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Basic Rider Course

rider in gear


The Learn 2 Ride BRC - Beginner RiderCourse is for those with very little or no experience in riding a motorcycle.


Course tuition includes an online eCourse followed by 2 days (approx 11 hours) of hands-on riding exercises and actvities.  Training motorcycles are provided for this program.


Multiple classes are offered at Monroe Community College beginning in April and ending in September or October.

Mon-Tues - 7:30 am - 2:00  pm* 

Thurs-Fri - 7:30 am - 2:00  pm*

Sat-Sun - 7:30 am 2:00 pm* 


Mon-Tues - 8:30 am - 3:00  pm* 

Thurs-Fri - 8:30 am - 3:00  pm*

Sat-Sun AM - 8:30 am 3:00 pm* 

*Start times are firm 

Check in is 15 - 30 minutes before start. 

Arrive on time prepared to ride 

*End times are approximate and depend on

weather and student performance



Course Components:

1. ePackage 1 Online eCourse Prerequisite - Included in your tuition and mandatory before you attend!  You will receive a separate email with a unique eP1 link and instructions approximately 30 days prior to you in person session.  Check your spam and junk folders for the email as well.  

2. Hands-on Riding Exercises: (5 1/2 -  6 hours each day)

Day 1 - Each riding exercise has specific objectives that must be achieved to continue.

Day 2 - At the end of the riding exercises, the riding skill evaluation is conducted. 

Successful Completion Requirements: 

1. Complete online eP1 eCourse and provide course completion certificate.

2. Complete hands-on riding exercises and pass a skill evaluation (initial or retest). 

Successful Completion Qualifies for a

Waiver of the NYS DMV Motorcycle Road Test


  • Training Motorcycles are provided.

  • Cost is $321.00 due at time of registration. Registration must be done online. 

  • Class Location: 

Monroe Community College

1000 East Henrietta Road,

Rochester, NY 14623

Parking Lot M-1 (Behind the main campus buildings)

  • Required Riding Equipment:

    • Helmet:  DOT approved with face shield or approved safety glasses or goggles.    

    • Gloves:  Leather (preferably) or cotton---no fingerless gloves

    • Jeans:  Denim or other sturdy material—NO HOLES &  NO FLARE-LEG!!

    • Shirt:  Denim jacket or other sturdy material or long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt

    • Boots:  Must cover the ankle and have as flat a heel as possible –NO SNEAKERS

    • Rain Gear:  As appropriate, if necessary

  • Participation in this course requires the ability to ride a bicycle, physical stamina, motor coordination, mental alertness, and meeting the objectives of the riding exercises.

  • The riding exercises are physically demanding. You will be required to push the motorcycle while straddling it.

  • Arrive on time, prepared and ready to ride. There is no grace period allowed, and if you are late you will forfeit your tuition.

  • Minimum height recommendation is 5 feet. If in doubt, contact Learn 2 Ride, Inc. at (585) 615-7433 prior to registration. You may need to make arrangements to 'try on' one of our motorcycles prior to class. (You must be able to sit with both feet flat on the ground. If you arrive at class and cannot do this, no refund will be given.)

  • There is no guarantee of successful completion and there are no refunds once the course begins. 

  • Classes run rain or shine and in extreme heat. 

  • To participate in this course, you must have a valid NYS or out-of-state driver's license. (No DUI restriction, suspensions, revocations, ID cards or driver's learner permits.)

  • You must be 16 years of age or older and possess a current, valid NYS driver's license. If you are 16 or 17, you must bring a parent or legal guardian to the first session to sign permission paperwork.

  • A NYS motorcycle learner's permit is not required to register and attend the Course but is required for the Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test. 

  • Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a NYS specific Motorcycle Safety Foundation Completion Card. You present this card, along with your current, valid motorcycle learner's permit and current, valid driver's license at a DMV to qualify for the Road Test Waiver option and have your license upgraded.

  • If you possess an out-of-NYS license, your state of residence may recognize the NYS Motorcycle Safety Foundation Completion Card as a Road Test Waiver. Contact your state's DMV to find out.

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