This course is designed for beginning riders looking to gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to safely operate a motorcycle. It is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering the purchase of a motorcycle and/or contemplating riding a motorcycle. Course length is approximately 20 hours, including five hours of classroom instruction and 15 hours of on-motorcycle instruction. MSF completion certificates and Iowa DOT certificates of completion are awarded to persons satisfactorily passing this course. Successful completion of this class will waive the riding test with the Iowa Department of Transportation but not the written test. Students must be 14 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license or instruction permit. This class is required for anyone under the age of 18 by the state of Iowa to receive a motorcycle endorsement. Class size is limited. BRC classes are offered in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
Riders must be able to balance a bicycle to participate in the riding portion of the course, and a riding skill test must be passed for successful completion. Prior to class participants will be required to successfully complete an e-course through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Participants will receive a code from Kirkwood Community College for the e-course two weeks prior to the class. The e-course is to be completed by the start of the class and participants will need to provide proof of completion at the start of the class in order to participate. Participants are required to bring gloves, a long-sleeve shirt or jacket, pants and shoes that cover the ankles and be prepared to possibly ride on Friday night. Motorcycles and helmets are supplied.