Motorcycle Safety

Whether you have never ridden a motorcycle or just need a refresher, GTCC's Basic Rider Course is a great way to get started. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, more than 8 million motorcyclists nationwide have graduated from a Basic Rider Course since 1974.

Current Courses

Basic Rider Course (BRC) 

This three-day course is primarily for beginning and re-entry riders. 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 to help prevent accidents, namely swerves, corners, and emergency stops.

No prior motorcycle experience is needed for the BRC course. However, students must be able to ride and balance a bicycle before taking this course. You should be at least 16 years old with a driver’s license. Riding a motorcycle is a demanding physical activity, so those with health concerns and limited mobility should consult a physician before registering for this course. The BRC course does not require that you have a motorcycle endorsement or permit.

Tuition Cost: $210

Riding requirements: 

You must wear and have the following items:

You will have to complete and pass the online portion (e-Course), which is taken in the classroom from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Please bring headphones that can be plugged into a computer for the e-Course portion. Failure to complete the e-Course will result in your not getting a certificate. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Riders Course (BRC), and you must register before 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. 

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 to take a written examination for M endorsement on your license.

Course Name Dates Day/Hours Campus Room Register
MTC-8001-1AC Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 3/7/24, 3/9/24, 3/10/24 6-10 p.m. Th,
8 a.m.-6 p.m. S, Su
Jamestown AT-228, Th; PS-109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AD Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 4/4/24, 4/6/24, 4/7/24 6-10 p.m. Th,
8 a.m.-6 p.m. S, Su
Jamestown AT-228, Th; PS-109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AE Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 4/18/24, 4/20/24, 4/21/24 6-10 p.m. Th,
8 a.m.-6 p.m. S, Su
Jamestown AT-228, Th; PS-109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AF Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 5/2/24, 5/4/24, 5/5/24 6-10 p.m. Th,
8 a.m.-6 p.m. S, Su
Jamestown AT-228, Th; PS-109 & Range, S, Su Register Now

Ways to Register

Students can register in one of three ways: REGISTRATION is REQUIRED before attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code.
  • In Person:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • Mail: Download the Con Ed Registration Form from the website, and mail it to GTCC, P.O. Box 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282