Why take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) RiderCourse?

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  • Increase Rider’s Confidence
  • Improve Riding Skills
  • Become a Responsible Rider
  • Receive Licensing Test Waivers for a Motorcycle Endorsement
  • Become Eligible for Insurance Discounts

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Students must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid driver’s license 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 required. This is a physically active class; students must be in condition to ride and handle a motorcycle having good balance and coordination. No previous experience riding a motorcycle required.

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 returning to complete the course.

  • 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

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Motorcycles and helmets are provided for the Basic RiderCourse (BRC); students must ride the motorcycles provided by the college. 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 all Rider Education courses:

  • Helmet
  • 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. Register online; credit card payment is required with online registrations.
  2. Call the Community Education Office at 913.288.7660. Credit card payment is required for phone reservations.
  3. Register in person at KCKCC’s Community Education Building (CEB) located on the east end of the main campus.

For registration assistance call (913) 288-7660 or visit the CEB office on KCKCC Main Campus during business hours. 

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 five (5) business days prior to the class start date.

Kansas City Kansas Community College 
Community Education
7250 State Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66112

913-288-7660
jsanders@kckcc.edu

8:00 am – 8:00 pm Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Friday

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Courses

Cost $250

Instruction

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Learn 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 will be filled out on the first day of class.

  • For students younger than eighteen (18), a wavier must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Requirements

  • Students must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear.

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

Basic RiderCourse Schedule

Rider Education season begins in March and continues through November. 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 $150

Instruction

motorcycle-marketing-photo-1.jpgThis Basic RiderCourse2 is ideal for the newer rider who wants to improve street riding techniques and refine crash avoidance maneuvers needed in today’s traffic on their own motorcycle. Perfect for recent BRC graduates. This 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.

Cost $150

Instruction

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This advance course is ideal for veteran riders to enhance crash avoidance skills. The fast-paced classroom segment includes several interactive activities to improve perception, hazard awareness, and learn different styles of riding. The range exercises improve crash avoidance maneuvers needed in today’s traffic. Learn how to become an expert rider and practice different styles of riding. This class is ideal for sport bike riders but is not necessary to use during the course; any motorcycle rider can benefit in participating.

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.

Cost $99 (current promotional price

Instruction

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If you have 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 waiver.

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 will be filled out on the first day of class.

  • For students younger than eighteen (18), a wavier must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Requirements
  • Students must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Students must wear the proper safety gear.

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

can-am Education Program Schedule

Rider Education season begins in March and continues through November. 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.

Cost $475

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RiderCoaches are the backbone of the RiderCourse training system. Completing an intensive RiderCoach Preparation Course is the requirement for becoming an MSF RiderCourse Certified RiderCoach. During the RiderCoach Preparation (RCP) course you'll learn the nuts and bolts of teaching the MSF's Basic RiderCourse (BRC). Successful completion of our training will earn the RiderCoaches a nationwide MSF RiderCoach certification and registration with the State of Kansas Department of Education.

RiderCoach Qualifications:

You must be a licensed motorcyclist, at least eighteen (18) years old, who currently rides on a frequent and routine basis. You should have several years of varied riding experience and have previously completed a Basic RiderCourse (BRC or BRC2).

RiderCoach Preparation Course and Completion Requirements:

  • The course is one week (60 hours) long. Course schedules will vary.
  • As a part of the course, you will 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 will learn how to teach the BRC curriculum. You will practice teaching in the classroom. You will 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 will 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 will use the RiderCoach Guide for the BRC. You will also receive many MSF materials, reports, and instructional handouts to start your own reference library.

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.

RiderCoach Prep Schedule:

KCKCC offers two RCP courses a season, the first during the college’s Spring Break and the second in the summer.

Registration:

For more information call (913) 288-7660 or visit the CEB office on KCKCC Main Campus during business hours.