Basic Rider Course (BRC)
Due to construction of the Engineering building , the BRC classes will be canceled for the immediate future. Our qualification course will be inaccessible due to the construction. After construction is completed, we will be able to determine if we can begin classes again.
THE COURSE IS PHYSICALLY DEMANDING!!
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. The MSF Basic eCourse (ONLINE) is a highly interactive 3-hr. online program that provides riders of all skill levels with the basics of motorcycling. With integrated graphics, photos and video to illustrate the lessons, the program allows you to control the pace of your learning. Please note that the Basic eCourse alone is NOT accepted as a license waiver by any state's department of motor vehicles, or as a license to ride a motorcycle or as a learner's permit.
- 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) 464-2339 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday to determine class availability.
Estimated Course Cost
- Registration fee is $200 per student (subject to change)
- IMPORTANT NOTE!! Our courses are run through the Self-Supporting divisions of the Continuing Education Programs. This means that your registrationfee will not be refunded if you fail to show up for class, or if you fail to complete the course. The Basic RiderCourse is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. However, if you experience significant difficulty or become a safety risk to yourself or others, you will not be permitted to continue to ride.
Upcoming Course Dates
Due to construction of the Engineering building, the BRC classes will need to be canceled for the immediate future. Our qualification course will be inaccessible due to the construction. After construction is completed, we will be able to determine if we can begin classes again.
Classes are held in Elsee building Rm. A160
Friday - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
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.
Before submitting a registration form, please call (919) 464-2339 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) 464-2339.