Basic RiderCourse(BRC) - $350
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 approximately 15 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 primary structure of the BRC consists of three segments. Segment 1 is the MSF ePackage1 e-Course, which is completed on your own, takes a few hours to complete and is required to be completed prior to the first class session. Segment 2 is the formal classroom component. Segment 3 is the on-cycle component that typically takes 10-hours to complete. (all times are approximate)
Pre-Course Assignment – You are required to complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) ePackage1 eCourse before the first date of your scheduled class. Follow the link in the Auto-Generated Course Registration email you will receive after you register. (Check your SPAM/JUNK folder) Click your unique Promotional eCourse link to access this course. DO NOT put your credit card number on the MSF website as your eCourse has already been purchased. If you put in your credit card, MSF will charge you for the course and neither MSF nor RENJ will reimburse you for the eCourse fee for any reason. Be sure to print your eCourse Completion Certificate and bring it with you to class. *Note* The eCourse Completion Certificate is ONLY valid for 30 days. If you complete your eCourse too early for your class date, you will have to take it again to be sure your Certificate is valid for your course date. There is no additional fee to go back in your MSF account and RETAKE the eCourse under your SAME username and password.
The Basic RiderCourse program provides 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 7:00 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! – Call the RENJ office to make an appointment to size up!
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:
- Valid Auto Driver’s License OR validated motorcycle permit
- eCourse Completion Certificate
- Full-fingered gloves (no cut offs)
- Sturdy over-the-ankle boots (not canvas)
- 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
- Helmet – DOT approved – You MUST bring your own DOT approved helmet. RENJ is not loaning out helmets at this time.
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.
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 the 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!