Basic Rider Course (BRC)

This Basic Rider Course (BRC) for beginners teaches the basic skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. Students must be able to balance and ride a bicycle to take this course. The first half of the course familiarizes students with the location and operation of the controls. Students then practice riding on small motorcycles to demonstrate that they have the strength, balance, and coordination to perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping exercises. The second half of the course introduces students to street riding strategies needed when sharing the road with other vehicles. Particular emphasis is placed on those skills that have been found lacking in motorcyclists who have had accidents. Those skills include emergency braking, swerving, and proper cornering techniques.

  • No prior motorcycle and or knowledge are needed for the BRC course.
  • A motorcycle endorsement or permit is not required for the BRC course.
  • All exercises are conducted on the protected range.
  • Motorcycles, helmets, and training manuals are provided for the BRC course.
  • Students must wear an approved helmet, over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, full fingered gloves, and protective eyewear at all times while training.

The Basic Rider Course uses a building block principle of learning and each exercise/classroom segment builds on the previous one. Therefore, it is imperative that students attend all portions of the class in the proper sequence. Students will not be permitted to skip or make up a missed session. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Students who are late for a class will not be permitted to join the class in progress and/or make up the missed information at a later time.

Before submitting a registration form, please call (919) 209-2213 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday to determine class availability.

Estimated Course Cost

  • Registration fee is $180 per student (subject to change)
  • The registration fee is non-refundable

View an explanation of registration fees

Upcoming Course Dates

Friday - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Class Number Class Date
Class # 1 FEB 22 - FEB 24, 2019
Class # 2 MAR 1 - MAR 3, 2019
Class # 3 MAR 8 - MAR 10, 2019
Class # 4 MAR 15 - MAR 17, 2019
Class # 5 MAR 22 - MAR 24, 2019
Class # 6 MAR 29 - MAR 31, 2019
Class # 7 APR 12 - APR 14, 2019
Class # 8 APR 26 - APR 28, 2019
Class # 9 MAY 10 - MAY 12, 2019
Class # 10 MAY 17 - MAY 19, 2019
Class # 11 MAY 31 - JUN 2, 2019
Class # 12 JUN 7 - JUN 9, 2019
Class # 13 JUN 13 - JUN 17, 2019
Class # 14 JUN 21 - JUN 23, 2019
Class # 16 JUL 12 - JUL 14, 2019
Class # 17 JUL 26 - JUL 28, 2019
Class # 18 AUG 2 - AUG 4, 2019
Class # 19 AUG 9 - AUG 11, 2019
Class # 20 AUG 23 - AUG 25, 2019
Class # 21 SEP 6 - SEP 8, 2019
Class # 22 SEP 13 - SEP 15, 2019
Class # 23 SEP 27 - SEP 29, 2019
Class # 24 OCT 11 - OCT 13, 2019
Class # 25 OCT 18 - OCT 20, 2019
Class # 26 NOV 1 - NOV 3, 2019
Class # 27 NOV 8 - NOV 10, 2019
 

Classes will be added to the listing as they become available.

Ready to Register?

Fill out the registration form (PDF) and return it with the non-refundable registration fee in the form of a money order or certified check. Make certified check or money order payable to JCC. No personal checks. If you are a Johnston County high school student, fill out the Concurrent Enrollment Form.

Before submitting a registration form, please call (919) 209-2213 between the hours of 8:00 am-1:30 pm, Mon - Thur. to determine class availability.

Mail the completed form along with the registration fee to:

Johnston Community College
Attn. Motorcycle Safety Program
P O Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577

For more information, please call (919) 209-2213.