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State of Michigan - Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse (RRBRC)

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's BASIC RIDERCOURSE and RETURNING RIDER BASIC RIDERCOURSE are sponsored by Lansing Community College and the State of Michigan. Instruction is done in a controlled off-street environment located at LCC's West Campus (click this link for a map). Rider coaches are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and have years of instruction experience.

You must be 18 years old or older OR be 15-17 years old AND possess a Level One Graduated Driver's License. If you are under 18 years old, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign a liability waiver form for you.

How to Register:

There are two ways to register for a 2015 RiderCourse. Available on March 10th, you will be able to:

1. Click the "Register Now" button below to register online. Visa, Mastercard and American Express payments will be accepted. Once you follow the link, search for courses "by program", select "Motorcycle Safety Education", select your preferred date, and follow the prompts to register and pay for the course.
- There are two courses available per weekend - one for an AM range time and one for a PM range time. Please make sure you are registering in the session that you prefer.
- YOU MUST CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT for each person that you wish to register. LCC students must also create a new account, you cannot use your LCC user ID to access the account.
- Do not click the "back" button while completing the registration process. This may result in multiple registrations or payments being made.

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2. Visit us in-person at LCC's West Campus, Technical Careers Office, Room M103. In-person registration will be available between 9am-5pm, Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm on Friday. In-person registrants can pay by EXACT CASH only. Sorry, no personal checks will be accepted. We will also have a computer available for online registrations using a credit card.

You must submit payment at the time of registration. No registrations will be accepted over the phone

The cost of each course is $25 nonrefundable*

* Changing your class date may be considered FIVE BUSINESS DAYS before the class is scheduled to begin, without penalty or loss of fee.

Basic RiderCourse (BRC):

This course offers 14 hours of instruction by Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified Instructors on the fundamentals of good motorcycle riding. This course is designed for riders with little to no riding experience. A good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bicycle. Upon completion of the course and passing grades on the written and riding evaluation, you will be able to waive the State of Michigan riding test to receive your motorcycle endorsement with the State of Michigan. The State written test, taken at the Secretary of State's office, must still be passed to receive your driver's license motorcycle endorsement.

What you will learn in the Basic RiderCourse:

  • How to have a fun, safe and rewarding riding experience.
  • The basics, what to wear, how to start and stop the motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.
  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations--swerving, proper braking, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, avoiding hazards, negotiating curves.

Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse (RRBRC):

This course offers 9 hours of instruction by Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified Instructors for riders who have not been riding for some time or who have been riding on a permit for a time and wish to renew/refresh their basic skills and/or become licensed and legal. The RRBRC is not intended for new riders with little or no riding experience. Upon completion of the course and passing grades on the written and riding evaluation, you will be able to waive the State of Michigan riding test to receive your motorcycle endorsement with the State of Michigan. The State written test, taken at the Secretary of State's office, must still be passed to receive your driver's license endorsement.

In order to take the RRBRC, you must have prior motorcycle riding experience including the abilities to:

  • Use the clutch and throttle to control a motorcycle, start out, and stop smoothly.
  • Upshift and downshift smoothly.
  • Stop a motorcycle properly at a designated point, and
  • Negotiate normal roadway turns and curves.

If you do not demonstrate minimal proficiency with basic motorcycle operation during the two screening exercises for the course, you will be dismissed from the course and counseled to enroll in a course better suited to your skill level. Your course fee will not be refunded.

What you will learn in the Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse: 

  • Braking, counter steering, turning, speed judgment, and other techniques necessary for the experienced rider to operate a motorcycle skillfully and safely.

What we supply:

Motorcycles used in the training and classroom materials.

What you will need to bring:

  • DOT approved full helmet with face shield or eye-protection (prescription glasses are NOT considered appropriate eye protection). It is important for the helmet to fit appropriately. If you need help selecting and/or fitting your helmet, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has published a helpful guide on how to select and fit a helmet. For more information CLICK HERE.
  • Riding/leather jacket or long-sleeved shirt
  • Full fingered riding gloves
  • Riding chaps or heavy jeans
  • Over-the-ankle boots

Important Information:

  • Must understand and agree that you will be dismissed from the course if you present a danger to your safety or the safety of others during any exercise or evaluation in the course.
  • Must have no medical conditions or mental or physical limitations that would affect your learning or your safety or the learning or safety of others.
  • Must have not used, or be under the influence of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs or any other substance that could impair your performance in the course.
  • Sessions will be offered on a first come first serve basis by registration with Lansing Community College. We ride rain or shine.

Course Dates: 

PLEASE NOTE: To check in real-time to see if a course is full, please visit our registration system at the "register now" button at the top of the page. There are 12 seats available per class. The list below will be updated every few days as courses fill.

April 24-26 - BRC FULL July 24-26 - BRC FULL
May 1-3 - RBC  FULL July 31, August 1-2 - BRC FULL
May 8, 12-13 - BRC FULL
August 7-9 - BRC  FULL
May 15-17 - BRC FULL August 14-16 - BRC  FULL
May 29-31 - BRC FULL
August 21-23 - BRC FULL
June 5, 9-10 - BRC FULL August 28-30 - BRC
June 12-14- BRC FULL
September 11-13 - BRC
June 19-21 - BRC FULL **May 9 - RRBRC FULL
June 26-28 - BRC FULL **May 10 - RRBRC FULL
July 10-12 - BRC FULL **August 11 - RRBRC FULL
July 17-19 - BRC FULL **August 12- RRBRC

Course Times:

The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) starts with a Friday night classroom session from 5:30pm-9:30pm, and your choice of a morning or afternoon range time for the following two days. The morning range time is from 7:30am-12:30pm and the afternoon range time is from 12:30pm-5:30pm.

The Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse (RRBRC) is a one day course from 7:45am - 5:00pm.

Course Locations:

All Friday night classroom sessions will be held at LCC's West Campus Room M124. Range times will be held in the West Campus Overflow parking lot.

Physical Address:
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917

For Additional Information Contact:

Scott Nigoff
4100W - Technical Careers Division
Phone:  (517) 483-1324
Fax:  (517) 483-1320

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