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Basic RiderCourse (Class No: 21040)
Class Date(s): 11/11 - 11/12
Thu 8 am - 5 pm & Fri 8 am - 1 pm
5 seat(s) remaining
Cost: $339 per student.

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Ron Bennett has been a rider coach since 2001 in Pennsylvania until he and his wife Yolanda, moved to Virginia in 2012 where he continues coaching. Ron is a retired officer from University of Pittsburgh Police Department after 32 years. Duties included plainclothes, investigations, motor officer, SERT, and community relations. Ron received many awards during this time including Officer of the Year, and Medal of Bravery for First Responder of critical incident. Ron enjoys family events, rollerskating (4 wheels), fishing, jazz, and old school music. Also a member of "Buffalo Soldiers M/C of Pittsburgh" where he is known as "Zoom".


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This course offers 15+ hours of classroom and riding instruction based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum ($339).

Are you not sure if motorcycle riding is for you? Do you want some advance preparation for the Basic RiderCourse? Then check out our Headstart course or our Individual Novice Course Level 1 (INC-1).

This course is specifically designed for the novice/beginner rider. Basic Rider Course Students learn about components and controls of a motorcycle, riding gear and preparing for the ride. The risk of riding and managing that risk are studied in depth to better prepare the student for "real life" riding. Strategies are investigated that will prepare each student for riding on the street in traffic. Whether you want to learn to ride for pleasure or basic low-cost transportation or both, this course is perfect for you.

Take a look at our BRC Highlight Reel to get a feel for the course.

Many students are returning riders. They rode a motorcycle in their youth, but haven't ridden in years. This is a perfect reintroduction to riding. Experienced riders can break bad habits and gain new skills.

Graduating students receive a Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion certificate and a Virginia Class "M2" endorsement (motorcycle license). Here's some more information about obtaining your Class "M2" endorsement in Virginia and Washington, DC.

We offer both weekday and weekend classes throughout the year. Class sizes are typically 10 students facilitated by two professional coaches.

Weekday class format is typically (times are approximate):

  • Day one: Classroom 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and Range 12:30 to 5 pm
  • Day two: Range & Testing 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Weekend class format is typically (times are approximate):

Our weekend classes have 20 students divided into three groups for the classroom and two groups for the riding sessions.

Due to CDC Pandemic guidance we conduct three classroom sessions. You must attend only one:

  • Thursday evening - 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Friday evening - 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Saturday morning 7:30 to 11:30 am (Note: if you choose this classroom session, you must attend the afternoon riding sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

Students must attend two riding sessions. One on Saturday and one on Sunday. During registration you may indicate your preference for the morning sessions or the afternoon sessions. You must attend the same session on both days.