Basic rider motorcycle course at NRCC

Four basic rider motorcycle weekend courses are being offered at New River Community College through July and August.

The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a three-day course held in Dublin. The class is Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in 135 Rooker Hall at NRCC, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the motorcycle range, parking lot H.

The sessions are July 26 through July 28, August 9 through August 11, August 23 through August 25, and August 30 through September 1.

Seven more courses are offered later in the fall, September through November.

The one-credit course includes classroom instruction and on-motorcycle instruction under controlled range conditions. Riders will learn the basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking, obstacle avoidance and safe riding strategies. Tuition is $156.55 for Virginia residents.

Completion of the BRC prepares riders for state licensing with an exemption of skills and written DMV tests and may qualify for discounts with some motor vehicle insurance companies. The program provides motorcycles (no larger than 500cc), helmets and textbooks for each rider.

To register online, visit https://www.nr.edu/workforce/creditreg.php. For questions, call 540-674-3613.

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