Chippewa Valley Technical College Motorcycle Safety classes are offered days and weekends and run May through early October. Open enrollment dates vary by semester. Also, taking a Motorcycle Safety class at CVTC may help lower insurance premiums. CVTC offers two motorcycle courses: Basic Rider (BRC) and Basic Rider 2 (BRC 2).
All courses are held rain or shine and offered at:
Transportation Education Center
3810 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Register by Phone: 715-833-6200
You must complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse fewer than 30 days prior to starting your CVTC Motorcycle Rider Courses.
IMPORTANT: To participate in the CVTC Motorcycle Rider Course, you must print and present your Basic eCourse completion certificate to the instructor at the beginning of the class. If you don't have your certificate, you cannot participate in the class and will not be issued a refund.
All students must sign a “waiver of liability form”. Students must be a minimum of 15½ years of age. If the student is under the age of 18, the form must be signed by their parent or legal guardian in the presence of a CVTC employee and must be presented at the start of class. This can be done by bringing the parent or guardian on the first day of class to sign the waiver in front of the instructor. To make other arrangements, you can call 715-833-6200.
These classes consist of 10 full hours of actual range riding and 6 hours of classroom instruction from veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the WI Department of Transportation. The riding skills test is given at the end of the range portion of the class. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.
Emphasis is placed on motorcycle controls, rider decision making, basic riding skills and maneuvering, and basic street riding. The course uses program materials from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and motorcycles are provided for students.
A motorcycle temporary permit from the Department of Transportation is not required to enroll in or attend the Basic Rider Course. Students who want to practice riding a motorcycle on roadways prior to attending the Rider Course will need to pass the written knowledge test at the Department of Transportation and obtain a temporary permit.
If a person is under 18 years of age, they will need verification of enrollment in the Basic Rider Course to present to the Wisconsin DOT in order to obtain their temporary permit. A Letter of Enrollment will be issued to students upon request only after an individual has registered for a Basic Rider course. Please call 715-855-7501 to request a letter.
After successfully completing the Basic Rider course, your Motorcycle Skills Test Waiver will be sent electronically to the DMV. This will satisfy the range skills test for your Class M endorsement. Students who successfully pass the written test at the DMV and range skills test here at CVTC will be eligible to become motorcycle endorsed in the State of Wisconsin.
Students must take the written test at DMV. CVTC courses will satisfy only the range skills test.
All motorcycles used in the Basic Motorcycle Rider Course are provided by Chippewa Valley Technical College. Student-owned motorcycles are not allowed in this course. See BRC2 for student owned motorcycle classes.
The BRC2 course is similar to the Basic Rider Course except the speeds are higher and riders will use their own motorcycles; it is not for first-time riders. This is an excellent refresher for those who already have their Class M license or for experienced riders seeking to obtain one. The eight-hour course includes a classroom component focusing on street strategies and rider decision making based on past riding experiences and current knowledge. An on-cycle instruction component will include a skills test for the license waiver. After successful completion of this course, your Motorcycle Skills Test Waiver will be sent electronically to the DMV for your Class M endorsement.
NOTE: If you do not demonstrate minimal proficiency with basic motorcycle operation, you will be dismissed at the RiderCoach’s discretion and counseled to enroll in a course better suited to your skill level.