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The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is a three-day course for those who want to learn to ride a motorcycle properly and safely. Riders learn basic skills of motorcycle operation, effective braking and obstacle avoidance, as well as safe riding strategies. The course includes classroom and actual motorcycle operator training in a controlled range condition. Our instructors and rider coaches are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. BRC Student Handbook and Virginia DMV Motorcycle Operator manual provided. [TRNS 211]

This course prepares the rider for state licensing. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is awarded a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course card and a Virginia Motorcycle Safety Course Completion Certificate. For 30 days following the course completion date, this certificate, combined with a valid Virginia driver’s license, constitutes a valid motorcycle classification for a driver age 19 or older. For a period of one year following the course completion date, this certificate may be used to waive the motorcycle knowledge exam and the motorcycle skills test as requirements to obtain a motorcycle classification on a valid Virginia driver’s license. Additionally, this certificate may be used to waive the 30-day motorcycle learner’s permit holding period for applicants aged 19 or older. The certificate may not be used to waive the required nine month holding period for applicants under age 19.

Program coordinated by Sheriff Steve Draper, Martinsville Sheriff’s Office.

Course Schedule:
Sessions meet Friday, 6:00-9:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday, approximately 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

July 17-19  TRNS 211-90 [31867]

August 7-9  TRNS 211-91 [31868]

August 21-23  TRNS 211-92 [31869]

September 11-13  TRNS 211-90 [63151]

September 25-27  TRNS 211-91 [63152]

October 9-11  TRNS 211-92 [63153]

October 23-25 TRNS 211-93 [63154]

Location: Training is conducted at the Henry County Public Safety Center

Cost: $100

Pre-Registration is required! Call (276) 656-5461.


This non-credit program is managed by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Phone: 276.656.0260