IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE A MOTORCYCLE, DO IT THE RIGHT WAY - TAKE THE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION'S BASIC RIDERCOURSE.
GET YOUR NJ MOTORCYCLE LICENSE IN 18 HOURS WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE THE NJ MVC ROAD TEST AND THE NJ MVC WRITTEN TEST.
(YOU NO LONGER NEED A MOTORCYCLE PERMIT TO TAKE THE BASIC RIDERCOURSE IF YOU HAVE A VALID DRIVER LICENSE - See "MVC Documents You Need" below for more details)
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE BASIC RIDERCOURSE: The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) is designed for people who know nothing about riding a motorcycle. It is also designed for people who have some riding experience and want to get their motorcycle license, and for people who used to ride and want to get their motorcycle license again. It is also a great refresher course if you have your motorcycle license and havenít ridden in more than a year. If you got your motorcycle license at MVC on a scooter and you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle, we strongly recommend that you take the Basic RiderCourse (BRC). (If you have an engine size restriction on your motorcycle license, you can have the restriction removed by taking the Basic RiderCourse).
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: In the Basic RiderCourse (BRC), you will learn about riding gear, how to start a motorcycle, how to properly operate the numerous controls on a motorcycle, the proper way to shift gears, turn, stop, maneuver the motorcycle at slow speeds. You will also learn the latest techniques and strategies to help you avoid an accident, and much, much more.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE (Time Schedule): The Basic RiderCourse (BRC) is approximately an 18-hour course that involves classroom sessions and practice riding sessions. All classes start at the Riding Academy of NJ's classroom located on the 2nd floor inside the Big Boyz Toy Box building at 2 Shady Street in Paterson, which is on the border of Hawthorne. The 3-day "A" class starts Friday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM, continues on Saturday from 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM and ends on Sunday from 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. The 2-day "B" class starts Saturday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and continues on Sunday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM. The 3-day Weekday classes (D3) follow the 3-day "A" class time schedule. The 2-day Weekday classes (D2) follow the 2-day "B" class time schedule. (These are approximate times. The class may end sooner or later depending upon certain variables). You learn how to ride a motorcycle in the classroom. Then you practice what you have learned on our training motorcycles in our secured parking lot.
IF YOU PASS THE COURSE: If you successfully complete the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) (pass the courseís knowledge test and the courseís riding skill evaluation) and have a valid NJ Driver License, the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission allows us to give you a waiver that enables you to get a motorcycle license/endorsement without having to take the motorcycle road test and the motorcycle written test at a Motor Vehicle location. (You must have a valid NJ Driver License to qualify for the waiver). Out of State residents can take the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) but are not eligible for the road test waiver unless their State reciprocates or they intend to get a valid NJ Driver License within 180 days after completing the BRC in NJ.
THE MOTORCYCLE YOU WILL BE RIDING: You will learn how to ride on the perfect training motorcycle - a Suzuki 250cc GZ. Itís not too small and not too big. Just the right size and weight to learn on. The training motorcycles other Providers use are uncomfortable, difficult to ride, do not handle well, too small or in need of repair. To see a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse (BRC) class in action Click here.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
MVC DOCUMENTS YOU NEED: In order to take the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) and get your motorcycle endorsement/license, all you need now (as of 9/26/11) is just a valid NJ Driver License. (You no longer need a motorcycle permit). However, if you intend to ride a motorcycle on the street before taking the BRC, you still need a valid NJ motorcycle permit (take the MVC motorcycle written test and eye test). If you don't have a valid NJ Driver License, you will need a valid NJ motorcycle permit to take the course. (You will not be eligible for the road test waiver if you only have just a valid NJ motorcycle permit). To get a valid NJ motorcycle permit (if you don't have a valid NJ Driver License or to ride on the street before taking the BRC), you must go to a Motor Vehicle Testing Center and take the motorcycle written test and the eye test. The written test contains a few questions from the alcohol section of the Driver Manual. You can download the Driver Manual here Download Driver Manual Click on the NJ MVC motorcycle license link to find out more about getting a NJ motorcycle permit if you don't have a valid NJ Driver License or you want to ride on the street before taking the BRC. Click here for NJ MVC.
If you need to get a valid NJ motorcycle permit because you don't have a valid NJ Driver License or you want to ride on the street before taking the BRC, before you come to the class you register for, make sure your NJ motorcycle permit has a hologram on the back, or a validation number on the front, and has not expired. If your NJ motorcycle permit does not have the hologram or the validation number or has expired, we are not allowed to let you take the course if you do not have a valid NJ Driver License. (Expired permits can be renewed at Motor Vehicle for up to two years without having to re-take the motorcycle written test and the eye test. Renewed permits may or may not have the hologram on the back. Bring the original permit to the class along with any renewed permits).