Motorcycle Rider Training

Motorcycle Rider Training

AWARD: Training
LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class. This 15-hour class consists of classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. Riders will learn basic skills of motorcycle operation and safe riding strategies under controlled range condition. The BRC program provides motorcycles (none larger than 500 cc), helmets and textbook for each rider. In the classroom, students will learn about different types of motorcycles, layout and operation of the basic controls, and street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe. Upon successful completion of the course, students are provided a Virginia license waiver to be taken to the Division of Motor Vehicles for endorsement purposes.

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Upon successful completion of the course students are provided a Virginia license waiver to be taken to the Division of Motor Vehicles for endorsement purposes.


This course is physically demanding, and students should be in good physical condition.


  • Valid driver's license or learner's permit
  • Sturdy shoes high enough to cover the ankle
  • Full fingered gloves
  • Long pants without holes in the legs (denim jeans are suggested)
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are suitable for range conditions)
  • At minimum a 3/4 shell DOT approved helmet must be used while on the motorcycle range (no skull or half helmets permitted)
  • Students under 18 years of age must have parent signature on waiver forms
Students WILL NOT be permitted to ride if they do not meet ALL program requirements.


The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a complete entry-level, learn-to-ride class used to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. Motorcycles (none larger than 500cc) and helmets are provided free of charge for your use during the course.
CVCC in partnership with Bombardier Recreational Products, (BRP) manufacturers of Can-am vehicles, offers a 3-wheel class designed to teach riders the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheel vehicle on the street, even if one has never ridden any kind of motorcycle. A Can-am on-road model will be provided for the duration of the course.
This class is for the rider who wants to refresh and practice street riding maneuvers. Many Basic Rider graduates take the BRC2 as a fun way to get additional practice on their personal motorcycles. Individuals enrolling must have a valid Class M on their license and provide proof of insurance.  Not for beginning riders.
The Advanced Rider Course (ARC) is a one-day course designed for the intermediate to advanced rider. This course enhances your basic skills and helps you to assess personal risk.
Click this link to register with the 3-wheel tuition assistance program "Learn to Ride"