Currently required before attending class

Special policies related to covid-19


Until further notice; (in addition to the other clothing requirements) Saddle-Up is requiring all students to provide their own helmets. This has become necessary because, due to helmet construction, there simply is no way to effectively disinfect a helmet without compromising its integrity. Therefore, with safety being our primary concern, we are forced to suspend offering loaner helmets for class. We hope you can understand this new requirement.

In regards to your helmet it must be:

  • DOT certified
  • in good condition
  • not more than 5 years old
  • and fit you properly

Failure to bring a suitable helmet will result in your being considered unprepared and all policies pertaining to that will apply (see above).


Due to health concerns the following adjustments will be applied to the attendance policy. If any of the following apply:

  • If you have a fever (100 degrees or more)
  • Cough or Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Headache or Muscle pain
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or suspect for any reason that you could have COVID-19

“Please do not come to class”… but you must notify the office at least 24 hours prior to your class of the situation and that you will not be attending. We will then require a release from your doctor, before we reschedule you into another class, at no charge. Please be considerate of others health in this regard, and if in doubt err on the side of caution.

Other than the specific things addressed above, all other policies remain as stated in that section.

Standard Policies


All BRCu students are required to have successfully completed the eCourse prior to the start of class and provide a printed “Certificate of Completion” (CoC) upon arrival. Since a student cannot be allowed into a BRCu class without completing the eCource failing to meet this requirement will result in your being considered absent and forfeiture of the course fee (see Refunds/cancellations).

Age requirements

A person must be at least 15 years of age to take a course. Minors between the ages of 15 and 18 must have consent and medical release forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. These forms must be signed in person at the beginning of class. Guardians must also provide some legal documentation of status.

Licensing and identification requirements

Students 15 years and up must have either a class C learner’s permit, or an unrestricted class C or higher driver’s license.

All advanced courses require a motorcycle endorsement on your license and motorcycles with current state inspection, insurance, and vehicle registration (tags) and proof of ownership.

Protective gear

When riding all students are required to wear: 

  • a DOT approved helmet (we provide one if needed)
  • full fingered gloves
  • eye protection
  • shirt or jacket with long sleeves
  • long pants (no holes) of a material at least as sturdy as denim
  • sturdy over the ankle footwear with non-slip soles (the ankle must be completely covered).

Since a student cannot be allowed to ride without proper protective attire, failing to meet these requirements will result in dismissal from the class and forfeiture of the course fee.


If rescheduling by the student is necessary, we can accommodate this as long as the office is contacted at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. There will be a $35.00 re-scheduling fee.


Classes are non-transferable and non-refundable. There are no refunds given for cancellations, or missed classes. Students who do not complete the eCourse prior to class, or are absent, late, or leave during any part of class, for any reason, will forfeit the entire fee for the class.

We regret that this policy is necessary but, once you register, a spot is held for you, and you consume it, whether you are here or not (it could not be sold to anyone else)

Physical requirements/demands

All students must be able to ride a bicycle and capable of dealing with the physical demands of the course. We ride rain or shine, cold or hot, windy or calm so you need to be prepared for the weather extremes (rain gear is always a good idea). We will have water available but suggest that you bring snacks and your favorite non-alcoholic beverages.

Riding your own vehicle

Students may, if they choose, ride their own motorcycles however; for the BRCu students are encouraged to ride one of our training motorcycles, for most advanced courses students are required to provide their own.

If a student is riding their own vehicle (not one provided by SUMT) it must, at a minimum, conform to the following guidelines. Must pass a pre-ride inspection (T-CLOC’s) and must be licensed, tagged, and insured. Also, must be owned by participant or have written permission to be operating it, and meet the DPS and MSF requirements to be used in the course. This means the vehicle must get to the range legally, either trailered or ridden by someone who has a “class M” license.