Motorcycle Safety Training
The Basic Rider Course teaches the skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. The course consists of classroom and range activities.
The first half of the course familiarizes students with the location and operation of the controls. Students then practice riding on small motorcycles to demonstrate they have the strength, balance, and coordination of perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping exercises. The second half of the course introduces students to street riding strategies such as emergency braking, swerving, and proper cornering techniques.
All exercises are conducted at low speeds on a protected range. Students must wear a DOT-approved helmet, over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, full-fingered gloves (preferably leather) and protective eyewear.
2013 Schedule of Basic Rider Courses
*Note: All classes will meet on Friday from 6pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm.
March 15-17 - Instructors: Darin Edwards, Gerry Gotberg - Class is full
April 5-7 - Instructors: Bert Brumfield, Debby Hoots - Class is full
April 26-28 - Instructors: Dick Blohm, Debby Hoots - Class is full
May 17-19 - Instructors: Gerry Gotberg, Randy Carlisle - Class is full
May 31 - June 2 - Instructors: Dick Blohm, Bert Brumfield - Class is full
June 28-30 - Instructors: Darin Edwards, Dave Plyler
July 12-14 - Instructors: John Marsh, Randy Carlisle
July 26-28 - Instructors: Dave Plyler, John Marsh
August 9-11 - Instructors: Randy Carlisle, John Marsh
August 23-25 - Instructors: Gerry Gotberg, Randy Carlisle
September 6-8 - Instructors: Gerry Gotberg, John Marsh
September 27-29 - Instructors: Dick Blohm, Darin Edwards
October 4-6 - Instructors: Debby Hoots, Dave Plyler
November 1-3 - Instructors: Dave Plyler, Bert Brumfield
Registration for these classes is taken on a first come first serve basis. To register for these classes contact Freda Bryant at (336) 386-3473. NOTE: Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received and processed by Surry Community College. No walk-in registration will be allowed for any of these classes.
|For information related to course dates, registration, and availability contact:
|Ian K. Harrell
Director, Fire & Rescue Programs
Emergency Services Training Center
View a Video
This short video (approx. 5-minutes) will familiarize students/prospective students with the classroom, range, and equipment requirements for Motorcycle Safety.
Tuition, Fees, & Refunds
Students who enroll in self-supporting classes, including the motorcycle safety courses, pay fees that are based on a pro rata cost of the course. To determine the price of the course you are interested in taking, please contact Freda Bryant in the Continuing Education Office at (336) 386-3473.
A student who wishes to withdraw from a Continuing Education course must contact the Continuing Education office prior to the 10% point of the scheduled hours of the class to be eligible for a tuition refund. A 75% refund will be given if the student request is received by the deadline. If a student pre-registers/prepays for a class and requests a refund prior to the first class meeting, 100% of the tuition will be returned.