The Basic Rider Course is certified by the NC Motorcycle Safety Education Program and conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. The course provides actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled, off-street environment. No experience is necessary; a good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bicycle). If you experience significant difficulty or become a safety risk to yourself or others, you will not be permitted to continue to ride. To receive the NC Motorcycle Education Program endorsement card, you must attend one hundred percent of all scheduled course hours.
You will learn:
- To have more fun by riding your motorcycle safely.
- The basics: what to wear, how to start and stop your motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.
- Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
- How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations: swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazards.
Reasons why you should take this course:
- Licensing Test Waiver – NCDMV waives the skills portion of your motorcycle endorsement test if you've successfully completed the RiderCourse.
- Insurance Discounts - Many insurance companies offer discounts on motorcycle premiums to students who have successfully completed a RiderCourse. Be sure to ask your insurance agent.
Required Gear for Saturday and Sunday:
- Long pants
- Long sleeve shirts
- Over-the-ankle boots
- Full-fingered gloves
- Eye protection (sunglasses or prescription eyewear is permissible)
- DOT-approved helmet
- Motorcycles are provided.
- Students under the age of 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
- You do not need to possess a driver’s license or learner’s permit to take the course.
- You must possess some degree of strength, be able to support a 300‑pound motorcycle while straddling it and have the ability to push the motorcycle for distances up to 120 feet.
- Heat and cold weather conditions can add to the strenuous conditions you'll encounter while taking the course.
|March 04 - March 05, 2023||CSP-4258-214MS||Full|
|March 11 - March 12, 2023||CSP-4258-216MS||Full|
|March 18 - March 19, 2023||CSP-4258-218MS||Full|
|March 25 - March 26, 2023||CSP-4258-220MS||Full|
|April 01 - April 02, 2023||CSP-4258-222MS||Full|
|April 08 - April 09, 2023||CSP-4258-224MS||Full|
|April 15 - April 16, 2023||CSP-4258-226MS||Full|
|April 22 - April 23, 2023||CSP-4258-228MS||Full|
|April 29 - April 30, 2023||CSP-4258-230MS||Full|
|May 06 - May 07, 2023||CSP-4258-232MS||Full|
|May 13 - May 14, 2023||CSP-4258-234MS||Full|
|May 20 - May 21, 2023||CSP-4258-236MS||Open|
|May 27 - May 28, 2023||CSP-4258-238MS||Open|
|June 3 - June 4, 2023||CSP-4258-372MS||Open|
|June 10 - June 11, 2023||CSP-4258-374MS||
|June 17 - June 18, 2023||CSP-4258-376MS||Open|
|June 24 - June 25, 2023||CSP-4258-378MS||Open|
Times and Locations - Rain or Shine:
- MSF E-Course – To be completed before coming to class on Saturday morning. E-Codes will be sent to registered students a week before the class begins
- Self-Pace, Computer-based e-Course
- You must have a valid email address and know how to operate a computer.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Room 203 Advanced Manufacturing Center Building, Asheville Campus
- Wear the motorcycle gear listed above
- Rain gear when necessary
- One-hour lunch break each day
- Bring plenty of fluids to keep hydrated
- Optional - a portable canvas chair
Registration Fee: $195 (includes the e-Course Authorization Code and a $5 comprehensive insurance fee)
For general information call (828) 398-7817 or (828) 398-7369
*All NC Motorcycle Safety Education courses are self-supporting and tuition fees will not be refunded if you fail to show up or don't complete the course for any reason. Transfers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be requested at least one week in advance of the original course date. Transfers are provided if your space can be filled. No fee exemptions. No refunds after registration.