Intermediate Rider Course (Formerly Basic Rider Course 2)
If you are comfortable on your own motorcycle or scooter, the 5-hour Intermediate Rider Course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Newer motorcyclists, returning riders and experienced motorcyclists can all benefit from this course. The Intermediate Rider Course covers control, finesse, counter steering, corning, swerving and braking. Make the Intermediate Rider Course an annual tune up for your riding skills. Groups or clubs may purchase an entire Intermediate Rider Course for only $300. Passengers may participate for free.
Intermediate Rider Course (BRC2) sessions are scheduled upon request. Please call Jamon Friendshuh at 218.846.3733 for more information.
Motorcycle Safety Training
Learn how to ride, and earn your motorcycle license endorsement in this 14.5-hour course featuring 10 hours of on cycle training and 4.5 hours of classroom training. Supportive and friendly instructors will teach you how to operate a motorcycle and the basic skills you need to safely ride on the street. Training motorcycles are provided for riders of all sizes. If you're an automatic scooter rider you can bring your own scooter with proof of insurance if it's 500cc or less, 400 pounds or less, in good working order and registered as a motorcycle.
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 exam 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 percent attendance is mandatory.
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.
Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate | 3 hours
M State is the NW Regional Training Center for Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate training program will train participants how to legally stop and control traffic for motorcycle group rides. Certified road guards will be able to stop traffic to allow group rides to pass through intersections and give traffic the "all clear" when it's safe to proceed. This course has 2 hours of classroom training, followed by 1 hour of practical training and basic competency testing at a nearby intersection.
Group sessions are scheduled upon request. Please contact Jamon at 218.846.3733.
In order to participate in this training, fill out an application for the Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate and send it to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS). The application can be found below or online at www.motorcyclesafety.org.
The application must be received three weeks before your training. The application allows DVS to review applicants' driving records. Applicants will receive a response letter from DVS telling them if they are approved or not approved to attend training. Applicants must bring the letter to training in order to participate.
"We should never stop learning. Improving riding skills and continued practice will result in a safer riding season." That's feedback from one of the students, who took an experienced rider training course this season.
"There is a lot of learning and real world exercises that go beyond just driving through cones," another student said.
Last modified: October 26th, 2016 at 09:22am