The Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC)
is designed for the student with little or no motorcycle riding experience. Upon
successful completion of this 22 hour safety and street skills course, students will
be given cards to take to their local DMV office. Upon successful completion of
the written examination at the DMV office, students will receive a motorcycle
endorsement on their driver's license. Motorcycles are provided by the college,
however the student is responsible for the protective gear required to participate
in this course.
Classes are held March-November each year.
Offered on demand, the Experienced RiderCourseSM (ERC) is an 8 hour course designed for riders who have successfully completed the BRC or who possess basic riding skills and who would like to sharpen their current riding safety skills. Passengers may participate. Students are required to bring their own motorcycle and protective riding gear.
The Advanced Rider Course - SportBike
TechniquesSM (ARC-ST) is a one-day course
intended for motorcyclists who have completed the MSF Basic RiderCourse or have
a similar experience level.
The classroom segment focuses on the behavioral aspects of riding such as attitude and personal risk assessment, and includes discussions about braking proficiency, cornering techniques, traction management, and specific characteristics unique to sport bikes. The goal is to provide riders with a way to further develop personal riding strategies to minimize risk, with particular emphasis on the Search-Evaluate-Execute (SEESM) strategy used in all MSF curricula. There's also an opportunity to discuss case-specific situations within each military branch. A knowledge test is given at the end of the classroom portion.
The range session builds on these topics by providing riders the opportunity to develop and improve skills in braking, cornering and swerving. Included is a demonstration of the components of total stopping distance and practice in obstacle avoidance and evasive maneuvers.