Basic RiderCourse (BRC)
The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) was designed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and is the ideal place to begin now that you’ve decided that you want to learn how to ride.
The BRC is a 14-hour course (4 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of on-bike training) that is completed in 2 days. While intended for beginning riders, it is also a great refresher for those who want to strengthen their skills. A motorcycle and helmet is provided for each student during the BRC.
Students must meet the following criteria to take the BRC:
Be at least 18 years old.
Obtain a motorcycle permit before attending class and bring it with you each day of class. To find out more, click here.
Wear appropriate riding gear both days of class: over-the-ankle boots or over-the-ankle shoes (2" heels and lower), long pants, a long sleeved shirt or jacket, glasses (sunglasses or eyeglasses), and full-fingered gloves.
Have a valid Illinois Driver's License (and bring it to class each day). Residents of other states/countries can take the Basic RiderCourse but cannot take the licensing exam in Illinois to get their motorcycle license.
Know how to ride a bicycle. This is important for balance and safety.
BRC Schedule and Locations:
Saturday & Sunday 8am-10am: Class @ 1680 N. Ada Street, Chicago, 60642
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm: Riding @ 1628 W. Madison Street, Chicago, 60612