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Motorcycle Safety Training

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) instructs riders about the basic skills — mental and physical — needed to safely ride a motorcycle. This is accomplished through a combination of classroom and on-bike training. The BRC is designed for the beginning rider, but veteran riders can benefit as well, and consists of approximately six hours in classroom and 9 hours on-bike. Successful completion of both a knowledge and skills test provides the student with a waiver of the Washington state DOL written and riding tests.

A new (July 2009) BRC2 course is designed for skilled riders who need a refresher course or who wish to obtain a motorcycle endorsement. It is not designed for the beginning rider. It is an intense, one day class consisting of approximately 3.5 hours in classroom and 4.5 hours on-bike. Successful completion of both a knowledge and skills test provides the student with a waiver of the Washington state DOL written and riding tests.

Getting in a class

I teach for Evergreen Safety Council and Washington Motorcycle Safety Training. Check web sites for class availability. If you can’t get into a class as quickly as you’d like, talk to the office about alternative procedures.

There are other vendors in the state. See this Washington State DOL list of motorcycle safety training vendors.

MSF provides data on all training centers in the United States.

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