This course is for riders who;
a) Have a valid and current NJ motorcycle permit (taken and passed the NJ MVC Written Test and Eye Test), their own insured and registered motorcycle that is 232cc or greater and want to get their NJ motorcycle license/endorsement.
b) Already have their motorcycle license/endorsement and want to further develop their riding skills and keep them sharp to help them avoid a motorcycle crash.
Here's what several motorcycle research studies indicate;
By taking a formal motorcycle course and periodically practicing good riding techniques, you develop "muscle memory" which means when something unexpected occurs, your brain automatically tells your body what to do. There is no thinking of what to do. It's an automatic response. When confronted with a panic situation, you will always revert to your habits, which develop through constant repetition or training. This is why the military and first responders train constantly. Motorcyclists should do the same to help avoid a crash.
When it comes to riding a motorcycle, the concept of "Use it or lose it" applies. When you stop riding for a few weeks, the "muscle memory" starts to deteriorate which is why taking a yearly refresher course is so important after a winter layoff or any layoff to help re-develop the "muscle memory" needed.
As an extra bonus, successfully completing the BRC2 entitles you to an insurance discount if your insurance company participates in the NJ State Defensive Driving program and a 2-point reduction on your NJ Driver License if you have points on your driving record. (The BRC2 is registered with the NJ MVC as an approved Defense Driving Course).
The BRC2 we offer is a 2-day, 12-hour course that consists of three parts; first you take a 3-4 hour interactive online course, which you do at home at your own pace (Basic eCourse - which is the same eCourse for the BRC1), then you attend a live 4-5 hour classroom session with other students taking the course and then you take approximately 5 hours of practice riding in a large, enclosed parking lot with 11 other students taking the course using your own motorcycle. You get hands-on training with two certified motorcycle safety instructors. (If you already took the eCourse, just re-print the Completion Certificate and bring it with you to the first night of class).
For those taking the course to get their motorcycle license/endorsement, the insurance discount and/or the 2-point reduction, there is a written Knowledge Test based on the information contained in the eCourse and the classroom material. For those taking the course to get their motorcycle license/endorsement, there is also a riding Skill Test after all the practice riding exercises have been completed. (You'll get to practice everything on the Skill Test before taking the Test). If you pass both the Knowledge Test and the Skill Test, the NJ MVC allows us to give you paperwork that waives the NJ MVC motorcycle road test so you can get your NJ motorcycle license/endorsement without having to take the NJ MVC road test.
There is no number of miles ridden or amount of riding time requirement to take this course. If you can ride to the MSU parking lot on your own motorcycle, you can take this course. (You can also trailer your motorcycle to MSU).
You will learn and practice;
and much, much more. You'll learn and discover things that you didn't know before and you'll be able to handle and control your motorcycle better. We teach old dogs new tricks.
STAY SHARP TO STAY ALIVE!
You will need the following;
You will not be allowed to ride the practice riding exercises unless you have items 2-11 listed above. (If you do not have items 2-11 listed above for the practice riding exercises, you will be dismissed from the class and forfeit all of your money).
The live classroom session is held on MSU's campus on a Tuesday night at 5:45 pm along with the other students taking the BRC2 and with students attending the BRC1. When you register for the BRC2, you will be given the exact location of the classroom session. The practice riding exercises are held on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at Montclair State University in parking lot 60 located at 35 Clove Rd in Little Falls (off Rt. 46 East) behind the student bus platform and the bus garage. The class is held rain or shine.
Our price for the BRC2 is only $139 (License Waiver included). There is a 10% discount for graduates of the BRC1. You must show your BRC1 Completion Card the day of the classroom session to get the discount. The discount will be refunded on your credit card after the classroom session. Several motorcycle clubs offer a rebate for taking the BRC2. If you are a member of a motorcycle club, see if the club offers a rebate for taking the BRC2.
Click here to go to our Course Schedule page and select the class you want to attend. We accept all major credit cards. Click here to READ OUR CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS POLICY BEFORE YOU SIGN-UP FOR A CLASS SO YOU KNOW YOUR OPTIONS ABOUT REFUNDS, SWITCHING CLASSES, NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND A CLASS YOU SIGNED-UP FOR, DROPPING OUT OF A CLASS, ARRIVING LATE FOR A CLASS, BEING DISMISSED FROM A CLASS.
If a BRC2 class is not posted on our website, sign-up for our newsletter on our Home Page so you'll be notified when the next one will be held. Also "Like" our Facebook page to be notified when the next one will be held. The BRC2 is usually offered 3-4 times per year. The first one is usually conducted in May (Motorcycle Awareness Month).
If you want to order a Gift Certificate for the BRC2 for someone, click here.
On behalf of the Bergen County HOG Chapter, I want to thank you for the private BRC2 you held for us. All the chapter members enjoyed the course, had fun, and learned quite a few new things. Great course. Great instructors......Richie Schenone, Director of the BC Hogs
If I took this course every year, I wouldn't have crashed last year......Juan Bautista-Gomez
I had to take the course in order to be a Road Captain for my HOG Chapter. I've been riding for 23 years and I thought there was nothing new for me to learn. Man, was I mistaken. I realized how bad a rider I was. My physical and riding skills have improved 100%. It should be mandatory that every motorcyclist take the course once a year. It would help to reduce motorcycle accidents. And yes, I'll agree. You guys are the best.....Peter Marchutto
I've been riding for years without a motorcycle license. I decided to become legal by taking the BRC2 because the laws got stricter. Glad I did for two reasons. I don't have to worry now if a cop pulls me over and my skills are so much better now. This is definitely the way to go. Forget your friends and YouTube......Juan Perez
I take the ERC once a year and have taken it with several motorcycle schools in NJ & NY. Your ERC is the best.....Edgar Plfatmar
Great refresher course. Polished my skills......Jen Willmot
I take the course on my scooter once a year to keep my physical and mental riding skills sharp. Scooter riders encounter the same hazards motorcyclists do.... Pamela Lee Dumaris
If you would like to donate to our cause (to help reduce motorcycle accidents in the State of NJ), click here.
The BRC2 is certified as a NJ-approved Defensive Driving Course. You will get an insurance discount for successfully completing the entire course and 2 points will be removed from your driving record if you have any points on your driving record. If you have points removed, you have to wait 5 years to get more points removed by taking the course again. If you want to continue getting the insurance discount, you will have to take the course every 3 years. MVC will remove up to 3 points on your driving record if you go an entire year without getting any points.
Yes, but we suggest that you take the BRC2 by yourself first before you take the BRC2 with a passenger so that you get more comfortable riding your motorcycle. Then take another BRC2 with a passenger.
If you are going to take the BRC2 with a passenger, the passenger must also wear the riding gear listed above (items 6-11).
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Since 2008, The Riding Academy of NJ has been approved by the Chief Administrator of the Motor Vehicle Commission to offer the New Jersey Motorcycle Safety Education Course.
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Our mission is to help reduce motorcycle crashes in the State of NJ by providing quality rider education to all NJ residents with quality training motorcycles provided by motorcycle dealerships in NJ at a quality training location in NJ. Our vision is motorcycles sharing the road with other roadway users with zero crashes.