This is the class formerly known as ERC.
Purpose: To improve basic-rider skills and
crash-avoidance techniques that are usually either
absent or under-utilized in crash-involved riders.
To improve overall control and increase
self-confidence and traffic awareness. To learn to
deal with any unexpected situation when riding. A
large percentage of motorcycle fatalities are
single vehicle crashes. These riders either failed
to use proper techniques or simply did not have
the skill to avoid crashing. The BRC2 can teach
you the skills necessary to avoid such crashes.
Prerequisites: DOT approved helmet,
eye protection, jacket or long-sleeved shirt,
full-fingered gloves, long pants, proper footwear,
and a motorcycle that passes minimum safety
standards including two safe tires and functional
brakes. The class is run with your own motorcycle.
Proof of insurance and registration will be
checked. Participants should have a minimum of one
year or three thousand miles of road riding experience in
order to benefit from this intensive program.
Course Content: The course consists of
three hours of classroom study covering risk
management, rider awareness, rider impairment,
traffic management, perception and observation, and
traction management. A written test is also
included. The riding portion of the class is five
hours of advanced cornering, braking skills,
swerving to avoid obstacles, tight slow speed
handling, and combinations of curves. A
pre-qualification exercise determines whether the rider
has enough of the basic skills to continue in this
advanced course or should be placed in the Basic
Rider Course. The BRC2 also involves a riding
evaluation at the end.
The instructors are certified by the Motorcycle
Safety Foundation and approved by the Wisconsin
Department of Transportation. Our instructors have
as many as 26 years of experience. We recommend
that all riders take this course to learn new
skills and build on their basic riding skills.
Continuing education can help you avoid crashing
and keep your mind sharp while riding. It is also
a great way to learn to interact with a new bike
in a fun day on the range. After that a tune up of
you skills every few years will help. Many
insurance companies offer five to fifteen percent
discounts to riders who have completed the course.
Check with your insurance agent.
Get Your Motorcycle Endorsement Skill Test Waiver: Under
new (in 2014) Wisconsin Law, successful completion of the BRC2 will
earn a waiver of skill test. This means you can pass the course and
get your motorcycle endorsement without having to take the Department
of Motor Vehicle road test. This will eliminate long scheduling waits
or long distance travel to DMV test locations.
The class is run with your own motorcycle. Proof of insurance and
registration will be checked. Participants should have a minimum of
one year or 3,000 miles of road riding experience in order to benefit
from this intensive program. See text above for more information.
If you are riding your motorcycle to the class and do not have an M
Endorsement on your Drivers License, you will need to obtain a permit
prior to your BRC2 Class. Let us know if you need a "proof of
enrollment" document to take to the DMV to obtain your permit for this
year. (If you have had two permits before this year, proof of
enrollment will be required by the DMV.) There is a box to indicate
this need on the registration form.
IMPORTANT eCourse Information: If you do not already have an M
Endorsement, before you register, know that there will be a pre-course
assignment that must be completed before your first day of class. It
is in the form of an online eCourse. This eCourse will take you
approximately three hours to complete and will cost you $20, paid
on-line with a credit card or debit card at the time you log in online
to take it. Internet access is required to complete this eCourse. More
information will be sent to you about this eCourse process when you
register with us. You need to complete it no more than 30 days prior
to your class with us.
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.