BRC (Basic Rider Course)
The best place to start once you've made the decision to ride. Covers
the basics of operating a motorcycle and safety-oriented mental
strategies. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use.
Successful completion of this course (consisting of a three-hour
eCourse (at some locations), five hours of formal classroom activities, and ten hours of
riding instruction conducted over two or three sessions, plus its
knowledge and skill tests) will waive the skills test when obtaining your motorcycle endorsement. The
course may also earn you an insurance discount.
BRC2 (Basic Rider Course 2)
For riders who already have basic skills. Similar to the BRC except speeds are higher, and on your own motorcycle. An excellent refresher course for practicing and renewing riding skills. Includes an informal classroom component for discussing safety concepts based on past riding experiences and current knowledge. This can be used for the skills waiver portion of your motorcycle endorsement after successful completion of a skills test at the end of the course.
RRBRC (Basic Rider Course Returning Rider)
This program combines elements of BRC and BRC2 and includes knowledge and skill tests. It is designed for riders who already possess basic skills but have not ridden for several years. Even if you were a good rider back in the day, traffic patterns have changed, and motorcycles have evolved. For example, technology has provided better handling, less weight, and more power within each engine displacement category. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use.
3WBRC (Basic Rider Course 3 Wheel)
The best place to start once you've made the decision to ride a 3-wheel
motorcycle, whether the two wheels are in the back or the front. The 3WBRC consists of approximately 16 hours of
training to include a combination of classroom and on-cycle instruction,
written and skill tests. Successful completion of the 3WBRC will waive
the skill test for licensing and
may earn an insurance discount. You may bring your own 3-wheel motorcycle, or
one may be provided. Contact the site directly to see if they have a 3-wheel
motorcycle available for use.
DBS (Dirt Bike School)
Covers basic operating skills and principles for negotiating the varying terrain involved in off-highway riding. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for you use. Many street riders begin as dirt riders since the physical operating skills are similar, but the dirt environment is more forgiving than the street. This course is conducted entirely outdoors in an off-highway area. It is not a license waiver course.
MSF Advanced Rider Course (ARC)
Advanced RiderCourse (ARC)–Skill Practice is a partial-day course consisting only of riding exercises. Range exercises will go deeper into crash-avoidance skills. Improving your braking and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. You must bring your own motorcycle. It is designed to be an effective and enjoyable event for participants who possess basic motorcycling skills and who are licensed or endorsed.
Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic (TCARC)
No matter what you ride - or where you ride - riding skills are more important than ever for safe, fun motorcycling. Unfortunately for experienced riders, there is a large gap between basic riding courses and the many racetrack schools around the country. Many riders are interested in improving their skills but are unwilling to take on the additional risks associated with a high-speed environment. If you fit into the "I'm interested, but..." group, you're not alone. In fact, if you add up all the attendees of all the race schools together, they only represent a tiny percentage of street riders. This is not to say they are not good schools. To the contrary, they have much to offer. But they are not for everyone. Fortunately, Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic - Total Control Arc - has a solution for those experienced riders "caught in the middle", as well as those track-day junkies and racers who want to be able to further enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction.
Skills Waiver Classes
The courses that will currently provide a skills waiver per KRS 15A.352 include:
- MSF - Basic Riding Course (BRC), Basic Riding Course 2 (BRC2) with skills test passage.
- Returning Rider Basic Riding Course (RRBRC)
- Three Wheel Basic Riding Course (3WBRC)
- Courses approved for a skills waiver by another state if not listed above.
- BRC - Helps to prepare for the written permit test.
- Attain a skills waiver for motorcycle endorsement when taking the BRC, BRC2 or RRBRC.
- Free for students under 18 (must have a guardian signature)
- Insurance discounts (see your insurance agent for details)
- Ride with confidence by learning from professionally-trained instructors.
What you need
For the BRC and RRBRC, motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use. Students taking the BRC2, ARC and 3WBRC must bring their motorcycle, license, registration and proof of insurance. You should arrive at all classes with the following items:
- 3/4 or Full Faced DOT-approved helmet (loaners may be available)
- Protective eyewear
- Jacket or long-sleeved shirt
- Long pants with no holes, rips or tears
- Sturdy over-the-ankle footwear (must cover the ankle bone)
- Full-fingered gloves
- Rain gear - optional (see local weather forecast)
A positive attitude and willingness to learn.