THE BASIC RIDERCOURSE (BRCU)
Our goal is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable training experience.
The Basic RiderCourse is intended for those with little or no experience, or for any rider who has missed the opportunity to take formal motorcycle rider education. This hands-on, learner-centered, step-by-step course teaches everything from the ground up.
MSF-certified instructors teach in our classroom and coach on our dedicated range. Four hours of classroom instruction includes risk awareness, protective gear, motorcycle controls, riding skills, and street strategies. Outdoor range exercises are conducted on our training motorcycles (all 250cc or smaller) in a controlled environment, where students get hands-on experience and personal, professional coaching. Students meeting evaluation standards receive a completion card, waiving the on-cycle skill test required by the state for a motorcycle endorsement, which must be obtained from the DMV.
ONLINE ECOURSE REQUIRED FOR BASIC RIDERCOURSE (BRCU) STUDENTS
The Basic RiderCourse has been updated and now requires an online eCourse to be completed prior to attending the BRCU. To register for the eCourse, please go to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) website located at http://www.msf-usa.org/eCourse.aspx and choose Enroll Now.
(This is a requirement for MSF and the state of Texas in order to attend this course.)
The eCourse will take approximately 3-5 hours from start to finish. Please complete the eCourse within 30 days of your scheduled course date. If you need to stop and continue the course at a later time, you can return to the MSF website and choose Returning Students to login.
After completing the eCourse, you will need to print out your certificate and MUST bring the completion certificate to class in order to be able to continue. If you do not present your proof of completion at class, you will not be allowed to continue and there will be no refund for the cost of the course. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, please check with your local library.
As a minimum, each student must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.
Each student MUST provide and wear the following required safety gear:
- D.O.T. approved helmet (loaners available)
- Eye protection (glasses or face shield)
- Full-fingered gloves
- Long-sleeve shirt or jacket
- Over-the-ankle boots (with low heels)
- Long pants (jeans with no holes or tears, sturdy material recommended)