Motorcycle classes to begin


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Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Registration Begins January 25

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program online registration begins Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at 8 a.m. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov for one of the $50 courses scheduled throughout the state from March through November.

More than 180,000 motorcycle riders have been trained in the last 16 years. More information about Motorcycle Ohio and the courses, including statewide locations and updated training requirements, are available online at the address listed above.

Basic Rider Course Scooters (BRC‐S) only: This 16‐hour course, no experience is needed, ride your own scooter, helmets are provided, requires only a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC) and successful completion earns the BMV skill test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement. The class offerings are very limited.

Basic Rider Course (BRC): This 16‐hour course is recommended for novice riders. BRC students must have a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Permit Card (TIPIC) to take the class. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn the BMV skill‐test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.

Basic Rider Course for Returning Riders (BRC‐RR): This 8‐hour course is designed for those 18 years of age or older who have been riding with a temporary permit for longer than one year (over 1,000 miles of experience) and for experienced riders returning to riding, with or without a motorcycle endorsement, after several years of not riding. BRC‐RR students must have a have a valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Permit Card (TIPIC) to take the class. Motorcycles and helmets are provided. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn the BMV skill‐test waiver for a motorcycle endorsement.

Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC‐2): This 6‐hour, one‐day, range‐only course (no formal classroom session) requires motorcycle license or endorsement. This class is also suitable for newly‐endorsed/licensed riders. Students will use their own two-wheeled motorcycle and passengers are allowed.

Advanced Rider Course (ARC): This 9‐hour, one‐day course requires motorcycle license or endorsement and students will use their own two‐wheeled motorcycle.

For more information visit the website at: www.motorcycle.ohio.gov

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