Motorcycle Safety

Whether you have never ridden a motorcycle or just need a refresher, GTCC's Basic Rider Course is a great way to get started. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, more than 8 million motorcyclists nationwide have graduated from a Basic Rider Course since 1974.

Current Courses

Basic Rider Course (BRC) 

This course is primarily for beginning and re-entry riders. This is a three-day course. Students will learn how to operate motorcycle controls and simple riding skills, including starts, stops, turns and shifts. Students will also learn about strategies for riding in traffic and will practice additional skills that riders who are likely to be involved in accidents do not possess, namely swerves, corners, and emergency stops. No prior motorcycle experience is needed for the BRC course. However, students must be able to ride and balance a bicycle prior to taking this course. You should be at least 16 years old with a driver’s license. Those with health concerns and limited mobility should consult a physician prior to registering for this course because riding a motorcycle requires demanding physical activity. The BRC course does not require that you have a motorcycle endorsement or permit. Tuition Cost: $210

Riding requirements: 

You must wear and have the following items:

  • DOT (Department of Transportation) approved helmet
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy over-the-ankle boots or shoes
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Protective eyewear (glasses or face shield)

You will have to complete and pass the online portion (e-Course), which is taken in the classroom on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Please bring earbuds for the e-Course portionFailure to complete the e-Course will result in your not getting a certificate. Motorcycles are provided for the Basic Riders Course (BRC), and you must preregister prior to attending class.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation requires attendance at all sessions, and NO REFUNDS are available at any point. Any absence will result in an unsuccessful score in class. Likewise, a tardy student may not join the class if training has begun. 

Upon successfully completing the Basic Rider course portion, you will receive a DMV (Department of Motorized Vehicles) completion card to present to the DMV’s office in order for to take a written examination for M endorsement on your license.

Course Name Dates Days Hours Campus Room Register
MTC-8001-1AA Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 2/3/22, 2/5/22, 2/6/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AB Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 2/24/22, 2/26/22, 2/27/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AC Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 3/3/22, 3/5/22, 3/6/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AD Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 3/10/22, 3/12/22, 3/13/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AE Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 4/7/22, 4/9/22, 4/10/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AF Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 4/21/22, 4/23/22, 4/24/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now
MTC-8001-1AG Motorcycle Basic Rider Course 5/5/22, 5/7/22, 5/8/22 Th, S, Su 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Th; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, S, Su Jamestown AT- 228, Th; PS - 109 & Range, S, Su Register Now

Ways to Register

Students can register in one of three ways: PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED prior to attending class.

  • Online: Register
    • Use the Search function to search for Course Title or Course Code.
  • In Person:
    • Greensboro, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Continuing Education Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
    • High Point, 901 S. Main St., H1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.
  • Mail: Download the registration form from website, and mail to GTCC, PO BOX 309, Jamestown, N.C. 27282. Download the Con Ed Registration Form.