Basic Rider Course 2

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The BRC 2 is designed for riders who want to refine their motorcycle skills.  Riders must be 18 years of age or older with recent riding experience (straight-line riding, shifting, stopping, and clutch control): a student must be able to operate basic motorcycle controls skillfully. 

The BRC 2 is designed for a student who may have already passed the BRC and wants additional training and practice.  The course is also effective for experienced dirt bike riders who want to start riding on the street as well as current street riders who have been riding with a permit or illegally and wish to become licensed.  Students must demonstrate competency with basic operational skills during the screening exercises to continue in the course.  If it is determined a student needs additional skills development before proceeding, the student will be referred to the Basic Rider Course.

In the BRC 2, a student will get an overview of safe, responsible motorcycling fundamentals.  Also, the student will have an opportunity to refine existing riding skills and acquire new skills required for safe street operation.

The BRC 2 consists of approximately 11 hours of instruction with motorcycles and helmets provided.  Upon successful completion of the course, a student will be issued a completion card by mail from the Illinois Cycle Rider Safety Training Program. This card is recognized by many insurance companies for premium discounts and will allow a student to have the written and riding examination waived at the driver services facility.  

Scooters in the BRC 2

Those interested in taking either the Basic Rider Course (BRC) or Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC 2), on their scooter may do so. Students must bring their own scooter to the course that they qualify for; please read the prior course descriptions. Scooters owners must:

  • have current registration and provide proof of insurance for their scooter
  • scooter size cannot exceed 350cc
  • pass the students' pre-ride inspection and the instructors' safety inspection
  • provide their own transportation and scooter storage

To see Basic Rider Course 2 eligibility and requirements, click here.