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State of Michigan - Basic/Returning Rider Courses

REGISTER beginning February 18, 2014:

Fax/Email: ANYTIME by returning the 2014 MSF Web Registration Form
In person: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4pm, West Campus, Room M103.4
Telephone: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4pm

You must submit payment with your registration!

We will accept VISA and MasterCard and EXACT CASH only for MSF Registration! Sorry, no personal checks. CASH ONLY payments are required if registering less than five (5) business days in advance.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's BASIC RIDER COURSE is sponsored by Lansing Community College and the State of Michigan. This course offers 14 hours of instruction by Motorcycle Safety Foundation Certified Instructors on the fundamentals of good motorcycle riding. Upon completion of the course and passing grades of the written and riding evaluation, you will be able to waive the State of Michigan riding test to receive your motorcycle endorsement with the State of Michigan. The State written test, taken at the Secretary of State's office, must still be passed to receive your driver's license endorsement. The course cost is $25 (nonrefundable).*

* Changing your class date may be considered FIVE BUSINESS DAYS before the class is scheduled to begin, without penalty or loss of fee.

Our instruction is done in a controlled off-street environment located at LCC's West Campus (click this link for a map). Our goal is to make your experience fun, safe and rewarding. No experience is necessary. A good sense of balance is required (you must be able to ride a bike). Our rider coaches are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and have years of instruction experience.

What you will learn in the Basic RiderCourse:

  • To have more fun riding safely.
  • The basics, what to wear, how to start and stop the motorcycle, and motorcycle controls.
  • Street strategies to avoid trouble and stay safe.
  • How to maneuver your motorcycle in tough situations--swerving, proper braking, avoiding collisions, special situations, lane changes, passing, avoiding hazards, negotiating curves.

What you will learn in the Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older OR be 15-17 years old AND possess a Level One Graduated Drivers License
  • Must have prior motorcycle riding experience including the abilities to:
    • Use the clutch and throttle to control a motorcycle, start out, and stop smoothly.
    • Upshift and downshift smoothly.
    • Stop a motorcycle properly at a designated point, and
    • Negotiate normal roadway turns and curves.
  • Must understand and agree that if you do not demonstrate minimal proficiency with basic motorcycle operation during the two screening exercises for the course, you will be dismissed from the course and counseled to enroll in a course better suited to your skill level. Your course fee will not be refunded.
  • Must understand and agree that you will be dismissed from the course if you present a danger to my safety or the safety of others during any exercise or evaluation in the course.
  • Must have no medical conditions or mental or physical limitations that would affect your learning or your safety or the learning or safety of others.
  • Must have not used, or be under the influence of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs or any other substance that could impair your performance in this course.

What we supply:

Our BRC instruction program includes 4 hours of classroom instruction (Friday night, 6pm - 10pm) and 10 hours of on the range riding instruction (Saturday AND Sunday - AM range 7:30am - 12:30pm OR PM range 12:30pm - 5:30pm). Our RRBRC instruction program includes 10 hours of total instruction, including classroom and range time.  All training materials, porta-john, and motorcycles are included.

What you will need to bring:

DOT approved full helmet with face shield or eye-protection (prescription glasses are NOT considered appropriate eye protection), riding/leather jacket or long-sleeved shirt, full fingered riding gloves, riding chaps or heavy jeans, over-the-ankle boots.

April 25-27, 2014 - Filled

June 27-29, 2014 - Filled

May 2-4, 2014 - Filled

** July 5, 2014

May 9, 13-14, 2014 - Filled

** July 6, 2014

** May 10, 2014 - Filled

July 11-13, 2014 - Am Session Full

** May 11, 2014 - Filled

July 18-20, 2014

May 16-18, 2014 - Filled

July 25-27, 2014

May 23-25, 2014 - Filled

August 1-3, 2014

May 30, 31, June 1, 2014 - Filled

August 8-10, 2014

June 6, 10-11, 2014 - Filled

August 15-17, 2014

June 13-15, 2014 - Filled

August 22-24, 2014

June 20-22, 2014 - Filled

September 12-14, 2014

** This is a Returning Rider Basic RiderCourse RRBRC, 7:30am - 5:30pm.

Eighteen weekend BRC sessions and four one-day RRBRC sessions will be offered on a first come first serve basis by registration with Lansing Community College. We ride rain or shine.

Who can participate:

  • Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of good motorcycle riding.
  • Persons interested in getting their motorcycle endorsement without taking the MOST (motorcycle operator's state test).
  • You must be age 15 or older to take the BRC.  You must be 18 years old or older OR be 15-17 years old AND possess a Level One Graduated Drivers License to take the RRBRC. If you are under 18 years old, you must have a parent or legal guardian sign the liability waiver form for you.


Derik Redding
4100W - Technical Careers Division
Phone:  (517) 483-1324
Fax:  (517) 483-1320

Physical Address:
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI 48917

Motorcycle Safety Program at Lansing Community College

Transportation Maintenance Technologies
West Campus, Room M103
Phone: (517) 267-6406
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