Designed for Beginning Riders
Basic Rider Course (BRC) $180
The Basic Rider Course is based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) curriculum. The MMSC offers the Basic Rider Course offered at 29 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Riders can get a license and learn essential motorcycle control skills in one course. The MSF designed the BRC for beginning riders with no previous riding experience and also recommended for returning riders.
Minnesotans wishing to receive motorcycle license endorsement through the BRC must be age 18 or older and have a motorcycle instruction permit in hand. Riders under age 18 are required to take the course to obtain a motorcycle permit.
Early riding exercises teach basic skills
Later exercises teach advanced skills
MMSC provides training motorcycles in the BRC. Riders may ride their own motorcycle or scooter, 51–500cc, in the course. Motorcycles must be street legal, licensed and pass a basic equipment inspection. Riders also must have proof of insurance.
Participants must be able to ride a bicycle. Riders must furnish their own protective riding gear:
Courses run April through September. Riders must register in advance and are required to bring a completed waiver form to participate in this course. Riders under age 18 must have a parent sign the waiver form to participate.
View the Minnesota Motorcycle and Motorized Bicycle Manual.
Find a state exam station.
View the BRC student workbook in English or in Spanish.