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Motorcycle Rider Courses
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2015 Motorcycle Rider Courses Schedules and Pricing
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Our online registration system - and digital brochure makes it convenient for you to search our upcoming offerings. Or, you can browse through the categories below.

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

Registration Information
Registration begins Monday, Feb. 16, 2015!


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 on FAQs page!
(No Refunds)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) FREE CAMS Introductory Seminar
(Typically offered every January)
Pre-registration is required.
Meet and greet with our friendly instructors.
Learn more about riding, traveling, towing, protective gear and much more!
Guest speakers!
Come make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
Prerequisite: None
More Details
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
Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Two Hours of Hands-on Experience with motorcycle/scooter and its controls
Motorcycle/scooter and helmet provided
Prerequisite: None
More Details
BRC Practice
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Four Hours of Extra Practice
Review Skills Learned in BRC
Motorcycles/scooters provided
Prerequisite: Completion of BRC
More Details

 

Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)
Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
Beyond the basics
Half-day riding course on your motorcycle/scooter
Maximize low-speed control and confidence
Hone your skills in the spring
Prerequisites: Valid motorcycle license and basic riding skills.
More Details


CAMS Introductory Seminars
Join the Capital Area Motorcycling School (CAMS) for a FREE, informal session about the motorcycle classes offered at Hudson Valley Community College. During these sessions, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions about the motorcycle classes, meet the rider coaches and learn some valuable information. These sessions will vary and offer timely tips and tricks and may include guest speakers or hands-on participation. Whether you are new to motorcycle classes or have attended any of the classes before, these FREE sessions offer everyone an opportunity to explore all the possibilities in motorcycle training.
60263
FREE class
1 Session, BTC Meeting Room 1
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, 9 a.m. - noon
(SNOW DATE: Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015)

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Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)
$70
  • This two-hour experience provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with a motorcycle/scooter and its controls in a low-risk, controlled environment.

  • It is designed for the student who has no riding experience and isn't sure whether or not they should take formal training.

  • You will not learn how to ride a motorcycle/scooter, but you will experience a its operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience, allowing you to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride.

  • You should consider yourself successful in this course regardless of you choose to learn to ride or not.

  • This experience does not guarantee success in the Basic RiderCourse (BRC). Group size is limited to three students.

  • Students will be required to have proper riding gear including long sleeve jacket, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle boots, long pants and a DOT-approved helmet (we can provide one if necessary).

Pre-requisite: None

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

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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 FAQs page! (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 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 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.

  • New York State Motorcycle Safety Program
  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation
  • Military Information

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

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Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Practice
$150

This four-hour practice course provides additional riding time on our training motorcycles. Designed for the student who completed the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and wants more time working with rider coaches.

Class size is small and motorcycles will be provided.

Pre-requisite: Completion of a BRC at any training site within the last three years. Protective riding gear is required.

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

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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).

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:

  • 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

  • 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.

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.

2015 Schedules, Pricing and Course Information Brochure

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Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)
$150

This half-day rising course (no classroom instruction) is for licensed riders looking to dial in their low speed control and confidence. Riders will use their personal motorcycle/scooter.

Instruction includes:

  • Bike-Bonding Awareness
  • Big box
  • Zigzag
  • Circle weaves
  • Switchbacks
  • Lollipops
  • Circuit Training
  • Sharing the road

*No student will be allowed to participate without meeting pre-requisites and proper riding gear including long sleeve jacket, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle boots, long pants and a DOT-approved helmet (we can provide one if necessary). (No Refunds)

Prerequisites: Rider must have valid motorcycle license and possess SOLID basic skills with recent riding experience. It is recommended that the motorcycle/scooter be appropriate for the size and strength of its rider. You must bring your own street-legal, insured and registered motorcycle or scooter. Must bring proof of same.

Learning is for Life Video!
Rider Training. An Investment You Can Live With!

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Saturday, 6/20, 1- 6 p.m.

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