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Learn2Ride Basic RiderCourse

phone 607-587-4015, beginning motorcyle riders 2-day course, reserve your spot today, weekday and weekend classes available.

The Learn2Ride Basic RiderCourse (BRC) is designed for those with very little or no experience riding a motorcycle. The BRC is a combination online eCourse, classroom, and hands-on riding exercises which introduces and practices the physical and mental skills necessary to ride a motorcycle.

Online eCourse

After registering for the BRC, you will receive information on enrolling for the motorcycle safety foundation (MSF) online eCourse. You must enroll in and successfully complete the eCourse before your course start date. Your certificate of completion needs to be printed within 30 days of your course start date and brought with you to your course. The eCourse can be completed in approximately three hours and consists of 12 sections. At the end of each section, a knowledge test is administered requiring an 80% passing score.


The classroom session uses small work groups with facilitated, interactive learning activities focusing on perception development and situational awareness. At the end of classroom session two, the knowledge test is administered. A passing score of 80% is required.

Hands-on Riding Exercises

Day 1 – approximately five hours
Each range exercise has a specific objective(s) that must be achieved to continue.

Day 2 – approximately five hours
At the end of the range activities, the riding skill evaluation is conducted.

Successful Completion Requirements

  1. Complete and provide successful eCourse completion certificate.
  2. Complete classroom session and pass a knowledge test (initial or retest).
  3. Complete hands-on sessions and pass a skill evaluation (initial or retest).

Upon successful completion, you will receive a NYS specific MSF completion card. The completion card and a motorcycle learners permit (both current and valid) are required to be eligible for the road test waiver option and both are presented at a DMV office with a current, valid driver’s license for the motorcycle license upgrade.

General Course Information

  • Participation in this course requires physical stamina, motor coordination, mental alertness and meeting the objectives of the riding exercises. There is no guarantee of successful completion of this course.
  • Motorcycles are provided for the combination classroom and hands on training.
  • Courses have a maximum of eight students.
  • Course is held at the Alfred State Wellsville campus at 2530 River Road, Wellsville, NY 14895.
  • Courses run from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days of class. Participants must be able to stay for the entire class time.


  • Participants must have a valid NYS driver’s license or valid out-of-state driver’s license. (No DUI restrictions, not suspended, not revoked, no driver’s learners permits)
  • The minimum height recommended for this course is five feet.
  • A NYS motorcycle learner’s permit should be obtained prior to the first day of class. This permit is required for you to apply for the road test waiver of the NYS DMV road test.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age or older and possess a class “DJ” license.
  • Participants who are 16 or 17 must bring a parent to the first session of class.
  • Participants must be able to ride a bicycle.

Required Riding Equipment

  • Helmet: DOT approved (loan helmets are available, if necessary)
  • Eye protection: face shield or safety glasses
  • Gloves: leather (preferably) or cotton. No fingerless gloves.
  • Jeans: denim or other sturdy material. No holes and no flare leg.
  • Jacket: denim or other sturdy material or long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt
  • Boots: must cover the ankle and have as flat of a heel as possible. No sneakers.
  • Rain gear: Classes run rain or shine

Registration Information

Cost: $275 payable at the time of registration.

See what dates are available and register for the program online. You will be contacted within 24-48 business hours after your register with a confirmation date and information regarding the eCourse.

Additional dates coming soon. Stay tuned!

There are no refunds given nor are you able to switch course dates once you are registered.

Please contact the Center for Community Education and Training at 607-587-4015 prior to registration with any questions you have regarding the program.