The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's (MSF) BRC2 we offer (LW) is a;
1. Licenser Waiver (LW) Course for those who;
and want to get their NJ motorcycle license/endorsement without having to go to the NJ MVC to take the motorcycle road test. (The BRC2 LW must be taken on your own motorcycle if you are taking the course for the License Waiver).
2. Refresher Course for those who already have their motorcycle license/endorsement and want to further develop their physical and mental riding skills, and keep them sharp to help them avoid a crash. This can be done on one of our training motorcycles or on your motorcycle.
3. NJ-approved Defensive Driving Course that qualifies you for an insurance discount and/or a 2 point reduction if you have points on your Driver License.*
HERE'S WHAT SEVERAL MOTORCYCLE RESEARCH STUDIES INDICATE;
By taking a formal motorcycle training 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 about 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. Constant training will help you to avoid a motorcycle crash. It will also help you keep your riding skills higher than your risk-taking skills, which is good Risk Offset.
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 (LW) 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 LW is registered with the NJ MVC as an approved Defense Driving Course).
The BRC2 we offer is a 1 1/2-day, 15-hour course that consists of four modules or parts;
Module 1 - You begin by first taking a 5-hour (average time) asynchronous interactive online course (the MSF Basic eCourse) which is a great tutorial or refresher of the physical and non-physical skills needed to ride a motorcycle safely, which you do at home, on your own, at your own pace. (This is the same Basic eCourse for the BRC1. If you already took the Basic eCourse, just re-print the Completion Certificate and bring it with you to the riding session).
Module 2 - After completing Module 1, you watch a 1-hour pre-recorded Power Point Presentation (Supplemental eCourse) on your own, which explains the motorcycle controls and the four basic physical riding skills in further detail. (If you already watched the Supplemental eCourse, you don't need to watch it again).
Module 3 - After completing Modules 1 and 2, you attend a 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session on a Tuesday night, which covers a variety of crash-avoidance techniques and concepts with other students taking the course so you can meet who they are, find out a little bit about them and meet your instructors before attending the riding session (Module 4). (If you took the BRC1 or the BRC2 with us after July 2017, attending the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session is optional unless you are taking the BRC2 for the insurance discount and/or the 2-point reduction).
Module 4 - After completing Modules 1, 2 and 3, you take approximately 5 hours of practice riding in a large, enclosed parking lot with 11 other students taking the course. You get hands-on training with two NJ MVC & MSF certified motorcycle safety instructors. The riding exercises are taken from the BRC1. If you've taken the BRC1, this is a great way to get more comfortable on your motorcycle.
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 (30 multiple choice questions) given before taking the practice riding session (Module 4) and is based on the information contained in Modules 1, 2 and 3
For those taking the course to get their motorcycle license/endorsement, there is also a Road Test or Skill Test given 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 go to the NJ MVC to take the NJ MVC road test. (You only have to go to the NJ MVC after successfully completing the course to get the motorcycle endorsement put on your Driver License).
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).
THE MSF BASIC eCOURSE (Module 1)
As stated above, the MSF Basic eCourse is the first part of the course. If you have an issue with the Basic eCourse, email the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at email@example.com or call them at (949) 727.3227 x3158 Monday thru Friday between 8:00am - 4:30pm Pacific Time. Tell them your name and the username/e-mail that you are using to log in to the Basic eCourse.
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!
For the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual online classroom session (Module3), you will need to have a pen or pencil handy and you will need to download all the forms from the Class Materials page on our website or you can download all the forms from our zip archive into your computer's Download folder by clicking HERE. The link to all these forms will also be emailed to you along with the link to the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session (Module 3) and the Supplemental eCourse (Module 2) a four days before the start of the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session (Module 3).
For the practice riding session (Module 4), you will need the following;
You will not be allowed to ride the practice riding exercises unless you have all the items listed above. (If you do not have all the items listed above for the practice riding exercises, you will be dismissed from the class and you will have to pay the full price of the course to attend another class).
As stated above, the link for the MSF Basic eCourse (Module 1) is included in the confirmation email you will receive from Eventbrite when you register for the course and in a reminder email sent from The Riding Academy of NJ 1-3 business days after you register for the course.
The login information for the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session (Module 3) will be sent in another email four days before the start of the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session along with the link to download all the forms needed for the remote/virtual classroom session. This email will also contain the link to the Supplemental eCourse (Module 2). (We also send this email again 1 day before the start of the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session and again for the third time the morning of the Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual classroom session).
The Tuesday night 4-hour live remote/virtual online classroom session (Module 3) is held promptly at 6:00 PM along with the other students taking the BRC2, and with students attending the BRC1, and ends at approximately 10:00 PM.
The practice riding exercises (Module 4) are held on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon from 12:30 PM to approximately 6:00 PM 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. The maximum number of students permitted in each class is 12.
Our price for the BRC2 (LW) 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 practice riding session to get the discount. The discount will be refunded on your credit card after completing the course. Refunds can only be made through your original payment method. 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 the Home Page of this website so you'll be notified when the next one will be held. You can also follow us on Eventbrite, "Like" our Facebook page and/or follow us on Instagram 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 April or May, which is Motorcycle Awareness Month.
Because of our reputation, there is a high demand for our classes. Our classes sell out very quickly. We sell out our classes before any other motorcycle school in the State. If a class is sold out, you can get on the Waiting List for that class. Just go through the process of signing up for the class, even though it is sold out. It will tell you there are no seats left and ask you if you want to sign-up for the Waitlist. If we get a cancellation for that class, an email is automatically sent to the first person on the Waitlist. That person has one day to register for the class. If the person doesn't register for the class after one day, another email is automatically sent to the next person on the Waitlist. You can sign-up to be on the Waitlist for several classes.
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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
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The BRC2 (LW) is certified as one of the NJ-approved Defensive Driving Courses. You will get an insurance discount for successfully completing the entire course if your insurance company participates in the Defense Driving program. 2 points will also 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 also 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 using your own motorcycle.
If you are going to take the BRC2 with a passenger, the passenger must also wear the riding gear listed above (items 6-11).
Our mission is to help reduce motorcycle crashes in the State of NJ by providing high quality rider education to all NJ residents with user-friendly training motorcycles provided by the most reputable 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.
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