Other Motorcycle Rider Courses

Courses include: Advanced RidingCourse, Basic RiderCourse 2, Introductory Motorcycle Experience, BRC Practice and Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse.

Take Note

The next Open House for motorcycle classes will be Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room 1. Drop in any time from 9 – 11 a.m. to talk with Rider Coaches about the classes we offer.

The 2020 class schedule will be available in February 2020.

Overview of Offerings

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

Advanced RiderCourse

  • A one-day course that complements your basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment
  • Classroom and range exercises
  • 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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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

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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

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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.

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Course Details


Advanced RiderCourse

Cost: $175

A one-day course that complements your basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several fun interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic operating skills and crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle.

You will need to bring the following with you to the course:

  • Proof of current insurance and registration.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement.

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

Protective riding gear is required and listed in Advanced RiderCourse Additional Information.


MSF - Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2)

Cost: $155

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

Requirements

  • 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

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

Q: Who is eligible to take the BRC2?
A: Any student with a valid motorcycle license, who has solid basic riding skill with recent riding experience. It is recommended that the motorcycle or scooter be appropriate for the size and strength of the rider.

Q: What protective gear is required to take the BRC2?
A: Please wear the protective gear listed in BRC2 Additional Information.

Q: Is the BRC2 a licensing course?
A: No.

Q: What MUST I bring to class?
A: You must bring:

  • Valid NYS driver's license.
  • Your street legal, registered, insured motorcycle or scooter with current inspection. Vehicles will be checked over by instructors to verify safety. Good tires are of the utmost importance. Our instructor has the right to refuse to allow you to ride a motorcycle deemed unsafe. No refund will be given.
  • Bring the completed Student Information Form and Motorcycle Safety Course waiver and indemnification form that you receive with your registration confirmation. *Note: Students who enrolled online will receive the information form and waiver in class.
  • Required riding gear.

Q: What SHOULD I bring to class?
A: You should arrive well rested, open-minded and ready to try new things. Bring water (one bottle for each hour), small cooler, energy snacks, sunblock, a wet cloth to cool your face and neck. Wear layers that can be removed or added according to weather and that will still comply with required riding gear. Your outermost layer should be a light color for sunny days.

Q. Will the course take place in all weather conditions?
A: Yes. You should be prepared to ride in hot or cold, wet or dry conditions. In the case of severe weather or thunderstorms, the course may be temporarily delayed or cancelled. Contact Barbara at (518) 813-1717 or camstraining@nycap.rr.com.

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Introductory Motorcycle Experience (IME)

Cost: $60

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)

Q: What is the MSF Introductory Motorcycle ExperienceSM (IME)?
A: The MSF IME is designed to be an experience, not a training course. Participants are not taking this program to learn to ride. The only objective is to experience a motorcycle's operational characteristics through an initial hands-on experience in a low risk and controlled environment. The sole purpose is to allow the participant to consider the possibility of formally learning to ride. Each participant will have his or her own unique experience.

Q: Is the IME a formal training event?
A: No. This is not a course for learning to ride, but rather an introductory experience to a motorcycle, its controls and their operation. This program is a success regardless of the choice to learn to ride or not; however, if participants choose to ride, the experience will help them recognize the need for formal training.

Q: Will the IME provide a licensing test waiver or completion card?
A: No. Completion of the IME course will give the participant information on whether or not they wish to proceed with formal training for licensing.

Q: Who should take the IME?
A: The experience is designed for anyone interested in becoming more familiar with a motorcycle and its basic controls. Having no motorcycling experience as an operator is preferred.

Q: Is balancing a two-wheeler (bicycle) required?
A: No. Participants do not ride in the IME.

Q: How long does it take to complete the experience?
A: Two hours, maximum.

Q: How many participants can participate in an IME at one time?
A: This event design allows for a maximum of three participants with one IME RiderCoach.

Q: Is there any formal classroom work in the IME?
A: No. This event is conducted on the IME range.

Q: Are the requirements for personal protective gear for the IME the same as the BRC?
A: Yes, please wear the following protective gear listed in the IME Additional Information.

Q: Should I sign up for the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) at the same time I sign up for the IME?
A: Yes, you can but it's not required. If you choose to, you should register for a BRC that is at least two weeks after your IME. Please refer to the Cancellation and Refund Policy, which includes important information, should you need to withdraw from the class.


Basic RiderCourse (BRC) Practice

Cost: $155

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 and listed in BRC Practice Additional Information.


Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC)

Cost: $155

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)

Q: Who is eligible to take the UBBRC?
A: Any student with a valid motorcycle license who has solid basic riding skills with recent riding experience. It is recommended that the motorcycle or scooter be appropriate for the size and strength of the rider.

Q: What protective gear is required to take the UBBRC?
A: Please see the Ultimate Bike Bonding RiderCourse Additional Information for required protective gear.

Q: Is the UBBRC a licensing course?
A: No.

Q: What MUST I bring to class?
A: You must bring:

  • Valid NYS driver's license with motorcycle endorsement.
  • Your street legal, registered, insured motorcycle with current inspection. Motorcycles will be checked over by instructors to verify safety. Good tires are of the utmost importance. Instructors have the right to refuse to allow you to ride a motorcycle deemed unsafe. No refund will be given.
  • Bring the completed Student Information Form and Motorcycle Safety Course waiver and indemnification form that you receive with your registration confirmation. *Note: Students who enrolled online will receive the information form and waiver in class.
  • Required riding gear.

Q: What SHOULD I bring to class?
A: You should arrive well rested, open-minded and ready to try new things. Bring water (one bottle for each hour), small cooler, energy snacks, sunblock, a wet cloth to cool your face and neck. Wear removable layers that can be changed according to weather and that will still comply with required riding gear. Your outermost layer should be a light color for sunny days.

Q. Will the course take place in all weather conditions?
A: Yes. You should be prepared to ride in hot or cold, wet or dry conditions. In the case of severe weather or thunderstorms, the course may be temporarily delayed or cancelled. Contact Barbara at (518) 813-1717 or camstraining@nycap.rr.com


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

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Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)