Other Motorcycle Rider Courses

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Our courses are offered every April - October during the day, in the evening and on the weekend. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned rider, we have a course for you!

Course Offerings

Our online registration system and digital brochure (both require Adobe Flash) makes it convenient for you to search our upcoming offerings. Or, you can browse through the categories above.

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
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252


Course Information

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

FREE Motorcycle Information Session

  • 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 Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

  • Sponsored by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF)
  • For the rider with a who wants to improve their skills
  • Taken on your own motorcycle/scooter
  • Prerequisites: Must possess a valid NYS driver's license AND a valid NYS motorcycle license. Must own a street-legal, registered and insured motorcycle or scooter
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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

FREE Motorcycle Information Session

Join Capital Area Motorcycling School, Inc (CAMS) for a FREE, informal session about the motorcycle classes offered at Hudson Valley Community College. Courses are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. During this information session, you'll have an opportunity to ask questions about the motorcycle classes and learn valuable information. A motorcycle simulator will be available.

Saturday, March 3, 2018: 9 - 11 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room 1
Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Call (518) 629-7339.

MSF - Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

BRC2 is for the rider with a motorcycle license who wants to improve their skills on their own motorcycle or scooter.


  • No student will be allowed to proceed if they are unable to demonstrate basic riding skills in a parking lot. (no refund)
  • Bring your own street-legal, insured and registered motorcycle or scooter. Bring proof of same. You will not be allowed to proceed 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 or licensed riders, please contact Barbara with questions at (518) 813-1717
  • Required riding gear: See BRC2 Additional Information

Please note: Motorcycle courses are physically demanding and require you to be mentally alert and able to multitask. Required riding gear is required for all courses.

All motorcycle courses have a separate cancellation and refund policy. You are required to sign off on the Motorcycle Cancellation and Refund Policy Acknowledgment prior to completing the registration process.

If a student is unable to gain the appropriate skills at the group learning level or poses a safety risk to themselves or others, they will be counseled out at the coaches' decision and no refund will be granted.

For specific questions about classes or policies related to motorcycle courses, email camstraining@nycap.rr.com.

Frequently Asked Questions about Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2) Non License Waiver


Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

  • 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 required riding gear: See IME Additional Information

Prerequisite: None

Frequently Asked Questions about Introductory Motorcycle ExperienceSM (IME)

IME Additional Information

Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Practice

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.

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

BRC Practice Additional Information

Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)

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 required riding gear: See Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse Additional Information. (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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)

Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse Additional 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
IME = MSF Introductory Motorcycle Experience
UBBRC = MSF Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse