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Proper Training is the best defense against motorcycle accidents.

Whether you're just starting out, or have been riding for some time, there's a RiderCourse for you. All of the NJ training providers listed on this site are certified by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) to offer you the following courses:

The BRC is designed for beginning riders. It is a also a great refresher course for returning riders who have not ridden for a while. Approximately five hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding exercises in a controlled environment provide a complete introduction to motorcycling. The course is conducted over two or three sessions. Motorcycles and helmets are provided for your use during the course. All level of students are welcome.

To participate in the BRC you must:

  • Be able to balance and ride a bicycle
  • Wear proper riding gear (see below)
Graduates of this course may be eligible for:
  • Waiver of the state knowledge and road/skills test to add a motorcycle endorsement to their driver license*
  • Insurance premium discounts offered by some providers

Advanced riders can continue learning and sharpening their riding skills in the BRC2 - Skills Plus, Skills Practice and BRC2-License Waiver. NJ providers offer a variety one-day courses for experienced riders, usually lasting from 4-6 hours. Participants use their own motorcycles and gear.

To participate in the BRC2 you must:

  • Have a valid motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement
  • Have a valid registration and insurance card for your vehicle
  • Wear proper riding gear (see below)

Graduates of this course may be eligible for:

  • Insurance premium discounts
  • Two-point reduction on your driving record and/or credit for completion of a “defensive driving” program*  (BRC2 Plus ONLY)

Proper riding gear:

  • Federal DOT approved helmet (helmets will be provided for BRC courses). For information on DOT-compliant helmets, visit
  • Eye protection
  • Long-sleeved shirt and long pants (torn or ripped clothing not permitted)
  • Full-fingered gloves without holes
  • Shoes that cover the ankle without heels
  • Rain gear (if necessary)

To learn more about these courses, contact one the many MSF-certified training providers in New Jersey. Their websites are packed with information about these courses – and much more – and their RiderCoaches are eager to answer your questions by phone or email.

* Certain restrictions apply. Contact NJMVC or one of the NJ training providers for details.

Taking a turn
Curves can be great fun to ride, if you know how to handle them correctly. Note how this student is looking in the direction of the turn.
Learning the contorls
It’s important to be comfortable with all your motorcycle’s controls. Rider courses teach you to smoothly coordinate hand and foot controls