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Motorcycle Rider Training

Basic Motorcycle Rider

Days and Hours:

Friday Class: 6pm – 10pm
Sunday Class: 8am – 6pm
Sunday Class: 8am – 6pm
Total of 22 Hours of Instruction.

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Registration: Must pre-register for the class and can pay online with credit card.  Please call our office at (910) 362-7219 or (910) 362-7175 for more information.

Location: Class is held at CFCC North Campus: 4500 Blue Clay Rd, Castle Hayne NC 28429.

Cost: $132.00 (Credit Card, Money Order or Cashier’s Check accepted)

Bring to class: Driver’s License, See Course Requirements for more information.

Course Description:
This basic twenty-two (22) hour course teaches the skills needed to operate a motorcycle in traffic. The first half of the course familiarizes students with the location and operation of the controls. Students then practice riding on small motorcycles to demonstrate that they have the strength, balance, and coordination to perform straight-line riding, shifting, turning, and stopping exercises.

The second half of the course introduces students to street riding strategies needed when sharing the road with other vehicles. Particular emphasis is placed on those skills that have been found lacking in motorcyclists who have had accidents. Those skills include emergency braking, swerving and proper cornering techniques. All exercises are conducted at low speeds on a protected range.

Course Requirements:
Motorcycles are provided for the BRC course. Students must wear a DOT approved helmet, over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, long sleeved shirt or jackets, full-fingered gloves (preferably leather) and protective eyewear (eyeglasses or sunglasses). Each site has a limited supply of helmets in various sizes. If possible, bring your own helmet to the riding portion of the class.

NCDMV Allows Skills Waiver for Rider Course Graduates
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will now waive the riding skills test for motorcycle endorsement applicants who have successfully completed the North Carolina Rider Education Program’s Basic Rider Course (BRC). Applicants must submit the required NCRE Graduate Card to a NCDMV license examiner as proof of course completion. Successful completion of the BRC course does not exempt the applicant from taking the required NCDMV written test.

Anyone operating a motorcycle on a public roadway must hold a valid North Carolina driver’s license and motorcycle endorsement (M). To receive a motorcycle license, you must successfully complete a written knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test. The written test determines your knowledge of traffic laws specifically related to motorcycling. You must provide your own motorcycle for the DMV skills test.

Experienced Motorcycle Rider

Please call (910) 362-7175 or (910) 362-7219



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.