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.
|September 02 - September 03, 2023||CSP-4258-398MS||Full|
|September 09 - September 10, 2023||CSP-4258-400MS||Full|
|September 16 - September 17, 2023||CSP-4258-402MS||Full|
|September 23 - September 24, 2023||CSP-4258-404MS||Full|
|September 30 - October 01, 2023||CSP-4258-406MS||Full|
|October 07 - October 08, 2023||CSP-4258-408MS||Full|
|October 14 - October 15, 2023||CSP-4258-410MS||Full|
|October 21 - October 22, 2023||CSP-4258-412MS||Full|
|October 28 - October 29, 2023||CSP-4258-414MS||Full|
|November 04 - November 05, 2023||CSP-4258-416MS||Full|
|November 11 - November 12, 2023||CSP-4258-418MS||Open|
|November 18 - November 19, 2023||CSP-4258-420MS||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-Paced, Computer-based E-Course, completion time 5 hours.
- 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: $199 (includes the E-Course Authorization Code and a $5 comprehensive insurance fee)
*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. No fee exemptions. No refunds or transfers after registration.