Courses

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The course is designed to teach the novice motorcyclist the skills required to ride in a safe manner on the street. The BRC consists of 15-20 hours of classroom and hands on instruction that takes the beginning rider through the basics of: motorcycle operation, straight line riding, turning, shifting, stopping and safe riding strategies. Riding begins with you demonstrating your ability to balance on a bicycle.

The Basic RiderCourse program provides helmets, motorcycles (100cc to 350cc) and instructional material for student use. Our motorcycles are small training motorcycles. If you are 5’2″ or under you must visit the site to size up before your scheduled course. You may go to any RENJ training location on a Saturday or Sunday before your scheduled course (providing they have a class going on) between the hours of 7:30 am and Noon. Park outside of the lot indicated on your Confirmation Sheet. Walk along the outskirts of the parking lot – to the area with the picnic table – and wait for the class to take a break. One of our RiderCoaches will assist you in “sizing up” a RENJ motorcycle. Be sure to wear the BOOTS you will be wearing to the course. This is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

Successful completion of the Basic RiderCourse program waives the need for the NJ Driver license holding graduate to return to Motor Vehicles for the *NJ state road test and written, as well as providing the opportunity to receive an insurance discount with some motorcycle insurance companies. You will have to return to NJ MVC to turn in your paperwork should you qualify for the waiver certificate and choose to obtain a NJ motorcycle endorsement. If you have an out of state license, you can take the Basic RiderCourse, however the road test cannot be waived.

Rider Education of New Jersey Inc. has been approved by the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission to offer the New Jersey Motorcycle Safety Course.

Students must provide:

  • Auto Driver’s License OR validated motorcycle permit
  • Full-fingered gloves (no cut offs)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Long sturdy pants (jeans are best) (no leggings or sweatpants)
  • Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • Rain gear (optional – if needed)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

If a student does not have a valid driver license, they must have a validated motorcycle permit prior to taking the course and CANNOT receive either waiver. Students must show a photo ID at the course.

A stamped and signed most form and a completion card are the only paperwork a student who successfully completes the course needs to bring to the MVC with their driver license in order to progress to the next step in obtaining their motorcycle endorsement. If the student obtained their permit before the course, that permit would also be taken to MVC at that time. Students must show their NJ driver license at the course.

If a student has a validated permit, rules before the effective date of these changes still apply. The permit will be stamped on the back if the student successfully completes course and has a driver license.

Riding begins with you demonstrating your ability to balance.

To be eligible to enroll, a student must be at least 17 years old and will require written parental permission up to age 18. The course is physically demanding. Students should be in good health and be able to ride a bicycle. The RiderCoach will make the final determination if the student will be allowed to participate in the riding portion of the course. All course requirements must be met for successful completion.

You need to have the right clothes for environment, plenty of snacks for energy, lots to drink, and a good night’s sleep.

The entire Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum is based on you knowing nothing (except how to balance). We start at the very beginning and go step-by-step. This building block procedure works for most students, the true novice and students that have some experience as well as bad habits. Some students may need to take the course more than once, some students may not be able to keep up with the pace of the class. Some students should not ride a motorcycle, and some students will ride forever. Let us help you discover which one you’ll be!


This is the best place for a new rider to start once they’ve made the decision to ride a 3-wheel motorcycle. This course includes four hours of classroom activities and up to eight hours of on-cycle riding exercises. Successful completion may lead to an insurance discount. Students must pass a knowledge and skill test for successful completion. This course qualifies for the NJ road test waiver for a 3 Wheel motorcycle license.

Students must provide:

• Auto Driver license OR validated motorcycle permit
• Full-fingered gloves (leather is best)
• Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
• Long sturdy pants (JEANS are best) (NO SWEATPANTS or LEGGINGS)
• Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
• Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
• Rain gear (optional – if needed)
• Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

You will need to call the RENJ office to schedule yourself for the 3WBRC.  1-800-8WE-RIDE

The 3WBRC is currently only offered at our Piscataway location and is 8:30 am to 6 pm each day.

The 3WBRC schedule for 2017 is:

  • 3W105C- May 6 & 7 (Sat/Sun)    *FULL*
  • 3W110D- June 17 & 18 (Sat/Sun)    *FULL*
  • 3W112C- July 8 & 9 (Sat/Sun)
  • 3W132C- Aug 8 & 9 (Tues/Wed)
  • 3W121C- Sept 16 & 17 (Sat/Sun)
  • 3W124D- Oct 7 & 8 (Sat/Sun)

* You may still be able to get in to a class that is marked as *FULL* if you have your own trike. If you are bringing your own 3-wheel motorcycle, your motorcycle must be currently registered, self-inspected, and insured. Please call our office for details.


Motorcyclists in New Jersey need to stay sharp. The BRC2-LW (formerly the ERC) (no license waiver offered) is designed to further enhance the mental and physical skills that will enable the rider to better respond to unexpected road and traffic situations.

The BRC2 is offered at select locations. The course is specifically designed for two-wheeled motorcycles which precludes the use of sidecars or trikes. You should have at least 6 months or 3000 miles under your belt before taking this course. The BRC2 is a one day course, lasting 8-9 hours, taken on your own motorcycle. The BRC2 is an approved “Defensive Driving Course” in the State of New Jersey, allowing for a 2-point reduction on your license for successful completion of the course. Successful completion requires 100% attendance, passing a written test and riding all of the range exercises. Most BRC2s have classroom time in the morning – lunch break – outdoor motorcycle exercises.
Your insurance company may offer a discount for the successful completion of a motorcycle course. Some motorcycle manufacturers and/or owner groups offer some form of rebates upon completion.

INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS/CLUBS CAN ENROLL. Special groups are always welcome. Please see “Group Courses” for more information.

Students must provide:

  • Current motorcycle license
  • Motorcycle – currently registered, self-inspected, and insured
  • Helmet – DOT approved
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • Full-fingered gloves (leather is best)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Long sturdy pants (denim is best) (NO SWEATPANTS or LEGGINGS)
  • Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
  • Rain gear (optional – if needed)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

The BRC2 students also perform a general inspection of their own motorcycle prior to the motorcycle being used by the student during the training. This is done for the safety of all participants. Be sure you and your ride are in tip-top shape for this fun-filled experience.

**PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE BROOKDALE (LINCROFT) LOCATION, YOUR MOTORCYCLE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH STOCK OR NOISE REDUCING PIPES. EXCESSIVELY LOUD PIPES OR OPEN PIPES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AT THIS SITE. IF YOU ARRIVE WITH AN EXCESSIVELY LOUD MOTORCYCLE AT THIS LOCATION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED. IF YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS EQUIPPED WITH LOUD PIPES, PLEASE CHOOSE A DIFFERENT LOCATION. THIS IS A RULE SET FORTH BY THE BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NOT RIDER EDUCATION OF NEW JERSEY, THEREFORE NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.


A one-day course that complements a rider’s basic skills and helps with personal risk assessment. It includes a fast-paced classroom segment with several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness. Range exercises enhance both basic skills and crash avoidance skills. Improving braking skills and cornering finesse is emphasized. The course is beneficial for riders on any type of street motorcycle. Already took the Basic RiderCourse 2? Now come back and take the Advanced RiderCourse!

Your insurance company may offer a discount for the successful completion of a motorcycle course. Some motorcycle manufacturers and/or owner groups offer some form of rebates upon completion.

INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS/CLUBS CAN ENROLL. Special groups are always welcome. Please see “Group Courses” for more information.

Students must provide:

  • Current motorcycle license
  • Motorcycle – currently registered, self-inspected, and insured
  • Helmet – DOT approved
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • Full-fingered gloves (leather is best)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Long sturdy pants (denim is best) (NO SWEATPANTS or LEGGINGS)
  • Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
  • Rain gear (optional – if needed)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

The ARC students also perform a general inspection of their own motorcycle prior to the motorcycle being used by the student during the training. This is done for the safety of all participants. Be sure you and your ride are in tip-top shape for this fun-filled experience.

**PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE BROOKDALE (LINCROFT) LOCATION, YOUR MOTORCYCLE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH STOCK OR NOISE REDUCING PIPES. EXCESSIVELY LOUD PIPES OR OPEN PIPES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AT THIS SITE. IF YOU ARRIVE WITH AN EXCESSIVELY LOUD MOTORCYCLE AT THIS LOCATION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED. IF YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS EQUIPPED WITH LOUD PIPES, PLEASE CHOOSE A DIFFERENT LOCATION. THIS IS A RULE SET FORTH BY THE BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NOT RIDER EDUCATION OF NEW JERSEY, THEREFORE NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.


RENJ periodically schedules or provides by appointment “2-UP” courses. These courses are designed to involve the co-rider in the motorcycling experience. The course covers all of the material presented in the BRC2 as well as tips and tactics to help your “passenger” become your co-rider. Motorcycle range exercises are done “2-UP”, as is the classroom.  Knowledge and skills that riders and co-riders alike can use to enhance their safety and enjoyment are addressed throughout. Completion requirements are the same as the BRC2 for riders and co-riders, with co-riders receiving completion cards as well.  Most BRC2s have classroom time in the morning – lunch break – outdoor motorcycle exercises.

Your insurance company may offer a discount for the successful completion of a motorcycle course. Some motorcycle manufacturers and/or owner groups offer some form of rebates upon completion.

INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS/CLUBS CAN ENROLL. Special groups are always welcome.  Please see “Group Courses” for more information.

Students must provide:

  • Current motorcycle license
  • Motorcycle – currently registered, self-inspected, and insured
  • Helmet – DOT approved
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • Full-fingered gloves (leather is best)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Long sturdy pants (denim is best) (NO SWEATPANTS or LEGGINGS)
  • Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
  • Rain gear (optional – if needed)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

The 2-UP students also perform a general inspection of their own motorcycle prior to the motorcycle being used by the student during the training. This is done for the safety of all participants. Be sure you and your ride are in tip-top shape for this fun-filled experience.

**PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE BROOKDALE (LINCROFT) LOCATION, YOUR MOTORCYCLE MUST BE EQUIPPED WITH STOCK OR NOISE REDUCING PIPES.  EXCESSIVELY LOUD PIPES OR OPEN PIPES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AT THIS SITE.  IF YOU ARRIVE WITH AN EXCESSIVELY LOUD MOTORCYCLE AT THIS LOCATION YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED.  IF YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS EQUIPPED WITH LOUD PIPES, PLEASE CHOOSE A DIFFERENT LOCATION.  THIS IS A RULE SET FORTH BY THE BROOKDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NOT RIDER EDUCATION OF NEW JERSEY, THEREFORE NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.

The Additional Practice RiderCourse (APRC) is an extension of the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) that serves two purposes. For those riders who have completed a BRC and wish to get in a little more practice before venturing onto the roadways on their own, this class offers an additional day of range exercises on RENJ motorcycles. For students who completed the BRC but were unsuccessful in the Skills Evaluation, this class is your opportunity for a day of practice and to retake the Skills Evaluation. In a nut shell the APRC is a one day class composed of range exercises, additional practice time and coaching, followed up with a Skills Evaluation. By the end of class each student should be able to measure the progress they have made and re-evaluate their needs as it pertains to becoming a skilled motorcyclist.

To be eligible to take the APRC for the road test waiver certificate and course completion card, you must have completed the BRC at a RENJ site within the past 180 days and have a NJ issued auto driver license. Successful completion of the BRC is not a requirement, but having attended the class in its entirety is. The APRC will be a fun class allowing you more time to practice and develop your riding skills.

Students must provide:

  • Auto Driver’s License OR validated motorcycle permit
  • Full-fingered gloves (no cut offs)
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots
  • Long sturdy pants (jeans are best) (no leggings or sweatpants)
  • Long sleeve shirt OR jacket
  • Eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses)
  • Rain gear (optional – if needed)
  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

You will need to call the RENJ office to schedule yourself for the APRC.  1-800-8WE-RIDE

The APRC is currently only offered at our Piscataway location and is 8:30 am to 6 pm.
The APRC schedule for 2017 is:

APRC108 – June 4 (Sun)   *FULL*
APRC116 – Aug 6 (Sun)
APRC125 – Oct 15 (Sun)