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Basic Rider Course (BRC) - 15 hour multi-day licensing course
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Class schedules are posted 4-6 weeks in advance of the start date

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The Basic Rider Course is intended for those with little or no motorcycling experience. This is a hands-on, step-by-step course that covers the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental strategies.

Five hours of classroom instruction includes risk awareness, protective gear, motorcycle controls, riding skills and street strategies. Approximately ten hours of on-motorcycle range exercises are conducted on training bikes (125-500cc) where students learn and practice motorcycle riding.

**This course is compliant with Pennsylvania Minor Student Driver Training and up to 15 training hours are applied towards the 65 hour requirement.

Please note that the riding portion can be physically demanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program by clicking here.

Total instruction time is 15 hours, including a skill evaluation at the end of the course. Adult students that meet evaluation standards receive a completion card and earn their motorcycle driver’s license, waiving the on-cycle skill test at the DLC.

Welcome to the Ride

This 5-minute video introduces the many diverse aspects of street motorcycling. Welcome to the club...

Welcome to the passion... welcome to the ride!

Basic RiderCourse Highlights

This 5-minute video is a capsule summary of what you'll experience in our hands-on, 15 hour, Basic RiderCourse training program.

Group Riding

This 12-minute edit (36 mb wmv format) of the video in the MSF Guide to Group Riding Kit explains riding formations, pre-ride meetings, hand signals, and more. See "Host An Event" page for more details.

Fool's Gear, Cool Gear

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's "Fool’s Gear, Cool Gear" video, based on the iconic poster of the same name, communicates a serious message in an entertaining manner. Fun, informative and visually striking, the video takes viewers on a guided tour from head to toe, demonstrating that you can be safe as well as stylish when you ride.

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