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Motorcycle Training

Basic Rider Course:

BRC is a three-day class held Friday-Sunday. Weekday classes are held Tuesday-Thursday and are available during the summer. This course includes classroom and on-motorcycle instruction. Riders will learn basic skills of motorcycle operation and safe riding strategies under controlled range condition. The BRC program provides motorcycles (none larger than 500 cc), helmets and textbook for each rider. Successful completion of the course prepares the rider for state licensing with an exemption in the skills and knowledge test at the DMV.

Basic Rider Online Class Schedule


Extended Basic Rider:

Designed for students who have completed the Basic Rider Course (successful or not) and would like more individualized instruction. The class ratio of student to instructor is 3:1.This course is scheduled on a demand basis and will be held on two weekday evenings starting May and will be available until August. Class fee is $100.00 per person.


Basic Rider 2:

BRC 2 includes a brief review of basic skills, critical advanced turning, braking skills, counter steering, and obstacle avoidance. This class is designed to assist riders in improving their skills and is taught on Saturdays or Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students will need street-legal motorcycle, helmet, valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement, and proof of insurance on the motorcycle. Class fee is $60 per person.  

Advanced Rider:

ARC consists of approximately 3 hours of classroom activities and 4 hours of riding. This class is taught on Saturdays or Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students will need street-legal motorcycle, helmet, valid driver's license with motorcycle endorsement, and proof of insurance on the motorcycle. There is no formal skills test but a course assessment will be administered. Class fee is $70 per person.  

Sidecar/Trike Course:

Sidecar/Trike Education Program (S/TEP) is designed to teach riders the skills necessary to safely operate a three-wheel vehicle on the street, even if one has never ridden any kind of motorcycle. The 16-hour course takes the rider through the basics of motorcycle operation (controls are much the same as a two-wheel motorcycle), effective braking, turning skills and obstacle avoidance, as well as other safe riding strategies. Sidecar units and Trikes are available for use on Saturday and Sunday but riders are encouraged to bring their own Sidecar/Trike for use on Sunday. Class fee is $135.50 per person.

Class Schedule for All Motorcycle Courses

Program co-sponsors:
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
Virginia Rider Training Program
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA

Motorcycles provided by:
Harley Davidson of Lynchburg, Inc.
Honda Suzuki of Lynchburg
Lynchburg Kawasaki/Yamaha
Bedford Kawasaki
Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA
12th and Hendricks Street, Lynchburg, VA
12th Street, Lynchburg, VA
1405 Boxwood Terrace, Bedford, VA


Requirements for Motorcycle Classes:

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle. The instructor reserves final authority in determining if a student is permitted to participate in the riding portion of the course.
  • The courses are physically demanding and students should be in good physical condition.
  • Required protective clothing. 1.) Sturdy shoes high enough to cover the ankle, 2.) Full fingered gloves, 3.) Long pants (denim jeans are suggested), 4.) Long sleeve shirt or jacket, 5.) Eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are suitable for range conditions). Students will not be permitted to ride without this clothing.
    Students must have a Valid Driver's License or Learners Permit. Students under 18 years of age must have a parent's signature on the waiver forms that are mailed prior to class.



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May 15, 2015 - Aug. 6, 2015
Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri:  8:00 AM - 12noon