Beginning Rider

Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Basic RiderCourse (BRC) 

In the Basic RiderCourse you will learn: 

  • The basics: what to wear, how to start and stop your motorcycle, and motorcycle controls
  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe
  • How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations 
  • To have more fun by riding your motorcycle safely

The Basic RiderCourse is a 15-hour program, which provides classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled, off-street environment. 

No experience is necessary and motorcycles are provided; a good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bicycle).  The minimum age permitted to take this course is 15.

For further information on what is covered in the BRC please refer the MSF BRC Rider Handbook.


3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC)

3-Wheel Basic RiderCourse (3WBRC) is the best place for motorcyclists to learn about riding a three-wheel motorcycle. The course includes four hours of classroom activities and up to eight hours of on-cycle riding exercises. A written knowledge test and a skills test are required to pass the course. Successful completion will allow students to waive the Secretary of State skills test and may qualify them for an insurance discount. Some locations provide three-wheel motorcycles and others require students to provide their own three-wheel motorcycle and proof of insurance. The motorcycle must be properly titled and registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection.

For further information on what is covered in the 3WBRC please refer the MSF 3WBRC Rider Handbook.

Please contact your local sponsor for 3WBRC training class availability information.


Reciprocity for Out-of-State Motorcycle Rider Training Courses - for riders applying for their Michigan motorcycle endorsement (CY) that have completed their training course outside the State of Michigan.