VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE - Waukesha County Technical College is offering three levels of motorcycle rider courses starting in April.
Basic RiderCourse is intended for beginners. It involves six hours of classroom time and 10 hours of on-cycle instruction to learn the necessary skills for safe cycle operation. This class will emphasize motorcycle controls, rider decision-making, basic riding skills and maneuvering, along with basic street riding. The course uses program materials from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, and motorcycles are provided for students.
Basic RiderCourse 2 is geared for riders who already have basic skills. The course is similar to the first course, but riders will go at faster speeds and will use their own motorcycles. It is not intended for first-time riders. It is a good refresher for those with their Class M license or for experienced riders who want to obtain one. The course is eight hours, and includes a classroom component focusing on street strategies and rider decisio-making, based on past riding experiences and current knowledge. An on-cycle instruction component will include a skills test for the license waiver.
For both the BRC and BRC2 courses, participants must complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation e-course less than 30 days prior to taking the riding class. Participants who successfully complete either the BRC or BRC2 course will receive a waiver form exempting them from taking the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Motorcycle In-Traffic skills test to acquire their motorcycle license.
The Motorcycle Ultimate Bike-Bonding Rider Course is an eight-hour course geared toward experienced riders. Exercises and skill circuits are designed to improve a rider's overall riding performance through smooth and precise control operation, body positioning on the motorcycle, and development of a rider's crash avoidance techniques. Riders will use their own motorcycle, must show proof of registration and insurance, and must have ridden 2,500 miles on their current motorcycle. A completion card is issued to all participants.
Visit www.wctc.edu/motorcycle or call (262) 691-5598 for more information about motorcycle safety courses, prerequisites, class times and availability.