WCTC to offer three levels of motorcycle training courses
Spring classes start in April, May
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017) – Waukesha County Technical College is offering three levels of motorcycle rider courses starting in April: Basic RiderCourse (BRC), Basic RiderCourse2 (BRC2) and Ultimate Bike-Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC).
• Basic RiderCourse (BRC):
This course is intended for novice motorcycle riders and involves six hours of classroom time and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction to learn the necessary skills for safe cycle operation. Emphasis is placed on motorcycle controls, rider decision making, basic riding skills and maneuvering, and basic street riding. The course uses program materials from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and motorcycles are provided for students.
• Basic RiderCourse 2 (BRC2):
This is geared for riders who already have basic skills. It is similar to BRC except speeds are higher and riders will use their own motorcycles; it is not intended for first-time riders. This is an excellent refresher for those who already have their Class M license or for experienced riders seeking to obtain one. The eight-hour course includes a classroom component focusing on street strategies and rider decision making, based on past riding experiences and current knowledge. An on-cycle instruction component will include a skills test for the license waiver.
For both the BRC and the BRC2 courses, participants must complete a MSF e-course less than 30 days prior to taking the riding class.
Those who successfully complete either the BRC or BRC2 course will receive a waiver form exempting them from taking the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Motorcycle In-Traffic (MIT) skills test to obtain their motorcycle license.
• Motorcycle Ultimate Bike-Bonding RiderCourse (UBBRC):
Patterned after police motorcycle training courses, this eight-hour course is geared toward experienced riders. Exercises and skill circuits are designed to improve a rider's overall riding performance through smooth and precise control operation, body positioning on the motorcycle, and the development of a rider's crash avoidance techniques. Riders will use their own motorcycle, must show proof of registration and insurance, and must have driven 2,500 miles on their current motorcycle. A completion card is issued to all participants.
For more information about motorcycle safety courses, prerequisites, class times and availability, visit www.wctc.edu/motorcycle or call 262.691.5598.
About Waukesha County Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College, the leader in workforce development, prepares learners for success within the region and global economy. The College offers more than 150 areas of study including associate degree, technical diploma, apprenticeship and short-term certificate programs. Customized training for employers is also available. To learn more, visit www.wctc.edu.