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2015 Motorcycle Rider Courses Schedules and Pricing
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Please note: For the most up-to-date information on course availability, search the online registration system or contact our office.

Contact Information
(518) 629-7339
communityed@hvcc.edu
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

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What's New?

  • 2015 Motorcycle Rider Courses Schedules, Pricing and Course Information in an easy to read, download and print format! Download the PDF.

  • NYS DMV has approved the Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver. This course is for students who have had a motorcycle permit for one year and your own motorcycle. More Details

  • NYS DMV has changed the pre requisites for the BRC
    You must have a valid NYS Drivers License.  A motorcycle permit is no longer required to take the BRC. You will be required to obtain the motorcycle permit before you can utilize the completion card as a waiver for motorcycle endorsement. updated Sept 9, 2014

  • For tips and items of interest for local motorcycle riders, follow Capital Area Motorcycling School, Inc. (CAMSTraining) on Twitter and "Like" the Facebook page.

Course Information

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed under the FAQs! (No Refunds)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
16 1/2 Hour Course
Designed for Beginner and Returning Riders
Best Way to Earn Your Motorcycle License*
Motorcycles/scooter and helmet provided
Prerequisites: Must be able to ride a bicycle and possess a valid NYS driver's license.
More Details
Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Approved by NYS DMV for Motorcycle License Waiver
8 hour course (3 hour eCourse and 5 hours riding exercises)
Designed for riders with some street riding skill (cornering, braking, swerving)
Taken on your own motorcycle/scooter
Fast track to getting your motorcycle license without a DMV road test
Prerequisites: Must possess a valid NYS driver's license AND a valid NYS motorcycle permit that you have held for one year. Must own a street-legal, registered and insured motorcycle or scooter
More Details

 


RiderCourse

Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
$275

In the Basic RiderCourse you will learn:

  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver in tough situations.
  • Swerving, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, and avoiding hazards.

The Basic RiderCourse provides classroom and actual motorcycle/scooter operator training in a controlled, off-street environment.

  • Scooters! If you want to learn to ride, but just don't want to use a clutch, take your Basic RiderCourse (BRC) on a scooter. You MUST reserve a scooter when you register for your BRC

Requirements:

  • No experience is necessary, however, you must be able to ride a bicycle. A STRONG sense of balance is required!

  • *No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear listed on under the FAQs! (No Refunds)

  • NYS DMV Policy states: All students MUST possess a valid NYS driver's license or motorcycle driver's license in order to participate in the BasicRider Course. Students will not be allowed to participate in the class if you arrive at class without a valid NYS driver's license or motorcycle license. All students who are 16 and 17 years of age must have a notarized parent or guardian signature on the Participant Release, Waiver and Indemnification Form prior to the start of practice riding - NO EXCEPTIONS. There will be no refund or re-schedule given. NYSMSP also accepts out-of-state student credentials that are acceptable to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles. To qualify for the motorcycle road test waiver, the student must present a current and valid New York State driver's license. Students will be required to obtain a NYS Mortorcycle permit prior to using the completion card for the road test waiver. (See FAQs below and the Cancellation and Refund policy for more detail)

  • Students who possess a valid NYS Driver's License and valid NYS Motorcycle Learner's Permit may use successful completion of this course as an alternative to the motorcycle road test. Students must have a valid NYS Driver's License and valid NYS Motorcycle Learner's Permit prior to starting any course work. (See FAQs below for further detail)

  • NYS Motorcycle Safety Program
    The Basic RiderCourse is sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and is approved by the NYS DMV as an option to the on-street road test.

    All BRC students are urged to read the BRC Student Handbook and complete the study questions, located at the end, prior to attending the first class.

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about MSF Basic RiderCourse

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

Registration Information


Experienced RiderCourse

Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2-LW)
$225

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse 2 for License Waiver (BRC2- LW), is a unique riding curriculum for New Yorkers offered through the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program (NYSMSP). You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the BRC2 –LW per NYS DMV. If you are under age 18, you may not enroll in this course.

This eight-hour course consists of a three-hour online (eCourse) and approximately five hours of practice riding exercises on your own motorcycle or scooter. The online course must be completed before attending the riding exercises.

The course is designed to further develop your riding skills on your own street-legal motorcycle or scooter in our secure riding setting. The riding exercises conclude with a Skills Evaluation.

The BRC2-LW is designed for individuals that have some street riding skills and experience (braking, cornering, swerving) and have held a valid New York State Motorcycle Permit for at least one calendar year. This course is NOT for beginners.

To earn a NYSMSP BRC2-LW Road Test Waiver Completion Card you must successfully complete the MSF BRC2-LW eCourse (online) and pass the Skills Evaluation on the range. Your successful completion qualifies you for a Motorcycle License Road Test Waiver of the NYS DMV Road Test.

When you register for the course you will be given a code to take the MSF online eCourse as part of your registration. The online portion must be completed within 30 days of your riding class.

Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the BRC2 –LW per NYS DMV. If you are under age 18, you may not enroll in this course.

  • Complete online course and bring proof of completion to the riding component of the course.

  • No student will be allowed to proceed if they are unable to demonstrate basic riding skills in a parking lot. (no refund)

  • You must bring your own street-legal, insured and registered motorcycle or scooter. Must bring proof of same. You will not be allowed to proceed with the course if you do not meet this requirement. (no refund)

  • Bring original and copy of your valid NYS driver's license and permit. Cannot proceed without these. (no refund)

  • Out of state permit holders, contact your local DMV to see if they accept this new NYS training for waiver. Contact Barbara with questions at (518) 813-1717

  • NYS Motorcycle Safety Program
    The Basic RiderCourse is sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and is approved by the NYS DMV as an option to the on-street road test.
    Proper riding gear: DOT-approved helmet with shield or eye protection, jeans, sturdy long sleeve jacket, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle boots with no more than a 1" heel.

Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Basic RiderCourse 2 – License Waiver (BRC2-LW)

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

Registration Information


Abbreviations Used:
NYSMSP = New York State Motorcyclist Safety Program (division of DMV)
MSF = Motorcycle Safety Foundation
BRC = MSF Basic RiderCourse
BRC2-LW = MSF Basic RiderCourse 2 - License Waiver