Motorcycling requires skill, concentration, and proper precautions. Although it's possible to learn to ride a cycle on your own, trial and error is a tough teacher of motorcycling skills.
Basic Rider Course
This course consists of six hours of classroom learning and ten hours of riding skill development (riding on provided 250cc or smaller motorcycles). You will learn how to:
- Operate motorcycle controls
- Start, brake, shift and turn
- Avoid a crash by learning street strategies
- Stop in a turn, swerve, and stop quickly
Students must wear pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full- fingered gloves and over-the-ankle boots or shoes during the riding portion of the class. Students must also wear eye protection (glasses or sunglasses are OK) and a helmet while on a motorcycle. CVTC has helmets available for student use. You must be at least 15 1/2 to take this course. You must be at least 16 and have proof that you have completed driver education before you can obtain a Cycle Instruction Permit and/or Class M license.
Basic Rider Course 2
Participants supply their own
The Basic Rider
Course-2 (BRC2) is a one-day (8 hour) class for riders who have their own motorcycle, and have been
riding for one to three years and have accumulated 3000 to 5000 miles on their
current motorcycle. If a rider does not as yet have their Wisconsin Class M
Endorsement, they may still participate on a Wisconsin motorcycle Instructional
Permit. The BRC2
course also serves as a license skills test waiver in Wisconsin. This course is not intended
for a true novice rider, nor is it intended for a highly experienced or seasoned rider.
Riders will use their own motorcycles and must pass a T-CLOCS inspection prior
to beginning the course.
Goals for the
Improving on a rider's street strategies
Refining basic motorcycle skills
Gaining a greater knowledge of risk awareness and risk management while riding.
Proof of Insurance
Your own cycle, which must be in good operating condition, including tires, brakes, and lights
Motorcycle must pass T-CLOCS inspection to be signed off by a Rider Coach