Motorcycle Safety

Guilford Technical Community College is pleased to offer a variety of motorcycle safety courses. Whether you have never ridden a motorcycle or just need a refresher, GTCC has a course for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Rider Course (BRC) –

This course is primarily for beginning and re-entry riders. This is a three-day course. Students will learn how to operate motorcycle controls and simple riding skills, including starts, stops, turns and shifts. Students will also learn about strategies for riding in traffic and will practice additional skills that riders who are likely to be involved in accidents do not possess, namely swerves, corners, and emergency stops.

Basic Rider Course 2 or Experienced Rider (BRC2) –

This course is primarily for persons with at least six months of experience riding a motorcycle or 3,000 miles on their current motorcycle. This is a one day course. Students will learn rider responsibility and riding strategies, such as visibility, lane positioning, and physical and mental requirements. Students will also learn about braking, cornering, swerving, and traction control.

Basic Rider Course (BRC)-

No prior motorcycle experience is needed for the BRC course. However, students must be able to ride and balance a bicycle prior to taking this course. You should be at least sixteen years of age with a driver’s license. Those with health concerns and limited mobility should consult a physician prior to registering for this course because riding a motorcycle requires demanding physical activity.

The BRC course does not require that you have a motorcycle endorsement or permit.

You must wear a DOT (Department of Transportation) approved helmet, long sleeve shirt or jacket, long pants, sturdy over-the-ankle boots or shoes, full-fingered gloves, and protective eyewear (glasses or face shield).

You will have to complete and pass the online portion (e-Course), which is taken in the classroom on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Failure to complete the e-Course will result in your not getting a certificate. Motorcycles are available for the Basic Riders Course (BRC), and you must preregister prior to attending class.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation requires attendance at all sessions, and NO REFUNDS are available at any point. Any absence will result in an unsuccessful score in class. Likewise, a tardy student may not join the class if training has begun.

Basic Rider Course 2/Experienced Rider Course (BRC2)-

You must have a driver’s license with an “M” endorsement or a motorcycle permit and proof of insurance. In addition, you must wear a DOT approved helmet, eye protection, a long sleeve 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.

You will bring your own motorcycle for the Basic Riders 2 Course (BRC2), and you must preregister prior to attending class.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation requires attendance at all sessions, and NO REFUNDS are available at any point. Any absence will result in an unsuccessful score in class. Likewise, a tardy student may not join the class if training has begun.

Yes. Your final grade will be pass or fail as computed through instructor evaluation methods in the course.

Basic Rider Course (BRC)

  • Thursday evening (in classroom) - eCourse (Online) - Introduction to motorcycling. Basic operation of a motorcycle.
  • Saturday morning - Skills demonstrations and practice in basic motorcycle operation.
  • Saturday afternoon - Introduction to advanced motorcycle skills.
  • Sunday morning - Advanced skills, demonstrations and practice.
  • Sunday afternoon - Skills evaluation, written evaluations and completion of this course.

Basic Rider Course/Experience Rider (BRC2)

Saturday or Sunday

  1. Characteristics of Risk
  2. Getting Good Visual Information
  3. Visual Perception – What Is It?
  4. Cars Frequently Pull Out in Front of Me
  5. Street-Riding Strategies – How to avoid collisions with cars
  6. Street-Riding Strategies – Accidents at intersections
  7. Traction
  8. The Traction-Pie Analogy
  9. Cornering
  10. Counter steering
  11. Leaning Out and Leaning In
  12. T-CLOCK Inspection

Upon successfully completing the Basic Rider course portion, you will receive a DMV (Department of Motorized Vehicles) completion card to present to the DMV’s office in order for to take a written examination for M endorsement on your license.

BRC – $205.00

BRC2 – $105.00.

The class registration fee covers the cost of all materials.

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code
  • In Person:
    • Jamestown, 140 Jamestown Court, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the form here: Con Ed Registration Form