Basic Riders Course (BRCu)
The BRCu was developed for inexperienced riders as well as those who are self-taught on a motorcycle (those who have not had “formal” training); even those with years of experience will find this class enlightening. This course focuses on helping the inexperienced rider acquire the basic skills needed to ride and helps the experienced rider develop better skills and learn proper techniques to be a safe rider. It is not necessary to have a motorcycle for the BRCu, as Saddle-Up provides motorcycles for the course. Although a student can ride their own motorcycle we suggest that students ride one of the motorcycles we provide. The BRCu consists of three components (approximately 18 hours); an online eCourse, followed by the classroom, and riding components. As you go through the course you will complete all of your testing for adding your motorcycle endorsement to your license, both written and driving (with exceptions for minors and new licenses). First, you’ll need to read the policies (see above) and then register, remember registration is not completed until you’ve paid for your spot in the class.
Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to go about completing the online eCourse. As you go through the power points you will get information about the motorcycle controls, their operation, safety, roadway concepts, etc… (plan on 3 to 4 hrs.). Completion of this course will present you with most of the information needed for the written test. There is no fee for this course and since this is required to continue; you must present your rider coach a printed “certificate of completion” when you meet the first day of class.
In the classroom you will explore how the knowledge gained above can be used on the road. Using group activities and discussions we will try to gain a better understanding of the roadway and those who use it (including us). We will consider how developing better skills in observation, judgement, and management, can
help us be safer, better riders. In essence to make a connection between what you learned in the eCourse and what we will do on the range and on the street (+/- 5hrs.). The classroom component concludes with a written test.
The range exercises will give you the opportunity learn (or improve) skills and techniques, you will be encouraged and challenged. The class concludes with a riding test. And it just might be the most fun you’ve ever had in school. (+/- 10hrs.).
The course is usually divided into two days and the classroom and range are usually split between them; Since weather can sometimes be extreme, this schedule can change. For example, in hotter months; the class might be dived into 3 days. Class size is minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 riders. Please read the policies section in its entirety before you register for a class.
If you do not see the class you are interested in please contact us and let us know. We can also arrange private classes upon request to accommodate your schedule. Give us a call at 806-370-0464.