Motorcycle Driver Course

Rider Education

Why take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCourse?

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  • Increase rider’s confidence
  • Improve riding skills
  • Licensing test Waivers for motorcycle endorsement
  • Insurance discounts

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit for the Basic RiderCourse (BRC). Other Rider Education courses offered (BRC2 and ARC) require a motorcycle endorsement on a valid driver’s license.
  • Prerequisite Skills: Proficiency in riding and handling a two-wheeled bicycle. This is a physically active class; students must be in condition to ride and handle a motorcycle and have balance and coordination.

NOTE:  Safety is our primary concern; students will be dismissed from the course if they present a danger to their own safety or the safety of others during any exercise or evaluation in the course. RiderCoaches will require students to practice balance and coordination skills before authorization for rescheduling can occur.

  • Students must have no medical conditions or mental or physical limitations that would affect their learning and safety, or the learning and safety of others.
  • Students must not be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance that could impair their performance in the course.

Equipment

bikes.jpgMotorcycles and helmets are provided for the Basic RiderCourse (BRC); students must ride the motorcycles provided by the college. If your personal motorcycle is used for all other Rider Education courses (BRC2 and ARC), a cursory safety check will be performed, and the motorcycle must be registered and insured. Students must wear the following personal protective gear when riding during Rider Education courses:

  • Eye protection
  • Full finger gloves
  • Long, durable pants that do not expose any skin (no baggies or flares, no leggings, yoga, stretch or running pants)
  • Long sleeve shirt or jacket
  • Sturdy boots or shoes that cover the ankle

Proper riding attire will be discussed in the first course. Basic Rider students do not need to wear riding items to the Friday night classroom-only session.

Registration

You may register one of three ways:

  1. Call the Community Education Office at 913-288-7660. Credit card payment is required for phone reservations. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
  2. Register in person at KCKCC Community Education Building (CEB) located on the east end of the main campus.
  3. Register online at kckcc.edu, visit the Continuing Education page and click on the current semester schedule. Or by visiting KCKCC’s Continuing and Community Education’s website at https://kansascity.augusoft.net/index.cfm. Credit card payment is required with online registrations.

Refund Policy

If you are registered for a motorcycle course and decide to cancel, a written request for a refund minus a $10 non-refundable processing fee will be honored up to five (5) business days prior to the class start date.

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Community Education
7250 State Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66112
Phone: 913-288-7660
Fax: 913-288-7663
jsanders@kckcc.edu

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday*

*June – July; college offices closed on Friday

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Courses

Cost $225

Instruction

motorcycle-marketing3.jpgLearn how to operate a motorcycle safely with emphasis on the special skills and mental attitude necessary for dealing with traffic. These courses include both classroom learning and experience on the range. Classroom instruction will teach the different types of motorcycles, their controls, and how they operate to become a responsible rider. After a thorough review of the motorcycle controls, instruction will move to the outdoor riding range. Instructors will initiate training with straight-line riding, turning, shifting, and stopping. Instruction will gradually progress to cornering, swerving, and emergency braking.

Evaluation

The course concludes with a written and a hands-on riding skills evaluation, both of which students must pass. Instructors are with students every step of the way to inform and help develop confidence and comfort on the motorcycle. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a course completion card.

State Paperwork

Kansas Certificates of Completion (DE-99) will be sent to the state and issued to successful rider candidates upon completion of the course. These certificates may be used as waivers at the DMV for licensing. The required state paperwork may be filled out at the Community Education Building (CEB) located on the east side of campus at 7250 State Avenue prior to the first day of class or with the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Some delay for DE-99 Certificate of Completion card will be incurred for students who are unable to complete paperwork prior to the first day of class.
  • For students younger than 18, both the student and a parent must complete and sign the required forms.

Requirements

  • Students must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear

Basic RiderCourse Schedule

          Rider Education season begins in March and continues through October. Classes are offered in a weekend format beginning Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and the following Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The full twenty hours are required by the state of Kansas.

  • All courses are taught by Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified RiderCoaches.
  • KCKCC Basic RiderCourse is on the approved list of courses eligible for the Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course Discount

 

Cost $125

Instruction

motorcycle-marketing-photo-1.jpgThis experienced-rider course is ideal for the newer rider who wants to improve street riding techniques and crash avoidance maneuvers needed to survive in traffic on their own motorcycle. Perfect for recent BRC graduates. This half-day course will include how to balance the mental and physical aspects of safe riding, manage risk, increase visibility, and optimize lane position.   

Requirements

Students must provide their own street legal motorcycle, valid motorcycle registration, proof of insurance, and motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear and a DOT approved helmet that must be ¾ to full*

*If you do not own a DOT approved helmet, one will be provided for you.

Cost $150

Instruction

kckcc-rider-ed.jpgThis half-day course is ideal for veteran riders to enhance crash avoidance skills. The fast-paced classroom segment includes several interactive activities to improve perception and hazard awareness

while the range exercises improve crash avoidance maneuvers needed to survive in traffic. Learn how to become an expert rider.

Requirements

  • Students must provide their own street legal motorcycle, valid motorcycle registration, proof of insurance, and motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear and a DOT approved helmet that must be ¾ to full*

*If you do not own a DOT approved helmet, one will be provided for you.

Cost $99

Instruction

can-am.jpgIf you've ever dreamed of an open road adventure, then a 3-wheel motorcycle course is your path to reality! Certified instructors will share their expertise for you to receive the training fundamentals required to successfully complete the course and obtain your 3-wheel motorcycle endorsement. A Can-Am On-Road model will be provided for the duration of the course at no extra cost.

You will receive theoretical and practical essentials worth months of riding experience:

  • How to minimize risk and handle special situations
  • Basic vehicle control
  • Throttle control
  • Straight line riding
  • Stopping
  • Turning and shifting
  • Advanced skills like stopping quickly and evasive maneuvering

Evaluation

The course concludes with a written and a hands-on riding skills evaluation, both of which students must pass. Instructors are with students every step of the way to inform and help develop confidence and comfort on the motorcycle. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a course completion card with a 3Wheel endorsement.

State Paperwork

Kansas Certificates of Completion (DE-99) will be sent to the state and issued to successful rider candidates upon completion of the course. These certificates may be used as waivers at the DMV for licensing with a 3Wheel endorsement. The required state paperwork may be filled out at the Community Education Building (CEB) located on the east side of campus at 7250 State Avenue prior to the first day of class or with the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Some delay for DE-99 Certificate of Completion card will be incurred for students who are unable to complete paperwork prior to the first day of class.
  • For students younger than 18, both the student and a parent must complete and sign the required forms.

Requirements

  • Students must be at least 15 years of age and have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear

can-am Education Program Schedule

          Rider Education season begins in March and continues through October. Classes are offered in a weekend format beginning Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and the following Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The full twenty hours are required by the state of Kansas.

Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66112
913-288-7660
https://www.kckcc.edu/community/continuing-education.html 

Cost $99

can-am-bikes.jpgRiderCoaches are the backbone of the RiderCourse training system. Completing an intensive RiderCoach Preparation Course is one of the main requirements for becoming an MSF RiderCourse Certified RiderCoach. During the RiderCoach Preparation Course you'll learn the nuts and bolts of teaching the MSF's Basic RiderCourse (BRC).  Employment as a RiderCoach is a seasonal position. Most courses in Kansas are offered between March and November. RiderCoaches will be certified to teach Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) courses at KCKCC and other licensed Kansas Schools that offer MSF approved courses. Once you complete the RCPC you will also need to become a state approved certified Instructor through the Kansas Department of Education.

Who teaches the RiderCoach Preparation Course?
MSF-certified RiderCoach Trainers teach the course. These specially trained RiderCoaches have completed the MSF's RiderCoach Trainer Preparation Course and are authorized to train candidates for MSF RiderCoach certification. 

What qualifications do I need to enroll?
You must be a licensed motorcyclist, at least 18 years old, who currently rides on a frequent, routine basis. You should have several years of varied riding experience. As a teacher, you need good communication skills. As a RiderCoach, you'll be called upon to give your time to help teach RiderCourses. Although you may get paid, you won't become rich in this field. A sincere desire to help reduce motorcycle accidents, injuries, and deaths is the prime motivator of RiderCourse RiderCoach. 

What does the course cover and what are the completion requirements?
The course is one week (60 hours) long. Course schedules will vary. 

As a part of the course, you'll be required to pass a riding-skill test. It is the same test used in the MSF's Basic RiderCourse however, the standards are higher for RiderCoach candidates. 

During the course, you'll learn how to teach the BRC curriculum. You'll practice teaching in the classroom. You'll learn how to manage the range exercises and how to evaluate and coach students as they develop their riding skills. 

At the end of the training portion of the course, you'll be given a knowledge test. You must pass it to continue in the program. 

The course culminates when you and your classmates teach a complete BRC to a group of new riders. The RiderCoach Trainers will evaluate your performance. Successfully completing student teaching is your final requirement to qualify for MSF RiderCourse RiderCoach certification. 

As a RiderCoach candidate, you'll use the RiderCoach Guide for the BRC. You'll also receive many MSF materials, reports, and instructional handouts to start your own reference library. Depending on the sponsor, you may also receive RiderCoach Range & Classroom Cards for the ERC Suite and information on teaching this program. 

When is the course offered?
Typically, a course is offered when there is a need for RiderCoaches in our particular area. The course is organized by KCKCC’s RiderCoach Trainer. 

How can I find out when/where a course will be offered? 

Contact KCKCC for more information and details. An application for the RiderCoach Preparation Course is available. Please contact the staff at KCKCC (913-288-7660) to begin the application process. 

 

Be prepared!
If you enroll in a course, go prepared to ride, every day with required riding gear.  

Be prepared to spend time studying during off-class hours. This is an intensive program that requires a lot of work and concentration. Do not enroll unless you can attend every class meeting. 

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