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July

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
111290 Basic Rider 7/7-7/9 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
111292 Basic Rider 7/14-7/16 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
111297 Basic Rider 7/28-7/30 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

August

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
111298 Basic Rider 8/4-8/6 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
111299 Basic Rider 8/11-8/13 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112689  Basic Rider 8/18-8/20  6p-10p  GHL 126 
      SaSu  8a-6p   
112690  Basic Rider 8/25-8/27  6p-10p  GHL 126 
      SaSu  8a-6p   

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

September

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
112691 Basic Rider 9/8-9/10 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112692 Basic Rider 9/22-9/24 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112693 Basic Rider 9/29-10/1 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

October

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
112694 Basic Rider 10/6-10/8 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112695 Basic Rider 10/13-10/15 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112696 Basic Rider 10/27-10/29 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

November

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
112697 Basic Rider 11/3-11/5 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112698 Basic Rider 11/10-11/12 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112699 Basic Rider 11/17-11/19 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

December

ID# Course Dates Days Time Location
112700 Basic Rider 12/1-12/3 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  
112701 Basic Rider 12/8-12/10 F 6p-10p GHL 126
      SaSu 8a-6p  

*GHL - G. Henry Leslie Building on PCC's campus

 

Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Basic Rider's Course
Hours: 22

This 22-hour course is part of the N.C. Motorcycle Safety Program. In this class riders will learn the basics of operating a motorcycle. This course is held on Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday. 100% attendance is mandatory in order to earn credit for the course. You must wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, boots over the ankle, full fingered gloves, and eye protection (sunglasses or prescription eyewear is permissible). Helmets are available, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have them. Motorcycles are furnished by PCC. You must be 16 years of age, but are not required to hold a driver's license to participate in the class. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must enclose a high school release from your principal with the registration form. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to forgo the driving portion of the NC DMV test for gaining your motorcycle endorsement. Pre-registration, at least 3 days prior to the beginning of the class is required. Cost:  $145  


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This course is designed for new riders who have never ridden a motorcycle, and for re-entry riders who have not ridden in a long time. Even experienced riders who have taken this course have told us afterwards that they learned a lot. Persons interested in attending a BRC must be 16 years of age or older.  Students under the age of 18 must have the written consent of a parent or guardian. You do not need to possess a driver’s license or learners permit to take the course. However, you must be able to ride a bicycle, and you must possess some degree of strength. 

THE COURSE IS PHYSICALLY DEMANDING!!  You should be able to support a 300-pound motorcycle while straddling it, and have the ability to push the motorcycle for distances up to 120 feet.  Heat and cold weather conditions can add to the strenuous conditions you'll encounter while taking the course.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!  Our courses are run through the Self-Supporting division of Continuing Education at Pitt Community College. This means that your tuition fee will not be refunded if you fail to show up for class, or you fail to complete the course. The Basic Rider Course is conducted at a pace that results in successful completion for most novice riders. However, if you experience significant difficulty or become a safety risk to yourself or others, you will not be permitted to continue to ride.

We do provide motorcycles. We recommend you bring your own DOT approved helmet, but we do have a limited supply of loaner helmets in the event you don't have your own. In addition, you will be required to wear eye protection, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, long pants (preferably denim), over-the-ankle footwear and full fingered gloves (preferably leather). "Acceptable Footwear for Riding Activities includes any over-the-ankle "leather" footwear. Hiking boots and tennis type shoes that cover the ankle and are reinforced with padding and thick canvas or leather are also acceptable." 

To view a video about the BRC, visit the MSF website at www.msf-usa.org.

Successful completion of the BRC will earn you a skills waiver card for the NCDMV. This means the DMV will not require you to take their motorcycle riding test. You will still be required to visit your local DMV office and take their written exam before being issued a motorcycle endorsement.

PROPER RIDING GEAR IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.

Students must wear:

1. Helmet and Eye Protection: The helmet must fit properly, meet DOT standards, and be full face, 3/4 or 1/2 in design. Helmets with obvious defects such as no lining, a cracked shell, or defective chinstrap will not be used.

Helmets can be provided if you do not have one.

Sunglasses meet the eye protection requirement.

2. Over the ankle Footwear: Shoes should be predominantly leather in construction and cover the anklebone. High top athletic shoes that meet the above criteria may be worn.

3. Pants: Pant legs should reach the shoe tops and be made preferably of denim or a material of equivalent durability.

4. Long-sleeve shirt or jacket: If the student chooses to wear a long-sleeve shirt, a jacket is not required. A shirt with sleeves to the wrist made of a durable material is preferred. The shirt should cover the rider's shoulders (no shoulder cutouts allowed).

5. Gloves: Gloves should be full fingered and preferable made of leather. Style and material are the student's choice.