This course is also recommended for returning riders who have not been on a bike in a while. offers the most complete motorcycle training available. In the BRC, you can learn to ride, practice on a training motorcycle, and get your license, all in one shot!
If you are 18 or older, you must have a motorcycle PERMIT prior to taking the BRC to receive your motorcycle endorsement. Riders under 18 are required to take this course to obtain a motorcycle permit.
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.
Classroom topics include protective riding gear, preparation, risk management, street strategies, special riding situations and impairment. Riding exercises - always with two instructors providing expert guidance and feedback - teach the basic skills of clutch and throttle control, straight line riding, turning, shifting and stopping. Advanced exercises teach U-turns and tight turns, maximum braking, counter-steering, cornering and swerving. Workbooks and the test are available in Spanish upon request.
Students must complete 14.5 hours of integrated instruction: 4.5 hours in the classroom and 10 hours of practice on the training motorcycle. Students must possess a valid driver's license or motor vehicle instruction permit.
Each student must furnish his/her own protective riding gear including the following:
100% attendance is mandatory.
To view our schedule, go to http://minnesota.augusoft.net, click on browse classes, then motorcycle training. Or click the attachment below for a PDF printout of the most current training calendar.
The 4.5-hour classroom only moped course is a great introduction to riding and meets state requirements for obtaining a moped permit. Topics include: riding gear, preparation, risk management, street strategies, special riding situations and impairment.
Moped training is offered during any of our BRC weekends. It is either Friday night at our Moorhead campus, or Thursday night at our Detroit Lakes campus. Please refer to the BRC schedule or contact the respective campus for more information.
Class fee is $35.
This course is for riders with their own motorcycle or scooter. The 5-hour BRC2 course builds upon existing skills and knowledge. Newer licensed riders, returning riders, and experienced motorcyclists find this course fun and challenging. Discussion topics include: preparation, risk management, visual skills, riding strategy and traction management. Riding exercises include motorcycle control, finesse, judgement, U-turns and tight turns, maximum braking, counter-steering, cornering and swerving.
BRC2 sessions are scheduled at the beginning and end of the season. Please refer to the BRC schedule above or browse classes to view our list of training sessions.
Cost fee is $55. "Promotion" opportunity - any participant that completes a BRC course during the current season can return on the "Promotional BRC2" Day at the end of the season for only $25.
Last modified: August 28th, 2014 at 11:33am