Four basic rider motorcycle weekend courses are being offered at New River Community College in October and November.
The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a three day course held in Dublin. The class is Friday evening from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in 135 Rooker Hall at NRCC, and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the motorcycle range, parking lot H.
The session options are Oct. 6 through Oct. 8, Oct. 13 through Oct. 15, Oct. 20 through Oct. 22 and Nov. 3 through Nov. 5.
The one-credit course includes classroom instruction and on-motorcycle instruction under controlled range conditions. Riders will learn the basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking, obstacle avoidance and safe riding strategies. Tuition is $152.80 for Virginia residents.
Completion of the BRC prepares riders for state licensing with an exemption of skills and written DMV tests and may qualify for discounts with some motor vehicle insurance companies. The program provides motorcycles (no larger than 500cc), helmets and textbooks for each rider.
To register online, visit www.nr.edu/schedule and click “Fall 2017 WF Schedule.”