Basic Rider Course (BRC)


The Basic Rider Course offers the most complete motorcycle training available. Students must complete a pre-course assignment and receive 14.5 hours of integrated instruction: four and a half hours in the classroom and ten hours of practice on a training motorcycle.

This course is divided into two phases: Level 1 concentrates on motorcycle familiarization, clutch control, throttle control, riding posture, and the four basic skills: straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. Level II includes limited-space maneuvers, counter steering, cornering, and swerving.

Minnesota law requires motorcyclists under age 18 to pass an approved Rider Skills Training course. While no previous motorcycle riding experience is required, it can be beneficial. Students must be able to ride a bicycle and must possess a valid driver's license or motor vehicle instruction permit. Each student must furnish his or her own protective clothing and DOT-approved helmet. 100% attendance is mandatory.


Note: Riders who have already failed a state and/or MMSC skill test twice are not eligible for the State Skill Test Waiver. All subsequent skill tests for a motorcycle endorsement must be taken at a DVS exam station.


The cost for the Basic Rider Course is $180.00.

Click here to see class schedules and register online.

Motorcycle Safety Training 2017 Brochure


Check out the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC) for more information.

BRC Student Handbook (English)

BRC Student Handbook (Spanish)

Minnesota Motorcycle Manual

Frequently Asked Questions 

Waiver Form


For more information contact:

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Last Updated on Monday, 17 April 2017 10:18