Motorcycle Basic Rider Course (BRC)

Even if you've never been on a motorcycle before, or if you've ridden for years, the course will teach you skills and defensive riding tactics that could take years to learn on your own.

These classes consist of ten full hours of actual range riding and six hours of classroom instruction from veteran riders trained and certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and approved by the WI Department of Transportation.  The riding skills test is given at the end of the range portion of the class. Motorcycles are provided for use during the course.

Motorcycle Basic Rider Class Schedule

eCourse (New MSF prerequisite effective June 1, 2014)

To Register: Once you have selected a class from the schedule, New students: Create an Account. Returning students can also register by phone (608-246-5257).

Required to Register:

  •  Driver’s License
  •  MSF eCourse completion certificate

BRC Syllabus PDF (27KB)

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse Handbook  Provided in class

Waiver for Students under 18 years Minors must present a signed copy to the instructor at the first class meeting.

WI Motorcyclists' Handbook

Be aware, when selecting classes, that riding for 5 hours straight can be physically draining to new riders.

If you have further questions regarding the Motorcycle Safety Program at Madison College, contact the Motorcycle Safety office.

For more information about DMV requirements, please visit the Department of Transportation website.