The Basic Rider Course (BRC) is the beginner class. We work with the same necessary traffic skills as with the BRC2 but go further, adding such things as basic motorcycle control and emergency or unique situations
that the beginning rider may have doubts about.
The range portion of the BRC is much longer and takes the beginning rider through basic control
identification all the way to advanced turning and braking skills with exercises similar to the BRC2.
As of this time, successful completion of the BRC will earn a "Waiver of Skill Test" form that
will allow the trainee to bypass taking the Wisconsin Road Test to receive their motorcycle endorsement.
If you would like to get a head start you can download the MSF's BRC Handbook .
This year's cost for the beginning course is $160 which includes the use of one of our motorcycles.
The BRC2 is an intensive, interesting and fun class designed to
increase your traffic skills and improve your riding technique. We
work with traffic awareness, risk management, perception, and traction
management, and preventing impaired riding. We work with braking
skills -- both the basic and advanced nature, turning skills, and
swerving. We cover evasive techniques that allow the rider a choice of
methods to avoid both traffic crashes and handling errors that create
The Experienced Rider Course (BRC2) replaces the Experienced Rider Course (ERC) and adds a three hour
classroom component. It is designed for riders with at least a year
of riding and approximately 3000 miles of experience. It also includes
a written and a riding evaluation. The goal in the future is to have
the waiver of road test included with completion of this course.
Many insurance companies offer a ten to fifteen percent discount to
riders who complete the BRC2. Many rider organizations, such as HOG,
GWRRA, BMWMOA, will reimburse a portion of the tuition cost to their
members. If you usually ride two-up, we encourage you to take the
course with your primary passenger so you both get the benefit of the
training. This also shows how your bike will handle the maneuvers with
the extra weight of the passenger. This class is ridden on YOUR bike,
be it Sport Bike, Cruiser, Touring Bike, or anything else. The only
requirement is that it be street legal and have decent tires and front
and rear brakes. You will need to show a drivers license and proof of
Unless other arrangements are made, the classes will be held from 8 AM
to approximately 5 PM with a lunch break. The class room is in Tomah,
and the riding is at the State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy. You will
be required to wear basic safety gear for the class, as well as to
ride on the military base. This includes: Helmet, eye protection, long
sleeves/jacket, full fingered gloves, long pants, and over the ankle
boots. In addition you will need a bright colored, reflective vest to
get on the base. We can supply you a vest to use for the day if you do
not have one.
Print a copy of the BRC2 Application Form and send it with your fee to assure you get a spot in the limited class schedule.
The cost of the BRC2 course is $65, or $80 with a passenger to cover the extra insurance cost. You must supply your own motorcycle.
For literature on our rider programs fill out the following form
and submit it. We'll mail you information about the different courses and a schedule of when and where they're offered.
These schedules are not guaranteed to be accurate for availability,
but they are updated as quickly as possible by the State Office. Applications are taken on a "First Come, First Serve Basis" only. Classes fill up
quickly so please make sure you indicate your first second and third choice for classes. Application forms are available on the
page for download and to print out to send in with your choice of classes.
The Wisconsin DOT and DMV have a webpage for course listings at the
WISDOT and DMV Motorcycle Rider Course .