Basic motorcycle course offered this month

Two basic rider motorcycle weekend courses are being offered at New River Community College in Dublin this month.

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) has a session Sept. 15 through 17 and a second session Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. The class is 6-9:30 p.m. Friday in 135 Rooker Hall on the Dublin campus, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the motorcycle range, parking lot H.

 The one-credit course includes classroom instruction and on-motorcycle instruction under controlled range conditions. Riders learn the basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking, obstacle avoidance and safe riding strategies. Tuition is $152.80 for Virginia residents.

Completion of BRC prepares riders for state licensing with an exemption of skills and written DMV tests and may qualify for discounts with some motor vehicle insurance companies. The program provides motorcycles (no larger than 500cc), helmets and textbooks for each rider.

To register online, visit and click “Fall 2017 WF Schedule.”



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