Have you wanted to ride a motorcycle but don't know how to get started? Do you ride now but want to polish your basic riding skills? If so, the Basic RiderCourseSM (BRC) is for you!
The BRC is a multimedia training program designed to teach and improve your street riding skills and strategies. The course is scheduled for 22 hours that includes classroom instruction, text materials, hands-on riding practice, and a motorcycle (200 to 250 cc) for each student's use. Included as part of the course are:
To meet the challenge of motorcycling, a rider needs skill and knowledge. The BRC will give you the physical skills to make your motorcycle perform like an extension of yourself and the knowledge to apply those skills appropriately.
You will practice and develop the four fundamental riding skills:
Then, you will expand these basic skills into street-riding skills:
You will also learn and practice the mental skills needed to develop:
Increasing these skills through training and practice will increase your riding enjoyment and decrease your chance of a mishap. Through the BRC, you may also be eligible to receive a discount on your motorcycle insurance after completing the course.
The riding and written portion of the Illinois motorcycle license test are waived for successful Basic Rider Course graduates who are 18 or older.
Discounts on insurance, parts, and accessories may be available to course graduates.
If you are 16 or 17 years old and pass the Basic RiderCourseSM, you may apply for a driver's license for full size motorcycles (16- and 17-year-olds must take both written and riding portions of the SOS test).
Your course may be conducted at one of three time schedules. The times for a specific course will be noted during the registration process and in a confirmation email sent shortly after you register. There will also be a reminder email that will come approximately one week prior to your course that will contain the times for your specific course.
You must be in the classroom for roll call or you may lose your seat. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.
Read the Course Times page for more information.