BASIC RIDER COURSE
Web Enhanced - One weekend - Auburn Hills Campus |Parking Lot 10
Must have a valid email address on file with the college. Must COMPLETE the online
eCourse prior to your class start date and bring the completion certificate, along
with your riding gear, to the first class session. Link to the eCourse will be distributed
by the college via email at least 1 week prior to the start of your class. If you
have not received an email by this time, please call 248.232.4167 or 248.232.4150.
This class consists of approximately 18 hours of instruction – 3 hours of online preparation
to be completed PRIOR to your class start date, 5 hours of classroom instruction,
and 10 hours of hands-on training. Designed for someone who has minimal experience
operating a motorcycle, this course focuses on the development of basic riding skills:
clutch and throttle coordination, straight-line riding, braking, turning, and shifting.
Successful completion of this course and its knowledge and skills test will result
in a riding test waiver by the Secretary of State. This course is offered in different
formats: one (1) weekend, weekday, and weeknight.
Ability to ride a bicycle. The most physically demanding of all BRC options! Class
meets Friday, 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 8 pm. You must be on time.
You need to be available during the 12-hour period, but are not expected to be on
site the entire time. Variable schedules will be assigned the first night of class.
Online eCourse is required to be completed prior to your first class session.
BASIC RIDER COURSE 2 - FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS
One day - Auburn Hills Campus |Parking Lot 10
This one day course is designed for the experienced, but unendorsed rider to become
licensed and legal, or for already endorsed riders to refresh and improve their skills.
This course is NOT designed for beginning riders. Students must demonstrate competency
with basic operational skills and pass the Level 1 written test during the screening
exercises in order to continue in the course. If it’s determined a rider needs additional
skill development before proceeding, the rider will be referred to the Basic Rider
Course (no refunds; no transfers). Topics include: speed control, braking & stopping,
counter steering, cornering, hazard avoidance and other techniques necessary for the
experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely. Each student must
provide their own motorcycle and riding gear. Sharing is not allowed. Scooters will
be allowed in this course. The cycle must be titled, properly registered, and display
a valid license plate. Each student must provide proof of insurance and the bike must
pass a safety inspection. Successful completion allows a student to waive the Secretary
of State written and riding skills tests. Class meets 8 am to 6 pm with a break for
lunch. You must be on time.
Ability to ride a bicycle.
The following protective clothing/gear are required for all Motorcycle classes on
the first day of class.
No sharing of gear/clothing/equipment.
- Helmet: Wear a DOT-approved helmet.
- Eye protection: Goggles or glasses (no face shields – they make it harder to hear
- Long sleeve jacket or heavy shirt: Arms must be covered while riding. It is best to
dress in layers according to the weather; the outermost layer must have long sleeves.
- Long pants: Long pants only – no shorts! We suggest jeans; man-made materials can
melt when exposed to heat from engines or exhaust pipes.
- Gloves: Any gloves will do, as long as they fit your hand and are full-fingered.
- Boots or heavy shoes: Your ankles must be covered. A shoe or boot with a six-inch
top is fine. No high heels or high-top tennis shoes are permitted.
- Pen or pencil.
- Optional: rain gear; sunscreen
THE $50 COURSE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
If after starting a class, we have to cancel it due to inclement weather, the class
will be made up the following Tuesday and Thursday weather permitting.
Instructors/Equipment: All instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation
and are approved by the Michigan Department of Education.
Motorcycles are furnished for all classes except for the Basic Rider Course 2 – For
Experienced Riders. Riders are required to furnish their own helmets, gloves, over-the-ankle
boots, heavy-duty pants, jacket and rain or cold weather gear. THIS EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED
FOR ALL RANGE ACTIVITIES. NO SHARING OF GEAR OR EQUIPMENT.
Within each of the class sections (time frames) you will receive approximately 18-20
hours of instruction excluding the Basic Rider Course 2 – For Experienced Riders.
Each section number represents one class, i.e., the class meets on all days listed
with each section number. You must be on time for your class or you may be denied